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The Block that Saved No. 1

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I’m thankful for the Internet, I really am. Without the Internet, those of you who cannot listen to KSR on the traditional radio can stream the show from an iHeartRadio app or other Internet radio source. Without the internet, UK Athletics would be unable to share this (unplanned, mind you) picture of my brother with the rest of the world. So yes, thank you Internet. Thank you.

Another benefit deriving from the Internet is the college basketball blog Rush the Court. I’m sure many of you enjoy this website daily, but I especially liked their characterization of The Block:

The Phenomenal Davis Block. John Henson is an awkward, unnatural jump shooter, and his catch wasn’t clean on a tipped pass to the spot he was standing with eight seconds remaining, but we’d wager that Anthony Davis’ swooping block coming from somewhere around Section 230 at Rupp Arena is the first time he’s ever been packed on a wide open jump shot when he left his feet. That’s how phenomenal that defensive play was. Davis was standing right in front of the basket when the ball hit Henson’s hands about twelve feet to the right side of the basket.Watch the replay closely. In less than a second with one step and a leap, Davis’ hand covered about 15 feet of space and met Henson at the top of his jump to swat the ball back into his hands to secure the victory. That play alone may have secured his selection as the #1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft. Not only did it save the game for Kentucky, it was the kind of play that makes scouts take notice – if you hadn’t seen it before, those Marcus Camby comparisons forced themselves out of the screen on that play.

I was at the game (on the right of my brother in the picture) and the atmosphere was incredible. The Block was one of the most exhilarating moments in my Rupp Arena experience, and I’ll never forget it. Thankfully, with the creation of YouTube.com on the Internet, I’ll never have to.

Article written by Tyler Montell

27 Comments for The Block that Saved No. 1



  1. macsauce13
    2:09 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Tyler, I didn’t know you played E on Entourage.



  2. Blue Haze
    2:10 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Davis going to be drafted? 1st?



  3. Tony Roma
    2:12 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    The greatest block ever?



  4. Biglaw Dawgin'
    2:12 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Am I missing something or should we all just know who the author’s brother is here? He’s referenced twice, but the only tag I see says “christy harrell.”



  5. Jared
    2:14 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    #4 Ditto…I couldn’t care less about who his brother is…I’d like to see some celebrities or some recruits pics that were at the game



  6. ThisHasGottaBeAMistake
    2:15 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Are you the one wearing a Carolina blue sweater? KSR fail. Lol.



  7. Jack Demsey
    2:16 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    I think they are the two furthest to the right on the screen. The blond bro and sis.



  8. Tyler Montell
    2:17 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    6) It was not a Carolina blue sweater, but it was lighter than I thought when I left Louisville.



  9. Tomas
    2:21 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Your brother is Hunter Montell? I went to school with Hunter at Shelby County.



  10. John
    2:24 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Hunter, your picture is on KSR. Hi Hunter!



  11. UKFanInCincy
    2:26 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Why does your brother look so wierd? Is that how his face is all the time?



  12. duh
    2:30 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    John Calipari
    Big Blue Nation, I don’t want you to lose your vacation money or lose your kid’s scholarship fund but if you’re buying those tickets to the Indiana game this week, don’t tell them you’re a UK fan. Show up in a red shirt with blue underneath and don’t take it off until our introductions start. You can leave the red shirt in the building when you leave. #BlueGetsIn

    directly taken from facebook.



  13. duh
    2:31 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    John Calipari
    Big Blue Nation, I don’t want you to lose your vacation money or lose your kid’s scholarship fund but if you’re buying those tickets to the Indiana game this week, don’t tell them you’re a UK fan. Show up in a red shirt with blue underneath and don’t take it off until our introductions start. You can leave the red shirt in the building when you leave. #BlueGetsIn

    directly taken off cal’s facebook.



  14. Al Gore
    2:35 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    You’re welcome for the Internet.



  15. Hoops McGee
    2:37 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    FYI – Rush the Court was created by an attorney who grew up in Ashland.

    …Attorneys seem to have a lot of free time on their hands.

  16. From the Worldwide Leader: “But that same exec also says it wouldn’t surprise him if Davis were to spend another year at Kentucky, a la Jared Sullinger at Ohio State.”

    There’s more on the username link. I haven’t yet drank enough of the good stuff to find this to be remotely likely, but it’s the first instance I can think of where someone mentioned it as even possible.



  17. Mayhem
    2:45 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Am I the only one under the impression that Tyler Montel was a black man?



  18. JVice
    2:55 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    17 – totally man. mind = blown



  19. Rajon9rondo
    3:04 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Why was Eric Foreman at the game?



  20. Michael Kidd-Langford
    3:08 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    I was at the game too. I’m the guy in a UK sweatshirt sitting next to a guy I don’t know.

    You can spot me, right BBN?



  21. Laker Cat 18
    3:44 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    If no one knows who you are, are you a celebrity?



  22. Tyler Montell
    3:54 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    20 and 21) I assumed the creepster face staring back into the camera was unmistakable, not that any of you knew me from Adam. The poor man’s Kevin Connolly is no celebrity.



  23. Here ya go
    4:23 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    21) it worked for Kim Kardashian….



  24. Fastercats2009
    4:40 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    uh…kevin conelly is still pissed…where are you…



  25. lumberjackcat
    5:26 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Why not wear something that says Kentucky or Go cats or something like that.



  26. Dane Brammage
    7:02 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    I agree w/#4; thought it was me missing something & not knowing the bro while the rest of the world did.

    BTW, I thought the “rest of the world” was code for the ‘faithfully departed’.



  27. Steady
    7:46 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    You two don’t have any Kentucky gear? ASAP—–> http://www.ksrshop.com