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Julius Mays has a scholarship offer

According to Steve Jones of Rivals.com, Wright State transferring shooting guard Julius Mays has a scholarship offer from Kentucky and says the Kentucky’s interest is “high.”

If you’ll remember, Mays played at NC State for two years, and while there, he hosted none other than a visiting Ryan Harrow, UK’s starting point guard headed into next season.
Mays is a proven shooter who has one year of eligibility remaining and could start right away. With Mark Lyons heading to Arizona and Torian Graham unlikely to qualify, the 6’2″ Mays is Calipari’s best chance at added depth to the much depleted backcourt. This past season, Mays led Wright State in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game, including 42% from the 3-point line and 83% from the free throw line.

Mays, who is also considering Purdue, Illinois, Michigan State and Pitt, has no problem coming off the bench if need be. In an interview with Cats Illustrated, he hinted at the team-first attitude which Cal prioritizes: “It’s not all about starting. Some of the best people in the world don’t start. … If you get your opportunity to perform, that’s all it’s about. At the end of the day, it’s about winning the game.”

Sounds good to me.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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34 Comments for Julius Mays has a scholarship offer



  1. me
    5:02 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    i’ve wanted this guy all along … even before i knew he was transferring [email protected]



  2. Simon
    5:03 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    jump on one foot



  3. Catmando
    5:05 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Julius Mays game winning jumpshot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2aL6zzeO10



  4. Catmando
    5:07 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Julius Mays – GEICO Play of the Year Nominee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h8swcEudnw



  5. Roger
    5:10 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    This would be an enormous get. Not because he’s a phenom; but because he’s good, experienced, and like you said – it adds depth.



  6. Jezz
    5:14 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Him and Jefferson and the repeat won’t seem that far fetched anymore.



  7. Fot Shot
    5:14 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Why do we want/need a player that couldn’t make it in the ACC and put up decent numbers against bad competition at Wright St?

    Pick a school and stay there, Alex Legion 2.0.



  8. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    5:17 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like someone we want/need on this team



  9. Roland
    5:21 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink


  10. jason
    5:22 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mays hosted Harrow on Harrow’s visit, not the other way around.



  11. 2020
    5:27 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    No way Harrow hosted this guy at NC State while Harrow was still in high school.



  12. CatfanNLville
    5:27 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mays and Jefferson….please and thank you



  13. I Say
    5:33 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like he should go ahead and cross the T’s and dot the I’s an that LOI



  14. 00BBN00
    5:37 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    7. I suppose you didn’t want Eloy here either. smh



  15. Joe
    5:38 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mays and Jefferson and then let’s go get #9.



  16. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    5:50 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    7) you wasn’t with him shootin’ in the gym



  17. REAL BLY
    5:54 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK wouldn’t recruit him if we didn’t think he’d add to the team…Cal knows what he is doing and if anyone can handle this guy, it’s Cal!!!



  18. Ridge Runner
    6:00 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Love to have him aboard. Forgive me Ms T for mentioning this but I am still unglued about the paper cartoon.

    I could punch the piss outta the editor for letting that crap go to press. whewwwwwww.



  19. insider
    6:28 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    We are third on his list right now.



  20. KyMoonBow
    6:31 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Come on down Mr. Jefferson



  21. flipdunkking
    6:50 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    What about the SEC one year transfer rule?



  22. Catfaninfl
    7:19 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    21- that has been revealed in here a few times. Not an issue.



  23. CincyCat
    7:27 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    I say get him. He’s been tested 3 years at the D1 level. His experience and maturity alone will be an asset to this UK squad! I’ve seen him play and he’s good…..not savior type good but play smart, play hard, no ego good!



  24. rainman
    8:19 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone else think he looks like a young Chuck Hayes?
    Not his game, just visualy!



  25. Jamie Foxx
    8:41 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    24….Not even close……He looks like me



  26. Rae
    8:48 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    He has a nice face. Pretty eyes.



  27. Gato Salvaje
    9:00 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    22 – for those of us who don’t read KSR on a daily basis, please explain why Mays would not have to sit out one year like 99% of all NCAA transfers. The only exceptions to this rule that I recall hearing about are for kids who move to a school close to home in the event that a family member is very ill (i.e. Momo Jones going from Arizona to Iona), or in the case of a kid who has graduated from college already and intends to pursue graduate studies (i.e. as in the case of Wisconsin’s QB last year who transferred from NC State).



  28. BTI
    9:42 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    We need to get Hunter McClintock to transfer. Kid reminds me of a white Allen Iverson who tries in practice. http://youtu.be/xLuMoxhKDdc



  29. UK Homer
    9:42 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    27 – I think his situation is similar to Wilson (Wisconsin’s QB). Also, Alex Oriakhi was able to immediately transfer due to UConn being punished from playing in the postseason, but he chose Mizzou. Not sure if there are any other exemptions to add to that. Lyons (XU/Arizona) is similar to Mays.



  30. CatsFanNLville
    9:48 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    Mays is expected to graduate in June and still has one year of college basketball eligibility left there for he can persue graduate studies at UK and play the one year of ball



  31. CatsFanNLville
    9:49 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    pursue^



  32. CatsFanNLville
    9:50 pm May 8, 2012 Permalink

    therefore^ …..crap, I suck



  33. UKBlueBlood
    11:49 am May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Looking at his Game Log last yr, he put up 21 against Florida, 24 against Butler, & dropped 33 points on 9 shots against Illinois-Chicago. Come To KENTUCKY!



  34. Cals Runts!
    1:11 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe IU can pick him up too!!!