By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne said that UK has an ” interesting dynamic of big guys” after watching four games in the Bahamas.
“Marcus Lee, who can really move his feet, who’s energetic, who can offensive rebound, who can catch lobs from anywhere,” said Payne during a press conference after Friday’s win over the Dominican Republic. ”
You’ve got Karl (Anthony Towns), who is skilled, who can pass it, who can shoot it.”You’ve got Dakari (Johnson), who is a big bull. You’ve got Alex (Poythress). We’ve got so many different, legitimate players that it’s very difficult to find out, who are you going to take away? Then another steps in.”
Payne said there’s “no question” Lee is bringing a spark into the game like he did in last year’s NCAA tourney win over Michigan.
“His energy is what is important for us. We need his energy. He’s an energetic player. That’s his personality and that’s what he brings to the table.”