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Anthony Davis: Coming Home to Give Back to Chicago (Video)

Anthony Davis knows what it’s like to come from humble beginnings. The former Kentucky Wildcats great and current New Orleans Pelicans forward  grew up in the South Side of Chicago. He played high school basketball for Perspectives Charter School, where he had attended school since sixth grade. Though he eventually joined Kentucky and was drafted to New Orleans, Davis hasn...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Center Jon Toth on Rimington Trophy Watch List

Kentucky Wildcats sophomore center Jon Toth is one of 66 centers nationally to be named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, which honors centers who have excelled at the position, demonstrated team leadership and are predicted to do so again this fall, according to a press release sent out by the Rimington Trophy on Tuesday morning. The Rimington Trophy has honored the best...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s first NBA Bucket; Then gets Ridiculous And-1 (video)

Nerlens Noel is having a great NBA debut in the Orlando Summer League. Here’s his first NBA bucket, followed by a highlight-reel and-1.   Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like us on Facebook. Follow @JasonB_Marcum Follow @KySportsConnect
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nerlens Noel Dunks The Ball In First Game Action Since Playing At Kentucky

It’s been more than a year since Nerlens Noel departed from Kentucky for the NBA, but the former Wildcats’ big man did not play in a game as a professional basketball player until today.  Noel, who sat out the entire 2013-14 NBA season recovering from knee surgery, is making his first appearance with the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league team today.  Here’s video of his...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel finally will play for Philadelphia 76ers

t'll take a while before the Philadelphia 76ers' most recent first-round draft picks step foot on an NBA court, but the organization's patience is about to start paying off. Nerlens Noel will play in his first competitive games in 17 months when he joins the Sixers' entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League from Saturday through July 11 at the Magic's practice court...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 4th of July John Calipari Update; UK Alumni Charity Game Set

The 4th of July weekend is here. Before departing to celebrate with family this weekend, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari posted a brief update on his team via twitter: Our guys have been really committed to each other this summer. I’ve been really impressed with the leadership, the competitiveness and the togetherness at such an early stage. They are all going to take...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats showing interest in Eric Davis

As the summer rolls on, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari and the rest of his staff are carefully gauging all of their options for the class of 2015. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports was at the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp, where he caught up with shooting guard Eric Davis. Ranked 35th in the ESPN 100, Davis is beginning to see his recruitment heat up, and the Cats are one school...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kentucky’s Za’Darius Smith Is Blown Away By The New Billboard That He’s Featured On

Kentucky football may not be quite as successful as the school’s basketball program, but you can’t say they aren’t happy to be there…we already knew from Bud Dupree’s reaction to this season’s promotional poster that they are an excitable bunch. If a poster caused that kind of reaction, imagine what a billboard can do. Senior defensive end Za’Darius Smith got his first...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Releases Its Non-Conference Schedule, Will Play UCLA, North Carolina, Louisville Back-To-Back-To-Back

Kentucky’s men’s basketball team will likely start the 2014-15 season ranked No. 1 in the country. John Calipari’s program will return many of its key players from its national championship runner-up team–the Harrison twins, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress–and, as usual, bring in a top recruiting class.  Today, the Wildcats are releasing their non-conference...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats continue to look to fill areas of need

Ballou OL Levon Livingston picked up offers from West Virginia, Kentucky and UNC-Charlotte last week. (Photo Courtesy of Ballou High School) When you look at the current 2015 recruiting class, and you think back to the 2014 class, you’ll see that this current class may not be on pace to overtake last class as the best recruiting class in the history of Kentucky football, like that...
Via Kentucky Recruits
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The 20 Questions John Calipari Thinks Every Recruit Should Ask The Programs That Are Recruiting Them

John Calipari has built the most talented college basketball program in the country with his ability to persuade top recruits to play in Lexington.  The 55-year-old national championship-winning coach had the No. 1 class in the country in 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009, and the No. 2 class in 2014 and 2012, according to 247Sports.com. Those elite recruiting crops have helped Kentucky...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle Is Thankful He’s Not John Calipari, Responsible For Finding Minutes For All Of Kentucky’s Big Men

John Calipari has a problem–it’s a good one to have, though. How will he find minutes for all of his forwards and centers next season?  Kentucky’s 2014-15 men’s basketball team will feature a collection of big men as talented and deep as any squad in recent memory. Former Wildcat forward Julius Randle, a projected top 10 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, is thankful he’s...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

University of Kentucky signs 15-year, $210 million multimedia rights deal

Not only are universities getting richer and richer from national television contracts, now school-based multimedia deals are starting to make them crazy amounts of money. The Kentucky Wildcats reached an agreement with JMI Sports for a 15-year, $210 million multimedia rights deal. The contract begins in 2015 and guarantees UK athletics at least $14 million per season. It’s reportedly...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

George Asafo-Adjei commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have scored a huge commitment in the form of Lakota West rising senior George Asafo-Adjei, according to Justin Rowland of Rivals.com. Asafo-Adjei said in a recent interview that Cincinnati, West Virginia, and Louisville were his other favorites. He also held an offer from the Florida Gators. Asafo-Adjei has been on Cincinnati’s campus multiple times recently...
Via Kentucky Recruits
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joker Phillips resigned from UF over NCAA violations

Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday that receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned from the position.  Former Gators quarterback Chris Leak will take over for Phillips as receivers coach.  “I’m thankful for the opportunity that the University of Florida and Will Muschamp provided to me and my family, but at this time I have decided to step down from my position...
Via Thacover2
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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