Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Let’s Meet The Wildcat Freshmen

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There are four strong incoming Wildcat freshmen, it’ll be a toss up as to who will make the biggest impact this upcoming season. Before we make any assumptions, let’s get to know each one of them.

Devin Booker-Booker is a 6-5, 185 pound shooting guard from Moss Point, Mississippi. Booker, from Moss Point High School, was apart of the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonald’s All-American Games. He is ranked 18th in the ESPN Top 100, 1st in Mississippi, 5th in regional and 3rd overall in his position. Booker is thought to be one of the strongest shooters.

Karl Towns Jr.- Big Blue Nation had a chance to get to know Karl Towns before he was an official Wildcat when he played for the John Calipari coached Dominican Republic National Team. Towns is a 6-11, 235 pound center from Metuchen, New Jersey. Towns, from St. Joseph High School, the same school that produced Andrew Bynum and Jay Williams, was apart of the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonald’s All-American Games. Towns is ranked 9th in the ESPN top 100, 1st in his state, 1st in regional and 3rd overall in his position. Fun fact about Karl Towns, he wears a size 20 in shoes, biggest that has ever came through the University of Kentucky.

Tyler Ulis- Let’s cut to the chase, Tyler Ulis is tiny compared to the rest of the team. Granted, he is probably taller than you and I, but he is tiny compared to others. In fact, some of the other Wildcats are over a foot taller than him. Ulis is a 5-9, 150 pound point guard from Matteson, Illinois. Ulis, from Marian Catholic High School, may be tiny, but he isn’t anything to turn your head from. Ulis was apart of the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American Games, even if he is tiny, he is mighty. Ulis is ranked 25th in the ESPN Top 100, 4th in his state, 9th in regional and 4th in his position. Ulis may be the Wildcats upcoming secret weapon.

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