Kentucky shows plenty of potential in 108-56 preseason win over Dominican Republic

The men’s basketball team won its first Big Blue exhibition matchup 108-56 over the National Select Team Wednesday night at the Baha Mar Grand Ballroom.

Big Blue Nation got to see the 2022-23 team take the floor for the first time against another opponent, and the Cats put on a show. Several highlight reel plays unfolded, and none stick out more than a couple of dunks from Daimion Collins (see videos below).

Collins finished the game with 15 pts (6-9 FG), 5 reb, 5 ast and 2 blk. His development during the offseason has been phenomenal, adding a mid-range jumper to his game to go with his freakish athleticism.

Reigning National Player of the Year, Oscar Tshiebwe, finished with 17 points and six rebounds on 8-11 shooting in his 22 minutes of action. and also stuffed the stat sheet, but it was their highlight plays that stole the entire show.

Dunk No. 1

Dunk No. 2

Full recap here.