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Three Takeaways from Kentucky’s 85-61 Victory in Atlantis

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The Kentucky Wildcats pieced together an 85-61 win vs. the Bahamas National team in Atlantis Wednesday evening.

 

Offensively, Nick Richards led the Wildcats with 19 points, while Tyler Herro added 16. Let’s take a quick look at three things that stood out from game one.

 



 

 Nick Richards is a completely different player

 

Sophomore Nick Richards is already better than freshman Nick Richards ever though about being.

 

Not only is the 6-foot-11 big man better physically, but he also looks like he’s in a better place from a mental approach. Lack of confidence derailed any chance to build momentum last season, but that doesn’t seem like it will be a problem during his second campaign.

 



 

Tyler Herro’s offensive game is excellent

 

Kentucky has a guard that can score at all three levels of the floor.

 

Most would have though Herro’s first basket as a Wildcat would be a three, but instead, he finished a dunk in transition. That said, it didn’t take him long to show what he can do from mid-range.

 

In addition to his smooth jumper, Herro brought the house down with a couple of rim rattling dunks.

 

 

Reid Travis will be fine when he gets comfortable

 

I know Reid Travis didn’t put the ball in the basket often, but he did a number of things that I really liked.

 

Travis didn’t get a lot of help from his teammates early on, as they put him in tough spots offensively. He did, however, show that he has potential to lead the Wildcats in rebounding after grabbing a team-high 13 tonight.

 

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  1. Chris Phipps

    August 8, 2018 at 2:12 pm08

    So looking forward to this season!!!
    Go Big Blue!!!

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