KENTUCKY WILDCATS NEWS

Report: UK Signee Skai Labissiere Recruiting 5-Star Center Stephen Zimmerman To Come To Kentucky

With seven players leaving Lexington to turn pro, Kentucky has some open roster space for 2015-16. Not surprisingly, head coach John Calipari is in the running to land several of the top remaining uncommitted prospects, including Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman.  Zimmerman is the No. 9 player and third-ranked center in the country according to 247Sports’...
Via College Spun
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky Walk-On Sam Malone Announces He’s Starting His Own Company

Former Kentucky walk-on Sam Malone appeared in 17 games during his career, and the Wildcats never lost any of them. Last week, we showed you tee shirts that Malone jokingly had made to celebrate the accomplishment. This week, he’s apparently taken it a step further. Malone, who claims he always dreamed of owning his own company, announced on Twitter that he’d launched his own...
Via College Spun
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s John Calipari To Meet With 5-Star PF Cheick Diallo Tonight

The Kentucky men’s basketball program is set to make another push toward landing one of the best big men in the country tonight.  Wildcats’ head coach John Calipari and assistant coach Kenny Payne are meeting with five-star recruit Cheick Diallo this evening.  Diallo, a 6-foot-9, 218-pound power forward out of Centereach, New York, is ranked the No. 7 player in the 2015 class...
Via College Spun
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats hope to land five-star Cheick Diallo

The Kentucky Wildcats and head coach John Calipari are looking to make one final push to land one of the top high school basketball players in the nation. According to reports, Calipari is set to meet with five-star recruit Cheick Diallo this evening. Assistant coach Kenny Payne will also be on the trip. Kentucky coaches John Calipari and Kenny Payne will meet tonight with their...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Female Kentucky fans can’t stop licking Devin Booker’s car

Kentucky Wildcats fans really do not want to see guard Devin Booker leave for the NBA. In one of the weirdest forms of saying farewell that we have ever seen, some female fans around campus have made it a habit of licking Booker’s car. During an interview on Kentucky Sports Radio, Booker revealed people had been licking his car. That was a big mistake. As soon as people learned...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns tweets support for Armoni Sexton family

Not only is Kentucky Wildcats star Karl-Anthony Towns in contention to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, he is proving that he is a quality human being off the court. On Monday morning, Towns took to Twitter to voice his support for the family of Armoni Sexton. Sexton, a 2018 recruit from Paterson, N.J., was gunned down in a drive-by shooting. Three others were...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mychal Mulder plans to sign with Kentucky; Yogi Ferrell likely going pro, per report

It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats will seal the deal once Mychael Mulder is on campus this week. According to Justin Albers of Scout.com site, the four-star JUCO guard plans to sign with UK during his visit over the weekend. This, despite Mulder being heavily pursued by Indiana, who likely will lose star guard Yogi Ferrell […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari Expects Alex Poythress Back At Kentucky Next Season

Kentucky basketball made headlines when seven players from its 38-1 team this season elected to leave school early and enter the NBA Draft. The Wildcats still have a glut of talent in the fold for next year, and that group now includes forward Alex Poythress, who missed most of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL. Poythress’ status for next year was up in the air, but UK head coach...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari On Kentucky’s 2015-16 Season: “It’s Going To Be Crazy Again”

If you were to define Kentucky’s 2014-15 men’s basketball season with a single word, “crazy” would probably be a good choice.  The Wildcats won their first 38 games and finished the year – with a loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four – two wins away from a perfect 40-0 mark.  What does John Calipari expect in 2015-16? Something similar.  Looking ahead to next season...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari on next season: It’s going to be crazy again

38-1. The Kentucky Wildcats were just two wins shy of finishing with an improbable 40-0 record last sesaon, before falling to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. It was a great season for the program, but head coach John Calipari doesn’t seem to think the program is done being an overwhelming success just yet. In fact, Calipari believes some great...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress Tweets He Is Returning To Kentucky For His Senior Season

Earlier today, Kentucky head coach John Calipari said he expected forward Alex Poythress back in Lexington for his senior season. Poythress just confirmed via Twitter he is indeed returning to school. Ready to be apart of something special next year! #BBN — Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22) April 23, 2015 Poythress missed much of his junior year after tearing his ACL, so his return...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress to return to Kentucky for his senior season

It’s almost a rarity to see a talented senior roaming the courts at Kentucky, but that’s exactly what John Calipari’s team will feature come November. After flirting with NBA opportunities, Alex Poythress confirmed on Twitter that he will returning to school for his senior season. Ready to be apart of something special next year! #BBN — Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22) April...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats score another huge upset over Florida Gators

Dustin Beggs worked a career-high 8.1 innings and Kentucky got back-to-back home runs from Greg Fettes and Connor Heady in the sixth inning to post a series-clinching 7-6 win at No. 5 Florida, on a humid Saturday night in front of 4,419 at McKethan Stadium. Kentucky (25-16, 10-9 Southeastern Conference) claimed its third consecutive series […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky watching Josh Jackson; Watch him drop 41 at UAA (video)

The Kentucky Wildcats are among several big-name schools watching one of the best players in high school basketball this weekend. Josh Jackson, one of the most promising 2016 prospects in the nation, is currently at the Under Armour Association, and he’s putting on a show for those in attendance.  A native of Detroit, who plays his high […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Kentucky Fan Had Willie Cauley-Stein Autograph On Her Arm Permanently Tattooed

You are a diehard Kentucky fan, and you have a chance to get your arm autographed by your favorite player—center Willie Cauley-Stein. What do you do next? Get the signature permanently tattooed, of course. That is exactly what this die hard member of #BBN did.  Just got @THEwillieCS15 autograph tatted on my arm. True WCS fan pic.twitter.com/LwGaMzYUsz — LaBecca (@uknomrph)...
Via College Spun
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

JUCO guard Mychal Mulder set to announce his decision Tuesday

2015 small forward Brandon Ingram went off the board on Monday night to Duke and Tuesday another key player is set to announce his decision. 6-foot-4 JUCO sophomore Mychal Mulder is planning on announcing his college decision at 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon. Apparently, Kentucky is the leader in the clubhouse. Reliable sources tell HHC that Windsor, ON's 6'4" Mychal Mulder...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Offered Scholarship To 3-Star SF Shaun Kirk Hours After He Committed To N.C. State Last Night

One of college basketball’s strangest recruitments to take place in recent seasons was the pursuit of former five-star forward Terrence Jones.  Back in 2010, Jones, an Oregon native, committed to Washington. Roughly an hour after he pledged to the Huskies, Jones called John Calipari, saying he “made a mistake.” Calipari held a scholarship for Jones, who winded up playing for...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky offers Shaun Kirk hours after NC State Commitment

As many have come to know, recruiting is a very strange game. It’s a game full of offers and commits and signings and flips. It seems like there are new strange recruiting stories every year. Today we are brought yet another strange story from the mysterious recruiting trail. In this episode, three-star small forward Shaun Kirk announced his commitment to play for N.C. State in...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Lands Commitment From 4-Star JUCO SG Mychal Mulder

Days after visiting the Lexington, Ky., campus, Mychal Mulder announced that’s where he’ll be spending the rest of his college years.  The four-star shooting guard, who played this past season at Vincennes University - a junior college in Indiana – announced Tuesday afternoon he has committed to Kentucky.  Mulder, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect, also held scholarship offers...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former N.C. State Star Julius Hodge Is Not Happy With John Calipari’s Recruiting Tactics

On Monday, N.C. State received a commitment from three-star forward Shaun King. It did not take long for Kentucky to muddle up this recruitment, offering King shortly after his decision. King did not sign anything tying him to the Wolfpack, and is reportedly weighing his options. Former N.C. State star Julius Hodge is not happy about this develop, and took to Twitter to express his...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NC State Player Slams Calipari Recruiting Practices

Three star recruit Shaun Kirk committed to N.C. State this Monday. Hours later, Kentucky offered the Whiteville, NC small forward a scholarship. Now his commitment is on hold. Former N.C. State star Julius Hodge is not happy with the development and took to Twitter to voice his opinion: “I remember when there was a time when coaches respected already “committed” athletes. I...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State commit to consider Kentucky’s offer

After  Whiteville High (North Carolina) small forward Shaun Kirk committed to the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Monday night, the three-star recruit received an offer from John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats. Naturally, Kirk is going to consider joining the powerhouse program in Kentucky, according to Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal. Kirk’s high school coach offered...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaun Kirk Spurns Kentucky, Sticks with N.C. State

Despite a late offer from John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats, three-star recruit Shaun Kirk has gone with his gut and signed a letter of intent to join Mark Gottfried and the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Kirk’s high school’s Twitter page broke the story. It's Official Shaun Kirk Has Signed a National Letter of Intent to play Basketball at NC State University @shaunkirk152...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Wildcat Derek Anderson Is Not a Fan of Calipari

Former Kentucky Wildcat and NBA player Derek Anderson is apparently not too fond of head coach John Calipari. On Monday, Anderson was a guest on ESPN 680 in Louisville and had some choice words for Calipari and the program. Via CollegeSpun.com, “If Coach Cal wanted to keep these kids and develop them, he should tell them that,” Anderson told host Drew Deener. “He’s just...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky Star Derek Anderson Apologizes For Comments

Derek Anderson, a star guard at Kentucky during the mid-1990s, caused some controversy within the Big Blue Nation yesterday when he went on a Louisville radio station and unleashed a barrage of criticism on UK head coach John Calipari. Anderson took aim at Calipari’s in-game coaching during the 2014 NCAA Championship Game loss to Connecticut as well as the way he is “running...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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