Will UK basketball experience growing pains early on?

11/08/2016 08:30 PM

Kentucky basketball has absolutely dominated inferior opponents in the preseason. It’s hard to tell what the team’s weaknesses are right now, but ESPN’s Jay Bilas believes that defense could be a struggle early on for the team.

“The main thing, especially with a young team, is going to be defense,” said Bilas. “Can they play high level defense without fouling? Can they protect the rim? Can they limit opponents to one shot consistently? I think they’re capable of that.”

The KSTV crew discussed Bilas’ comments and if they expect the basketball team to experience some growing pains early on in the season.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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