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Calipari interested in Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Xavier Rathan-Mayes is Robin to Andrew Wiggins’ superman. The two play together for Canada’s CIA Bounce during the AAU circuit, and at Huntington Prep during the high school season. Rathan-Mayes said he and Wiggins have always wanted to play in college together and have talked about it since they were young. Now, that dream is one step closer to coming true.

According to Zagsblog, Coach Cal called Rathan-Mayes on Wednesday to express interest in the 6-foot-4 shooting guard. Cal told him he is excited about getting to Huntington to watch him play once he returned to school.

So could they be a package deal to UK?

“Definitely,” he said.

Part of Cal’s newfound interest in Rathan-Mayes came from the Nike Peach Jam last weekend. With Calipari, Orlando Antigua and Kenny Payne sitting courtside, the young fella went off from beyond-the-arc to erase a double digit deficit against Julius Randle’s Texas Titans and give his team the lead. XRM, as I will refer to him from now on, was as on fire as anyone I’ve ever seen in a basketball game. He hit four straight three-pointers and a fifth rattled in-and-out to end five unbelievable offensive possessions.

The kid is a deadly shooter and his close relationship with Andrew Wiggins certainly doesn’t hurt his recruitment. However, if they’re going to be a package deal, it’ll mean Wiggins will have to jump up to the class of 2013 to join him.

Start watching at the 2:00 mark to see him go off…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Calipari interested in Xavier Rathan-Mayes



  1. Wingman
    3:39 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    BJ Young, Arkansas: Kentucky freshman Antonio Davis dominated the headlines in the SEC. A top-three pick in Bradley Beal at Florida also got his share of attention. But Young had a fantastic freshman season for Arkansas that essentially got overlooked. He averaged 15.3 points and 2.3 assists a game. If the Hogs are to be a problem in the SEC, Young will be the reason.

    found this today on espn.



  2. UK Wildcat
    3:44 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    His coach makes it sound like he’ll be going to a school where he’ll play a lot right away. He’s in the class of 2013, so he’s likely got Aaron Harrison and James Young in front of him at the two guard.



  3. UKBlue
    3:49 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Sign him up



  4. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    3:51 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    We are going to need a bigger boat.



  5. bmt22033
    3:57 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    It makes one wonder if…

    1. Coach Cal isn’t quite as confident in reeling in the Harrisons so XRM makes a nice alternative plan
    2. Expressing interest in another SG is intended to put a little pressure on Aaron Harrison



  6. I Say
    4:17 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    I saw him and wiggins sitting together at the North Carolina game this year. Those two were also sitting next to Tracy Mcgrady #Swag



  7. Hmmm...
    4:22 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Xavier Rathan-Mayes is Robin to Andrew Wiggins’ superman.

    Isn’t Robin Batman’s sidekick?



  8. BEER
    4:22 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Really?… It’s Batman & Robin; not Superman & Robin, dipshit.



  9. YOURSTUPID
    4:25 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Um. I second #8. Im pretty sure I didnt learn anything from this since I was thinking about Robin being a sidekick for superman the whole time.



  10. lonnieb
    4:29 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Your officially a loser and a nerd if the comic book aspect of the article was what caught your attention. Why are you on this site. Im sure their is a better website for you nerds.



  11. OoogieBoogie
    4:34 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah… I’m guessing that Drew knows the difference between Batman and Superman fellas.



  12. I Say
    4:46 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    It would be awesome if KSR or ksrcollege did a piece on Candice Cruz. She is a home grown UK student who is interning with espn in conneticut this summer. Coach Cal just retweeted an article that coachcal.com did on her.



  13. UK Wildcat
    4:49 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    I would scroll past that piece because it sounds boring.



  14. okso
    4:54 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Aaron Harrison, James Young, and XRM… doubtful



  15. kdh
    5:25 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure the Superman reference is just saying Wiggins is THAT good. Superman>Batman>Robin. Or something like that.

    While this may lead one to believe Cal isn’t quite sure about the Harrisons…it could also say more to about how Cal feels about Young. There may be something to Young delaying his decision, if he in fact does. Cal knows that we will need another guard to go with the Harrisons, and I think he wants Young. But if Young doesn’t come, then XRM could be the benefactor.



  16. humorous
    5:49 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, I know funny, and you sir, are no(t) funny.



  17. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    9:49 am July 27, 2012 Permalink

    We went through this before…..is is Zay-ve-ur or Zah-ve-eh?



  18. I Say
    11:24 am July 27, 2012 Permalink

    #13 you can scroll past deez if you’d like to