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Eloy is coming back home

Photo by Clay Jackson/[email protected]

Cancel those Eloy Vargas Dominican Republic basketball jerseys you just ordered – our boy Eloy is returning home. Eloy will not continue the pursuit of Olympic gold with the Dominicans. He will return to Lexington this week to begin his senior year of college at UK.

Eloy saw very limited action for the Dominican team in the two exhibition games in Kentucky. He only played in the final minute of the first game in Lexington and he checked in for a quick dunk and a couple of turnovers in Louisville.

No word on whether or not he got to keep the rain coat, but the photo and the memories are his forever:


Article written by Drew Franklin

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

15 Comments for Eloy is coming back home

  1. Ray Charles
    4:29 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t see this coming…

  2. wildcatfan11
    4:35 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    good try eloy come on back to the bluegrass! i will continue my support for ya andwish you a good season!

  3. CATastrophe
    4:43 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Cal did it on purpose. School is back in session, and he sends Eloy home to start practicing with his real team. I would bet that Cal knew all along when Eloy would be returning to Sexy Lexy.

  4. Ouija Board
    4:48 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    #3 – I don’t think it was a grand plan. Eloy just wasn’t as good as the guys on the team. Sad to say, he is going to find the same situation with his ‘old’ / ‘new’ team. Eloy is no Josh Harrellson. The sooner we all come to grips with this reality, the better.

  5. Barrack Obama
    4:51 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    George Bush strikes again! It’s not Eloy or Cal’s fault. It’s Bushes fault Eloy didn’t make that team.

  6. lol
    4:53 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Isn’t Eloy a junior? Played in 08, sat out 09, played in 10

  7. Dr. Dick Fitzenbutts
    5:04 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink


  8. Lex07
    5:09 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    5.) Who is Bushes?

  9. Barrel Roller
    5:25 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Wow… look at that waterfall! I wander if my barrel would hold up down that sucker?

  10. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    5:29 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Where can we get parking passes for the UK WKU football game in nashville?

  11. Lex07
    5:34 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Oh, I figured out who ‘Bush’ is… He’s the guy Barry blames for everything – even diarrhea.

  12. UnderKanter
    5:34 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    @ #6 Eloy played a year of jr college at miami dade.. he’s a senior.. and #8 i hope thats a joke.. george bush..

  13. coco
    6:30 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    i still dont understand why calipari is coaching the dominican< is goin to hurt the cats season!!

  14. Next Year
    8:25 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Eloy won’t ever start for this team, EVER. Davis at C and Jones at PF from day one. Eloy will lucky to play at all.

  15. Jax Teller
    8:46 am August 25, 2011 Permalink

    One thing is for certain, if he played for Louisville we know he would not have been allowed to keep his raincoat. Raincoats are frowned upon by the coaching staff.