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Alex Poythress helping Cats recruit Tony Parker


They’re the best of friends, having so much fun together…

In the afternoon notes, Drew told you that 2012 big man Tony Parker announced he’s added UConn to his long list of suitors, which also includes the Cats, Duke, UCLA, Ohio State, Memphis, and Kansas. After doing some digging, I discovered that Tony Parker 1) is not Eva Longoria’s NBA playing ex-husband and 2) gets daily calls from current UK commit Alex Poythress, encouraging him to pledge his allegiance to the Cats. CBSSports’ Jeff Borzello writes:

Kentucky recently began showing more interest in Parker, and the Wildcats are in the mix for his final official visit. The Wildcats have already secured a commitment from Alex Poythress, Parker’s friend and AAU teammate on the Georgia Stars.

Poythress has been helping Kentucky recruit Parker.

“Their interest is good,” Parker said. “I get the Kentucky calls everyday from [Poythress], making sure I’m watching the game. It’s a great place.”

Next time I go through the Wendy’s drive-thru in Clarksville, I’m going to tip that young man an extra dollar.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

27 Comments for Alex Poythress helping Cats recruit Tony Parker



  1. rick7621
    4:02 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    That a recruiting violation and if he comes to UK, I am sure it will be pointed out!!!



  2. ktmiln2
    4:05 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    How dare you make fun of the Wendy’s in Clarksville?!?! I come here for UK news, not your “jokes.”

    /being facetious, please don’t yell at me Ms. Thompson



  3. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    4:07 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Remember Matt’s Subway story? You can’t tip fast food employees…it throws off the universe’s equilibrium.



  4. manbearpig
    4:08 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    #1 said it….come on Ms. Thompson!! Do you really need to give the Triumvirate ammo???



  5. Another Perspective
    4:15 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    1 & 4: That’s stupid. High school kids can “recruit” all they want.

    On the other hand, I was NOT impressed with Parker on ESPNU today.



  6. John Denver
    4:15 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    I can hear Tipton’s keyboard typing the story already.



  7. Dave Shelton
    4:24 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Alex don’t do us any favors, Parker is another Reynoldo Sydney. We don’t need him at UK.

    Marquette down 16 to the cards nor lead by 4 at the half. The perverted wop
    looks stunned.



  8. MN CAT
    4:25 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Damn–I wanted Eva’s ex running the point. Can you imagine?



  9. Steve Fitts
    4:31 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    #1 is correct! Technnically, that is an improper benefit, and the NCAA could declare him ineligible to come to UK. Pay the young man a compliment, but PLEASE NO CASH!!! The NCAA has a handbook on what boosters can and cannot do with respect to recruits, and the handbook is very clear that no cash can pass hands!



  10. Ms. Tyler Thompson
    4:31 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    It’s not a violation, recruits can talk to each other as much as they want. It’s when the schools get involved that trouble starts.



  11. catcrawler
    4:34 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    We need a big body, Parker seems to be a good start.



  12. Austin Aries
    4:38 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    10) Right over your head



  13. Ms. Tyler Thompson
    4:47 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    12 – I guess the fact that the last line was a joke went over yours, too.



  14. jymbo
    4:47 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    I live in clarksville, I’ll tip him for ya.



  15. UK
    4:54 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    i dont care just get shabazz please



  16. PanamaIce
    4:58 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink


  17. tennessee wildcat
    5:10 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Just to let everyone know how much attention Alex Poythress is getting from UK fans, I was in there about two weeks ago and asked how was Alex doing. The lady at the counter said that I was the 50th person to ask that question on a Saturday. I asked her if I was the winner of a free value meal and she said heck no, but Go Big Blue!!! I am not kidding, that is a true story.



  18. 44 Stitches
    5:15 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Parker had a bad game. I’ve been watching him play since he was a freshman down here in Georgia. Parker is a BEAST.



  19. large&inchargeinedco
    5:21 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Tyler – don’t even joke like that, babe.



  20. manbearpig
    5:32 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Um Tyler me and #1 are talking about you giving him a dollar as a tip.



  21. Another Perspective
    5:41 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    OK. Fine, Mr “me and #1.” Tyler is not associated with the university so she can give a kid a tip for doing his job. Happy now?

    Dolt.



  22. Surprised
    5:48 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    #21 – Go ahead and test that theory… The watch Emmert an his hit squad swoop down on UK. The program goes on probation. Cal leaves and Tubby comes back. We lose 12 games every year for the next 10 years…. and it will be your fault 🙂



  23. Enlightened
    7:00 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    #7-Are you the voice of free speech? Wow…First amendment be damned!



  24. Poco Chang
    7:37 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    The right people are going to the NCAA about this!



  25. manbearpig
    7:41 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    #22 thank you!! Someone finally was able to get the joke!
    #21 Please remove that stick, it may hurt in the long run



  26. tb4uk
    10:24 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    please don’t recruit TP -he looked lazy and he whined about everything while he was on the court



  27. Number1CatFan
    9:10 am January 17, 2012 Permalink

    This is about the worst set of comments ever. #22, you’re an idiot, along with some others I’m not gonna go back and find. Why live in fear, afraid all of this will be taken away, instead, live in the moment, love it while it’s here with us.