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Officially “Amile Jefferson Day”


Well, after months of searching, I finally found Drew Franklin’s perfect restaurant vacation spot workspace.  If anything happens over the next couple weeks and we can’t find him, I know the first place I’m looking.  And it’s not behind the fake ficus tree in Kate Upton’s dressing room this time.

The big news for today is Amile Jefferson’s announcement at 4 p.m., which we’ll have for you as soon as humanly possible.  It’s always a big day when a recruit decides, and this is no exception.  However, from an objective standpoint, the prospects for landing the elite forward out of Pennsylvania look pretty dim.  Adam Zagoria says that, unfortunately, Amile is likely to pick either Duke or N.C. State.

But have Kentucky fans lost hope?  Of course not.  On the very same page that says multiple sources believe Jefferson is headed to the ACC, there was a poll asking readers which school they thought he would attend.  The results?  Less than surprising:

I’m convinced that if everything in life was decided by internet polls, Kentucky would rule the entire world.  Well, except CollegeGameday.  That one, uh, sort of slipped by us.  Everything else, though, we’ve got on lock.

But regardless of the outlook for Mr. Jefferson, we have to be hopeful.  Not only hopeful that Calipari can pull a last-minute sneakaroo and nab a talented capstone for an already great class, but also hopeful that, should that not work out, next year’s team will be just fine regardless.

So while today will still be a refreshing kind of day (in the “F5” sense, not the “internet and tacos by the beach” sense), I won’t be needing my Tums.  If there’s one thing Calipari’s brought back to Kentucky… well, it’s being national champions.  But if there are two things he’s brought back, the second of those is peace of mind.  I’d love to see Jefferson throw on a UK hat, but even if he doesn’t, I’m still confident we’ll have a great team.


That doesn’t mean I won’t be checking my Twitter all day long, though.  More at four!  Stick around all day, we’ll give you updates as we hear them.

Article written by Corey Nichols

29 Comments for Officially “Amile Jefferson Day”

  1. Azubuike's Bicep
    9:03 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hope he ends up with the Cats, but either way, good luck to the young man. This is a huge moment in his life.

  2. Dickie Z
    9:04 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Another worthless post by Corey Nichols…who SUCKS!

  3. bluefan
    9:10 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Sure would love to see this kid wearing blue!

  4. Dumbledore
    9:12 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Jefferson would be a nice addition. I hope NC state enjoys him. Harrell, FTW!

  5. Rock Slyde
    9:13 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Corey, could you write a piece on cartoon characters or science fiction stories? Hell, write about anything that you’re familiar with. Are you embarrassed with these basic editorials?

  6. Me
    9:16 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    On the day Michael Porter gets busted for sex with minors, KSR wants to talk about Amile Jefferson?


  7. Rick Pitino
    9:17 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Wait…. So Michael Porter is married with children and cheated on his wife by raping a 14 year old boy?

    I can’t wait to read Matt Jones live tweets from the trial.

  8. prettyplease
    9:18 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can we please get some info on this Tony Trocha character?

  9. Marvin
    9:20 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Clearly was set to auto-post since he says this is “the big news of the day”.

  10. masoncounty fan
    9:25 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Damn, that looks like my knid of place.

  11. Lexington Jail Inmate #63
    9:33 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    This Michael Porter feller sure does have a purty mouth…

  12. it is what it is
    9:34 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    good luck to him … if he’s a Cat, well then, it just takes care of itself

  13. Paducah UK fan
    9:35 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    If Coach Cal is after the guy with all resources, then we have a good chance, if not then good luck to him where ever. UK is his best bet for a NC ( not North Carolina)(national Champs). If he makes a decision that he feels is best for him, then UK gets another vote.

    Come on down AJ, we want you, but if not UK, then playing for a sweet 16 is not all bad, well compared to a final 4, maybe it is.

  14. Ian
    9:36 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    If everything was determined by voting, Kentucky would rule the world……?
    So your saying that we should have a president from Kentucky …..or have actual power in our own government ? Or even pick a decent governor? The latest example of Kentuckians voting…let me think..Richie farmer…how did that work out. .don’t get me wrong, I’m born and raised in Kentucky..but we could never rule the world

  15. Big O
    9:37 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    guess i am banned from posting. so much for freedom of the press! Still poor post– if the kid is not coming to UK why waste text.

  16. BillGar
    9:46 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    hahahahahaha. Ian thinks that was a serious statement. Love the injection of actual politics into a silly, offhand comment about Kentucky fans’ online poll voting fervor.

  17. BlueCatDixiecrat
    9:46 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    How bad is Corey Nichols?

    good *
    tolerable ***
    bad *************
    f—— terrible! ********************************************

    Total Votes: 23,500

  18. Comma
    9:50 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why do you use, so many, commas. Do you , have stock, in a comma factory? I am trying to hang in and read your stuff, in hopes, you will get better. But, as they say, some places (even here), but maybe not (there). Your work is brutal to read , if not for the content, but they way you write.

  19. Blugeon
    9:53 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    …..or we could just follow Jefferson,Zagoria, Telep, etc on twitter ourselves and get the same info as you

  20. Cking9698
    9:59 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why post this? we are not getting Jefferson. Harrell either.

    We can’t add another 4 year power forward and look attractive to Randle or Parker (who has grown from 6-7 to 6-9). We already have Willis, and could still have Wiltjer.

    Why take average, when patience will get you a top notch talent in 2013?

  21. Straightbent
    10:21 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    She’s a wife, she’s a mother, she’s a KSR caller!

  22. Smyrna_Cat
    10:55 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    This is the big news of the day?


  23. greg
    11:26 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    what are the chances we get neither Harrell or jefferson?

  24. greg
    11:27 am May 15, 2012 Permalink

    21 I think Jefferson looks more like a 3 then a 4 and I’m pretty sure Parker isn’t scared

  25. paige
    12:18 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Corey, I like your posts. You got BTI’s spot so you get his haters. Apparently some people think this is funny. I fail to see the humor in it but if it makes them proud of themselves to be rude and unkind just consider the source. Keep up the good work.

  26. todd
    12:44 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    26, you don’t get it.

    What Corey posts is just bad. Really bad. He has no inside knowledge, no understanding of the game, is too lazy to do actual research, takes a twitter from someone else and then ways “this is what I think” … bad, bad, bad.

    Compare Corey’s writing to others on this site. They are SOOO much better. If they are just sharing a link, they share a link. If they are giving an opinion, it is typically done with some thought.

    Corey typically is dismissive, as is illustrated by ever one of his post about the NBA. If you don’t know about a subject, don’t watch, don’t care, and aren’t willing to at least learn enough to talk intelligently, then don’t write about it.

    And the whole “big news of the day” is terrible. First, it is clear we aren’t getting Jefferson. There has been very little discussion of UK in connection with him, and no one is sitting here hitting F5 while trying to remember to breath.

    Porter is the big story of the day. Very, very sad story.

  27. HicksPickSix
    12:53 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    26 – Saying that Corey Nichols gets “BTI’s spot so [he gets] his haters” is an insult to BTI, ma’am!

  28. BooCat
    1:04 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Corey sucks! Get off Drew Franklins jock!