Keion Brooks Jr. averaged just over 15.1 minutes per game last season, but toward the end of the year saw an expanded role that led to him being the “go-to” guy at the end of the regular season finale against Florida. He averaged just 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, but he is expected to lead the Wildcats this season as the most experienced returning player. According to former Wildcat Nate Sestina, Brooks is ready for that challenge.
Especially since he moved from California to Nashville, 2022 point guard Skyy Clark going to Kentucky has gotten a lot of buzz. And throughout the summer, there was a lot of momentum that Clark could reclassify to 2021 and be a core piece to next year’s class. On Saturday, it was reported that Clark had ruled out the possibility of reclassifying to the 2021 class and would be going to college in 2022.
On Tuesday, the Kentucky Wildcats’ long-time assistant coach Kenny Payne decided to accept a job offer to become an assistant coach for the New York Knicks. Shortly after the announcement, it was reported that Bruiser Flint who was an assistant under John Calipari at UMASS, would be leaving Indiana to join the staff at Kentucky and replace Payne. Flint took over for coach Cal as the head coach at UMASS when Cal left and later went on to be the head coach at Drexel.