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Julius Randle picks KENTUCKY!

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And just like that, things are good again. After one of the most depressing losses in Kentucky basketball history, Julius Randle saved the day by choosing to play his college ball at KENTUCKY.

Randle announced his decision in a televised press conference on ESPNU. While most of the national media predicted he would go to Kansas, KSR stood by our sources who said that Kentucky would be his final choice. Randle made it official at 1:15 p.m. ET, picking the Cats over Kansas, Texas and Florida.

Randle said he “felt like the system at Kentucky was a great system” and was “the best fit for me.” As for playing with all of the talent? Randle said “it’s only going to make me better.”

Welcome to the fam, Julius.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

179 Comments for Julius Randle picks KENTUCKY!



  1. UKlove
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    YES!!!



  2. Yeah baby
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  3. billybob
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    First. Go Cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s hang #9.



  4. Wess
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    40-0!!!



  5. Sir Brandon
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I yelleth out loud in the office!!!!



  6. Not Tom Crean
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve been thinking about going undefeated next season a lot. A whole lot.



  7. Andrew Wiggins' Game
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ender Will Save Us All



  8. Nashvillain
    1:22 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Next Andrew Wiggins will commit and Karl Towns will reclassify to 2013!!!! Imagine that.



  9. Happydaysarehereagain
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Boo Yah!!!



  10. best class, ever
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    all in for the 2013 cats…



  11. BigBlue21
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    YES!!!!!!! Randle is an absolute beast and the missing piece for next year’s team. Thanks for joining the BBN Julius!

    Redemption Tour 2014 commencing in 3… 2… 1…



  12. High Point Cat Fan
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Soothing for the sufferers. We shall rise again. GO BIG BLUE!!!!!



  13. Jack Batman
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    L1C4 Lets Go CARDS



  14. j
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Hey tony where you at booooyyyyyyy!!! wiggins is next and its over!!!!



  15. jwill
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    national champs every other year wont be so bad.



  16. Hard Hittin' CAT
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sweet!



  17. Chad
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    And just like that we are back



  18. Unconditional Cats Fan
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Julius Randle to the all-time most winningest program and future 2014 National Champions!



  19. Jack Batman
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    8====D



  20. Maters
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Time to get sh!t right!!!



  21. GARY
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome to the BIG BLUE NATION.



  22. El Pollo Loco
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    BOOM! Unreal. Welcome aboard, Julius! He sounded very impressive at his presser.

    I feel greedy saying this, but come on down Wiggins!!!



  23. catsfanintheville
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t keep a good Cat down!



  24. Thrashitup
    1:23 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This class is STACKED



  25. YES
    1:24 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I think it would be great if Goodwin, Harrow and Poythress came back next year to back up these stud recruits.



  26. YourBoyBlue
    1:24 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Boooommmm!!!



  27. HappyAgain
    1:24 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This was the good news I was hoping for today! Predictions on starting line ups?



  28. C-A-T-S
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yes!!!!!!!! #9 on the way!!!!!!!



  29. Tha Real Pitino
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville is still the Number 1 seed losers! #L1C4 #CARDSOHARD #InRussWeTrust
    #3 championships lesssgooo



  30. DaveUK
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yessir! Can we fast forward from March Madness to Big Blue Madness? What a roller coaster of emotion lately with UK basketball.



  31. mj7juice
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Go CATS!



  32. Alex Poythress
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome to the team, Sir! Can I help you with your gym bag?



  33. Hand It Over In 14
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If most of the guys come back due to how we finished, this could be the perfect storm!



  34. Tha Real Pitino
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lets Go Cards Woooooo



  35. 2014 UK NAT CHAMPS
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Guys, lets just forget about this season, it never happened.



  36. Gresh
    1:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Was there a game yesterday?



  37. Maxbps8
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    KentuckY…the ONLY place, the ONLY fan-base that wins a NC, loses in the 1st round of the NIT (Twice, btw) then goes CRAZY the very next day over a recruit picking UK! God I LOVE being a Kat-fan! (Gordon goes elsewhere. What about Wiggins!?!.)

    Congratulations, JR! Welcome to wild and wonderful world of KentuckY!



  38. High Point Cat Fan
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #13 – My brother, a UofL grad, asked me this morning to root for the Cards in the tourney. My reaction…..C’mon MAN!!!!!



  39. Wise guy
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew wiggins come on down?



  40. GameOver
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s just go ahead and hang the 2014 banner now, especially if some from this year stick to what they said last night and choose to stay.



  41. UK Fan
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Julius…you have just made the greatest decision of your life. BBN is here for you!!!



  42. JIMMIEUKFAN
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #9 will feel fine!!!! This class just turned epic!



  43. Rambo
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Now if they would only change from 1 and done to 2 and done!



  44. Tha Real Pitino
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not used to success



  45. Tha Real Pitino
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    We’ll we will still beat you all next year. calapari cheats anyway



  46. Doogs
    1:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    yehaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!



  47. jbhuk15
    1:27 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Where’s JT from Mt. Sterling? Everyone should have known he was a buffoon.



  48. abcd
    1:27 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The scary thing is that this class could get better. Come on down Wiggins.



  49. UK56Always
    1:27 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Well GAYHawks and Louseyville…How do you like us NOW LMAO!!!!



  50. jpo
    1:27 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    where JT at



  51. Coppertop
    1:27 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    After a grey Tuesday, julius just brought the sunshine back to kentucky!!! Thank you!



  52. Women Everywhere
    1:27 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yee Haw! Number 9



  53. j
    1:27 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville fans let me tell you something your gonna get your ass handed to you by 25 plus next season. and if we add wiggins we win by 30 easy.. so go somewhere with that 2 title nonsense..



  54. gottodoit
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Julius Randle spreading sweetness and light throughout the Big Blue Nation.



  55. OH Yes
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you Julius…this makes madness great again



  56. UKDMD
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    “Welcome to Rupp Arena! Home of the greatest tradition and the greatest team in the history of college basketball!”



  57. tebkats
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    No longer need one year of Wiggins, sign Hawkins.



  58. Tha Real Pitino
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I clearly love UK



  59. revenge
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Cute post 29, we have 8 championships



  60. Kyle Singler
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    How About them Blue devils. not in the NIT



  61. GameOver
    1:28 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #45, That’s big talk from little brother. Why else would you be on here unless you’re already afraid about next season vs. the Cats?



  62. Benjamin
    1:29 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    And the Socialist Liberals get Randle! FREAKIN A!!! There is a valley between every peak! We just started the climb back up!



  63. Nashvillain
    1:29 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If Goodwin & Poythress come back.. We will have 10 5* recruits on our team next season. Thats just ridiculous.

    *****
    Goodwin, Poythress, Harrow, Wiltjer, Randle, Harrison, Harrison, Johnson, Young, Lee.
    *****



  64. jman
    1:29 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I bet last night was the first time Cal has thrown up in a parking lot in Pittsburgh since high school!



  65. Culver
    1:29 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Unlike this year and last, UK will have depth next year, that’s for sure.



  66. Jdn1016
    1:29 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    World Order restored. Suck it be-atches!!!



  67. Chris From Richmond
    1:30 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Im Happy and Mad *girl voice



  68. Tha Real Pitino
    1:30 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I guess we need Adidas to make more uniforms to draw attention to our program



  69. He Gets It
    1:30 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I know its only 10 minutes into his commitment but it looks like he already “gets it”…

    http://rivalshoops.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1485831&PT=4&PR=2



  70. AndrewWiggins
    1:30 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is there still room for me guys?



  71. Drew Bledsoe says Brady Sucks
    1:30 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I just hope that we do not have another episode of AAU “Honey Boo Boo” as we have this year..
    Sure, I can ball & dunk for highlights, but ask me to play hard as a team..? LMAO Coach, go eat some Orange Leaf..



  72. Alamo_Catfan
    1:30 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This is getting old…ok, maybe it’s not. Sick, but not old.



  73. Dan from 84 Lumber
    1:30 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    want some wood?



  74. Judi Cole
    1:31 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t wait – thank you Julius – we love you already!!



  75. Keith C
    1:31 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    yeah!!!!!!!!



  76. Cool Cat
    1:32 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Was Will Smith at the announcement to Randle’s left? Welcome to the BBN Randle family!!!!



  77. YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY
    1:32 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    SUCK ON THAT KANSAS!!!!



  78. rest of the NCAA member schools can ...
    1:32 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    eat a d*ck !



  79. theSkinny81
    1:32 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    See?? All is right with the world again.



  80. Chris Webber
    1:33 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The hell with the Fab Five! This is the Super SIX!!!!!



  81. SMH
    1:33 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    For God’s sake, I hope you live up to expectations, or this loving fanbase will ride you out of town on a rail.



  82. Eric K
    1:33 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    What a class! Still can get better…. Just think if CAL adds Wiggins too… Holysh-t!! IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!!



  83. Han
    1:33 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Really looking forward to seeing him suit up for Kentucky. He’s gonna get a lot of great looks at the basket and lobs from the Harrisons et al.

    Hopefully after next season we’ll all be on Cloud 9.



  84. B.K.
    1:33 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, just in every way the very best thing that could have happened in BBN today! Thanks for coming Julius, you could help make it a very special and redeeming year next year! Still coming down from the high…….



  85. kycatman
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    JT, where you be at Boie???



  86. coldspringmike
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    only eam to beat next years team is the Miami Heat. In OT.



  87. Eric K
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #64 that’s great ! GO CATS!!



  88. Steve
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you Julius Randle for everything you have done and will do for Kentucky basketball!



  89. Frank
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #29 – When you guys have 8 trophy’s in your case and over 2100 wins then you can talk smack until then shut the piehole 🙂



  90. Getcha Popcorn Ready
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Robert Morris is already a distant memory. Welcome Julius! I still would like to add that 5th-year senior transfer type to this group.



  91. Drew
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Boy, what a difference a day makes. Last night, some UK fans had to be talked off the ledge, and as of 1:15 today, we enjoy a bit of amnesia of the past few months. Such is life in the BBN.



  92. gw
    1:34 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Marquis Hawkins next!!!



  93. Schnauzer face
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Loserville fans on a UK blog. Lol they are so pathetic! How bout get off here and go buy tickets to you own game that you can’t sell out only an hour away! Lol Morons!!!



  94. Musehobo
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    ODD FACT OF THE DAY: With the addition of Randle, UK has landed the heaviest (in terms of actual weight) recruits in the top 30 of the 2013 class.

    Dakari Johnson 265
    Julius Randle 240

    Bring on the big boys!



  95. Cats fan Mike
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This help soothe the wound from this year. Let’s hang number 9 next year.We had a bad year but we will be back and stronger than ever.
    To all the Louisville fans: when you pass us in titles then you can talk. When was you last national championship? I will actually pull for you this year. Let’s keep the title in Kenctucky for the next 5 years; you can have one.



  96. Han
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Check out Andrew Harrison’s retweet:
    https://twitter.com/DrewRoc5



  97. bosshog
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    81,how about we begin by riding you out of town, you A$$….not the time or place fro expressing your disdain for the lunatics among us…..



  98. catcrawler
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    GO BIG BLUE, GO BIG BLUE!!!



  99. John Ellis
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Let the pretenders take the thrown for a year. Now seriously, he was injured this year and a title is no lock for anyone, but next year should be amazing.



  100. blue boy
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I hope the Loserville fans on here realize the closest they will get to be NC will be when there in RUPP. The class Cal is putting together makes me think Rick won’t be looking forward to the start of next season but will be asking if he can give Karen shock probation himself.



  101. From the Horses Mouth
    1:35 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins isn’t coming to UK, he’s lock to FSU. Cal has been sure of Randles commitment for about 2 weeks. (See comment on night post 3/11).



  102. Ryan Harrow
    1:36 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Dang…I guess I’ll transfer now…..



  103. John Ellis
    1:36 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    (Throne)



  104. Jordan
    1:36 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    In drew’s post below i clicked on the usa today link and read this piece. “For example, Florida coach Billy Donovan, who landed current Gators star Kenny Boynton by placing a Nerf gun on his coffee table and telling Boynton to shoot him once he started speaking disingenuously, sent Randle a text Tuesday afternoon reminding him that he was the missing piece for the Gators.” that is unreal



  105. MIKE AYRES
    1:36 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    WELCOME JULUIS TO THE BIG BLUE NATION LET’S GET #9 GO CATS!



  106. mikeyUKfan1
    1:36 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t imagine how GREAT it feels to be a Kentucky fan today, last night was so last season !
    Now I’m not greedy but Wiggins, IT’S YOUR TURN NOW !
    GO BIG BLUE ! ! !



  107. UKBlue1!
    1:36 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Randle,Young,Twins,Johnson,Lee,Wiltjer, Poythress and Goodwin. I see a very good team next year. I am PUMPED!



  108. The King
    1:36 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Think about this: Next year when the game is a blowout and we put in the “scrubs” it’s still full of McDonalds All Americans.

    Forget having the #1 and #2 pick in the draft, we may damn near have the entire lottery.



  109. Fashionsense
    1:37 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Those other three hat’s seriously ugly.



  110. kentucky fans are idiots
    1:37 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    We should just cancel the season next year we already won. Just like last April when we knew #9 was coming. Also let’s all pretend like we didn’t just have the worst postseason result in 25 years



  111. ajh
    1:37 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Good Stuff. Randle is very similar to Terrence Jones, but perhaps even further along than Jones at that age.



  112. Drew Bledsoe says Brady Sucks
    1:38 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #81 totally agree with you and Derrick Locke



  113. Nashvillain
    1:38 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I think I’m in shock. 6 McDonald’s All Americans in 1 class?!!??! If these boys develop chemistry and can play together the possibilities are scary. I think everyone expects nothing less than a national championship from this group. We do need returning experience though. Poythress, Goodwin, Stein. We need 2/3 of that group to come back and be that missing little piece. Even with this team I dont think 5 freshmen can pull it off. Or maybe they can. Hell, I dont know. God I wish it was November.



  114. Inspector Underwear
    1:38 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    LOL….I just posted on the cats illustrated site that most of the experts were wrong but ole Matt Jones, who a lot of people on that site claims, has no sources. By the time I did a refresh, it was already deleted. LOSERS LOL



  115. bosshog
    1:38 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It is time for “JT” to eat a big pile of shit folks! I know it was all in good fun, and it was fun……but time now “JT” to show yourself with a bare A$$ and take it…..



  116. BigCatch
    1:38 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Overall, i’d say a DEFF upgrade over the soon-to-be-departed vershun of “julius” (mays)



  117. bil
    1:39 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I seriously doubt that Wiggins could play with this team. Wants to be a star.



  118. Inspector Underwear
    1:39 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Oops, left out the part where I said Matt Jones was RIGHT! They can’t stand being proven wrong.



  119. Steve
    1:39 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    93. How right you are about Suckville. Kentucky sells out the YUM center in Jan and Louisville can’t sell out Rupp Arena with the No1 seed of No1 seeds 60 miles away. Little brother FOREVER.



  120. eastcoastcat
    1:40 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Goodwin & Poythress, we need you guys. Get that National Championship and then go get paid. NERLENS you know you want that title, too.



  121. ajh
    1:40 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Harrison Harrow Polson
    Goodwin Harrison Young
    Young Poythress
    Randle Lee Wiltjer
    Johnson Lee

    ==========DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP===============



  122. Han
    1:40 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    We’ve now got our Super 7 compared to the Fab 5. If we somehow add Wiggins, we could have the Excellent 8 or the Electric 8.

    We still need Wiggins, Harrow or a Hawkins for guard depth, even if Archie returns, but good God, this team is going to be deep, especially if we return several of the frosh.

    Practices next year are going to be insane, and Cal may be able to sub 5 for 5 and still have multiple McD AA on the floor. Gonna be scary intense.



  123. Han
    1:41 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    121) Right now, you have to sub in Willis for Polson there since he’s committed. And that list doesn’t even have room for WCS.



  124. The King
    1:42 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Think about this: Next year when the game is a blowout and we put in our “scrubs”, they are still going to be full of McDonald’s All-Americans.

    Forget having the #1 and # 2 pick in the draft, we may nearly have the entire lottery next year.



  125. UKATS#1
    1:42 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    It is as good as done! If Wiggins wants a title in college he can only go one place LEXINGTON!!! Every team needs to share the title this year because next year it is back in Lexington!



  126. GameOver
    1:42 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    In other news, Louisville concedes their game with the Cats at Rupp next season



  127. RICK
    1:43 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    2014 NTL CHMPS, We lose our best player this year and things went a little bad.I’ll take ntl chmps every other year. ” I HATE THE CARDS”



  128. Steve
    1:44 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew Wiggins come on down.



  129. Scott
    1:44 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    All you had to do was look at the hats on the table and you knew he was coming to UK. Those other hats were ugly and cheap, not a chance he was putting those on.



  130. mj7juice
    1:44 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH C A T S CATS CATS CATS!



  131. matt from somerset
    1:45 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Julius 2.0, Bigger Faster Stonger, can create shot as well as shoot. New and improved Julius 2. the action figue will be in stores soon.



  132. Ky
    1:45 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I wana beat every team by 30 next year and just run the score up on everyone



  133. klassact32
    1:47 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nine is Divine!!



  134. the one
    1:47 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    you see that bling, cal had one just like it



  135. David from Bowling Green
    1:47 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    So sweet! #9 will be so nice in 2014!



  136. David from Bowling Green
    1:48 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt thinks Wiggins will go elsewhere but it’s obvious now that if he really wants a title Lexington is the only town to be in next season! #9!



  137. Chris
    1:48 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Colin Cowherd said he doesn’t know why anyone would listen to KSR. Maybe because they were one of the few that sais Randle to UK?



  138. KSR Fan
    1:49 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Excited for next season! GO CATS!



  139. dave
    1:49 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    No freakin way that goodwin starts over either harrison, not even a chance.next year team will start 5 freshmen. And just out of curiosity, I think this is without a doubt the greatest recruiting haul of all time and probably will never be done again, but how the hell did derek willis get in??? Waste of a scholarship if u ask me, I mean to look at the names coming in and then there is willis, how does he fitz in? Be riding the pine for at least 3 years, can u say…jon hood???



  140. Sweet Brown
    1:49 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    This made me get bronchitis!



  141. C-A-T-S
    1:51 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I would suggest to wiggins if he wants to win a title here is his chance. There’s no shot of Noel coming back but if he does along with the rest of the boys, here is their #9 trophy just waiting



  142. fatkidineastky
    1:51 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    O M G! I have about 10 women in my office right now and I heard @ least 4 scream yes when they got their texts…I though it was an office party orgasm without me being invited. I should fire them all (for not inviting me) not the texting sh*t



  143. Fancoulo
    1:51 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Great great news



  144. cat89
    1:52 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    What a class!!!Simply as it exists right now, AMAZING! IF (?) we were somehow able to add Wiggins we would be witness to something never before seen in college sports. Andrew, you can make it happen !!



  145. Tennessee Wildcat
    1:52 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wow is all I can say! Life is good again. The swagger is back!



  146. jbhuk15
    1:53 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m guessing Oldschool and UK Freshmen are pissed right about now.



  147. Alex Poythress
    1:54 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome to the program Mr. Randle….I hope maybe they wll give you my old locker since I wil be clearing it out shortly.



  148. Fancoulo
    1:54 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    AH, RH, JP
    AH, AG, JY
    JY, AG, AP, JH
    JR, AP, KW, ML
    WCS, DJ



  149. C-A-T-S
    1:55 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Next year is going to be ridiculous…..maybe better record than ’12. So who’s still complaining about cal???? Best there is in this game and everyone knows it. The “he has to be loaded with talent” comments…..well there’s no denying he has that at every position next year. Now watch the trophy come back home!!!!



  150. gog8ors
    1:56 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    D.J. committing to UK shouldn’t be a surprise, I’ve been telling you guys this for weeks. Wiggins will go to Florida State, Randle to Texas, Gordon to Arizona. Florida won’t be adding any other recruits to next season’s class of Walker and Hill. Patric Young could return for his senior season and with the addition of the transfers sitting out this season, Finney-Smith and Harris, the Gators will be in solid shape anyway. Congrats to UK for another outstanding recruiting class and looking forward to the Florida/UK battles in the seasons to come.

    waaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL



  151. L1C4 IS GAY
    1:56 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Great day 4 Big Blue Nation!!!UofSmell cant even sell out a tournament game 70 miles down the road!!! like i said b4 LITTLE BASKETBALL PROGRAM!!!!!



  152. ajh
    1:59 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    148 – WCS is gone and Marcus Lee would be the back up to the 4 and 5 position. Plus we’ll be big enough next year where Poythress will play 3.



  153. slash007
    2:00 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Man, if we do have a few guys return, then just imagine how bare the cuppard will be in 2014 when we lose 9 guys to the NBA. Hopefully it will be after we hang #9 then I would totally accept another year like this one.



  154. cat69
    2:00 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    We could have a 2nd team of 5 stars



  155. kadizkat
    2:01 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Could someone direct me to a card fan site. Dont’ want to gloat or troll, just want to see the tears!



  156. Yoda
    2:01 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    You “fans” who say to mark down #9, order the banner, etc make us all look bad. Unbelieveable…it’s like the humble pie we got served last night never even existed. The recruiting strategy is not foolproof friends! Just ask our buddies up in Moon.



  157. HackRichards
    2:02 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    “The Redeemers” That’ll be what we call next year’s team.



  158. RealCatsFan
    2:08 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    101 – is that you, JT from Mt Sterling? 🙂



  159. ya gotta earn it
    2:10 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Amen #156, let’s enjoy the journey a little bit and not pre-ordain ourselves with the 2014 title just yet.



  160. blah blah blah
    2:13 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Great, so if the team isn’t 40-0 next year and doesn’t win every game by 25 we can all be disappointed? Is Randle allowed to miss a shot next year?

    Its great he picked us — I am thrilled. But we just got beat by a team that’s RPI Rank: 124 and SOS Rank: 273.



  161. blue boy
    2:13 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    The bracketoligist remember Loserville and Duke barely bet us on their court and a nuetral floor. We had a bad year and gave those two a game. So I just wonder which over rated 1 or 2 seed goes out first.



  162. Andrew wiggins
    2:15 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Florida state?!?! F it I’m winning a title! I pick UK



  163. SMH
    2:16 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    If Archie and Alex come back, we will have NINE McDonald’s All-Americans on next year’s team. That’s just sick



  164. blah blah blah
    2:18 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe 9 McD’s AA could beat Robert Morris because 4 or 5 couldn’t last night. I’ve been a UK fan my entire life, but parts of BBN are on serious drugs.



  165. Ibescootch
    2:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yoda, thanks for the reality check. It’s unnecessary though, because we aren’t repeating last year’s class. Everyone sort of expected this year to not be as great as we’d want, no one was hollering about a repeat NC. Realistically, at least. And what about last year’s recruits? That was a phenomenal class, but no where near the talent this one has, and they won the whole thing. The key that was missing this year was the mature older guys, which next year’s team should have in spades apparently.



  166. Steve
    2:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I just sent my application for 4 tickets to the 2014 Final Four in Arlington, TX. My advise is to do the same before the 20,000 applications are taken.



  167. Mark
    2:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    HELL YES!!!! Best class in the history of college basketball baby!!!!! This takes alot of the hurt and disppointment of this season. We are deep, but most of all we are a loaded team for the 2013-2014 season. LOOK OUT!!! GO BIG BLUE!!!!



  168. john robics tan
    2:51 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    #45 dont u have a football coach getting ready to get fired because hes a cheater, im positive cal has never been charged w any wrong doing and he never payed anybody, the felon calling the kettle black, hope everyone had fun laughing at us this season because i promise you will not have the same opportunity next year



  169. Bill Brasky
    2:54 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    And Cal says he doesn’t have a magic wand…



  170. Biggest UK fan ever
    2:57 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    YESSSSS



  171. UKKathy
    3:09 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I must at least give an appearance of accomplishing something at work today other than reveling in the wonderful Julius Randle announcement to come “home” (I loved his reference) to the UK family. I am just so excited and happy. GO CATS!



  172. Cullie
    3:16 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Play by play

    It is a glorious spring morning and literally thousands have gathered for the Julius Randle decision. What a great day for Kentuckians everywhere. the Canadian recording artists, Drake and Everyone is looking smashing today. And- Ah, there randle is! The Prince of Texas. What a wonderful day it is for him; what a wonderful day it is for all of us. Inside the gymnasium now, everyone waiting with anticipation.
    Randle a top ten recruit begins to announce his decision as is tradition. Randle begins his decision by first acknowledging his friends coaches and family as is tradition. What a glorious day it is. Then without further ado randle chooses the UK hat and places it upon his head like a crown as is tradition. Today is a great day for Kentuckians and indeed for the world.



  173. UK Freshmen
    3:19 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I remember this level of excitement this time last year.



  174. CPACAT
    3:41 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I didn’t read every previous comment, so forgive me if someone has pointed this out already, but the Texas, UF, and Kansas hats are really cheap, ugly hats. If I had to pick three i didn’t want to keep and one I did, I would pick that UK one as well. The writing was on the wall as soon as the hats went down.

    GO CATS!



  175. OnTheRise
    3:54 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats to #7 on the Ender’s Game reference. Imagine the signs we could make if the great Ender came to UK, possibilities are “end”less.



  176. shannon
    4:17 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Like a sudden rush of endorphins or something. Yee Ha!



  177. Ky beer
    4:25 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    164. We didn’t have 4 or 5 McDonals all americans last night. We had 2, Goodwin and Poy. Cauley was a 4 star and Harrow wasn’t a McDonalds all american.



  178. Ky beer
    4:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    I take that back. We had 3. Kyle was a McDonalds all american.



  179. Kyblue miner
    9:26 pm March 20, 2013 Permalink

    Coach cal and his staff has delivered once again no place like Kentucky watch out Indiana oh and you too cards