The internet scuttlebutt running wild is that Landon Slone, the sharpshooter from Paintsville, Kentucky, has accepted an offer from UK to be a so-called “preferred walk-on” next year for the Cats. Slone is a scoring machine and had a terrific Senior season, leading his Paintsville team to the state tournament and scoring 35 points in the affair in a great first round win over Jeffersontown. Slone caught the attention of many in the state throughout the season, as his mixture of scoring and passing got him an offer from NAIA power, Georgetown College. I spoke this morning with someone from the sports director of the local Paintsville paper who told me that Slone HAS been offered a walk-on spot, but has not yet accepted. We are continuing to try and confirm this info, but for now that is where it looks as if it stands. Slone is a great mountain player, a good Kentucky kid and exactly what folks like in a walk-on. We will let you know when we hear something definitive.