Walker on Galloway, Liggins and Miller

Recently former Kentucky All-American Kenny "Sky" Walker had the opportunity to watch the current edition of the Kentucky Wildcats play a little preseason ball. Read Kenny's observations and thoughts on some of the newest Cats in the first of a three part series.

I had an opportunity to watch the players play recently and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

They are going to be a lot more long and tall than they have been in recent years. You are talking about point guards in DeAndre Liggins and Kevin Galloway who are going to be 6-5 or 6-6. They look like greyhounds, too. They can play defense and jump. The only bad thing is the same thing as Rajon Rondo -- the inconsistency of the outside shot.

Galloway and Liggins both have to prove that they can stick a few outside shots to make the defense play honest. But I like their length and athletic ability.

With a couple of years of junior college play, Galloway's body looks a lot more mature. He is a little bit stronger than Liggins right now. But the upside for Liggins is great, too. They are going to have a good competition to see who will start. If it pans out the way I think, Kentucky will have tremendous depth there.

The good thing about this is that Billy Gillispie feels confident he can throw guys out there and see who makes the best combination. They might be able to play somewhere other than the point like Derrick Jasper did. He's going to be looking for a guy to show leadership. Neither guy has been in the system before. It will be interesting to see which one takes the bull by the horns, or they could very well play together. I think with those guys both being 6-5 or 6-6, if he plays a pressing defense they are going to create some havoc out there with their long arms. They will be able to create a lot of turnovers.

Kentucky is also going to have tremendous depth overall on the team. Jodie Meeks was back playing and he played well with no ill effects of injury from last year.

I think Darius Miller is really going to push for playing time at the two guard and small forward. I really like him a lot. I watched him play in high school and was not that impressed. Against better competition now, he has picked his game up. It reminded me of like a young Ron Mercer out there.

He can handle the ball well enough to play the two guard position. He has a good enough outside shot to keep the defense honest. He is a very good athlete. He can finish at the rim, which I didn't think he would be able to do. I was pretty pumped up watching him play. I think out of all the guys I saw he was the one I was most surprised with because of what I had seen in high school when he didn't impress me that much.

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