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Basketball Opportunities For UK Fans This Weekend and A Teague Note

This weekend at Eddie Ford’s event, UK fans could enjoy some pretty exciting basketball action. While there won’t be any of UK’s “top” targets in attendance, there will be a lot of skilled athletes, a few kids who are either on the border of UK’s radar or could be in the future, and some other kids who are highly recruited. Here’s a little rundown of the teams/names to look for when you visit Eddie’s webpage:

Jeremiah Davis and Vinny Zollo play for Indiana Elite Team Indiana. Jeremiah is getting scouted by the UK coaches during the July period and for the foreseeable future and an offer could be in his future if he keeps up his recent play. Scout’s have been speaking his praises in both the Adidas It Takes 5ive in Cincinnati and now in Louisville as well. He constantly plays hard and is really fun to watch compete.

– After watching the older players play for a long while, I always find it refreshing to watch the young boys compete. At that age, basketball is still fun and most of them have yet to take it so seriously but there are some that are forced to take it seriously while playing in front of college coaches. Darryl Hicks and James Quick, who play for “The Ville,” are two examples. Darryl Hicks has a body for his age that makes it look like he is going to have a great future. He has a great looking shot too. You should go check both young kids out as they promise to be among the better players in the state in the future.

– One team that is garnering a lot of college coaches interest, including Billy Donovan on Thursday, is Indiana Elite One. This team has Marshall Plumlee, Cody Zeller, and IU commit Matt Carlino. Tony Kimbro plays for Team Loyalty, which also has some J-Town boys on the roster. George Fant, who holds an offer from Oklahoma State, plays for the Derek Smith Allstars. Travis Ford was there to watch him on Thursday night. Michigan State commit’s Alex Gauna and Keith Appling play for the Michigan Mustangs and Ge-Lawn Guyn plays for Indiana Elite-Fox.

You’ll have to go to the event and check the boards for the tournament schedule. That, along with the printoff from the website should be all you need. Honestly, I wouldn’t buy the program at the event, the printoff should be sufficient. If you see Matt out there, go to the bathroom, don’t wash your hands and then go meet him and give him a nice long manly handshake. Many awkward encounters and weird delayed handshakes should now ensue.

– One last note. After posting the Teague scholarship offer post last night, I thought I should throw in one last little thing. According to most people “in the know,” UK isn’t really in all that great of a position with Teague right now. While the scholarship offer certainly helps and a visit would be great, don’t get too excited just yet. UK will make a concerted effort and Cal has the point guard history on his side, but as a UK fan, it is probably best to take a “wait and see” approach with this one.

Article written by Dustin Rumbaugh

I enjoy basketball, Kentucky sports and extremely short walks on the beach, followed by a nap. Sorry ladies, I'm taken.