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Katz: “Kentucky hasn’t heard from Keith Clanton”

Don’t order those customized Keith Clanton UK jerseys just yet, folks.

Andy Katz isn’t so sure Central Florida’s all-time leading shot blocker is going anywhere. In today’s “3-point shot” for, Katz reports that none of the three schools — Kentucky, Florida State and South Florida — rumored to be options for Clanton have had any contact with him in the past week.

2. The biggest potential free-agent prize is Central Florida’s Keith Clanton. The one-year postseason ban means the senior forward can leave without sitting out a year. The assumption was that Kentucky, Florida State and South Florida would be the schools of choice for the Orlando product. But throughout this past week none of the schools have heard from him and the thinking is that he still might stay put. He has time to move on to another school. But it would be perfectly normal if he decided to finish his college career where he started and compete for the Knights for one last season even though they can’t play in the Conference USA tournament or any postseason event. He can play in front of his family, stay with teammates and one would assume friends and get to the NBA draft from his original destination. And it wouldn’t be the strangest thing to actually finish his college career academically in one place instead of fleeing simply because of a postseason ban that may not have mattered if UCF isn’t good enough to make a tournament.

The lack of contact between Clanton and the three schools says something about which way he is leaning, but a tweet he sent earlier this week suggests he’s at least thinking about it. The 6-foot-9 senior forward tweeted late Tuesday night, “What to do?” after reports came out that switching schools could be an option.


Article written by Drew Franklin

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6 Comments for Katz: “Kentucky hasn’t heard from Keith Clanton”

  1. Don Corleone
    10:43 am August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Seems kind of late to be getting a transfer to the family that could play. Bottabing

  2. Mr Obvious
    11:07 am August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing like that tough C-USA to get you ready for the NBA. I hear he’s a “beast”.

  3. BigBluSoTru
    12:08 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Cal, told him he probaly only see 10 minutes a game here. And that it be nice to have him here too help out the younger players in practice. He wasn’t good enough anyway. Pluc Cal never reallly recruited him.

  4. Swagger_Jacker
    12:29 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    #3 Get a clue. Clanton is the missing piece and you’re crazy if you think he’d only see around 10 mins per game in blue and white.

  5. Will S
    2:42 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    “We didn’t want him anyway”… “he’s not good enough to play in the SEC”… “Cal didn’t recruit him”….

    Please, lets hear the excuses fly.

  6. Mr. Excuse
    6:11 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    We didn’t want him anyway. Besides, he’s not SEC material. And I know for a fact Cal didn’t recruit him.

    Prediction: he comes to UK! Helps us to another FF, and he gets drafted in the first round.