As the first consensus National Player of the Year to return to college basketball since 2008, Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe might be the biggest star in the sport.
But its junior forward Jacob Toppin that Tshiebwe says has actually been performing best in early summer workouts.
“You guys are going to be impressed to see him play basketball this year,” Tshiebwe said. “He’s right now like our best player. He’s unstoppable in the gym. Nobody can stop him.”
While any Wildcat wrestling the “best player” mantle from Tshiebwe during the season would be a surprise, a significant jump in production from Toppin would not.
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.