Blue Chips Weekly Recap
Our complete 2022-23 team is finally back in Lexington together, and they’ve been spending time together both on and off the court. In an interview on Monday, Lance Ware said, “Last year we bonded off the court really well. But this year we bond really well on the court. Everybody has a common goal. Everybody wants to work out. Most of the time, we’re not even seeing each other off the court because when we’re done, we’re going to sleep. Guys are in the gym from 5:30 in the morning all the way until 10:00 at night… the time that we do spend together, we’re definitely building chemistry and we’re definitely starting to click a little.”
Over the weekend Kentucky hosted 2023 7-1 C Aaron Bradshaw, who ranks as the #20 player in the 24/7 composite rankings. Bradshaw appeared to have a great time with the team, as he went with the guys to the “Rod Wave and Friends” concert at Rupp Arena on Friday night. After Bradshaw, Kentucky hosted the #9 player in the 2023 class, Ron Holland. Both guys would be huge additions for next year’s class, which currently just includes Reed Sheppard, but could be receiving its second addition with Robert Dillingham’s commitment approaching on June 24th.
Last night at midnight was the first time that Kentucky coaching staff could officially reach out to players in the 2024 class. Players that heard from Kentucky include 5-star guard Tre Johnson, 5-star wing Trentyn Flowers, 5-star guard Ian Jackson, 5-star guard Elliot Cadeau, and others. Although these might be names we’re 2 years away from paying close attention to, it’s good to get familiarized with these guys now – the class of 2024 is absolutely loaded with talent.
CJ Frederick had some high praise for the newcomers to this years team, “Antonio can really shoot the ball. Chris… is just a dude you have to have. Cason picks up 94, not a lot of dudes getting by him.” It’ll be exciting to see how this team gels down in the Bahamas.