LEXINGTON, Ky. — We asked what you, the fans, wanted to know from Kentucky players at basketball media day Thursday and @MrCatphin wanted to know this: “Which former Cat would you most like to team up with in the NBA?”
Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves was the overall winner but there were a few other good answers. Freshman Malik Monk might’ve had the most surprising response.
“Uh, probably (Rajon) Rondo,” Monk said, nodding his head.
“What do you like about him?” another reporter asked.
“Best passer ever,” Monk said. “Give me the ball and I’ll score.”
Freshman Sacha Killeya-Jones wanted to pick a guard. John Wall was his first answer, but then he realized he could just pick a team of Wildcats.
“Right now the whole (Phoenix) Suns,” Killeya-Jones said. “They have like the whole team over there so I’d be cool to go over there and play with five Kentucky guards.”
Denver Nuggets rookie Jamal Murray was a pick of sophomore Isaac Humphries and senior Mychal Mulder.
But again, Towns was the winner as picked by Dominique Hawkins, Wenyen Gabriel, Bam Adebayo and Brad Calipari.