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On This Day In KSR History…

Throughout the summer we are going to revisit some of the posts of the past to see how far we’ve come as a website and as fans of the Kentucky Wildcats.  Today’s edition of “On This Day In KSR History” comes from July 23, 2008, when GJ Vilarino said Kentucky is a perfect fit for him.


July 23, 2008

GJ Vilarino Loves Cat Fans
Matt Jones


Great article by Jody Demling on future Cat GJ Vilarino. Many have openly wondered whether GJ is good enough to play at UK and there have been (and still occasionally are) rumblings that he might not end up there. But as time goes on, his commitment to UK seems stronger and as this quote shows, his appreciation of the program grows:

“When I first committed, I don’t think I fully understood the magnitude of it,” he said. “Now I understand it better. People are going to come after me because I am going to play for the best program in the country, so basically it is just me trying to get better every day.

“I love the fans and how they love basketball down there. I think it’s a perfect fit for me when I get there.”


Vilarino spent one year at Gonzaga before transferring to Appalachian State following his freshman 2009-10 season. He averaged 3.8 points per game as a sophomore last year for the Mountaineers.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for On This Day In KSR History…

  1. ukhemingway
    1:40 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    THANK GOD for coach cal…we are so lucky to have him.

  2. Jnet3
    1:44 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    How did we sink that low??

  3. Seriously
    1:56 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Ah yes, what might have been….

  4. warrior
    1:59 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Warrior sayeth” GJ is 3rd team RF on my Church softball team and we only have 14 players and 2 of them are over 60 years old”. thus sayeth the Warrior.

  5. GJ Vilarino
    2:00 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    You were singing my praises back then, too. Nothing like KSR taking pot shots at a 21 y/o amateur athlete!

  6. Drew Franklin
    2:02 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    5. — I know. That’s the point of this post.

  7. Haha
    2:12 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    6) hahaha

  8. Caftan
    2:41 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch your an idiot for getting Billy G. But Your a genius for firing him!

  9. ThatsAShame
    3:00 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    My personal favorite comment from the post…

    RememberTheMember Says:
    July 23rd, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    I seem to recall a freakishly-athletic point guard with no jump shot we had at UK a few years ago. I also seem to recall this freak recently winning an NBA ring. Hm…. I’ll take a Rondo clone anyday (and yes, he does look a lot like him). In 2010, we’ll have a quicky, speedy passer in Vilarino and a scoring machine in Ross-Miller. I’m gonna like the point guard spot in the years to come, John Wall or not.