Former Kentucky All-American Kenny Walker likes what he has seen — and heard — about Kentucky freshmen DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and Eric Bledsoe.
"Cousins is big, strong and pretty mobile for a guy that is 6-9 or 6-10," Walker said. "He's really going to take a lot of pressure off Pat (Patterson) this year. Pat won't have to do all the low-post scoring and defending with Cousins here now.
"Teams are going to have to pay attention to Cousins on both ends of the floor because from what I saw, he can really be a force in there."
While Walker expected Cousins to bring a physical presence to UK, he was surprised by something else.
"He does have a finesse game, too," Walker said.
However, look for Cousins' primary role to be inside, based on what coach John Calipari told Walker.
"He was saying that he wants him to dominate the paint. That's the mindset and attitude he wants him to have because that is what the NBA scouts want to see and if he's going to help get the kid ready for the NBA, then that's what he needs to do," Walker said.