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The 2013 NBA draft kicks off on June 27th and will arguably include some of worst prospects in history. With all the hype surrounding Kentucky center Nerlens Noel’s injury recovery and NBA potential, the name Greg Oden comes to mind. Could the potential no.1 draft pick be a bust, too? Noel doesn’t think so. “I have no doubt that I

Mays plays well in Pre-Draft Combine

Perhaps the only sort of leadership that was shown on the Kentucky Wildcats roster last season came from Wright State transfer Julius Mays. Mays came into the program wanting to play in the NCAA Tournament and compete for a national title. Even though he didn’t get that chance, he’s opened doors for himself to become a professional. Mays was invited and participated in a Pre...

Kentucky Lands Another 2014 Football Commitment In Jarrett LaRubbio, Offensive Guard

The Kentucky Wildcats have landed yet another top football recruit for the 2014 recruiting class. Jarrett LaRubbio officially committed to the Cats today via Twitter. Check it out: I’ve decided to commit to the university of Kentucky! #BBN #UK… — jarrett Larubbio (@jlube75) May 25, 2013 LaRubbio is a 6-foot-5 offensive guard from Ohio. According...

Bobcats draft primer: Why and why not Noel or McLemore?

What will the Bobcats do with the No. 4 overall pick in next month's NBA draft? This is the first of a five-part series looking at why Charlotte should and why it shouldn't take some of the top prospects available. NERLENS NOEL, C Kentucky, Fr. 2012-13 stats: 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.4 blocks, and 2.1 steals. Why Noel? Every team wants a franchise center. Just look...

Jarrett LaRubbio commits to Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats received their 8th commitment for the 2014 class early Saturday afternoon from Ohio offensive guard Jarrett LaRubbio. LaRubbio’s commitment to the ‘Cats makes 6 Ohio natives coming to Lexington in 2014. The offense and defensive line positions will be key spots to be filled, and one of those needs was fulfilled today. With the ‘Cats landing QB Drew Barker...

NBA rumors: Cavaliers considering Otto Porter Jr. at No. 1

When the Cleveland Cavaliers secured the first-overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, most assumed the selection would ultimately translate into highly-regarded Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. However, Michael Lee of The Washington Post reports that the Cavaliers are considering taking Otto Porter Jr. with the No. 1 overall pick.But there is a possibility that Porter, arguably the...

Will the Cleveland Cavaliers trade their #1 overall pick? Maybe

If they stay at #1, the Cavs could take Nerlens Noel of Kentucky. But if they are scared off by his injury concerns, moving the pick would be a smart move The NBA's Draft Lottery took place Tuesday in New York City, leaving the Draft hopes and dreams of a bunch of NBA teams to a random selection of ping-pong balls. And, like they did in 2011, the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Calipari: Cavaliers Should Draft Nerlens Noel With Top Pick

Kentucky coach John Calipari wants the Cleveland Cavaliers to draft Nerlens Noel with the first overall pick in this year's NBA draft. "My hope is they take Nerlens because they do their research and say, 'We need that shot blocker behind what we have. ... We know he's going to gain 40 pounds. We know the trajectory,'" Calipari said. "They know where...

Landing The Number One Pick Gives The Cavaliers A Plethora Of Options

The Cleveland Cavaliers struck gold Tuesday night by winning the NBA Draft Lottery, which is the third time for them this century. The franchise is undoubtedly excited about this, but they remain unsure of what they will do with the number one pick. Many people are saying that due to the weakness of this draft, they ought to trade the pick for multiple picks, or for a more established...

Report: Cavaliers Considering Otto Porter With No.1 Pick

Many experts and draft aficionado’s expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to select Kentucky center Nerlens Noel with the #1 overall pick in next months draft. Noel is considered a project, a player who is a couple of years away from contributing anything but blocks and rebounds, so the rumors have started about the Cavs looking around, and possibly trading that top pick.  The Washington...

NBA Mock Draft 1.0

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Nerlens Noel College: Kentucky/Age: 19/HT: 6’11″/WT: 205 lbs/POS: C Otto Porter is the perfect fit here for Cleveland, but I doubt they’d pull the trigger on him with the first overall pick. Even with his injury concerns, Noel would be a nice fit with this Cavs team. Pair him up with Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson and you have a very nice young...
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