KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: John Calipari pays a visit to 'The Colbert Report'

John Calipari probably had a pretty good day yesterday. While he lost forward Julius Randle to the NBA Draft, as everyone had to expect, two other frontcourt players—Alex Poythress and Dakari Johnson—announced their returns to Kentucky. Calipari continued his publicity tour for his new book Players First: Coaching From The Inside Out, and certainly seemed to be in a good mood...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky big man Dakari Johnson returning to school

Freshman center Dakari Johnson will return to the Kentucky for the 2014-15 season. “After looking at the information provided to me by Coach Cal and the NBA committee, my family and I made the decision for me to return to UK for my sophomore year,” Dakari Johnson said. “Returning to school allows me to build on my leadership skills, improve my individual basketball strength...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dakari Johnson to Return to Kentucky Wildcats

 Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports In a press release that just went out from UK Athletics, Dakari Johnson has decided to return to school for his Sophomore season. Here’s the quote from Dakari: “This year has been for me a year of transition, growth and so much fun! I’ve learned a lot about myself personally through adversity and triumph which I know made me a...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UK’s Alex Poythress Returning For Junior Season

Kentucky fans are getting some good news today. Alex Poythress will be returning to school for his junior season. “Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, but I want to make sure that I’m NBA-ready before I make that jump,” Poythress said. “By coming back, I’ll be so much closer to earning my degree in business and it will give me another year to prepare my...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress returns to Kentucky Wildcats for 2014 college basketball season

Kentucky Wildcats sophomore forward Alex Poythress will return for the 2014-15 season, he announced in a press release Wednesday. He bypassed a chance to enter the NBA Draft for the second-straight year, and will instead focus on finishing his degree and helping UK win it’s ninth NCAA National Championship. “Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, but I want to make...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Latest on Kenny Payne and Southern Miss Opening

The Kentucky Wildcats could be on the verge of losing another assistant coach to a head-coaching position elsewhere. Now that Donnie Tyndall has left Southern Miss to take the opening with the Tennessee Volunteers, The Sun-Herald reports USM may focus its coaching search on UK assistant Kenny Payne to replace Tyndall. Multiple USM beat writers have reported that Payne may...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cauley-Stein undergoes surgery on injured ankle

Riding around campus the last couple of days on a motorized cart, it's obvious the injury to Willie Cauley-Stein's left ankle was more than just a sprain. John Calipari said as much Thursday during a press conference for his new book, "Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out," when he confirmed that Cauley-Stein went under the knife recently to fix the injury...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julius Randle Declares for NBA Draft

Kentucky Wildcats’ forward Julius Randle (30) is forgoing his sophomore season and entering the NBA Draft – Mandatory Credit: James Crisp/Associated Press Apparently, freshmen want to stay freshmen. According to ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman, Kentucky Wildcats’ freshman forward Julius Randle has reportedly decided to forego his sophomore season and enter the NBA Draft...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky freshman Julius Randle headed to the NBA

Kentucky forward Julius Randle is headed to the NBA. The freshman big man officially announced his intentions to leave school early and pursue a professional basketball career in a Tuesday afternoon press conference.  I would like to thank the entire Kentucky family for this year, but I have decided to take the next step and enter into the NBA draft. — Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle officially leaving Kentucky to enter the NBA Draft today

At 12:30 CST today, Julius Randle will announce, from the Memorial Coliseum media room in Lexington, Kentucky that he will forgo the rest of his college basketball eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. This is a no-brainer decision for Julius Randle. He’s assured a top ten overall placement, and he may even be a top five pick. Julius Randle is the most NBA ready of Kentucky’s...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein Scooting Through A Campus Near You

Willie Cauley-Stein is enjoying the temporary perks of the unfortunate ending to his season. The ankle injury he suffered in Kentucky’s Sweet Sixteen victory over Louisville turned into an ankle surgery a few days ago. Possibly due to the injury, Cauley-Stein also withdrew his name from this year’s loaded NBA draft pool of prospects; a draft that likely still would have landed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Willie Cauley-Stein Is Having A Fantastic Time Riding A Scooter To Class

Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein is returning to school for his junior year, which means another 365 days of entertainment for Kentucky students on campus. Earlier today, Cauley-Stein gave his teammate E.J. Floreal a ride to class on his motorized scooter, which he’s been using to get around after having surgery on his injured ankle. Floreal posted a video of their ride. A...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari Meeting with Johnson and Poythress on Monday, Harrison Twins on Tuesday

John Calipari has scheduled meetings with all of his players who remain undecided on their future plans. The Kentucky head coach told ESPN’s Andy Katz that he will meet with Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress sometime on Monday afternoon. Calipari will then meet with both of the Harrison twins on Tuesday. Calipari also said that he plans to meet with Julius Randle, who has already...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Twins awaiting feedback before making NBA Draft decision

  While the Kentucky Wildcats await the decisions of the Harrison twins to go pro or return to school, they are waiting to get feedback from the NBA Draft advisory committee before making any decisions. Aaron Harrison Sr, the father of Andrew and Aaron, told FOX 26 Sports that the family is still waiting for feedback from the NBA before making a decision regarding entering the...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight Kentucky players to be drafted this year?

The Kentucky Wildcats send a handful of players to the NBA every year under John Calipari, and this year will be no different. Power forward Julius Randle will be one of the first players off the board, and guards James Young and Andrew and Aaron Harrison all have rising draft stocks after a strong NCAA Tournament run.  ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford was interviewed by Kyle Tucker for The...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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