UK basketball: Fun facts about the incoming freshman

07/29/2016 10:36 AM

Courtesy: @KentuckyMBB

UK Athletics has released their summer quick facts guide to the 2016-2017 basketball team. It updates the roster, including height and weight (unofficial).

This team has three players at 6’ 10” or taller and weighing over 250 pounds. Looks like this team should be a wrecking force down low. Per usual, it looks like the summer workouts are helping the freshman develop into their bodies. De’Aaron Fox has moved up to a healthy 180 pounds, with Bam cutting a little weight, now at 255. Wenyen Gabriel has a skinny frame at 210 pounds, but that should fit his game of stretching the floor and being a fast rim-to-rim player.

Here are some of the best fun facts about the incoming freshman:

Bam Adebayo: Bam was a member of the poetry club in high school. Also, he loves Katy Perry.

Brad Calipari: Favorite show is SpongeBob Squarepants. Same here, Brad.

De’Aaron Fox: Chose number zero because “he feels like you should fear no one.” He loves gaming. And if you haven’t seen already, he’s a competitor.

Wenyen Gabriel: “A talent he lists he would most like to have is the ability to rap. Lists watching anime as a hobby outside of basketball. His definition of a true hero is someone who fights for those who cannot.”

Sacha Killeya-Jones: Wishes he had the ability to sing well. Maybe he can get some lessons from Isaac Humphries. He also played football up until his sophomore year of high school. Sound familiar? Think we’ll hear that a lot this season?

Malik Monk: This is the best fact by far…Malik Monk chose the number five because “on the fifth day of the Creation, God made the animals” and he loves learning about animals. He also like to fish and ride four wheelers. Should we nickname him “the animal” this season? I’d say so.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.

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