— Coach Cal took his son Brad to Chicago last night on a recruiting trip to see Jabari Parker. The Cals were in the building to see Whitney Young almost pull of an upset against No. 1 Simeon in UIC Pavilion. Parker, the top-ranked player in 2013, had an off-night by his standards, only scoring 15 points with six rebounds and five blocks in the win.
—Jerry Meyers of Rivals.com believes Kentucky is the leader for Shabazz Muhammad. “My take is that the current leader for Muhammad is Kentucky,” Meyer wrote in his weekly column. “Muhammad is always looking to expand his game and take it to another level, and my impression is that he thinks the Kentucky system is the best system for him to develop his game.” UCLA was believed to be the leader heading into the season but Ben Howland’s team’s poor play appears to be affecting Shabazz’s interest in the Bruins.
— Who is ready to see Jarnell Stokes for Tennessee? Stokes is eligible to lose right away for the Vols. I mean play right away. I meant to say play, not lose. They lose a lot, though.
— Check out what’s on Calipari’s whiteboard:
3 Fight’s We Face:
— Division Within
— Competition We’ll Face
— Outside Influences
— Who wants to win floor seats to a UK game??? YOU DO! Sign up to win two floor seat tickets to Kentucky’s game against Lamar, courtesy of KSR and Fan Outfitters. You’ll be sitting directly in front of Matt Jones as he live blogs the game!
— I hope everyone has safe travels over the next few days. Enjoy your holiday weekend. We’ll still be here if you get bored.