When comparing current players to former ones, most media compare Alex Poythress to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Not Jimmy Dykes. He thinks Archie Goodwin is more of MKG. Jimmy got to watch practice before Big Blue Madness and shared his thoughts with the KYKernal. Check out some of his quotes below :
Archie Goodwin is probably as close as they have to a Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in terms of his toughness, edge and competitiveness. He is a machine as far as endurance and plays through contact. He will be a major factor.
On the team :
I don’t expect them to rattle off 38 wins, which was the best all-time in college ball. But I think by the time March rolls around, they will be very difficult to handle in the NCAA tournament.
On the SEC :
There are four teams that would be the odds-on favorites — UK, Florida, Tennessee and Missouri. Florida has some experienced, older talented players back. Tennessee has everybody back from a team that came within a whisker of getting into the NCAA tournament last year — they are another team with experience and size. Missouri’s transition to the SEC is going to be really good for them. They have a dynamic backcourt with Michael Dixon and Phil Pressey. That is a good basketball team, that I think will be a major player in the SEC race.