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E.J. Montgomery could bring “greatness” to UK

E.J. Montgomery (McDonald’s All-American Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

It looks like 6-10 E.J. Montgomery could be the perfect fit for what UK needs next season after the Georgia five-star forward recently made his verbal commitment to Kentucky.

“E.J. had glimpses of greatness during the McDonalds All American practices. There were a couple times he surprised everyone in the gym with a putback dunk or a nice block and it’s surprising because he’s such a quiet kid,” Rivals.com basketball writer Krysten Peek said.

“He’s not very vocal on the court like Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley, so when the quiet players do something ridiculous it always draws a reaction. He’s tough in the lane but also has a nice mid-range jumper.

“I would say he’s not as strong as PJ Washington but his outside game is much better.”

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  1. We need his midrange game to keep the double teams to a minimum. A front line of Montgomery, Richards, and Gabrielle should be hard to block out on the boards. The attention Montgomery will get will make it easier for Richards low post game and it will open up the 3 point shot for Gabrille, Baker, and Herro.

    They will be tested early. Duke, North Carolina, Seton Hall, and Louisville all away from Rupp Arena. I hope UCLA is off the schedule. I hate to see Alford outcoach Cal in December matchups. The Platoon team was the only one to beat the Bruins in December.

  2. Is Cal losing his mind? He is recruiting ANOTHER guard for the 2018 class. IMO, he needs to go after the power forward grad transfer from Stanford and then leave 2019 prospects for 2019.

  3. Correction Bluebeeder12, Cal is 2-1 against UCLA. As far Cal recruiting the guards maybe he is see something that we don’t know. So get them while you can. WHO SAID CAL HAS LOSS HIS RECRUTING !!!!

  4. Well, really he has. He is getting good players, but not the best like he did when he first arrived. I hate to see a position or positions get over recruited. Its not fair to the kids and ultimately results in one or more not getting the playing time they want and need to develop. They end up transferring like Sacha or just leaving like Wiltjer and Humphries…both of whom became stars the year they were eligible to play.
    Oh, check your numbers…Cal doesn’t have a winning record against the Bruins while at UK.

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