Kentucky Basketball Has the Nation’s Assist and Rebound Leaders

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Sahvir Wheeler and Oscar Tshiebwe were both all-conference players prior to transferring to Kentucky, so there were high expectations from the fans and from themselves.

Prior to the season, Wheeler’s goal was to average around 10 assists per game, and Tshiebwe’s goal was to average 20 rebounds per game.

Two games into the season, both players are meeting those marks and leading the nation with 11 assists and 20 rebounds per game respectively.

With a schedule that will become much more difficult in December and going forward, I do not anticipate Wheeler and Tshiebwe to be able to sustain these near-astronomical averages. However, I believe it is safe for the fans to keep their expectations high going forward.

Let’s see if Wheeler and Tshiebwe can meet or even exceed these averages on Tuesday night against a 1-2 Mt. Saint Mary’s team.

(Note: Mt. Saint Mary’s lost to Villanova 91-51 in their opening game. Tuesday night’s game could be a good measuring stick to see where the Cats are after Duke.)

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