Kentucky basketball releases official measurements for 2020-21 roster

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[caption id="attachment_318179" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics[/caption] After listing unofficial measurements back in September, the Kentucky basketball program has released its official preseason measurements for the 2020-21 roster. What do you need to know about the upcoming Wildcats? Here is an excerpt of each of the player bios, which includes all of the updated heights, weights, hometown info and fun facts: No. 0 – Jacob Toppin
  • Sophomore
  • Forward
  • Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 6’9”
  • 194 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Favorite food is Italian
    • Pregame superstition is eating candy
    • Can play the piano
No. 2 – Devin Askew
  • Freshman
  • Guard
  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • 6’3”
  • 198 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Favorite food is Thai
    • Plays with a $5 bill in his left sock
    • Father played soccer at Fresno State
No. 3 – Brandon Boston Jr.
  • Freshman
  • Guard
  • Norcross, GA
  • 6’7”
  • 185 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Favorite movie is He Got Game
    • His most prized possession is the dollar bill he keeps in his shoe
    • He eats candy before games
No. 5 – Terrence Clarke
  • Freshman
  • Guard
  • Boston, MA
  • 6’7”
  • 194 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Played Caribbean pan as a kid
    • Likes to down sour gummy worms and apple juice before games
    • Chose No. 5 because he once forgot his No. 6 jersey before a game and had to wear No. 5; after he played well in No. 5 he’s worn that number ever since
No. 10 – Davion Mintz
  • Graduate Student
  • Guard
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • 6’3”
  • 196 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Hidden talent is the ability to solve the Rubik’s Cube
    • Godfather is NFL legend Randy Moss
    •  Favorite movies are Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
No. 11 – Dontaie Allen
  • Redshirt Freshman
  • Guard
  • Falmouth, KY
  • 6’6”
  • 198 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Cousin of NFL quarterback Russell Wilson
    • Chose No. 11 because it’s his favorite number (No. 1), twice
    • His most prized possession is his shoe collection
No. 12 – Keion Brooks Jr.
  • Sophomore
  • Forward
  • Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • 6’7”
  • 205 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Father played basketball at Wright State
    • Chose No. 12 because it is the same number his dad wore in high school
    • Most memorable moment as a player was winning a national championship as a fifth grader
No. 13 – Riley Welch
  • Senior
  • Guard
  • Littleton, Colo.
  • 6’0”
  • 185 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Grandfather Coley was the third-ranked boxing middleweight in the world in 1941
    • Father, John, played basketball at UNLV and has served as a coach in the NBA for 15 years
    • John Welch is currently serving as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers
No. 14 – Brennan Canada
  • Sophomore
  • Forward
  • Mount Sterling, KY
  • 6’6”
  • 198 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • 4.0 student in high school
    • Member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
No. 15 – Isaac DeGregorio
  • Freshman
  • Guard
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • 5’10
  • 175 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • His most prized possession is a 2012 Kentucky basketball national championship ring
    • Eats a steak and cheese sub before games
    • A superpower he most wishes to have is invisibility
No. 20 – Zan Payne
  • Redshirt Sophomore
  • Guard/Forward
  • Lexington, KY
  • 6’4”
  • 215 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Father is Kenny Payne, who played basketball at Louisville and served as an assistant at Kentucky from 2010-2020
      • Payne was hired as an assistant with the New York Knicks this offseason
    • Enjoys playing Fortnite when he’s not on the court
    • 1,000-point scorer at Lexington Catholic High School
No. 21 – Cam’Ron Fletcher
  • Freshman
  • Forward
  • St. Louis, MO
  • 6’6”
  • 215 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Dunked for the first time when he was 13
    • Has to listen to music and eat candy before games
    • Lists his favorite movie as Boyz n the Hood
    • Brother Jalen played college basketball at Harris-Stowe State
No. 23 – Isaiah Jackson
  • Freshman
  • Forward
  • Pontiac, Mich.
  • 6’10”
  • 206 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Nickname is Zeek
    • Lists the Incredible Hulk as his favorite movie
    • Considers his favorite basketball memory to be his first dunk, which he did in the eighth grade at a basketball camp in Rochester, Michigan
No. 30 – Olivier Sarr
  • Senior
  • Forward
  • Bordeaux, France
  • 7’0
  • 237 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Chose his number because he has a 30-year age difference from his mother and it makes him think of her when he plays
    • Has to take a hot shower as his pregame superstition
    • Hobbies away from basketball include fishing, yoga, playing cards, reading, cooking and visiting with family and friends in France
    • Considers his fishing rod to be his most prized possession
    • Can play the clarinet
No. 55 – Lance Ware
  • Freshman
  • Forward
  • Camden, N.J.
  • 6’9”
  • 223 lbs
  • Fun facts:
    • Chose No. 55 because it is unique
    • Favorite show on Netflix is All-American
    • Listens to Drake before games
    • Enjoys playing Call of Duty when he’s not playing basketball.

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