January 21, 2022

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Shaedon Sharpe and Sahvir Wheeler update: Kentucky Basketball News

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UPDATE

Through John Calipari’s Friday push meeting, the Uk head coach mentioned it’s unlikely Sahvir Wheeler will follow today, although the former Ga guard is pushing to participate in this weekend vs. the Bulldogs.

Nonetheless, it is truly worth pointing out that Oscar Tshiebwe explained Wheeler was “good.”

As for Shaedon Sharpe, Calipari does not imagine the top rated-ranked recruit actively playing anytime soon, if at all this season, but by no means say in no way…

In between the threat of injury and illness to the rest of the team, there is a incredibly genuine probability the Wildcats have a activity this time wherever they’re shorthanded and want Sharpe to participate in, but there is practically no prospect he plays this thirty day period considering that he just started out doing work out with the workforce.


Tuesday’s reduction to LSU was a difficult pill to swallow, primarily immediately after Sahvir Wheeler remaining the sport early on and in no way returned.

With just above 16 minutes to go in the first 50 percent, the Kentucky Wildcats stage guard ran into a screen whilst implementing force in the frontcourt. Wheeler then strike the flooring difficult and was down for sometime before obtaining to his ft. He was then aided to the locker room by the training employees, and did not return to the sport.

About midway by means of the second 50 percent, the worst-case scenario arrived to fruition for the Cats when TyTy Washington limped again into the tunnel right after a tough layup failed to fall. He was then served above to the bench, and taken again to the locker room before eventually hoping to give it a go for his team. Regrettably he was nowhere in the vicinity of 100%, and checked out for the remainder of the activity. The issue was believed to just be cramps.

Now, head mentor John Calipari was questioned about the injuries for the duration of his connect with-in exhibit. Calipari didn’t offer you a great deal on Washington exterior of indicating he hopes the freshman guard performs Saturday vs. Ga.

As for Wheeler, Calipari reported the junior guard is day-to-working day with a neck injury. On the other hand, Calipari is planning the workforce as if Wheeler won’t participate in towards the Ga Bulldogs on Saturday evening in Rupp Arena.

If that is the situation, then glance for Davion Mintz to be the starting level guard Saturday with Washington also receiving some operate if he’s in a position to participate in.

Not all information was poor now, as Calipari gave an update on freshman guard Shaedon Sharpe, who is now on campus and even labored out currently.

Sharpe, initially the No. 1 all round recruit in the 2022 class, is an early enrollee immediately after reclassifying into 2021, and he’ll be suitable to enjoy in game titles the moment the second semester begins following 7 days.

Having said that, we’re almost certainly several weeks absent from Calipari even considering participating in Sharpe, who will require to get modified to the higher education recreation and conditioning.

Nonetheless, it’s good to know Sharpe is now on campus and acquiring set to follow with his new teammates. Even if he does not perform this time, this will be a fantastic improvement chance that assures he’s all set to take the faculty basketball globe by storm future time.

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