Former Lexington Catholic guard and Billy Gillispie recruit Vee Sanford is visiting Dayton today. He also plans to visit Loyola-Chicago and Marshall. Sanford spent last season at Georgetown University where he averaged 2.4 points in 6.6 minutes per game. Sanford decided to transfer because of the lack of playing time and the lack of opportunities to earn more.
It’s news like this that makes us appreciate where Kentucky basketball is with Calipari, compared to where it was under Billy Clyde. We need to be reminded of the Dakota Eutons and the Vinny Zollos of yesterday so that we can enjoy the Michael Gilchrists and Anthony Davises of today. Vee Sanford is a guy Gillispie spent a lot of time watching (although I don’t think he was ever offered) and, for a while, it looked like he could’ve ended up in a Kentucky jersey.
And this isn’t a knock on Vee Sanford. I watched him play in high school and he has game. Whatever team he ends up with will be getting a solid player. But after seeing Dakota Euton go to Asbury, GJ Villarino at Appalachain State, and now Vee Sanford visiting Loyola-Chicago, it’s almost funny to look back at the talent Billy G was scouting.
Actually, it’s very funny.