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Briscoe “really bringing leadership” to Cats

Alex Poythress expects Isaiah Briscoe to be a strong team leader. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Alex Poythress expects Isaiah Briscoe to be a strong team leader. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

It’s not breaking news that former Wildcat Alex Poythress thinks Kentucky is “going to be pretty good” next season. Every Kentucky fan — and coach John Calipari — believes that.

However, Poythress and former UK teammates Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker actually got to play pick-up basketball with Calipari’s next team.

“They’re going to be real good. Real athletic at the positions. Isaiah (Briscoe) is really bringing some leadership, so if he knows how to handle his troops they’re going to be really fine when it’s said and done. Really impressed by them,” Poythress said Monday while helping Calipari with a camp at UK.

Jamal Murray was also at the camp. He’s a believer in Briscoe, a sophomore, as well.

“He was ready for it last year. Last year was more learning for all of us as freshmen. But this year it’s his time to lead,” Murray said. “The best thing about it is he’s going to get it done on the defensive end more than anybody, so I think that’ll help a lot.”

So do I.

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