January 25th, 2008. On that date, the name Josh Harrellson was first placed on KentuckySportsRadio. The picture above was the first photo used, which I am sure Josh wishes we would find more often, rather than using his free throw and/or Jorts picture. So, to honor Josh, I post this picture which clearly shows him on the verge of flying behind this shooter to swat his shot into the 8th row.
And what exactly did Matthew Harper Jones say about Harrellson in that first post:
“Last night we told you that Billy Clyde had decided to go see Jon Hood in Madisonville and then make a trip to St Louis for more recruiting action. However besides starring in Nelly’s newest rap video, it was unclear exactly what Gillispie was doing on his trip or who he was going to see. Well after some detective work, it seems that Billy Clyde was there to watch Junior College big man Josh Harrellson(#55 above). Josh is a 6’9″, big boned center who has the ability to put large amounts of points on the board, scoring 39 in the game before Gillispie arrived.”
Then, on April 23rd, 2008, the personality of Harrellson began to show up on KSR with this picture of Josh at a party with a trio of ladies (although, if I remember correctly, somebody said one of these girls was Josh’s sister):
And then, of course, the picture that led to an all-time UK nickname, posted first on KSR in the summer of 2008:
Josh Harrellson proved that sometimes on the court performance is not necessary to be loved. Sometimes having a memorable personality is enough. KSR was there for the entire ride. And we were damn proud to do it.
Congrats Josh on 3 memorable years. Now give your jean shorts to Anthony Davis Jr. and tell him how things work here at KSR.