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Kentucky Flexes Their Muscles in Dominating Win vs. Mega Bemax

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Washington and Johnson Lead Kentucky in Route of Mega Bemax

The Kentucky Wildcats put together their most impressive 40 minutes of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour with a 100-64 win vs. Mega Bemax on Saturday.

 

Kentucky has improved tremendously with each game, but on Saturday things really began to click for John Calipari’s club. Let’s take a look at three positive performances from the third win of the trip.

 



 

Keldon Johnson is going to rip a rim down this season

 

Kentucky freshman wing Keldon Johnson showed fans the total package to his game in Saturday’s win.

 

Johnson, a 6-foot-6 guard from South Hill, VA., showed everything there is to like about his game. He has shown the ability to knock down outside shots and he finished two lobs in transition with authority. Johnson finished with 16 points in Saturday’s win.

 

 



 

PJ Washington was the guy he came back to be

 

Kentucky sophomore forward P.J. Washington was a monster in Kentucky’s win on Saturday.

 

After going through the entire draft process in the spring, Washington returned to Kentucky in hopes of working his way into a first round draft pick. If he plays the way he did tonight, he could be a lottery selection.

 

Washington finished with 20 points,  12 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals, and two assists. It’s only August, but Washington is moving much better than he did during his freshman season. He even showed he can knock down the outside shot and he finished a couple of shots in traffic with his left hand.

 

 

Quade Green’s extra work has paid off

 

Kentucky sophomore guard Quade Green struggled to find a role on last season’s team, in part due to the emergence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

 

Green spent majority of last season playing off the basketball, something he didn’t expect to do when he came to Kentucky. Through three games in the Bahamas, Green has already bought into his role in a backcourt full of young players.

 

The UK guard had a night to forget in game one on Wednesday, as he knocked down 1-of-11 shot attempts. That performance led to him hitting the gym at midnight to get in extra shots, which has paid off the last two games. After a 10-point performance in Thursday’s win vs. San Lorenzo, Green followed with 10 more vs. Mega Bemax.

 



 

 

 

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Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in elementary education. He currently resides in Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a credentialed media member at the University of Kentucky. Smith founded and published Go Big Blue Country in November 2016. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gbbcountry or reach him via email at gobigbluecountry@gmail.com

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