The record-setting 15,035 fans who attended Tuesday’s Blue-White Scrimmage entered Rupp Arena buzzing about Julius Randle. They couldn’t wait to watch the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron. They were eager to see what all the James Young hype was about.
But as they left the building, just as many were talking about the two-handed dunk freshman walk-on EJ Floreal threw down on Randle in the second half.
The same went for the Wildcats themselves, who immediately reacted with smiles and plenty of friendly jabs at the all-world freshman forward that don’t figure to stop anytime soon.
“E.J. put a helmet on him, so that will be a picture in the hallway,” John Calipari said, referencing UK’s tradition of making dunked-on Cats pose for a picture in a football helmet.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.