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Tyus Jones is ranked #2 overall in the Class of 2014, and #1 at his position. With Kentucky head coach John Calipari in the stands, Jones scored 19 points and lead his Apple Valley (MN) team to an 81-67 win in the first round of the state tournament. Here is Tyus’ remarks after the win: “I just take it in stride, just go with it and try to block out all the extra stuff that’s off the court,” Jones said. “I try to focus on what we got to do to win.” “You always go into it wanting to win,” he said. “That’s the most important thing. And we came out with the ‘W’, so I can’t complain.” I’ve always tied Tyus Jones as going to Duke, but recruiting situations are always such a fluid situation. Jones probably will not make his decision until the spring signing period of 2014, so there is a lot of time for things to change. Jones is good friends with the #1 overall player in the 2014 class, Jahlil Okafor. Okafor is a Kentucky recruit as well. The duo has been rumored to be a packaged deal to whichever school they decide on. On Friday, John Calipari was in New York City to watch 2014 shooting guard Isaiah Whitehead. Whitehead is 6’4” 195 lbs. with a great shot and exceptional speed. He is the 9th ranked shooting guard in the class per 247sports, and he is regarded as the best player from the state of New York in the class. Calipari and Co. have some early stiff competition from Syracuse, Louisville, and Florida for Whitehead’s services.

Kentucky’s Scholarship Situation for 2013

With the addition of Julius Randle, the Kentucky Wildcats have promised 7 new players a scholarship for the 2013-14 season. The NCAA mandates 13 players on a college team can have scholarships. With Goodwin, Poythress, and Cauley-Stein all saying they were coming back, and the possible addition of more recruits, what does this situation look like for Kentucky? I’ll try and help...

John Calipari’s ‘One and Done’ Culture Could Be Spoiled by Julius Randle, Harrison Twins, Possibly Andrew Wiggins

Kentucky’s disappointing season hit a new low when the Wildcats lost to Robert Morris in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night in, of all places, John Calipari‘s hometown of Moon Township, Pa. No more games appear on the schedule, but there is still trouble ahead for Calipari and Co. Heralded freshmen recruits Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress...

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The Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Avery Johnson earlier this season, and have been riding P.J. Carlesimo as the interim coach since. The team has left the interim tag on Carlesimo, leading one to believe that the organization is not ready to commit to him as the long-term coach. Brooklyn made some big splashes and spent a lot of money this past offseason, and are expecting big time...

’14 Ohio LB Dorian Hendrix commits to UK

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First Four ratings up over 2012

Despite a lack of teams from power conferences, the First Four games on truTV this year were up 12% in ratings from 2012. This year, the four games combined for a 2.9 rating, compared to a 2.6 in 2012. Perhaps even more impressive is the competition that the First Four games had to go up against. On Tuesday, Kentucky's loss in the NIT to Robert Morris pulled a 1.2 overnight and...
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