Bledsoe Says Coming To Kentucky Made Him A Better NBA Prospect


Eric Bledsoe wasn’t at Kentucky long, but what he learned has made him a better pro prospect.

Brett Dawson of the Courier-Journal provides the insights |

If he’d spent a year somewhere other than Kentucky — playing in a backcourt with someone other than John Wall — he might have had gaudier statistics, might have spent more time as a true point guard.

But, Bledsoe said Friday at the NBA draft combine, he also might not have been as good a pro prospect.

“If I would have gone somewhere else, it probably would have just been me playing,” Bledsoe said. “You get exhausted trying to play by yourself.”

As he meets with teams, Bledsoe is pitching to them that he’s a pure, pass-first point guard, but one who became more versatile by spending a year as Wall’s running mate.

“I think I’m a better prospect,” Bledsoe said. “I think playing off the ball helped me a lot.”

Bledsoe true point guard skills were never really developed at Kentucky, but his ability to play the shooting guard gives him an advantage he probably wouldn’t have gained at another school where he was the featured point.

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