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UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes


A few notes on what has turned out to be a pretty active day…

 – In an interview with Jeff Borzello of Blood, 2012 shooting guard Shabazz Muhammad listed the final seven schools he’s considering.  UK is included, of course, as is UCLA, Duke, UNLV, Arizona, Kansas and Texas.  In talking about what stuck out to him about Lexington, Muhammad said, “I can be very focused there, since it’s not a city.  It’s a good place for a person who is serious about basketball. There are no distractions.”  Billy Gillispie might disagree, but I see where he’s coming from.  The whole story is here.

 – You got a little aquainted with Mitch McGary below and Dave Telep reports that McGary will visit UConn unofficially this weekend.  He’s said in the past that he doesn’t plan on committing until late in the recruiting process, so don’t be alarmed.  Besides, the Huskies could have like 3 or 4 scholarships total by the time he graduates.  They aren’t big on learning up there in Storrs.

 – In news that was long overdue, the NCAA will add a charge/block arc to the court for next season.  The marking will extend three feet from the basket and also serve as the unofficial poster zone for opponents of Anthony Davis.

 – ESPN had a feature on Kentucky strength coach Rock Oliver that noted the number of physical leaps the football team is making this summer.  In it, Oliver says he focuses on making players’ necks stronger and that his goal is to push them to their limit.  The good news?  They’re responding.  Oliver designed a conditioning drill that he expected only 5% of the team to pass.  Nearly everyone completed it.

 – Something to take note of as you get ready for the UK – St. John’s matchup at Rupp next season.  Steve Lavin’s club could be without their top incoming recruit thanks to a new rule that does not allow a prospect to go to a team where his high school coach is on staff.  St. John’s hired former Rice coach Moe Hicks as an assistant.  Because of that, MoMo Jones was not allowed to enroll and since Hicks served in an admistrative capacity for a team that top recruit Maurice Harkless played for twice, he might not be allowed to enroll either.

If you missed Kentucky Sports Radio this morning, make sure you check out the podcast below.  Matt was joined by Brandon Bender and Brandon Knight for two very different interviews.  Give it a listen.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

24 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes

  1. VinDatuk
    2:08 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    MoMo Jones is a transfer candidate not an incoming recruit. Their recruiting class are all eligible to enroll. MoMo was the guy that made Kyrie Irving his play toy in the regional semifinal.

  2. first
    2:09 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    FIRSTTT!! Or am I? You never know on here.

  3. Zach Morris
    2:12 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    No trip to Disney World is complete without a little BTI hate. It’s a beautiful thing.

  4. Bryan the Intern
    2:17 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink


  5. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    2:19 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Thank god they are finally adding the charge arc under the basket. Take as much descretion out of the refs hands as possible.

  6. billybball
    2:20 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Can we upload the YouTube video of turquoise bung

  7. Eloy Vargas
    2:20 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    hey we agree on something finally BTI

  8. Poling Willie
    2:23 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I think this might be the greatest picture to ever be posted on this site

  9. TommyLasorda
    2:23 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Great Americans right there! Also nice to see the advertising of “PINK lace back panties from Victoria’s secret. The female rear end is such a wonderful thing. Oh and BTI sucks.

  10. uk
    2:27 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    does anyone know what LPT meanse in reference to uk football, some card troll was using it on espn

  11. average fan
    2:33 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Agree with 5. Arc is long overdue!

  12. VII
    2:37 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Need clarification. “Conditioning drills that only 5% would pass. 95% completed it”. WTF does that mean.

    I completed advanced organic microbiology, but I didn’t pass.

  13. Amazing
    2:38 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink


  14. Jorts4Life
    2:40 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Cub in the house!!! Good to see the Badstibner clan representin!

  15. The Kid
    2:51 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    If Shabazz Muhammad think’s there will be no distractions in Lexington he is in for a rude awaking….

  16. invisibleink
    3:01 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Ha ! the hate is on for BTI !

  17. BMT
    3:10 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I thought the more interesting part of the Shabazz Muhammad article was this:

    The main factor in his decision will be program success, both past and future. “The school’s tradition,” Muhammad said. “I’m looking for the school that has the best opportunity for me to win a national championship.”

    By that rational, I’d say it UCLA vs UK with Kentucky winning, of course. 😉

  18. tom5673
    3:15 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    i guess that takes ucla and arizona? out of the running if he’s not looking for the big city life.
    i really want muhammad for ’12. he’s big time. love the left handed wing players. nasty finisher. etc.

  19. bti sucks
    3:30 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I want a copy of that picture autographed by BTI.

  20. nybrasky
    3:33 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Great pic. Do it for the children!

  21. Joe Big Blue
    8:25 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Wait…the ‘Bazz does know Lexington is technically a city…or did he mean big city like Lexington West?

  22. WKY cat fan
    8:30 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    The end of paragraphs 2 & 3…hilarious. I literally laughed out loud.

  23. mudcat
    10:06 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    What’s up Cub! Georgetown native in the KSR archives…NICE!

  24. Biglaw Dawgin'
    9:54 am May 27, 2011 Permalink

    Best picture ever!