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Happy afternoon, guys. Just think, we’re almost four and a half hours from the start of the Predators/Blues game, which means we’re about ten minutes from my next caffeine fix. Let’s roll through some afternoon notes thanks to our friends at TwinSpires.com.

— Over the past few years, we’ve dealt with more than our fair share of recruiting dramas, but has there been a May with this much uncertainty about next year’s roster? Mohamed Bamba could be a game-changing recruit, but zero information is leaking out of his camp, while Calipari is taking quite the gamble in waiting to hear what Kevin Knox decides while Cam Johnson is being wooed by other suitors. I’ve said it before, but given next year’s lack of experience, Johnson seems like he should be the bigger priority here, especially since there has been almost zero positive momentum in Kentucky’s direction with Knox in recent months. This is a delicate, tricky situation, and I’m certainly glad I don’t have to be the one to deal with it.

— Meanwhile, after being approved by the Athletics Committee this morning, the UK Board of Trustees just signed off on the deal to rename Commonwealth Stadium Kroger Field. According to Jon Hale, two of the 17 members of the Board of Trustees voted against renaming the stadium, the outgoing student body president and a faculty member, who both said students’ reaction to the change was not positive and argued the name “Commonwealth Stadium” has historical significance to the state. I’m not sure I agree with that, but ultimately, it doesn’t matter. We are now in the Kroger Field era.

— Remember that absurd lawsuit UofL students filed against Katina Powell and the author and publisher of her book for “devaluing” their UofL education? WDRB’s Jason Riley reports that it was dismissed today, as was the counterclaim filed by the author and publisher against the students. Hilariously, this was the judge’s comments to the attorney’s in the case:

— The results of this morning’s KSR Movie Bracket Elite Eight, factoring in a tie-breaking poll:

  • Shawshank Redemption over Wolf of Wall Street (tiebreaking Twitter poll)
  • Pulp Fiction over Rocky
  • Goodfellas over Star Wars
  • Forrest Gump over Saving Private Ryan

I don’t agree with most of those decisions, but listen to everyone’s reasoning in the latter half of Hour 2 of the podcast:

That makes your Final Four:

  • Shawshank Redemption vs. Pulp Fiction
  • Goodfellas vs. Forrest Gump

Who ya got??

— Finally, if you haven’t seen Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue about his newborn son’s open-heart surgery, stop what you’re doing and watch:

Anybody got some tissues?


Cam Johnson plans more visits

Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Pitt grad transfer Cam Johnson visited Kentucky last week, but with some major pieces of next year’s roster still up in the air, left Lexington without committing. Now, according to Rivals’ Corey Evans, he’ll take some more visits as he waits to hear what Kevin Knox and Hamidou Diallo will do. Evans says that Johnson will take an official visit to Arizona on Thursday and UCLA and Oregon next week. TCU and Ohio State are still in the mix as well.

So, to recap, a rough timeline as we know it:

  • Thursday – Sunday: Kevin Knox announces
  • Tuesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 14: Hamidou Diallo participates in the NBA Combine
  • May 24: Deadline for Diallo to announce whether or not he’ll return to school or stay in the draft
  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯: Johnson and Mohamed Bamba announce

So, let’s hurry up and wait, right? At least we can enjoy these highlights in the meantime:

 


Kevin Knox’s dad says he will announce his decision sometime between Thursday and Sunday

Kevin Knox’s dad says he will announce his decision sometime between Thursday and Sunday

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When will the Kevin Knox saga end? According to his dad, sometime between Thursday and Sunday of this week. Knox Sr. told Adam Zagoria that his son plans to announce this weekend, but the exact time will depend on when he can get on ESPN. Recruiting announcements usually take place on ESPNU’s “Recruiting Nation,” but an ESPN spokesman told Zagoria that no new episodes of the show are planned yet.

That being said, I’m sure “SportsCenter” will welcome Knox on to share his big news. Knox is down to Kentucky, Duke, Florida State, Missouri, and North Carolina. Duke holds a healthy lead in his 247 Sports Crystal Ball, with seven of the last eight picks in recent weeks.

So, sometime between Thursday and Sunday, which almost certainly means it will happen while everyone’s watching the Oaks or the Derby, right?

[ZagsBlog]

 


Tuesday’s Top 10: Put your Ls down and let’s go Krogering

Tuesday’s Top 10: Put your Ls down and let’s go Krogering

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Good morning, everyone, and shoutout to this brave Kentucky fan for not only riding a camel, but putting down his L after encountering a Louisville fan in Morocco. You’re doing the Big Blue Nation’s work, sir.

Let’s jump into today’s Top 10, shall we?

1. Kentucky offered Bol Bol last night

We’ve had some great names come through this program over the years, but should Bol Bol come to Kentucky, it might rank up there with the best. The 7-1 son of former NBA giant Manute Bol received an offer from John Calipari last night after two impressive weekends on the EYBL circuit. Kentucky now has eight offers out in the 2018 class, including Marvin Bagley, the 6-10 power forward who’s considered the top player in the class. Could Bol and Bagley play together? Talk about a couple of twin towers.

2. Here’s who has offers in 2018 so far:

  • PG Immanuel Quickley
  • PG Quentin Grimes
  • SG Romeo Langford
  • SF Zion Williamson
  • SF Cameron REddish
  • SF Jaedon LeDee
  • PF Marvin Bagley
  • PF Bol Bol

It’s super early, but give me Quickley (or Javonte Smart), Langford, Zion, Bagley, and Bol and let’s go win the 2019 championship. (This is a post for another time, but the more I think about it, the more 2019 feels like “the year”)

3. 2019 stars Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis will be on campus later this week

Not only are Antoine and Lewis two of the best wings in the 2019 class, they’re best friends and teammates. AND, they’ll be on Kentucky’s campus later this week. If you see them, be sure to say hello.

4. Commonwealth Stadium is now Kroger Field

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UK Athletics

Yesterday, we found out that Commonwealth Stadium is now Kroger Field as a result of JMI Sports and Kroger’s 12-year, $1.85 million/year deal. Calling it Kroger Field will take some getting used to, but in this day and age, selling naming rights to stadiums/arenas is becoming the norm, so be grateful it wasn’t something worse. If you missed out on all the excitement, we covered it from just about every angle possible:

5. Everyone’s got a joke about it

From Kroger Plus cards to the self-checkout lanes, everyone who’s ever been to a Kroger has made the same jokes about the new name, so keep that in mind as you go about your Tuesday.

Personally, I’ve been fascinated by all the old Kroger commercials on YouTube, such as this one from 1989 featuring human scissors:

6. Don’t worry, Rupp Arena’s name is safe for now

With change comes fear of more change, but according to Mitch Barnhart, Rupp Arena’s name is safe…sort of. Yesterday, Mitch Barnhart said Rupp’s name is “too iconic” to sell, and in UK’s latest lease with the Lexington Center Corporation, both sides agreed to keep the name “Rupp Arena” intact; however, odds are the naming rights to the adjacent convention center WILL be sold to help pay for renovations, to one day, it could be “Rupp Arena at the Alltech Center,” or “Rupp Arena at the Big Ass Center,” my personal favorite.

7. No new info on Bamba, Knox, or Cam Johnson

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out Matt’s post from yesterday with the latest on UK’s chances with Mohamed Bamba, Kevin Knox, and Cam Johnson, as well as the latest rumblings on whether or not Hamidou Diallo will stay in the draft. Basically, no new info on recruiting stuff as Cam Johnson continues to take visits and we wait for Kevin Knox’s decision, which is allegedly happening this week. Meanwhile, NBA folks continue to be intrigued by Diallo, who wants a first round guarantee to stay in. Next week’s combine is huge.

8. It’s Game 2 for Wizards/Celtics

The Celtics got the best of John Wall and the Wizards in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday, but hell hath no fury like a John Wall scorned, right? Boston hit a whopping 19-39 threes on Sunday, so if Washington wants to avoid a 0-2 start to the series, they should, you know, start defending the perimeter. Tune in to TNT at 8 p.m. for Game 2, and stick around for Game 1 of Jazz/Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, LeBron James feels so confident about the Cav’s chances vs. the Raptors that he almost helped himself to a cold beverage during last night’s game:

9. It’s Game 4 for the Preds/Blues

I hope you’re not tired of hockey updates yet because you’re going to keep getting them until the Preds lose. Game four between the Preds and the St. Louis Blues is tonight at Bridgestone Arena and I’ll be in the house wearing my new PK Subban jersey. The Preds have a 2-1 lead in the series so far, and taking a 3-1 lead to St. Louis for Game 5 on Friday would be HUGE. So, catch Preds fever and join me in cheering them on when the puck drops at 9:30 PM on NBC Sports Network.

10. We’re now on the Elite Eight of the KSR Movie Bracket

Let us hear your picks for the following matchups:

  • Shawshank Redemption vs Wolf of Wall Street
  • Pulp Fiction vs Rocky
  • Star Wars vs Goodfellas
  • Saving Private Ryan vs Forrest Gump

Go Rocky!


Kentucky offered 2018 7-footer Bol Bol last night

It’s not every Tuesday that you get to wake up to news that Kentucky offered one of the most exciting players in the 2018 class. Last night, John Calipari and Kenny Payne extended an offer to Bol Bol, the 7-1 son of NBA player Manute Bol. Bol shared the happy news on Twitter:

Bol is considered the second best power forward and the fifth best overall player in the 2018 class by 247 Sports. He’s tearing up the spring circuit, averaging over 25 points and nine rebounds per game in EYBL play. Over the weekend, Calipari and Payne got to see him battle the top player in the class, Marvin Bagley, at the EYBL event in Indianapolis:

Some more highlights from the weekend before:

 


The 5 things you missed in basketball recruiting this weekend

The 5 things you missed in basketball recruiting this weekend

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Marvin Bagley

The spring live recruiting period rolled on this weekend, with major events going down in Indianapolis and Atlanta. John Calipari started the weekend at Nike and Under Armour events in Indy before flying to Atlanta to monitor his targets in the adidas circuit. Tony Barbee and Kenny Payne stayed in Indy all weekend, while Joel Justus held down the fort in Atlanta. In case you spent your weekend doing something other than waiting for recruiting news, here are the five things you need to know.

 Marvin Bagley looked phenomenal

Bagley is the #1 player in the 2018 class and he’s proved why the past few weekends. The 6’11” big man leads the Nike circuit with 26.9 points and 14.7 rebounds per game and on Friday night, dropped 35 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in front of John Calipari and Kenny Payne. Unfortunately, Bagley’s team is still winless despite his brilliance, but he perked up when a reporter pointed out a giant poster of Anthony Davis on the wall behind him, prompting this quote via Kyle Tucker:

“It’s a great program, speaks for itself,” he said. “A lot of great NBA players went through Kentucky, and they’re doing great in the NBA now. Obviously, that’s my goal, to get to the NBA. Seeing that is always good, always great, so Kentucky is a great school.”

[SEC Country]

Kentucky is one of six schools on Bagley’s list, along with Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Southern Cal, and UCLA. After watching this mixtape, you’ll understand why landing him would be so important:


antoine-lewis 2019 stars Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis are visiting this week

Calipari hasn’t handed out any offers in the 2019 class yet, but two of the players he’s watched the most are five-star wings Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, high school and AAU teammates that have played together since the 7th grade. Cal watched the two play Saturday night, and later this week, the duo will take unofficial visits to Louisville and Kentucky. As you can see in this mixtape, they’re pretty good at this basketball thing:


Cameron Reddish dropped 35 points

Many believe Duke’s the early leader for Reddish, but Calipari won’t concede him easily. Reddish dropped 35 points in a game at the EYBL event in Indy this weekend and doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to make a decision. Watch him work:


Javonte Smart loves John Wall

The 2018 five-star point guard doesn’t have an offer from Kentucky yet, but the Cats’ coaches kept a close eye on him this weekend and he told the Herald-Leader that he thinks an offer is coming soon. One reason Smart wants an offer from Calipari? John Wall, who he said is his favorite point guard in the NBA.

“John Wall is my favorite point guard,” he said. “He’s great, and Calipari coached him. That’s a great thing. … Everybody says you have to have that dog in you. He’s got that. And that’s what I want to learn from him.”

Should Calipari decide to put the full-court press on Smart, maybe Wall can do his old coach a solid and swing by Baton Rouge to see Smart play?

[Herald-Leader]


  Zion Williamson and Quentin Grimes didn’t play

Williamson and Grimes both have offers from Kentucky but sat out this weekend, Williamson with a knee injury, Grimes with an illness. Williamson did do interviews, giving Evan Daniels an update on his recruitment. What was Kentucky’s pitch during a recent in-home visit?

“Don’t listen to the outside world on how they run things. It’s a family environment and they care about academics. Even if I was to go one-and-done I could still come back and get my school work and my degree. But basketball wise: Developing me as much as he can within those 6-8 months and see me improve.”

Come on down and be a superstar, Zion.

[Scout]


Monday’s Top 10: It’s Gonna be May

Good morning, everyone, and happy May Day. While the first day of May is traditionally celebrated with people dancing around a Maypole, nowadays, it’s usually greeted by one of your friends texting or tweeting you a picture of Justin Timberlake in his NSYNC days because you know, it’s gonna be May. I’m going to celebrate by attempting to stay in my chair all day because it hurts too much to walk. Saturday’s Rock ‘N Roll half marathon was brutal, guys. Thankfully, this chair’s got wheels.

Lots going on today, so let’s get to it.

1. UK landed a four-star football commitment last night

Mark Stoops and company got some big news late last night when four-star offensive tackle Darian Kinnard committed, becoming the seventh member of UK’s 2018 class. Kinnard is a massive get — literally. At 6’7″ 336 lbs., he’s a monster, and ranked the 17th best offensive tackle in his class by 247 Sports. The Cleveland, Ohio native picked the Cats over West Virginia, Penn State, Maryland, Missouri, Pittsburgh and Purdue, and he was also drawing interest from Ohio State.

Welcome aboard, Darian. Stay a while, won’t you?

2. Maybe that’s why Vince Marrow was so swaggy

Kentucky’s recruiting guru was a tweeting machine yesterday, putting a good spin on Kentucky’s disappointing NFL Draft (more on that in a minute). Marrow said Kentucky’s days of not having a player go in the draft are over:

Gotta love the big dawg’s confidence.

3. Cats in the NFL update

Saturday was a surprising day for the program as Kentucky’s two best NFL Draft prospects, Jon Toth and Boom Williams, went undrafted. Boom signed with the Bengals afterwards, but Toth still doesn’t have a home, which is truly bizarre given that he was projected to be a fourth or fifth round pick. Yesterday, rumors circulated that Toth signed with the 49ers, but ESPN’s Field Yates shot that down, tweeting that Toth “will soon be fully healthy” and should sign with a team then. Wait, what? He was injured? That’s the first we’re hearing of that.

Meanwhile, Ryan Timmons signed with the Bears and JD Harmon with the Browns. Here’s hoping Toth finds a home soon. Whichever team lands him is getting a heck of a steal.

4. UK Baseball won their series with South Carolina

Nick Mingione’s squad continues its impressive rise, winning the series at South Carolina this weekend, the first time the Bat Cats have beaten the Gamecocks in Columbia since 1999. UK improves to 31-14, leading the SEC East with a 14-7 league mark and tying Western Division co-leaders Mississippi State and Auburn for the overall league lead. On Friday, they got their first win in the series in dominating fashion, beating South Carolina by an astounding score of 19-1, Kentucky’s largest margin of victory against an SEC opponent in school history. Do yourself a favor and watch the highlights below:

They’re getting it done, folks.

5. It was a big weekend for basketball recruiting

The spring live period continues, which means John Calipari was on the road to watch targets at Nike and Under Armour events in Indianapolis. Cal watched pretty much all of his 2018 and 2019 targets, including Marvin Bagley, Cameron Reddish, Javonte Smart, Romeo Langford, Immanuel Quickley, Moses Brown, and 2019 stars Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, who will visit UK later this week. I’ll have a more detailed rundown on the recruiting weekend for you later this morning.

6. Calipari found a home for his Air Jordan 8 Calipari Pack

Something tells me he’ll still sport a pair on the road on recruiting trips.

7. ICYMI, Hamidou Diallo got an NBA Combine invitation

On Saturday, five Cats received invitations to next week’s NBA Combine: Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo, Isaiah Briscoe, and, yes, Hamidou Diallo. Diallo is the only Cat left who declared for the draft but didn’t sign with an agent. The Combine takes place in Chicago May 9-14 and while Diallo has until May 24 to decide whether or not to stay in the draft, A LOT of that decision could weigh on his performance next week.

8. It’s Derby Week

Can you believe it’s already Derby week? I can’t, but it’s here, which means the city of Louisville will put its best foot (hoof?) forward this week. The draw is Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., and I’ll be honest, I haven’t done a bit of research on this year’s contenders. Thankfully, Chad Lashbrook and the folks at Twin Spires will be by this week to get us ready.

9. Rich Brooks is having a heck of a time on vacation

Nobody does retirement like Rich Brooks, who is currently fishing in the Bahamas:

Is there anyone cooler than Brooks in this picture?

The answer is no. Man is having the time of his life, and I’m super jealous.

10. The KSR Movie Bracket rolls on

The gang will wrap up the KSR movie bracket on today’s show, which means you’ve got an hour to mull over your picks:

— Shawshank Redemption vs. Top Gun
— Wolf of Wall Street vs. Titanic
— Pulp Fiction vs. Silence of the Lambs
— Rocky vs. Lord of the Rings
— Star Wars vs. Batman
— Goodfellas vs. Schindler’s List
— Saving Private Ryan vs. Jurassic Park
— Se7en vs. Forrest Gump

My Final 4: Shawshank Redemption, Rocky, Star Wars, and Saving Private Ryan. Gimme Rocky in an upset.


Zion Williamson talks to Evan Daniels about game, recruiting

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Evan Daniels of Scout recently sat down with top 2018 prospect Zion Williamson to talk basketball and recruiting. They discussed everything from defense, to Kentucky, to Coach K. Here are some of the highlights and the full video:

Q: How has your game evolved over the last year?
A: “I feel like my game has evolved in every dimension. Most importantly my defense has come a really long way.

Q: In your opinion, what’s the best part of your game?
A: “Attacking the basket and making my teammates better.”

Most importantly:

Q: What’s Kentucky’s pitch been?
A: “Don’t listen to the outside world on how they run things. It’s a family environment and they care about academics. Even if I was to go one-and-done I could still come back and get my school work and my degree. But basketball wise: Developing me as much as he can within those 6-8 months and see me improve.”


Nick Richards will be “perfect fit” at Kentucky

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With Bam staying in the draft, 7-foot basketball signee Nick Richards is more valuable now than ever. To figure out just how good he is and what he is going to bring to the newest edition of the Kentucky Wildcats,  Kyle Tucker sat down with Richards high school coach and former Rutger’s coach, Mike Rice.

“Rice said he watches a lot of Kentucky basketball and thinks Richards, a consensus top-20 recruit in the Class of 2017, will be a perfect fit for John Calipari’s style of play.

He can guard one through five about as well as any 7-footer has in a long time,” Rice said. “So I think he has such a big upside and Kentucky is getting a special person.”

I don’t know about you all, but Mr. Rice has me lit for next season.


Top Ranked PG for 2018 says Wall is his Favorite Player

John Oubre | The Advocate

John Oubre | The Advocate

Javonte Smart, who’s rated as the No. 1 point guard of the 2018 recruiting class by Scout.com, recently spoke about his recruitment from top schools. A common question that gets thrown around to these young ball players is, “Who’s your favorite NBA player?”. Being a point guard, it’s no surprise that John Wall was Smart’s answer.

“John Wall is my favorite point guard,” he said. “He’s great, and Calipari coached him. That’s a great thing. … Everybody says you have to have that dog in you. He’s got that. And that’s what I want to learn from him.”

What better way could Smart begin his journey to the NBA than to follow in his favorite player’s footsteps? John Wall was also the No 1. point guard heading into college, so Smart already has that checked off the list. Next up, he just needs that scholarship offer from UK.

Coach Calipari has yet to extend an offer to Javonte Smart, but many believe it’s coming soon. Kentucky has already extended scholarship offers to 2018 point guards Immanuel Quickley and Quentin Grimes. Calipari has attended more of Smart’s games recently, so Smart thinks its coming soon.

“He’s a great coach,” Smart said. “He’s one of the best coaches in college, if not the best.”

He definitely seems very interested in Kentucky and John Calipari, especially since it’s where John Wall played. The 2018 class of point guards has mixed rankings, depending upon which scouting site you visit. Some have Garland at the top, others have Quickley, and then there’s Smart. Of the top 5 PGs in the 2018 class, Smart is the tallest at 6’5.

You can check out more of Smart’s recent comments, including other schools’ recruiting him and living near LSU at the following link:

http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article147708289.html


Two of the Best in 2019 will Visit UK Next Weekend

Two of the Best in 2019 will Visit UK Next Weekend

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In the 2019 class you only need to remember two names: Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine.

The New Jersey teammates are two of the best wings in the country.  One is ranked No. 10, the other is No. 5 in the class, but you can toss those rankings out the window.  They are two of the best of the best of the best.  Calipari was wise enough to spot them early in the recruiting process as freshmen.  They still have two years of school left, but they’ll take their first visit to Lexington next weekend.

This is the kind of stuff they do every time they take the floor.

The dynamic duo performed pretty well when Coach Cal watched them play earlier this spring.

Remember Antoine and Lewis.  If you thought the Harrison Twins received a ton of hype, these guys are just getting started.   


Calipari Zeroing In on a Pair of Nike EYBL Teammates

Calipari Zeroing In on a Pair of Nike EYBL Teammates

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Last year John Calipari got an early look at small forward Cameron Reddish while recruiting his prep school teammate, Mohamed Bamba.  Now Calipari is taking a closer look at Reddish’s Nike EYBL teammate, small forward Louis King.

The 6’8″ small forward is a top 25 player in the class of 2018.  He does not yet have an offer from UK, but King told ZagsBlog it would be a “privilege.”

“I know they get guys to The League,” King said.  “They had Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk and a lot of great players in that program. So going to that program is like a privilege.”

While Reddish struggled in front of Coach Cal last night, King finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.   The Cats are considered the early favorites for King.  Reddish was once considered a lock for Duke, but told the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts he is slowing down the recruiting process.  He will take his time and use all five official visits.  His description of UK is very similar to his teammate’s.

“We know what they do best, which is get players to the league,” Reddish said. “And that’s my ultimate goal as well. So that’s a great place to be at.”

Highlights of the pair from last weekend.  

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John Calipari Makes Recruiting Moves

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Last night John Calipari spent the evening at Under Armour and Nike AAU events in Indianapolis.  After seeing all that he needed to, Cal hit the private jet to Atlanta.

Coach Cal is currently watching his top point guard target in the 2018, Immanuel Quickley.  Calipari is tagging out Joel Justus, who spent last night watching recruits at the Adidas tournament in Atlanta.

Calipari left Tony Barbee and Kenny Payne in Indianapolis where they are currently keeping an eye on another point guard prospect, Javonte Smart, and the nation’s No. 1 player, 7-foot athlete Marvin Bagley.


A Cam Johnson Recruiting Update

A Cam Johnson Recruiting Update

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Cameron Johnson is on the move.

The graduate transfer shooting guard from Pittsburgh visited Kentucky Wednesday and Thursday.  One of Calipari’s final targets in the 2017 class, Johnson is visiting Ohio State on Monday and Arizona next weekend, according to multiple reports.

Johnson’s decision will likely be between the two Wildcats.

Jeff Goodman reports Johnson will begin the week by visiting Ohio State. 


Uh oh… Texas trending for Mohamed Bamba

Uh oh… Texas trending for Mohamed Bamba

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Things have been very, very quiet on the Mohamed Bamba front, but there has been some recent movement in his Crystal Ball predictions and it’s not the kind of movement we want to see.

Of the four new predictions this month, all four have Texas as the pick for Bamba’s final destination. Now one of those comes from a Louisville blogger with a horrible track record, so we’ll toss him out, but the other three are from Duke and they are pretty trusted and they all came this week:

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I’ve been pretty confident (okay, overly confident) in Bamba to Kentucky since the season ended and I have three separate very legitimate sources that helped me make that prediction. But it’s also been weeks since they got my hopes up, so I pray to the basketball gods something hasn’t changed recently and pushed Bamba toward Texas. I mean, why would he do that???

I’m still driving the Bamba-to-Kentucky train, but Texas is obviously making some noise in the Duke circles.

Make of that what you will.

Have a nice Friday.