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Jarred Vanderbilt still not practicing; future still uncertain


John Calipari does not know when — or if — Jarred Vanderbilt will play basketball for Kentucky this season.

On Thursday, Calipari said Vanderbilt still hasn’t begun practicing with the team, and it is unclear if he will play at all in 2017-18. It will be up to Vanderbilt when he returns, Cal told reporters.

“It’s not going to be my call — it will be his,” Cal said. “He’s doing individual work right now, but he has not started practice yet. We’ll let it play out and if he thinks it’s good for him to play, then he will play.”

If Vanderbilt doesn’t join the team soon for the very important month of December, it’s hard to imagine he’ll ever be a big factor this season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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19 responses to “Jarred Vanderbilt still not practicing; future still uncertain”

  1. Shagaris Sock Puppet

    Send the dude to Mexico for a week to get some stem cell therapy…

    1. Brutal Hustler

      Yeah how’d that go for Jason Street

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      No, we need Mr. Miyagi’s magic.

  2. MACDADDY

    If he’s doing individual workouts, to me that means he’s healthy… I don’t get it.

    1. BBNDan7

      Probably not lifting off or cutting in this workouts

    2. unbridled

      I would think if he is able to workout, he is well on his way and getting very close to recovery. I know the team could use his offense.

  3. Kevin C

    I’ll be shocked if he ever plays a game for UK. Injuries have a tendency to scare guys into rolling the dice on the draft or playing overseas. He was a potential lottery pick prior to the injury, so it would be a fairly safe bet that he could be invited to the pre-draft combine, and impress enough to still get drafted. It’s a shame, because he seems like a great kid, and I wish him well no matter what.

  4. theWilkman

    I love that jacket, any one have any clue where to find one? I’m not having luck on google

    1. senonesy

      Oneness in Lexington. They have them online as well. $100

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I think they’re the “ones” that also have the classic 80’s blue satin Starter jacket.

    3. senonesy

      Yep the black one is Starter too. They also have the white one Shai was wearing as well

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  5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Well crud.

  6. ClutchCargo

    This isn’t too much of a shock, honestly. I have been assuming he wouldn’t suit up this year ever since the injury was reported.

  7. Catlogic15

    I️ wonder what the doctors think about his foot health.

  8. ukwildcat2323

    He’s a dang PU$$Y! That’s why he’s not playin.

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      Obvious troll is obviously trolling.

  9. Wakecrash

    none N done

  10. chris43

    I hope that he plays but he needs to do what’s best for him whether that’s not playing this year, going pro, or staying another season. I can’t believe some of the responses here. The kid is injured!!! I’m pretty sure if you asked him….he’d much rather be healthy and playing right now!