There have been plenty of intriguing freshmen in college basketball this year, but one of the best freshmen in the country has been Robert Dillingham at Kentucky. But, in all honesty, we aren’t too surprised with his early production, as Phenom Hoops may have the most viewings of anyone over the years in watching this young man grow and develop into the player he is today.

All throughout high school, it was Dillingham who simply put on a show; every time we watched him, whether it was in high school or during the AAU season, Dillingham was showcasing why he was one of the best scorers in the country. There isn’t a shot he doesn’t like, there isn’t a moment too big for him, and he simply always had a different mindset than others as he always wanted the ball in his hands.

Now, he is continuing to showcase his unbelievable talent at Kentucky. He is averaging 14.4 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, shooting 48 percent from the floor and 44 percent from behind the arc. Dillingham can simply be mesmerizing in how he operates on the court. Like we said before, there isn’t a shot that he doesn’t like and he can hurt you in so many ways. He has elite handles and the ability to create his own shot anywhere on the court, he can be effective from behind the arc but also be electric in putting opponents on skates and getting to the basket. There was always something different in watching Dillingham on the court, and he is doing much of the same at Kentucky.

And his stock is continuing to rise the more you watch him. His quickness, his vision, his playmaking, and his scoring impact can’t be denied and he has shown he can hurt you in a variety of ways. Dillingham has only continued to develop and add with more experience at Kentucky, and is proving that he is a first-round talent.

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