We are coming towards one of our favorite events of the year…the Miss USA Pageant. In honor of this “circle on the calendar” moment, the last two Miss Kentucky winners are our Fans of the Day. To the news…
— I was told by a source this morning that Kentucky is still very much involved with Kadeem Jack and hope to get him on campus by this weekend. The final day of the Spring Signing period is May 19th, and UK is attempting to get Jack here and make the pitch to make him a Cat by the 19th. Jack is interested in the Cats and sees potential playing time for him next season. This will be a recruitment in which movement will take place by this weekend, depending on when the visit actually occurs.
— As for Terrence Jones, he is still on standby. The recruitment of Jack will have no effect on Jones either way and he as of now, still plans on signing something by May 19th. Kentucky still wants him and is still hoping that he will end up picking the Cats when all is said and done. But for now, it still Washington with the lead and Kentucky hoping to get the final call when the paper is signed.
— Expect to hear a couple of games for next season released in the next two weeks. As of now, the schedule includes the regular suspects, Louisville, Indiana and UNC. There will be the Maui Invitational and some game in the Big East Challenge, which everyone hopes will be versus Syracuse. Beyond that, there had been talk about the series versus Texas, Notre Dame, West Virginia or Cincinnati to fill the final “big game” slot. I havent heard new information on any of those scenarios in a couple of weeks but was told this past weekend that we should know by the end of next week.
— Calipari said yesterday to expect to see Kentucky play with four guards a lot next year, and to see the Dribble Drive Offense in full effect in those scenarios. Kentucky is blessed to have two perimeter guys (Miller and Liggins) who are long enough that they could guard the other team’s 4 man in such a system. If so, that means outside shooting has to improve and we will see a team that is more likely to get up and down the floor than what we saw this year.
More all day…including the iTunes release of the Uncensored podcast tonight…I just listened to it for the first time…and well, the other media folks arent going to like it.