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The next phase of the recruitment of young basketball superstar Andrew Wiggins begins this week when Wiggins takes an official visit to Kentucky.
Though Wiggins plans to go through all of his scheduled visits and said as recently as two weeks ago that he's given very little thought to his recruitment or where he'll end up, not many will or should be surprised if Kentucky becomes his ultimate temporary destination.
It will be temporary because Wiggins is a near-certainty to be selected at or near the top of the NBA Draft in 2014. A rare athlete, the 6-foot-8 Wiggins has taken off -- quite literally on his highlight-reel dunks -- while playing high school basketball the last two seasons for Huntington (W.V.) Prep, and last fall he re-classified from the class of 2014 to the class of 2013.
That's the kind of move made to speed up a player's arrival in the NBA, and nobody gets gifted young players to the NBA quicker and into higher draft positions like Kentucky coach...
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For Kentucky recruiting, the 2013 class is pretty much set in stone. John Calipari may be looking to add a few in state prospects, and they are still in the mix for three big recruits in the class. The crown jewel of them all, Andrew Wiggins is taking an official visit to Kentucky on Wednesday to watch the ‘Cats take on Mississippi State. Wiggins has trimmed his list down to Florida...
Kentucky’s uplifting overtime victory over Missouri is the rearview mirror now, and John Calipari doesn’t want the Wildcats taking a peek as they play host to struggling Mississippi State on Wednesday at Rupp Arena.
Back in 1996, the Kentucky Wildcats had not won a national championship since Joe B. Hall lead them there in 1978. A guy by the name of Rick Pitino took over the Kentucky job in 1989, and began forming a contender from the very beginning. In 1993, the ‘Cats made the Final Four. Three years later, they were back in the Final Four and taking on a John Calipari led UMass team. After...
A pair of big performances against Vanderbilt and Missouri helped Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein earn Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.
Before Nerlens Noel tore his ACL against Florida, he reeled off 4 strait weeks of being named SEC Freshman of the Week. Willie Cauley-Stein has stepped up for the ‘Cats, and now earns the same award for the 2nd time this year. Cauley-Stein came up huge in games against Vanderbilt, and in an OT thriller vs. Missouri. WCS racked up 27 points, 19 rebounds, 10 blocks, and shot 11-17...
The Kentucky Derby Festival will host some of the top basketball recruits in the country for the 40th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by papajohns.com and Fifth Third Bank on Friday, April 19, 2013. The roster includes three McDonald’s All-Americans, as well as Louisville Cardinals signees Anton Gill and Akoy Agau, Kentucky Wildcats signee Derek Willis and [...]
A new coach always injects optimism into a program. It's the nature of the beast, like buying a new car or a new house: you only see the good things. But that enthusiasm is exponentially greater in Lexington, because Mark Stoops is exponentially more exciting and excitable than any coach Kentucky has had in some time.
With a solid signing day under his belt (including four JUCO...
The Lady Gators defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 196.975 to 196.075 in front of a crowd of approximately 4,320 in the O’Dome Friday night.
In this KentuckyScout Video feature, UK coach John Calipari talks about the Wildcats' big win over Missouri on Saturday night at Rupp Arena.
The Missouri Tigers basketball team traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to take on John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night. Mizzou's confidence leading up to the game was a at a season high after beating No. 5 Florida at home earlier in the week. But this was a road game and true to form, history repeated itself as Mizzou collapsed down the stretch and fell 90-83...
In this KyScout Video feature, UK coach John Calipari discusses the Wildcats' momentum from Saturday's win over Missouri and preparation for Mississippi State.