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New practice report emerges for Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats

A new practice report emerged Tuesday from one of Kentucky Basketball's preseason workouts.

Programs across the country are allowed two hours of instructional time per week at this time of year ahead of the official start of practice in October.

The Wildcats made a strong impression during Tuesday's workout, according to Metz Camfield of CoachCal.com.

Among the highlights:

  • Freshman forwards Edrice "Bam" Adebayo and Sacha Killeya-Jones were both active after sitting out practice with injuries during the last CoachCal.com report in June. It didn't take Adebayo long to make a strong impression. "He not only does not look like a freshman, he doesn’t play like a freshman," Camfield wrote of the 6-foot-9, 260-pound big man, who was ranked No. 11 in the Class of 2016 by Scout. He's also helping sophomore center Isaac Humphries develop his low-post game.
  • Senior forward Derek Willis "looks as comfortable on the court as I have seen him. He’s not second-guessing himself when he gets the ball in his hands. He knows where he wants to go and what he wants to do with it, whether that be shoot, drive to the rim or pass it."
  • Senior guard Dominique Hawkins looks healthier than he's been in quite some time, and a good amount of confidence has returned with him feeling strong.
  • Freshman guard Malik Monk was reportedly a problem for just about everyone who tried to keep up with him in transition. This one isn't a big surprise, but underscores how dynamic the backcourt could be with him playing alongside sophomore Isaiah Briscoe and fellow freshman De'Aaron Fox. Much like last season with Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray teaming with Briscoe, it's going to be difficult for any backcourt in the country to match up with this one.

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