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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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38 responses to “Pilgrim’s Insider Notes: Anthony Edwards sets a decision date”

  1. Blublood41

    Honestly, I cant say I’m not surprised about herro and hagans, just disappointed. I just dont see us winning another title with all the turnover every year. Imagine we didnt win with wall/cousins/Bledsoe. Or the 2015 group….now were not even getting the best of the best. For kentucky, final four and championship or bust.

    1. cking

      It ain’t happened yet…
      Neither Hagans or Herro are high in any mock drafts…
      Buck up big camper!

    2. BigolBlue

      Agree. Unless you get Anthony Davis. Cak hasnt gotten a top 5 guy in a while

    3. bigbluebanana

      Remember bigolblue, 2016 wasn’t that long ago. Also, your god, coach K, has also only won 1 championship in that same time span with top 5 players. Green Day wrote a song about you once, Walking Contradiction.

    4. 4everUKblue

      That should make you happy BigolSlaterMedic, you are so against the one and done yet you bitch about Cal not getting the top recruits, who btw are all one and done. You want 4 yr guys and the top 5? Make up you little pea brain mind.

    5. bigbluebanana

      4ever, you know I’m always on your side bro, but I am adamantly against this statement as you imply bigolblue has a “mind”. Shame on you! Lol

    6. BigolBlue

      Again 4 ever and banana comment of EVERY post I have. Get off my back your heavy. Its a comment board deal with it or leave. You dont see me on here posting to every damn ksr post. You have your opinions good for you. Yeah I said one and dones are annoying. Doesnt mean I still dont want Anthony Davis esque players I just hate the system. Also Cal has proven he cant win without an Anthony Davis because guess what he hasn’t. Now personally attack me again. Im stupid this stupid that. Good for you guys. Just keep policing the boards. Awesome guys. Only your opinion matters just like Matt Jones.

    7. catsarerunnin

      Awww you poor little thing. You need a teddy bear?

    8. StuckinLville

      Anyone saying he’s wrong obviously hasnt been paying attention. We should have titles from ’10, ’11, ’14, ’15 and you can make a case for ’17 and even ’18 because of the teams that lost. Do i think we’d seriously win all those? No but to only have one title with all the talent that has rolled through is a little unsettling. That superstar caliber player is what we have been missing and for some reason, they just dont want to come to UK anymore. And when guys leave for the NBA that aren’t ready like Dakari Johnson, Briscoe, Gabriel, Humphries, it only hurts the team. When 3-4 year guys feel they have to leave, that’s a problem. So now you’re not getting the studs nor are guys staying. They transfer or something. I know Cal can get his teams ready every year, but when the talent isnt the same and guys keep leaving, titles hopes take a serious hit. Hopefully this year will end up in a title, but I’m not betting my paycheck on it. I’ve given up hope so just waiting for it to happen.

    9. KYcats11

      Y’all forget Fox was top 5

    10. Jiminy Crickets

      Fox and Knox were both top 10, not top 5. I believe they were both #6. Last top 5 was Skal Lab….

    11. b2h3slin

      Fox 5th, Knox 9th btw

  2. 8XChamps

    I understand the “hometown hero” pitch, but if you were the potential number one draft pick, why wouldn’t you want to come play against some of the best players in the country, make run for the championship, and have maximum exposure to NBA scouts?

    1. 4everUKblue

      You would unless there’s another agenda.

  3. bbanks81

    Not a knock here, but you just told us what every person that follows recruiting on Twitter already knows. I’d love it if you actually had some “inside” information.

  4. hal9944

    I don’t see herro at this point going pro early. Still has a lot to improve, mainly consistency. I think he would benefit greatly to stay one more year.

    1. Aar


  5. cking

    I am hoping that this kid was excited on what he saw during his visit…the staff may have sold him on Hagans and Herro potentially going which would clear space for Edwards.

    Here’s the Rub…
    Hagans is without a doubt one of the best defensive point guards we have seen in the Cal Era. His knock is his scoring which is improving but is no where near first round pick efficiency. Maybe the staff drastically sees his scoring improving dramatically over the next month.
    Right now he’s not as well rounded as Alexander.

    I have not seen Herro listed in any first round mock drafts…he’s a great scorer and his defender has come along way..but he doesn’t have the scoring efficiency nailed down yet. The staff must really think he is going to take a leap like Hagans going down the stretch.

    We will see…

    1. dcforuk
    2. DukeFan1

      I don’t know man. I haven’t seen as much of Hagans as I have seen of Tre Jones, but would you say he’s a better or a worse prospect? Jones is seen as 1st round and I even saw fringe lottery predictions in some mocks. If Hagans is about equal, he should probably declare.

  6. dcforuk

    Agreed! Herro, Hagans, Johnson and Washington are all gone. You take the good, you take the bad, you take em both and there you have the facts of one and done. They clear to make room for the new. The cost of a championship run is high turnover. Not such a horrible price to pay!

  7. michaelb

    All the return to Kentucky or go pro questions are decided in the tourney . It’s simple , play good / draft stock rises . Other foot = sophomore year

  8. Aar

    Thanks Pilgrim. I appreciate that you are willing to share your personal “it’s not gonna be UK” opinion in advance of a player’s commitment date.

  9. Smyrna_Cat

    To be honest, this info on Edwards is a repeat of what has already been written … on this site!!! Move on. Nothing to see here.

  10. BRumZz_20

    “Following Edwards’ official visit to Kentucky last week, those within the program felt very confident in their position with the elite guard.” *drink*

  11. VirginiaCat

    The formula for a championship is A) Recruit elite, overwhelming talent on the order of KY 2012 or Duke 2019 or B) Build a team over multiple years on the order of Nova’s two championship teams. We will likely have a deep run this year with the talent that we have, but a national championship is unlikely. The point is that losing most of our talent every year is not going to get us where we want to be.

    1. CATandMONKEY

      To be fair , a national championship is unlikely for about 350 Div I teams every season.

    2. Jiminy Crickets

      So what does Maxey do? Move to the 2? I’m not sure the continued trend of recruiting PGs and then recruiting over them and pushing The first to the 2, or in briscoe’s case to the 3, is a long term solution. Before anyone says Bledsoe, he never really figured out the 2 spot, and his shooting from the 2 was the weak link in that monster team. I’d love to have Edwards, dont read me wrong, but if Herro doesn’t leave, quickley doesn’t leave, and we’re bringing in 3 SFs. It seems like a log jam. If Edwards chooses UGA or FSU, this will be why

    3. Jiminy Crickets

      Didn’t mean to respond to you. Sorry

    4. dcforuk

      From my perspective, final fours are the threshold of success at a place like Kentucky. This coach has been to four final fours. It is been a few years since the last one but it is nowhere near the drought or droughts that we previously had. We are 2 to 3 years away from even consideration of legitimate griping that in my opinion still would not be legitimate given the return to excellence this year!

  12. bigbluebanana

    Aww, bigolblue is miffed. Settle down sweetheart, it’ll be okay. I just can’t wait to see what kind of nonsense you spew if we do win it all this year.

    Also, *you’re & commas are your friend. Tighten up your troll game bubba, it’s too easy on us when you’re writing skills match your tiny brain.

    1. catsarerunnin

      He mad.

  13. Smyrna_Cat

    “Kentucky may have secured commitments from the two most underrated players in all of high school basketball” … poor writing. We DID secure commitments … what you seem to be trying to say is that both are “the most underrated” … but that doesn’t make sense, either, since both are top 15.

    But facts are optional …

  14. luke.emberton

    Tyler Herro is not NBA ready at all he needs to come back for another season

    1. dcforuk

      I was not ready for my first professionally paid job either. However, I was hired based on my potential!

  15. DukeFan1

    I really hope UK is in Duke’s bracket. Would love to see a rematch. I don’t think margin in the first game truly reflected the difference between the teams, although I do think Duke wins again.

    1. Smyrna_Cat

      You are a Duke fan … so your option that “Duke wins again? is deeply flawed.

  16. dieden39

    Does Anthony want to improve and be the best???? There is only one option…..become a WILDCAT. We need you Anthony but you need us even more. You had better put on that U. K. Hat next Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. And make it a Win/win for you and us. GO CATS