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Furman University just got a lot more Zollo

Good morning, dear friends of KSR, and welcome to your bi-monthly Billy Gillispie era update. We have two pieces of news today surrounding former Kentucky commit Vinny Zollo:

(A) Vinny Zollo will transfer to Furman University. The now former Western Kentucky Hilltopper announced the move on his personal blog.

(B) Vinny Zollo has a personal blog.

I’m a little more excited about (B) than (A).

Go Paladins.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

30 Comments for Furman University just got a lot more Zollo



  1. MKG Fan
    11:48 am May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Thank you coach Cal.



  2. Double Bogey
    11:57 am May 18, 2012 Permalink

    No better atmosphere than when the fans begin chanting FU in unison after a bad call. Enjoy.



  3. Gilchrist on D
    11:58 am May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Will WKU be able to field a team next year? Those guys are jumping ship quick



  4. Meh T-Shirt Girl
    12:00 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Snorg Tees needs to take that picture down. This is a family site! What is this, a magic show?



  5. Ryan
    12:01 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    WKU has lost 2 players…not exactly jumping ship…and Vinny Zollo was a glorified 8th option. He was fantastic for 5 fouls a game which could usually be picked up within 2 minutes. He was a useless player and an even worse person to be in the program. The people in Winchester idolized this kid and made him think he’s something special, when the fact is hes a fringe D1 player who might be able to contribute in the NAIA. Good riddance, and lose the faux hawk kid. Thanks for opening up a scholarship for a real basketball player at WKU.



  6. Furman Alum
    12:04 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Great pick-up for FU!!! Maybe he’ll make a run at Frank Selvy’s (from Corbin) FU numbers!



  7. Joe Walsh
    12:22 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    I like big tits…that’s right!



  8. Hoss_Cat
    12:31 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    This kid needs to figure it out that he sucks and isn’t ever going to get paid to play basketball. If he can’t get play at WKU, he ain’t gonna get paid.



  9. Gman
    12:33 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t Maggard compare him to Dirk Nowitzki in high school saying he would grow to 7 feet and essentially be the same type of player?



  10. Big Blue Coming at You
    1:21 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    9. Not sure, but it’s highly likely. Maggard is an idiot and the worst evaluator of talent ever.



  11. Mudcreekmark
    1:24 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    I didn’t get to see him play in any games other than the NCAA Tourny games. I actually thought he looked like a decent player who could become a very good player in 4 years. I said after watching Western for a couple of games there that is a couple of years they may end up being the best team in the state. That was before the two transfers. It will be interesting to see where they go from here. I do believe they have a great coach, if he can recruit as good as he coaches they still may be the best team in the state in a couple of years.Or at least the second best.



  12. Purple Paladin
    1:30 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Great to have a Kentucky boy playing hoops for the Purple Paladins!! Frank Selvy would be proud. FU is not just a football school anymore!!



  13. Gman
    1:44 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Maggard put the UK coaching staff in touch with Zollo after he moved to Kentucky from Ohio.



  14. Jim Porter
    2:23 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    I do not know why Vinny Zollo transferred to Furman Univ., but I do know that Vinny comes
    from a first class family and that he is an outstanding young man. He is a good basketball
    player but an even better person. Best wishes, Vinny.



  15. RYNO
    2:29 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    11) How great of a recruiter can he be when his top guys are jumping ship left and right?

    Harper’s recruiting pitch, “You like UK’s approach, you know, one-and-done? Well at WKU, you’re gonna leave after just HALF a season with me!”



  16. jake the snake
    2:52 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Some of you know nothing about Harper. He’s been head coach for 4 months. Check over at rivals and see the 4 players he signed: 6’10” transfer from Uconn, 6’9″ member of the Latvian national team, 6’5″ 3* wing out of Chicago, and a juco point guard. Not UK’s level but definite upgrades over Zollo and maybe even Gordon.



  17. Walsh is Gay
    3:34 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Ah, the old Furman University of Christian Knights… er, *Paladins.

    My high school football team had our summer camps there, and believe you me, we ALL got the t-shirt.



  18. FYI
    4:12 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Ads on the site are related to your browsing history, data mining…



  19. RYNO
    4:29 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    16) Oooohhhh. Sorry to offend your bro-mance with Ray Harper. None of those scrubs are anywhere near the level of Gordon or even Zollo.

    Brandon Harris per Ray Harper’s own assessment of him- “A true point guard?Has the ability to be one of our better perimeter shooters…Not a guy that will blow by you every possession, but a guy that will out-think you, out-smart you?He’s exactly what the doctor ordered here.” Sound like a possible upgrade over Gordon? Didn’t think so.

    6’10” transfer from UCONN, otherwise known as Michael Bradley- Not ranked in any recruiting service.

    Eddie Alcantara- Same, not ranked in any recruiting service

    The Latvian sensation? Please. Gimmie a breat dude. Sounds like you have a bad case of “Billie Gillispie Syndrome”. The cure- Hire a coach that can recruit.



  20. RYNO
    4:30 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    18) What happens when none of the ads relate to your browsing history, or your browsing history isn’t available per user defined presetting or privacy software?



  21. RYNO
    4:32 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    16) Those guys aren’t even Furman-level recruits.



  22. RYNO
    4:34 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    16) Teeng Akol is laughing at the skill level of those incoming recruits.



  23. RYNO
    4:35 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    16) George Fant’s half-brother just shot someone else because he didn’t like the level of talent leaving WKU’s basketball team.



  24. RYNO
    4:36 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    16) Willie Taggart got in a time machine, went back to 2010 (winless season), and said, “Damn. It’s gonna be a rough year in basketball.”



  25. RYNO
    4:39 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    16) Mary Taylor Cowles looked at next year’s WKU men’s basketball team and remarked, “This caliber of talent will getcha fired every time.”



  26. BPsycho
    6:17 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    (C) He is in fact not eight foot nine inches tall like Doctors had previously predicted.



  27. Clem P. Son
    6:44 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Good for Vinny Zollo.
    Furman is a splendid academic school.
    If he does not get to play after graduation, his future’s brighter with a Furman diploma.



  28. Ryan
    8:36 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Zollo was a joke at WKU! Gordon left due to family issues involving his brother and a prison sentence. Until you come live on the hill dont act like you know whats going on. WKU is going to be a force that runs through the Sun Belt for a few years to come. Zollo wont play after college because he cant stop turning the ball over and committing stupid fouls. He has zero basketball IQ. And the reason it took so long to do this was because Harper wouldnt release him until his pathetic GPA didnt hurt WKU’s APR. He was a D student throughout his first semester and his quote in the school paper of “The APR isnt my problem” shows you just what kind of piece of shit Zollo is.



  29. Ryan
    8:37 pm May 18, 2012 Permalink

    Daniel Orton got better grades in classes he never went to that Zollo did when he made an effort.



  30. robyn curry
    5:13 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like an awful lot of jealousy going on and most of you so called adults who like to dog children really need to pray for forgiveness and get a life.