Top 5 important commits for Kentucky basketball this spring

Kentucky landed seven commits through the transfer portal this spring. Let's breakdown the importance of the key five that Pope is bringing in.
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Center. Brandon Garrison. 465. . 5. player. . Sophomore. Brandon Garrison. Player Ranking

It's not everyday that you can add a former McDonald's All-American to the roster. But, that's what Pope got with Brandon Garrison.

Garrison is a 6-foot-11, 245-pound big man who averaged 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this season for the Cowboys. He shot 57.2 percent from the field.

Defensivley is where Garrison is at his best, though. He was fourth in the Big 12 last year in block percent and fifth in blocks per game.

Garrison is just entering his sophomore year, but playing heavy minutes and starting 29 games as a freshman gives a lot of good experience that most freshmen don't always get.

Overall, however, the reason Garrison may be of more importance than a guy like Amari Williams is because of the tremendous upside you get. Garrison is extremely skilled and if he's able to put together a slightly better offensive game next year, watch out.