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Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Clarifies Stance On Confederate Flag

The status of the Confederate flag in states like South Carolina and Mississippi has become a very big issue following the horrible church shooting that occurred in Charleston on June 17. A number of high profile college coaches have been asked their stances on the flag in recent weeks, and during a conference call today, Kentucky’s John Calipari was asked the question by Kentucky...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ulis compares new teammate Skal Labissiere to Towns

Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Ulis has compared incoming freshman center Skal Labissiere to former teammate and reigning NBA Draft No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns. Ulis made the comparison in a Q&A with Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal. On Labissiere Skal is legit. He’s the real deal. I had the same feeling about Karl when he came in. I’m not saying he’s Karl, but he’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress hopes to be cleared by end of August

Kentucky Wildcats senior forward Alex Poythress is recovering well on the road back from a torn ACL and hopes to be cleared by the end of August. Speaking to Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal, Poythress offered updates on working his way back to the hardwood. On his health and if he’ll be 100 percent by the start of the season “Yeah, close. They’re trying to say I’ll probably...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Wildcats congratulate 6 NBA draftees

The Kentucky Wildcats tied a record for having the most players selected in the NBA Draft lottery with four on Thursday night, while six Wildcats were drafted overall. Kentucky’s six NBA draftees were Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson. The Wildcats also have Aaron Harrison, who is expected to get a shot at cracking...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari recaps Kentucky’s 2015 NBA Draft on Twitter

The Kentucky Wildcats had a great night during the 2015 NBA Draft. In total, six players heard their names called throughout the night. Karl-Anthony Towns went No. 1 overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles and Devin Booker also went in the lottery, while Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson were second-round picks. Following the draft, head coach John...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Parrish Has Two Kentucky Wildcats in Top Three of 2016 NBA Draft

Despite missing out on a bevy of top recruiting targets, Kentucky basketball is still expected to have some very high draft picks come this time next year. In fact, CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish has two Kentucky Wildcats going in the top three of the 2016 NBA Draft. Holding down the top spot in Parrish’s way-too-early […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Kentucky BB Releases Congratulatory Videos For All 6 Of Its NBA Draftees

Thursday night was a good night for the Kentucky men’s basketball program.  The Wildcats had six players get selected – Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson – and could have had seven if undrafted shooting guard Aaron Harrison had sneaked into the second round.  Kentucky’s video production team released congratulatory...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari Tweets About Kentucky’s NBA Draft, Says Undrafted Aaron Harrison “Will Be Fine”

The NBA Draft came and went last night and, once again, it was full of Kentucky players.  Karl-Anthony Towns went No. 1 to Minnesota, Willie Cauley-Stein went No. 6 to Sacramento, Trey Lyles went No. 12 to Utah, Devin Booker went No. 13 to Phoenix, Andrew Harrison went No. 44 to Phoenix and Dakari Johnson went No. 48 to Oklahoma City.  Only one of the Wildcats’ seven draft entrants...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Love: Eric Bledsoe Welcomes Devin Booker To Phoenix

At this point, you can just call the Phoenix Suns ‘Kentucky West’, given their roster makeup. The Suns now have four former Wildcats stars – Eric Bledsoe, Archie Goodwin, Brandon Knight and Devin Booker. For a few minutes, they actually had five, but Andrew Harrison was traded to Memphis soon after being drafted. After Booker was taken in the first round, Bledsoe reached out...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Erin Calipari Trolls Louisville After Kentucky Has 4 Players Drafted Before First Cardinal

Erin Calipari, daughter of Kentucky coach John Calipari, has no problem defending her father or the Wildcats program on Twitter. Sometimes, she even goes on the offensive – and it’s usually against Louisville fans. Calipari was back at it again Thursday night during the NBA Draft. Calipari mocked Louisville’s, L1C4 campaign, which stands for Louisville First, Cards Forever...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles girlfriend – Olivia Jester is Kentucky soccer player

Trey Lyles’ girlfriend Olivia Jester turned heads at the NBA Draft in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Jester, who is a soccer player at Kentucky, received attention when ESPN televised a shot of John Calipari after Willie Cauley-Stein was drafted. People wondered if the woman in question was Cal’s daughter or someone else, but the real...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Karl-Anthony Towns Selected 1st Overall By The Minnesota Timberwolves

As expected in the weeks leading up to tonight’s NBA Draft, Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns has been selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the first overall pick. With the No. 1 pick, the Timberwolves select Karl-Anthony Towns. pic.twitter.com/KR9Gv0mOSm — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 25, 2015 The 6-foot-11 Towns, who averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: John Calipari Is At The NBA Draft With His “Karlito” Bobblehead

John Calipari is currently in Brooklyn for the NBA Draft, where he’ll see as many as seven of his former players get selected.  The Kentucky coach isn’t there by himself.  Calipari, of course, is surrounded by the families of his former players. Someone else - something else - is with him, too. His “Karlito” bobblehead in honor of Karl-Anthony Towns. Karlito’s here...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Basketball Releases Cool “Succeed and Proceed” NBA Draft Promo

Another NBA Draft, another lottery to be filled with former Kentucky players.  The draft, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN, is once again going to be Wildcats’ heavy.  Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to go No. 1 overall, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles are all projected to go in the top 15, and Dakari Johnson, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison should...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky takes over No. 1 recruiting class in 247 rankings

Once again it seems the Kentucky Wildcats are set to reign over college basketball and the team will have the top recruiting class for the Class of 2015, according to 247Sports. Following the commit of five-star guard yesterday Jamal Murray, Kentucky basketball moved it way back to solidify its spot at the top. Followed by Duke and LSU, here are the top ten. Kentucky Duke LSU...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Says He Lit A Candle For Each Of UK’s 7 Draft Prospects In Church Today

Kentucky will be well-represented in tonight’s NBA Draft. Versatile big man Karl-Anthony Towns is projected to the No. 1 overall pick, and center Willie Cauley-Stein is a guaranteed lottery selection. Guard Devin Booker and Trey Lyles will likely hear their names called early, with Dakari Johnson and the Harrison twins also looking to find NBA homes this evening. UK head coach...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Kentucky Takes Over No. 1 Spot In 247 Sports’ 2015 Team Rankings Following 5-Star Commitment

The king of the college basketball recruiting world has taken back its throne.  Kentucky received a commitment from five-star guard Jamal Murray, a Canadian prospect who announced today.  With the commitment of Murray, the Wildcats have taken over the No. 1 spot in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings for the 2015 class.  John Calipari definitely knows what he’s doing on the recruiting...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Five-star guard Jamal Murray commits to Kentucky

Canadian five-star guard Jamal Murray has committed to the University of Kentucky. Murray made the announcement on his personal Twitter page. Beyond blessed to announce that I will be attending the University of Kentucky
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein’s Girlfriend Kelsey Brooks In NYC To Support Former Kentucky Star

Former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein, perhaps one of the most versatile players in the 2015 NBA Draft, is already in New York City awaiting what’s sure to be a life-changing event. He’ll apparently be sharing the moment with his girlfriend, Arkansas basketball player Kelsey Brooks, who is also on-hand for the festivities. Brooks tweeted this week that she’s also in New...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Report: Willie Cauley-Stein Of Kentucky

It is difficult to separate Willie Cauley-Stein as a prospect from Willie Cauley-Stein as a concept. Unlike most other prospects, it has to start defensively for Cauley-Stein as he's truly a special player with how multi-dimensional he operates on that end of the floor. Cauley-Stein is as adept defending on the perimeter as he is in the paint and that's of course an all-important...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns denies he’s been guaranteed No. 1 pick

Former Kentucky Wildcats center and NBA draft prospect Karl-Anthony Towns told Nina Mandell of USA Today that the Minnesota Timberwolves have not guaranteed that they will select him with the first overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. “It’s not true whatsoever,” he said. “I haven’t had any promises. Believe me if I had any promises, I would right now be getting fat...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky QB Patrick Towles Continues The Heating Up Of The UK-Louisville Football Rivalry

The Kentucky-Louisville football rivalry is heating up.  Last week, Cardinals’ wide receiver James Quick said he “can’t wait” to play the Wildcats this season. Kentucky running back Stanley Williams responded to the tweet, telling Quick to calm down because “it ain’t (going) down like that this year” (Louisville beat Kentucky in 2014).  And now, we’ve got Kentucky...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Karl-Anthony Towns Refuses To Say Where He Would’ve Gone If Kentucky Hadn’t Recruited Him

Karl-Anthony Towns, the former Kentucky star big man who’s the likely No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, made an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show this morning.  The talented big man discussed a number of topics with Patrick, including his thoughts on Minnesota, his development as a player and John Calipari’s skill as a recruiter.  The most interesting part of the interview...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles should top SEC East list in 2015

There are not many teams that can say they are riding positive momentum following a 5-7 overall record and six-game losing streak to close out the season. In Lexington, Kentucky, however, the Kentucky Wildcats are feeling pretty good heading into the heart of summer. A multi-million dollar stadium renovation is almost complete, what was a very young team is now a year older, and...
Via EndZoneScore
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein gets tattoo to honor late friend

Former Kentucky Wildcats standout Willie Cauley-Stein is currently preparing to be selected in the 2015 NBA Draft later this week. However, while he will be waiting to hear where his professional career will begin, Cauley-Stein will be making sure that he never forgets his past. This past weekend, Cauley-Stein got a massive neck tattoo in honor of his late friend Blake Hundley,...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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