Point Guard Ryan Harrow could start practicing as early as Tuesday after missing a few games with Flu like symptoms, and more importantly, missing the Kentucky Wildcats loss to the Duke Blue Devils. It didn’t seem that Harrow was a major factor in the Wildcat’s loss, but Kentucky clearly missed the depth and skill that Harrow brought with him to the court.
Kentucky will be pleased to have the star transfer Point Guard back because the Duke loss was due mostly to Duke’s domination of distributing the basketball down-low. Harrow is an extremely talented passer, and Kentucky looked less than elite when it came to that aspect of their play. Harrow should be worked back into the Wildcat’s line-up very soon, possibly as early as Wednesday.
Kentucky takes on in-state opposition, Morehead State, on Wednesday. Morehead State is a team known for upsets, but the Eagles are completely different from the team that defeated 4th ranked Louisville in the NCAA Tournament two seasons ago. Unfortunately, this means that the overpowered Eagles should be no match for this extremely talented Kentucky team, and Kentucky should get ahead on this team very early. Expect to give Harrow some playing time if (and when) the Wildcats get far ahead of Morehead State.
The impact Harrow’s return will make will become apparent when Kentucky takes on Notre Dame Thursday, November 29. Notre Dame has a good post game and Harrow’s addition and talent with passing the basketball will be essential to a victory. Harrow’s return is a very positive sign for the Wildcats.