That’s a pretty accurate depiction of Anthony Davis on NBA 2K12, although I am little disappointed in his 69/100 rating on the video game. He should be a 99 at the very least.
— Kentucky fans have reason to worry about losing Julius Mays when the transfer guard visits Purdue this weekend. Mays’ high school coach said the Boilermakers are the school to beat, if Julius has a good visit. Mays grew up a Purdue fan and he says he still watches as many games as he can, so it’s hard to imagine him having anything but a good time. However, I think if we can avoid Mays committing while he is in West Lafayette, Kentucky stands the best chance at landing a commitment. Mays really likes Calipari and Kentucky; the Cats just need to avoid another Alex Oriakhi situation where the player commits while on a visit to another school. Just make it through the weekend.
— Jon Rothstein tweeted earlier today that he is hearing NC State is in the best position for Amile Jefferson. That could be true, but I’ve given up any hope of following Jefferson’s recruitment. There has been a new update every 2-3 hours since January. Just tell me when he picks, please.
— Virginia Tech head coach James Johnson confirmed this morning that Montrezl Harrell has officially asked for his release — for real this time — and he’ll be free to move about the country once Virginia Tech grants it. You can go ahead and count on Harrell visiting Lexington once the Hokies let him go. Louisville will also be a major player thanks to the relationship between Harrell and the Cards new assistant coach, Kevin Keatts. Keatts was the head coach at Harrell’s Hargrave Military Academy.
— From the NBA, the Players Association wants the age limit to go back to 18, but at least one person thinks that is a terrible idea. His name is John Calipari. He said, “You would be encouraging ninth-graders to think about the draft instead of worrying about academics,” Calipari said. “I can’t understand going back. You can’t have the baseball model since we don’t have minor league basketball. And the D-League is a man’s league.”
— Our friend Jeff Borzello of CBS wrote a solid piece on the Nerlens Noel situation and how it’s not Kentucky’s problem. Take a minute or two to read it and then leave a comment telling Jeff how great his hair has been looking lately. He calls it “The Ryan Gosling” look.
— Nerlens Noel says he is in good position to qualify. Anyone saying otherwise can shut up.
— Be sure to check out Part 2 of Matt’s interview with Mitch Barnhart tonight on KSTV. Barnhart was incredibly open with Matt about everything and it made for an interview unlike anything we’ve seen in the past from the UK AD. We’ll have Part 1 on the website later today, in case you missed it last night.
— Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE TO AUDITION FOR THE KSTV CASTING CALL. We’ll be at Sam Swope Honda World in Louisville tomorrow morning for registration from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. It is the best opportunity to become a Kentucky sports reporter and cover the Cats for the next year as one of Matt’s co-hosts on KSTV. If you’re one of those people who say “I can do that job,” you’d be crazy to not come out and give it a shot. We hope to see you there.
— On this morning’s podcast, Matt and Ryan discussed Joker’s future at Kentucky and buffalo wings. Have a listen…