Here are some Kentucky basketball player updates after two games. As well, I’ve started individual player pages which will be updated with news and notes throughout the season.
Terrence Jones: Scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in win over Kansas. Has made nine of 18 field goals in first two games of the season. Also blocked three shots againstKansas. Jones had five games of three-or-more blocks last season, including three games in which he blocked four shots.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had four assists in win over Kansas. Did commit five turnovers and now has seven turnovers in first two games. Of his 16 rebounds thus far, 14 have come at the defensive end.
Anthony Davis: Scored 14 points, snatched six rebounds and blocked seven shots in win over Kansas.Davishas blocked 12 shots inUK’s first two games.Davisis averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds through his first two games.
Luke Winn for SI.com writes, “Many Twitterers suggested this evening that Davis (who had 14 points, six rebounds and seven blocks) is, in fact, not human. That he’s an alien, sent from another planet as a shot-blocking mercenary. When he goes through medical examinations at the NBA Draft combine next year — prior to him being taken with the No. 1 overall pick — we will get conclusive answers. HIPAA laws shieldKentucky from having to reveal anything. I’m leaning towards extraterrestrial, though, for one reason: the aliens’ basketball breeding project spent so much time focusing on his defensive-reaction skills that they forgot to giveDavis human eyebrows. The unibrow is a dead giveaway.”
Doron Lamb: Scored a team-high 17 points in win over Kansas. Lamb made four-of-eight shots, including three-of-five three-pointers. He has made three-of-five threes in each of his last three games, including the Final Four loss to Connecticut last year and the opening win over Marist this year. Lamb scored 33 points in his first two games last year. He has scored 32 in the first two games this year.
Marquis Teague: Had six turnover in the first half against Kansas, including four in the first3:08. Finished the game with 12 points and three assists. Did not commit a turnover in the second half, during which he played 17 minutes. Teague has seven assists and nine turnovers through the first two games.
Darius Miller: Played just 20 minutes against Kansas, his fewest since he played 18 minutes at Vanderbilt onFeb. 12, 2011. Scored five points and grabbed four rebounds in those 20 minutes. Miller also had four assists. Through two games, his minutes-per-assist ratio is best on the team. He has nine assists in 48 minutes of action.
Eloy Vargas: Played seven minutes and grabbed two rebounds in win over Kansas. Vargas has 10 rebounds in 21 minutes through the first two games.
Kyle Wiltjer: Played just three minutes and contributed just one personal foul in win over Kansas. Calipari said after the game that he wished he had played the freshman more. Said he asked Wiltjer in final two minutes if he wanted to go in, and theOregonnative eagerly said he did. Calipari said some kids in that position would not want to be in for mop-up duty.
- Anthony Davis
- Darius Miller
- Doron Lamb
- Eloy Vargas
- Jarrod Polson
- Jon Hood
- Kyle Wiltjer
- Marquis Teague
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
- Twany Beckham
- Terrence Jones