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Basketball Recruiting, drama at McDonald’s All-American Game? (Tuesday Show Thread)

Today on Kentucky Sports Radio radio, Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond give the latest on John Calipari’s recruiting efforts as the April period winds down, plus a little bit more info on the alleged drama behind the scenes at this year’s McDonald’s All-American Game.

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45 responses to “Basketball Recruiting, drama at McDonald’s All-American Game? (Tuesday Show Thread)”

  1. runningunnin.454

    I watched the McD game, didn’t see any drama?

    1. runningunnin.454

      Oh, FIRST…where’s my Gold Medal?

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      “It’s GOLD Jerry, GOLD!”

    4. ukjaybrat
    5. runningunnin.454

      Very funny, Chris; but I’m not much of a baker. However, unlike our many trolls, I do know crap from crisco.

    6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door


  2. TomEcaster

    Isn’t Drama too old to play in a high school basketball game??

  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Didn’t MJ already say a year or 2 ago that Coach Nesferatu beating us for Bagley & Bolden had already made Cal step up his recruiting?

    1. runningunnin.454

      They’re talking like Cal didn’t really try to recruit the last couple of years; not buying that, just some we tried to get picked Puke…for whatever reason.

    2. ClutchCargo

      Thank you, rg. It’s not like Cal just woke up one morning and decided to suddenly start kicking ass again. Maybe it looks like that to us on the outside, but I’m pretty sure recruiting doesn’t work that way.

    3. J-Dub421

      I do think Cal had let off the intensity a bit the last few years in recruiting though. He has really been hitting the recruiting trail with a vengeance lately.

  4. 4everUKblue

    Marquis Bolden immediately comes to mind as one we missed and were relieved.

    1. 4everUKblue

      Shabazz Muhammad is another.

    2. runningunnin.454

      I think Trey Young is another, we’re not a one man band.

    3. TomEcaster

      Josh Selby

    4. 4everUKblue

      Agreed….Why is a dUKe fan listening to this show?

    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      We could have used Young’s shooting if he didn’t have to be a ball eater.

  5. runningunnin.454

    So are we playing Puke, UNCheat, and UofHell next season? LOL, the Atlantic Cheaters Conference.

  6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    So which station is KSR on in Cincy?

    1. ukjaybrat

      ugh. reply fail. see below

  7. ukjaybrat

    “1360 AM Fox Sports Radio from 6-8 pm.”

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Cool. They got their foot in the door. I’m sure UC probably doesn’t like that though.

    2. J-Dub421

      Too bad for UC then.

    3. ClutchCargo

      Stupid mod bot. It must be a UC fan.

  8. runningunnin.454

    I would like to play Kansas State next season.

    1. 4everUKblue


  9. 4everUKblue

    I really hate to think about Wenyen leaving but I understand.

    1. J-Dub421

      I hope he’ll stay; that kid is a ray of sunshine. If he goes in order to help provide for his family, then I totally understand though.

    2. runningunnin.454

      Me, too. Really wanted him to get his degree before he left.

  10. J-Dub421

    A controversial topic that will divide the fanbase? Uh oh, it’s going to be is a hotdog a sandwich all over again.

  11. J-Dub421



  12. J-Dub421


    Aaron Harrison

  13. J-Dub421



    I can’t believe I have Karl that low.

  14. J-Dub421


    Andrew Harrison

  15. J-Dub421

    I was pondering guards still and missed the power forward list.

  16. J-Dub421

    Those are my rankings, feel free to debate. Point guard is the hardest for me to rank.

    1. CATandMONKEY

      I know some will argue with your ranking of Andrew but when I examine the objective body of work, I am on board.

      WCS over KAT?
      Based on defensive swats? I could see it

    2. J-Dub421

      WCS was a unanimous all american. He’s also the only player I’ve ever seen who could guard every position on the floor and did so on the same possession.

    3. 4everUKblue

      How do you rank our bigs based on their body of work in the NBA?

    4. J-Dub421

      NBA is totally different, but Matt said to go only on what they did at UK.

  17. J-Dub421

    Briscoe was a point guard who was asked to play small forward for us for two years, and he did so. He also never whined about it and took a lot of abuse from our fanbase. People need to lay off Briscoe.

  18. m4ff3w

    What was the McDonalds AA drama?

    1. J-Dub421

      Apparently Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett didn’t exactly make any friends and may have rubbed people the wrong way. May have pushed EJ Montgomery right to us.

    2. m4ff3w

      Excellent. Thanks.