Eric Bledsoe ready to go

Eric Bledsoe could get a chance to be "the point guard" for Kentucky much sooner than anyone expected if the NCAA does determine that John Wall must sit out games because his AAU coach, Brian Clifton, also was a licensed agent.

Eric Bledsoe could get a chance to be "the point guard" for Kentucky much sooner than anyone expected if the NCAA does determine that John Wall must sit out games because his AAU coach, Brian Clifton, also was a licensed agent.

However, Bledsoe is anxious just to play starting with tonight's Blue-White Game no matter what his role turns out to be.

"We were glad to get practice going, but we really want to play games. We can't wait to play," Bledsoe said. "When you practice for hours and hours, the coaches are tough and the work is hard. Games are the fun part."

Bledsoe says Kentucky's older players have impressed him even if the newcomers have gotten the most preseason attention.

"I think older guys are good, especially Pat (Patterson). We can learn a lot from him because he has experienced so much. Perry (Stevenson) can block shots, he can take people on the dribble. I like his size. Josh (Harrellson) can shoot with the best of them and Ramon (Harris) does a little bit of everything. They will all get on you. I like it when they do that, too," Bledsoe said.

But who is the best player on this talented team?

"We don't have one. Everybody just comes in and plays their role. Pat came back and is experienced and knows what it takes. He has great passion for the game. Pat is even better than I thought. He has such a passion for the game. He hates to miss shots. When he messes up, he's not happy. When we mess up, he tries to tell us what we did wrong," Bledsoe said. "I don't see him much away from basketball, but I like hanging out with him. He makes sure our chemistry is good and maybe that does make him our best player."


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