WATCH: Five-star UK target, Kennedy Chandler shows during closed scrimmages


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Not only Kennedy Chandler the title as the top point guard in the class of 2021, but it also has the supports with his explosive play.

Chandler, a 6-foot-1 point guard, was highly recruited by John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff. Chandler has recently participated in a series of scrimmages, in a secret location in Memphis–against the elite-level talent, and more than held his own. Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant, NBA players, Ian Clark and Cameron Payne, with another five-star UK perspective Moussa Cisse, were among the group of hoopers that make up the scrimmages. One-time Kentucky commit, DJ Jeffries, has participated, as well.

Watch Chandler work.

Kentucky has been significant contact with Chandler, as they have organized a virtual meeting with the young guard back to the end of May. Shortly after, Chandler announced that he was going to transfer away from her Tennessee high school to the Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas. It is currently considering the Flights, Memphis, North Carolina, and Duke, as well as the Cats.

The secret scrimmages have been organised by the basketball coach Jevonte Holmes, who said that they first started as a group of training sessions before evolving into a social media spectacle.

“When these hoop sessions started happening, it was just training,” Jevonte Holmes said, according to the Daily Memphian. “… We trained for a while, but then we said, ” We need to get some games.’ So, when we got to Phase 2 (coronavirus protocol), this is when you opened it and began to play pickup games. We have 15 guys in play each time.”

Morant, who is likely to win the NBA Rookie of the Year honor, which was apparently the coaching in place of Chandler along the way. The two share some similarities in their game and have a talent for making something out of nothing.

“I usually do not play against guys who are faster than me,” Chandler said, according to the Daily Memphian.(Morant) is even faster. It is certainly a challenge, but playing against him definitely makes everything more fun.

If you still want more action from these secrets is running, then check out the video below. Not only is it 10 minutes of entertainment basketball, but it focuses primarily on the work of Chandler and Morant.


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