KENTUCKY WILDCATS NEWS

Anthony Davis named to FIBA World Cup All-Tournament Team

Following Team USA Basketball’s win over Serbia in the FIB World Cup Gold Medal Game on Sunday, SI.com’s FIBA World Cup All-Tournament was released. Making the first team was former KEntucky Wildcats star and current New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis, USA (MVP): 12.3 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.1 BPG, 54.9 FG% If not […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: 5-Star Recruit Brandon Ingram Posts A Picture With John Calipari After An In-Home Visit

Brandon Ingram is ranked as one of the 20 best players in the 2015 recruiting class. The small forward is from Kinston, North Carolina, and is coveted by in-state powers Duke and UNC. In fact, every crystal ball submission on 247Sports predicts that he will become either a Tar Heel or a Blue Devil. Those two Tobacco Road fanbases can’t be thrilled about this picture, posted to...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky coach John Calipari finalizing unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel

University of Kentucky coach John Calipari is finalizing plans for an unprecedented two-day campus scouting combine for NBA executives to evaluate his star-laden roster of professional prospects, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Calipari has invited officials of the 30 NBA teams to send personnel to Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11-12 to watch his players do everything from run full...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky To Host Preseason Scouting Combine For NBA Personnel

If you thought Kentucky and head coach John Calipari had a stranglehold on all the top incoming collegiate talent before, wait until the top junior and senior prep hoop phenom’s get a whiff of this. According to Adrian Wojnarowski Calipari and the Wildcats will now hold a preseason scouting combine that will allow NBA brass to get an up close and personal look at his players...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari to hold combine-style practice for NBA execs

TweetJohn Calipari has secured a reputation of producing top NBA draft prospects at Kentucky. Now, the famed coach is set to take the bar up another notch. Per a report from Y! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, Calipari is finalizing a deal to hold a combine-style, 2-day practice session geared at putting his players on display for NBA personnel. Calipari and his staff have been in contact...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky’s Calipari to invite 30 NBA officials to Kentucky in October

Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported this morning that Kentucky head coach John Calipari will host a scouting combine exclusively for his Wildcats this October. Calipari has invited a representative from all 30 NBA teams to the two-day event. Wojnarowski added: “After the combine, Calipari plans to shut out NBA executives and scouts from his practices for […]
Via Full Scale Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari to hold NBA Scouting Combine for Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats will have a host of NBA Draft prospects on this year’s team. Leave to John Calipari to find a way to boost their stock even further before the season even begins. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Calipari will be holding an NBA Scouting Combine at UK for scouts and executives to come […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Now Recruiting 2015 G Isaiah Briscoe

With Antonio Blakeney off the board to Louisville, Kentucky is now getting re-involved with 2015 five-star guard Isaiah Briscoe. “Kentucky has gotten involved with Isaiah again and he is excited to visit with the staff,” his high school coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv. While he has not yet received a confirmed offer from Kentucky, John Calipari has scheduled an in-home visit with...
Via Kentucky Recruits
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Look Alike Is Trolling Louisville Fan At PJCS

If there is one game on the 2014 Louisville football schedule that you may have slightly lost interest in, it would have to be this past Saturday’s Murray State game. Blowout wins can be fun to a certain extent, but when it’s an FCS opponent, you know going into the game that it likely isn’t going to be competitive. If you’ve been to games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium...
Via The Cardinal Connect
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Set to Visit Malik Newman and Jaylen Brown on Tuesday

Tuesday, which marks the first day of the upcoming open recruiting period, will be a huge day for Kentucky’s basketball recruiting efforts as head coach John Calipari will be conducting in-home visits with both Malik Newman and Jaylen Brown. The two five-star prospects are likely the Cats’ two biggest remaining targets as the options on […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Capilouto, Steve Beshear, John Calipari honor Bill Gatton (video)

Here are some of the memorable highlights from the announcement of the University of Kentucky’s largest single gift in its history. Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton was honored for his donation which will help fund a new student center. Here is the full announcement, which begins at the 14:00 mark. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats  discussion? Then […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Kentucky Men’s Basketball Team Appears To Have New Uniforms

It appears that the Kentucky men’s basketball team has new uniforms for the upcoming season.  The Wildcats, the likely preseason No. 1 team in the country for 2014-15, are taking a team photograph today. The white uniforms Kentucky is wearing seem to have a new pattern on the shorts.  Check them out:  Our good friend Bill Gatton may be the most knowledge UK basketball fan there...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 SF Jayson Tatum Cuts List to 10; Kentucky Included

Five star 2016 small forward trimmed his list to just 10 schools on Monday. Among the schools to make the cut were Arizona, Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Saint Louis, UConn and Wake Forest. In alphabetical order Arizona Duke Illinois Kansas Kentucky Mizzou North Carolina Saint Louis University UConn Wake Forest — Jayson Tatum (@Im_that_dude22...
Via Kentucky Recruits
15 days ago  |  Discuss

EJ Floreal earns scholarship with Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari has awarded walk-on guard/forward EJ Floreal a scholarship for the 2014-15 college basketball season, according to KSR’s Matt Jones. Floreal, the son of UK track coach Eldrick Floreal,  accepted an offer to walk on in the 2013-14 season for UK. In 2012, UK hired Edrick to be the school’s new track and […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamond Stone cuts Kentucky Wildcats; Not a surprise, but still tough loss

The Kentucky Wildcats won’t be getting Diamond Stone. The 5-star big man cut UK from his list on Thursday, which in theory, should’t be that big of a surprise. Kentucky is loaded at both center and power forward with non-seniors, including Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress, Marcus Lee, Karl Towns, Derek Willis and Trey Lyles. Even though UK figures to lose...
Via Kentucky Recruits
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamond Stone cuts Kentucky Wildcats; Not surprise, but still tough loss

The Kentucky Wildcats won’t be getting Diamond Stone. The 5-star big man cut UK from his list on Thursday, which in theory, should’t be that big of a surprise. Kentucky is loaded at both center and power forward with non-seniors, including Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress, Marcus Lee, Karl Towns, Derek Willis and Trey […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue in the Bahamas: An Early Look at Kentucky’s NBA Prospects

As many college teams do in the summer, Kentucky took a trip to play some early games against International competition.  Unlike a lot of teams, John Calipari tried to up the competition level that his team would compete against. The Wildcats played six games in eight days in the Bahamas, including two games apiece against […] Big Blue in the Bahamas: An Early Look at Kentucky’s...
Via NBA Draft Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein Will Likely Return to the Court This Week

It sounds like Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will be making his return to the court very soon. The 7-foot junior had initially anticipated returning to practice after the team arrived home from its Bahamas trip. That turned out to not be the case as coach John Calipari confirmed on Sunday that he had not participated […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
22 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari anonymously calls radio show to defend himself

John Calipari’s reputation as a master recruiter is undeniable but the Kentucky coach has a bevy of critics for his in-game coaching ability. One of those critics is New York radio personality Mike Francesa, who made the same claim that the title-winning coach is a phenomenal salesman and motivator but is lacking in the X’s and O’s. Calipari was apparently listening to or made...
Via Next Impulse Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC: 5 Things We Learned About Kentucky In The Bahamas

The Kentucky Wildcats are trend setters, thanks to their head coach John Calipari. Coach Cal created an event called “Big Blue Bahamas” where the Wildcats played in a six-game exhibition tour in eight days against high level competition. Kentucky played Chalons-Reims (a professional team in France), the Puerto Rican national team reserves and the Dominican national team. […...
Via NBA Draft Blog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns Won’t Play In The World Cup Because He’s A Student-Athlete, Committed To Studies

School comes first, even for ridiculously talented basketball players who have an opportunity to play in the FIBA World Cup.  Karl-Anthony Towns is a freshman at the University of Kentucky. The former five-star recruit also has been a member of the Dominican Republic’s men’s national basketball team for a couple of years. His college coach, John Calipari, used to lead the squad...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari: I wouldn’t have gone to Cavs even for LeBron James

A little over two months ago, a report surfaced that indicated John Calipari was in “deep discussions” with the Cleveland Cavaliers before he finalized a new contract extension with Kentucky. That was before LeBron James shocked the world by announcing he was heading home to Cleveland. In hindsight, Calipari was probably using the Cavs and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Robic coaching final game; Willie Cauley-Stein in uniform

The Kentucky Wildcats are getting set to face the Dominican Republic National Team for the second time. It will be the sixth and final game of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour, but it will be the first that center Willie Cauley-Stein suits up. Cauley-Stein in uniform today but for a team picture. He is warming […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats embrace ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Mark Stoops joins in

The Kentucky Wildcats are embracing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. John Calipari and the basketball team did the challenge, as did Joe Craft Coach Stoops & his assistants do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. . 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 […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Calipari and Kentucky Basketball Team Complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

Shortly after defeating Champagne Chalons-Reims by a score of 77-72, the Kentucky basketball team cooled off by completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign started by the ALS Association, essentially involves pouring a bucket of ice water over your head and challenging others to do the same or make a […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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