I'll use this thread to discuss future potential draft picks (especially, though not exclusively, UK players) as I get a chance to watch and evaluate ('evaluate' used loosely). I realize most don't care until we've actually drafted them, but a few like to follow the potentials, I think.
Tonight was UK's first pre-season game of the year.
Pretty even scoring with 97 points but only one player (Jones) reaching 20+.
- Most impressive was Kidd-Gilchrist. He's a triple-double type player and is perhaps the highest energy guy I've ever seen play the game (no hyperbole). He just does it all. Handling the ball, making the great pass, rebounding, DEFENSE (including blocking shots all over the court), and scoring it. His stat line was not reflective of his impact on the game, but in his 25 minutes he was 9 of 12 shooting for 19pts, 7rbs, 5asts, 1bk.
- Jones is going to kill it this year and move up the mocks with the only thing keeping him from top 5 being lack of true position. He slacked a little compared to a regular season game, but his 26 minutes ended with him shooting 9 of 13 for 22pts, 12rbs, 2 asts.
- Davis looked more raw than I expected him to, even for first actual game .. he did have 6pts, 8rbs, and 8 blocks .. 4 of the 8 blocks were against 3pt shots. Other teams players said, "I thought I was wide open, the guy was 10 or 15' away, then he just leaps, extends, and gets a hand on the shot.."
- Teague looked a little raw as well (Cal's PG's always look this way the first 4 or 5 games before they start to 'get' the pro-style of play. 14pts, 9asts, 2stls (only 2TO's in first game with new teammates .. he can definitely handle the ball and distribute with pinpoint accuracy). Worth watching as a potential long term replacement.