KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky named biggest underachiever in college basketball

The Kentucky Wildcats are one of the best teams when it comes to the recruiting trail. The last four years, they have had some pretty great classes, but they haven’t been able to capitalize on those great players. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello put together a list of the five most underachieving teams in college basketball and the Wildcats topped the list. He said that the Wildcats have...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The three college teams most impacted by the impending NBA Draft deadline

With so much action on the court (yes, we're looking at you, Draymond Green) it's easy to forget that off the court, this is a huge week for both the NBA and college hoops as it pertains to next season. That's because Wednesday is the NBA Draft deadline, the day where underclassmen without agents have to make a final decision on whether or not they will remain in the NBA Draft.Plenty...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft 2016 Prospect Watch: Tyler Ulis

The NBA Draft offers some tough decisions. Could Tyler Ulis go in the first round? Should the Milwaukee Bucks be interested? Who Is Tyler Ulis? Tyler Ulis won a lot of basketball games as a member of the Kentucky Wildcats for the past two seasons. In 2014-15, as a freshman he led his team in assists. […] NBA Draft 2016 Prospect Watch: Tyler Ulis - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind...
Via Behind the Buck Pass
1 day ago

Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

The official Twitter account for the Duke men's basketball program trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led the Blue Devils’ Twitter account to troll Wildcats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky reserve G/F Charles Matthews requests transfer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari says that freshman guard/forward Charles Matthews has been granted his full release and will transfer from the Wildcats. The 6-foot-6 Chicago native averaged 1.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 10.3 minutes in 36 games with three starts for the Wildcats last season. Matthews is recovering from a recent medical procedure for a hip issue...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari doesn't expect to ever leave Kentucky

Sorry, NBA suitors. John Calipari seems pretty content at Kentucky. Coach Cal said in a lengthy blog post on his website on Monday that he intends to make Kentucky the last stop of his coaching career. “My plan is to coach here for the rest of my career,” Calipari wrote. “I want this to be my final coaching position.” It was part of a lengthy post detailing his ambitious...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Chicago Bulls try to move up in the draft?

Derrick Rose becomes a free agent next summer, and many Chicago Bulls rumors are floating around that there is a chance of him leaving. Personally, I do not think that he would leave, but I do think that the Bulls need a solid back-up point guard. The 2016 NBA Draft could be the place to find one. Aaron Brooks is a good player, but his size lets him be exploited on defense...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says defense, size will be team’s strengths

While John Calipari may be losing a large number of players to the NBA this year, he is bringing in another class of talented prospects for the 2016-17 season. Because of this, Calipari is setting the bar pretty high for his Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats’ current group of top recruits includes players like Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox, Wenyen Gabriel, and Sacha Killeya-Jones....
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexis Jennings to transfer out of Kentucky

While the Kentucky Wildcats men’s team watched all of its draft-eligible players declare for the NBA, the women’s team is dealing with a lot of their players leaving due to transfer. Alexis Jennings has apparently become the latest to do so. Head coach Matthew Mitchell confirmed Jennings’s departure from the program, which makes her the seventh Wildcat to leave since last...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Wildcats star in own rendition of ‘Carpool Caraoke’

The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball program may not have ended the 2015-16 campaign as they had hoped, but they are not letting that stop the team from having some fun during the offseason. That was never as clear as it was this week, when a video from the university athletic department’s annual CATSPYs Awards. In a video featuring Jonny David, E.J. Floreal, Marcus Lee and...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis cheers up sad 7-year-old fan

Kentucky Wildcats fans will have to move on to next season without star Tyler Ulis, who has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft. Unfortunately for a seven-year-old fan, Ella Anderson, the news was especially crushing because he was her favorite player. Just told Ella that Tyler Ulis is leaving UK for the NBA. This 7 year old loves her CATS! @tulis3 #BBN @UKBasketbalI pic.twitter.com...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Greatest regular-season teams in sports history

April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Future stars start dunk session at Jordan Brand Classic

De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk made headlines with their co-MVP performances at Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic, but one of their future Kentucky teammates—6-foot-9 power forward Bam Adebayo—was extremely impressive as well. The five-star big man showed off his athleticism with an array of dunks during a solid 15 point, five rebound performance. Bam Adebayo with just your...
Via College Spun
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Tyler Ulis signs ball for fan as "Point God"

You definitely can’t accuse Tyler Ulis of not being confident. The NBA-bound Kentucky point guard is on an autograph signing tour in the Lexington area this week, and today he signed one basketball with “Point God.” It was by request, but still… Got @tulis3 to sign Point God on my ball. @DrewFranklinKSR pic.twitter.com/USvVGVuN7P — Let's Get Nine! BBN (@IMissRWReagan...
Via College Spun
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari says four players he's coached shouldn't have left early for the NBA

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has sent dozens of players to the NBA — many of whom have gone on to become big-time stars at the professional level. But even Coach Cal himself admits that some of his former athletes weren’t ready to make the jump when they did. This past Friday, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria, Calipari, at a coaches clinic, told his colleagues that he’s...
Via College Spun
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari praises Tyler Ulis as 'best floor general' he's coached

Kentucky star Tyler Ulis announced his decision to enter the 2016 NFL Draft Wednesday afternoon, officially leaving his career at Kentucky behind him.  But before Kentucky fans begin to debate where Ulis will be selected in the draft, head coach John Calipari had some huge compliments for his former point guard, so he took to Twitter to share those thoughts with UK fans. This...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats football recruit stabbed six times while visiting infant son

Kentucky Wildcats football signee Jordan Bonner is recovering after being stabbed while visiting his infant son over the weekend in Euclid, Ohio. Bonner, a three-star recruit out of Northeast Oklahoma A&M (junior college), claims he was stabbed six times: Jordan Bonner told Fox 8 that he was stabbed six times. “In my chest, abdomen , and back,” Bonner said. Bonner told...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari announces that every Kentucky player will submit name for NBA draft

This year, the NCAA made a big college basketball rule change, which allows players to withdraw from the draft process after the NBA Combine, allowing players to receive real feedback on their prospects. It is an incredibly pro-player rule, one of the few that the NCAA has enacted in recent years, and as you’d expect, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is a fan. Today, he made an...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Kentucky Wildcats player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft

Can you name every Kentucky Wildcats player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft? Clue: Year-Position
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jamal Murray crying after loss to Indiana

Jamal Murray may be a one-and-done player, but you can’t accuse him of not caring about his team. Murray was crying in his locker while being interviewed by the media following Kentucky’s second-round loss to Indiana in the NCAA Tournament Saturday. You could hear him sniffling and see his eyes wet with tears: Remember this when you hear someone say that one-and-done players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino defends Louisville as March Madness continues without Cardinals

Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino are accustomed to preparing for NCAA tournament games this time of year, but this year Pitino is busy defending his program in the public eye while it sits home watching from afar while serving a self-imposed one-year postseason ban as the NCAA continues to investigate the program. Appearing in an interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike morning...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Calipari angry over Kentucky’s Tourney seeding

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats enter the 2016 NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed, and the head coach is none too happy about the results of the bracket. Speaking with Rece Davis on ESPN’s “Bracketology” show, Calipari ripped into the seeding and expressed frustration at the committee for using a “moving target” of issues to rank teams from year to year, including topics...
Via Sportsnaut
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Tyler Ulis should be national player of the year

Tyler Ulis has already been named SEC Player of the Year, but his coach John Calipari believes more honors are in order. After Kentucky closed out Texas A&M 82-77 in overtime Sunday to win the SEC Tournament, Calipari praised his sophomore guard. “He’s the player of the year in the country, everybody knows it,” Calipari told ESPN. “But they’re afraid to say it because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky fans taunt Ben Simmons with GPA chant

It did not take long for fans to catch onto the Ben Simmons GPA story and use it as ammunition. A report emerged Saturday saying Simmons was ineligible to win the Wooden Award because he did not meet academic requirements. That led Kentucky fans to taunt Simmons with chants of “GPA” during Saturday’s game against LSU in Lexington: Simmons had 17 points, 11 rebounds, four...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Don’t blame the refs: Kentucky’s Isaac Humphries caused his technical foul

Life is full of inconvenient and competing truths. The Kentucky Wildcats and their fans need to realize as much after a luckless overtime loss to the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday evening. Let’s dispense with a preamble and immediately show you what happened in the final seconds of the overtime period between Big Blue and A&M. A bizarre turn of events lifted the Aggies to...
Via The Comeback
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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