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DeAndre Liggins to be inducted into Society of Character

Only a day after Matt and Zach discussed what UK personality could win a Medal of Freedom, we get the somewhat strange news that Kentucky junior wing DeAndre Liggins will be inducted into the school’s Frank G. Ham Society of Character, which honors UK student-athletes who exhibit a commitment to “academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development and serving as a role model”.  Considering the way he started his career and where he stood with his coach just a year ago, it’s a testament to the growth of the player who might be UK’s biggest x-factor going forward.  He is one of 12 inductees but, presumably, the only one with a “God’s Gift” tattoo.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

25 Comments for DeAndre Liggins to be inducted into Society of Character



  1. HiMyNameIs
    11:41 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    I love this kid… he plays off of passion and intensity



  2. Blue Virus
    11:41 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    much better than the tree story. sorry for the tree, but I really dont care about it. way to go deandre



  3. cracka
    11:43 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    so …. who else is in this exclusive group???



  4. seth98123
    11:45 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    chill sh*t nigga.



  5. Al's IndiCats
    11:49 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats DeAndre, Fine example of how to come back and win the hearts of everything BLUE.



  6. #wordsunspoken
    11:51 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    big ups to D-Liggy !



  7. knightynight
    11:52 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    good job?



  8. BigRudy
    11:52 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Good for him. Wish we had two more of him on the team this year



  9. knightynight
    11:53 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    ^!!



  10. Manbearpig
    11:54 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    He reminds me of Chuck Hayes, hustles on D, good role player, and appears to be turning into a good role model off the court, congrats!l



  11. dliggins
    11:55 am February 17, 2011 Permalink

    coach G can suck it



  12. Jonah Hex
    12:06 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats- good for him.



  13. Calipartytime
    12:27 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Deandre has really matured. He will find his way onto an NBA Roster, even if he’s not drafted. The guy works hard & can be a Defensive specialist in shutting down opposing scorers like Rodman was for rebounding,without the nasty attitude.



  14. PhysicalPhil
    12:32 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    I see Liggins as the next Tony Allen, for those of you who know who that is. Defensive player, slasher on offense.



  15. Pookie Jones Fan Club
    12:37 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Will he now have to start wearing a monocle, ascot, and top hat, while smoking a pipe?



  16. Mack
    12:37 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Many wanted to throw him out when he was a freshman, including myself. As a father I should know better than to give up on 18/19 year old, all he needed was a little tough love by people who wanted his best.



  17. Grammar King
    12:40 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    I always thought the “God’s Gift” tattoo was referring to God’s gift to him of basketball talent because of it being wrapped around a basketball. I don’t think he means to say he is God’s gift with the tattoo.



  18. NBA league pass
    12:49 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    17) I always thought it meant he was God’s Gift TO basketball, haha, we’ll have to ask him.



  19. bmt22033
    12:56 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    @ 15 – I would LOVE to see that! 😉
    @ 17 – I agree. Otherwise, it’d be awfully conceited and while I don’t know the guy, I just don’t think that’s his personality. Maybe I’m wrong, but I hope not.



  20. Cal Purnell here
    1:04 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Good for him. Glad to see the way he has turned around his career at UK.



  21. Loublue2
    1:07 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    This is great news. Absolutely AWESOME Deandre, we are proud of ya man, keep up the good work and good attitude!



  22. Bored at Work
    1:21 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink


  23. Viren
    3:51 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Congratulations DeAndre!!



  24. Wildbluefan
    7:29 pm February 17, 2011 Permalink

    Well rumor has it that DeAndre is a “daddy”…no big deal, but this will test the ole’ character for sure !



  25. bigbill992001
    4:35 am February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats, Ligs, you deserve it!