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Please Welcome Aaron Torres to KSR!


Hello everyone, this is Matt and I hope you are enjoying the end to your Labor Day weekend. I interrupt this Tennessee losing effort (at least at Halftime while I am writing this) to ask all of you to join me in welcoming KSR’s newest Contributing Writer, Aaron Torres to our site! If you have been around KSR for awhile, you are almost certainly familiar with Aaron and his work. He has been a guest on our radio show, has written columns that we have linked and has even hosted for me during my vacation. He is probably best known to UK fans for his tremendous book “One and Fun” (which you can purchase at this link), the definitive chronicle of Calipari’s first UK team, the awesome 2010 group. The book is one of the best collection of UK stories on a team of all-time and since working on it, Aaron has made himself known to UK fans everywhere as a great chronicler of all things Cats.

We recently reached an agreement with Aaron to have him join us for a couple of reasons. One is obviously Aaron’s talent. I truly believe Aaron is one of the best young writers in college sports today and his thoughts and opinions are amongst the best in the country. But second, I think it is important that KSR have a voice talking about UK and college basketball/football that isn’t simply a lifelong UK fan. Aaron will bring us a little bit of an outsider’s perspective (he lives currently in LA) and allow us some views from outside the bubble that I think will be great for the site. He will be writing two columns a week for us, doing profiles of basketball related topics and eventually starting a podcast on the KSR Podcast Network. We are very excited to have him on board and I know he will join Drew, Tyler, Nick, Jack, Freddie and the rest of the gang in making the best UK site on the internet even better.

So welcome Aaron when he begins writing, enjoy his features and thanks for being a reader on KSR.

Article written by Matt Jones

14 responses to “Please Welcome Aaron Torres to KSR!”

  1. MasterBurglar

    Welcome to the KSR Express Train!

    Does this mean we can crash at your place when in LA? Since we are family and all now.

  2. MegatonRange

    That’s a really nice catch for KSR & for the fans, too!

  3. Bluebros

    I still miss Brian the Intern… Wait a minute, I hated that guy! Welcome Aaron. I suppose you can’t do much worse 🙂

  4. Duuuuuude

    LA as in Las Angeles or as in Louisiana?

  5. CatsfaninFL

    Awesome! KSR has needed this for awhile. Having lived out of state for 12 years now I am always shocked by some of the (what I believe to be) knee-jerk reactions. I get it. I used to be that way too when I grew up/lived in the state. It’s life for us.

    After 12 years gone, the losses still sting… can’t hardly go on ESPN or KSR after a big loss. But perspective has changed. I’m sure growing up does that too..ha. But anyway…hope this is a good move for KSR and the fans!

  6. TrueBluePhil

    Just what we needed, another liberal from the communist state of California.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Actually, California is an example of socialism; communism is a further advanced form of socialism.

    2. Eazy

      California is much better off than any southern or red state. Education is much better. Income is higher. Net worth is the highest of any state by far. That’s not communism. Red states have the highest percentage of welfare recipients, poor, Medicaid, etc. That’s more like communism and takes more from the government. You guys act like progress is a bad thing. California had a republican governor recently, too. Speaking of communism, your boy Trump is a fan.

    3. Eazy

      The real reason you all are against these progressive boom states is obvious. They are socially progressive and accepting. By every metric progressive states far outperform conservative ones.

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Wow, I didn’t know Bernie Sanders was a KSR fan.

    5. BBNDan7

      You seem like a stand up guy

  7. Hancock73

    Aaron One and Fun book was a great read and I have always enjoyed when he hosted. Welcome to the fam!

  8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    I like Aaron, but I don’t see why we need a national writer on a team specific site. I remember Oscar used to run a national bball writer’s column in TCP (Larry McDonald or something I think), and he was okay, but I never thought he added that much to it. We shall see. Maybe it’ll be good to get his perspective.

  9. tree_gardener

    This is great