The Lay of the Land for Point GuardsIt starts and ends with Trae Young. This kid is so good. He doesn't have the physical traits that jump off the page, but he does things that I can only describe as "Steph Curry-like." Once he did a crossover, spin-move, fade away three with hand in his face from 23-feet away. He knocked down threes in transition and hit a dagger from at least 25-feet away with a hand in his face. I can't recall a point guard in recent memory with the range Young has. After Young, there's two in play that are difficult to differentiate. They're both small point guards, they both command the game well and maintain their composure down the stretch. Quade Green might be better near the basket where Tremont Waters probably has deeper range. You can go wrong with either of them. In an ideal world, UK lands Young and either Green or Waters. If it's down to just Waters and Green, you can be satisfied with either.
Diallo's Dunk SessionThe first set of games tonight was pretty boring and uneventful...until garbage time. With John Calipari, Tony Barbee and Jim Boeheim in the first row beneath his basket, Hamidou Diallo used his fourth quarter to show them he could dunk it hard, he could dunk it often and he could dunk it in a variety of ways. The first might have been the most impressive. Running ahead of the break, he received a poor lob pass from one of his teammates. Most wouldn't have even attempted to catch it. He caught it with his left hand, behind his head and finished with a roar for the coaches. That was followed by a casual two-hand slam. He started to get cocky after that, rimming one attempt out, only to make up for it by catching an oop off the backboard. The exclamation point was contested. Driving toward the baseline, he went airborne, was confronted, then double-pumped to go up and under for the two-hand slam. Diallo may not be able to shoot, but he sure can dunk the **** out of the ball.
John Petty is ðŸ”¥ ðŸ”¥ðŸ”¥The Alabama swingman was on a roll in front of Coach Cal and Bradley "B-Roll" McKee.
I'll have more on Petty tomorrow.
UK target @jpetty2324 is on fire.The "NBA Jam" type of on fire. #BBN #NikeEYB pic.twitter.com/ofKFs328BG – KSTV (@KSTV_Sports) July 8, 2016