For most teams, competitive is the last word one might use to describe a preseason intrasquad scrimmage.
But, as the record nine McDonald’s All-Americans and 10 projected NBA Draft picks indicate, most teams aren’t Kentucky.
“You know we have a lot of competitive guys on this team,” said sophomore Dakari Johnson. “When you put us out on the court, we are going to compete against each other.”
Instead of first- and second-string rotations, Kentucky features two “platoons” of talented lineups. Instead of six or seven players earning the lion’s share of playing time, the Wildcats boast 12 athletes with a chance to see the floor this season. For reasons like these, the annual Blue-White Scrimmage was no different than the countless high-intensity practices that took place prior: competitive.