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Article written by Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is covering football and basketball for KSR this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at [email protected] He is also the author of the only book written on the Calipari era, “One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats.”

28 responses to “Kentucky Will Be Just Fine Without N’Faly Dante”

  1. mashman 93

    As usual Torres is right. GO CATS!!!

    1. Bluehender

      This ^^^

    2. Looother

      Agree. Another excellent and informative post, Aaron…

  2. Big Meech

    Kind of glad he went to Oregon. Nothing against the kid but I hate to see these guys skip high school to come to college. I know we got Juzang, who reclassified, but when does it end. When is enough really enough. Let these kids ATLEAST enjoy high school. I know they are pursuing their dreams to make it in the nba but they are so young and wish they would take out the reclassification rule

    1. mashburnfan1

      99% of those that reclassify are kids that were held back a year at some point prior. Some of these so called parents hold kids back so they can play sports against younger kids and look better. Saw it all the time in AAU ball when I coached there, sad but true.

    2. catsarerunnin

      Coached??? That’s rich lol!!!

  3. terwilliger

    I know some people are gonna think this is sour grapes… but when a kid chooses a school like Oregon (or Memphis, or Auburn, etc.) over Kentucky, I always feel like we dodged a bullet. If a kid wants to go to Duke or UNC over Kentucky, then it’s like “damn, we let one get away”. But when a kid picks Oregon, I have to question whether he was mentally strong enough to even come here. Then when you see he was also considering LSU, whose coach was caught as red handed as you possibly can be discussing paying specific recruits, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on with this kid.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Will Wade is the new Teflon Don.

  4. terwilliger

    Also, can someone (including Aaron Torres himself, if necessary) please explain to me who Aaron Torres is and why he thinks he knows anything about Kentucky basketball? He just wrote a freakin novel about why Kentucky (the greatest program in history) is going to be ok even though they missed out on a gangly 17 year old who has the coordination of a newborn moose. Ya think?

    1. Bluehender

      Mr Torres is an excellent writer, whom most of us appreciate his work. Your work speaks for itself. And it’s not flattering..

    2. dave1964

      May be a great writer, but you have to question anyone’s basketball IQ that thinks Kentucky will by fine with what we have starting center. Richards would have to improve 100% from last year for UK to make any kind of run in the tourney this year. He maybe a good kid but is horrible at basketball.

  5. JT55

    I wish him nothing but the best. I still wonder how they plan to score inside next season? Whitney is a great defender but doesn’t really have a low post game. Even is EJ takes the next step, (a big if) we know what we got in Richard’s at this point. Going to be challenging at times.

  6. Righteous1

    It did not matter whether Dante came to UK or not. This season will be the 5th in a row with no Final Four appearance but anyone can see Dante and the UK players on the biggest day of the year which is the NBA Draft 2020 in June.

    1. 4everUKblue

      That you Kyle?

    2. ClutchCargo

      Cheering for the UK basketball team seems to be a little too stressful for the self-righteous one. That’s sad.

  7. NextMattJonesNoCap

    I’m just mad that he caused Tipton to end close friends

  8. KYjellyRoll

    Lol. Great article… comments? Not so much. Go Cats. Wegood

    1. blueballs80

      This topic has been beaten to death and then some. Let’s focus on football and the players we have.

    2. UKiyaoyas

      Yes. Focus on football. Preach.

  9. Smyrna_Cat

    good blurb

  10. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree

    Handlers don’t give a knat sized pile of sh!t about these kids, all they care about is who can get them money the quickest.

  11. Ridge Runner

    Good article that places the situation in perspective.

  12. UKiyaoyas

    Football szn

    1. runningunnin.454

      Actually neither yet, and they overlap. You can do both; I have faith in you.

    2. UKiyaoyas

      FOOTBALL! ?

  13. UKFanSC

    We needed another awkward 7 foot project like we needed another hole in the head….. move on BBN.

  14. Brutal Hustler

    Keldon didn’t NOT live up to his hype. I’d say he lived up exactly to his hype. He went first round and was a plus starter all year for us

  15. sivart88

    The sec may have been to tough on him in his eyes. He may if chose the ducks cause the easier conference (assuming it is) and e may of been intimidated with the bugs at uk having to fight for pt against them and not wanting to be in such a big spot light knowing how raw he still may be . Not saying that any of the reasons but sounds logical when someone chooses the ducks over the cats. Super pumped about the year ahead for the cats. May Christ keep watch over them.