LEXINGTON, Ky. — Have you ever wanted to hear Kyle Tucker audibly shudder in disgust? You’re in luck.
Our Kentucky beat writer interviewed Kentucky freshman PJ Washington’s father, Paul, about the upcoming NBA draft decision and a nasty finger injury that will require offseason surgery. That’s where it gets unsettling for Kyle, who blurts out a series of grossed-out sounds as Mr. Washington describes the mangled digit in detail.
But that’s not all! On the latest episode of Wildcat Country, your daily Kentucky podcast presented by SEC Country, host Curtis Burch also reads UK fans’ tweets reacting to the news of rival Louisville hiring Xavier coach Chris Mack. Is BBN happy, sad, mad, glad?
Do they think this is a coach John Calipari can continue to dominate? Or is it kind of a bummer not to have someone as hate-worthy for Cats fans as Rick Pitino? You can hear that and Kyle’s interview with Paul Washington, which covers the following topics:
- Where is the Washington family in the process of making that NBA decision? PJ will meet his dad in New York this week to — they hope — reach a consensus on the right move.
- What did PJ get out of his first — and perhaps only — season at Kentucky? It wasn’t always easy, but Paul Washington is clearly pleased about the way his son was coached, utilized and developed.
- How good could PJ be with another season at Kentucky? His dad is thinking big. And how good could the Cats be if most of this year’s team returns? Again, his dad is thinking big. (SPOILER: There’s a Fab Five reference.)
- So what’s wrong with PJ’s left pinky and how nasty is it when he removes the bandage he played with for the last three-plus months of the season? Will the need for surgery impact his ability to participate in the NBA combine?