Welp, this doesn’t sound good…
On Thursday afternoon, it was reported by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that a pair of former Kentucky Wildcats, Immanuel Quickley and P.J. Washington, have been declared OUT for the remainder of Team USA’s training camp due to COVID-19 protocols, as has Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets. Quickely recently finished up his rookie season with the New York Knicks while Washington completed his second season with the Hornets.
Immanuel Quickley, PJ Washington and Miles Bridges of the USA Select Team are out of training camp in Las Vegas due to COVID protocols, sources said. All members of Team USA were at practice today.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 8, 2021
Quickley and Washington are two of four former ‘Cats invited to join the USA Select Team, which practices with the actual Team USA roster as they prepare for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson were also invited to suit up for the Select Team while another pair of one-time Kentucky players, Devin Booker and Bam Adebayo, will head to Tokyo as part of the top Olympic roster.
Something must be in the air down in Las Vegas, too, where Team USA is practicing ahead of the Olympics. Two other Select Team players, Anthony Edwards and Isaiah Stewart, have been ruled out for the rest of training camp due to ankle injuries. It is not know at this time whether or not Quickley and Washington have contracted COVID-19.
Exhibition games for Team USA tip off on July 10 with the Olympic Games starting on July 23. Training camp began just two days ago on July 6.