The Kentucky basketball team will have new jerseys in the Bahamas

Kentucky tweeted photos of their new uniforms for the Bahamas on Thursday morning.

Kentucky tweeted photos of their new uniforms for the Bahamas on Thursday morning.

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The Kentucky men’s basketball team travels to the Bahamas for four exhibition games next week, and the Wildcats will sport a fresh take on the trip.

On Wednesday night, British coach John Calipari took to Twitter to tease Kentucky’s new set of uniforms for next week’s games.

“Just saw our three Bahamas uniforms and WOW!! They look great,” he tweeted. “These are just for next week, but I think you’re going to like them. Like everything we do, they were designed with #BBN in mind. I don’t know if we should reveal them at this time. Hmmm…”

On Thursday morning, the team’s official account indeed revealed them.

The Cats will have three sets for the Bahamas – white, blue and black – and the UK have posted photos of each on Twitter, with players posing in the new digs.

Britain’s point guard Sahvir Wheeler wore the black uniform, which has white shoulders and a blue and white “Wildcats” in cursive. There is also white trim on the black shorts and a blue Wildcat logo.

Cason Wallace donned the white uniform – a clean, classic look with blue trim all around and a solid blue “Kentucky” in a bow above the blue number.

Daimion Collins wore blue, which has white shoulders and white trim on the shorts and features a white “Kentucky” in baseball-style script above a white number.

Good news for some British fans: there is no checkerboard on any of the three uniforms.

The Wildcats are expected to wear new Nike uniforms for the 2022-23 season, and those will be unveiled later this year.

Kentucky will play games in the Bahamas on August 10, 11, 13 and 14, and all games will be broadcast on SEC Network and broadcast on affiliate radio in the UK.

Bahamas Timetables

Wednesday August 10: Kentucky vs. Dominican Republic National Selection Team, 7 p.m. (SEC)

Thursday August 11: Kentucky vs. Tec de Monterrey, 7 p.m. (SEC)

Saturday August 13: Kentucky vs. Carleton University, 6 p.m. (SEC)

Sunday August 14: Kentucky vs. Bahamas National Team, Noon (SEC)

This story was originally published August 4, 2022 10:05 a.m.

Ben Roberts is the University of Kentucky men’s basketball beats author for the Lexington Herald-Leader. He previously specialized in covering basketball recruitment in the UK and created and maintained the Next Cats blog. He is from Franklin County and joined the Herald-Leader in 2006.
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