As you wrap up your work week and get nestled into your spot for Big Blue Madness, take a moment to read and/or watch our player profiles from the one-on-one interviews TJ Walker and I conducted last month, as well as the one-hour conversation from Coach Cal’s media roundtable discussion.
10 Things from John Calipari’s Roundtable – Mrs. Tyler narrowed down Coach Cal’s roundtable to 10 things to know.
John Calipari Roundtable Transcript – If you have some time on your hands, read every word Coach Cal said.
Tyler Herro – Herro explained why he chose Kentucky over Wisconsin and the backlash he’s received from Badgers fan. He also talked about his breakout week in the Bahamas and the pressure of being the fan favorite.
Keldon Johnson – Johnson opened up about his recruitment and how he and his dad disagreed about Kentucky. We also learned how he feels about being ranked behind Duke’s RJ Barrett in the class rankings, and what that first game means on November 6.
Immanuel Quickley – Quickley explained how a trip to Egypt with Coach Cal and Team USA sealed the deal with Kentucky, the favorite in his recruitment from the start.
Ashton Hagans – Hagans’ recruitment was a whirlwind, with a de-commit from Georgia and then a jump up to a new class. He told us all about it.
EJ Montgomery – Did something happen with EJ Montgomery and the Duke commits at the McDonald’s game? He said no, but the video suggests otherwise.
Reid Travis – Reid Travis’ path to UK is unique. He told how it came to be and what it’s like being the “old head” in the Wildcat Lodge.
Sophomore Nick Richards – The GOAT opened up about last year’s struggles and how he is a much more confident player entering his sophomore year.
PJ Washington – Washington had a tough decision to make after last season and it came down to the wire on NBA draft deadline day. He told KSR what went into the decision and what he is doing to win a title and get NBA ready in his second year at Kentucky.
Quade Green – There is a new Quade Green in Lexington. Read to find out what’s different.
Jemarl Baker – Baker hasn’t played a basketball game in 18 months, but he doesn’t feel that he is behind the other guards in the UK backcourt.
Brad Calipari – Expectations are at a new high for Brad Calipari after he played first half minutes as a sophomore and in the Bahamas.
If you’d rather watch all of the videos, I created a YouTube playlist for your viewing pleasure: