Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

Unnamed sources are always reliable and sometimes know stuff

Rivals.com recruiting guru Jerry Meyer is hearing from his unnammed but reliable sources that Shabazz Muhammad will pick UCLA when he announces on April 11:

If you believe Jerry Meyer and his reliable sources, it’s not a good piece of new for Kentucky fans.

I still think he’s going to Kentucky and my unnamed, reliable sources told me so.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

61 Comments for Unnamed sources are always reliable and sometimes know stuff



  1. Richard
    1:10 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Well there is the proof Cal is going to the NBA!



  2. K Evans
    1:11 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Jeff Goodman
    ‏ @GoodmanCBS Follow Following
    “I think it’s funny that both Kentucky and UCLA think they are getting Shabazz Muhammad. Both staffs telling people “it’s done for them.”



  3. Chicago Chris
    1:11 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    When you win the national championship, the worry of or sting of losing a recruit just isn’t as bad.



  4. tim
    1:12 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I think its gonna be like this//……. if Shabazz comes to Kentucky ..MKG will go pro.. if not MKG will stay…. whats yr thought MATT?



  5. Ughh...
    1:12 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    That would score high on the suck-o-meter. In addition, Nerlens Noel was asking on Twitter if anyone knew for certain whether or not Fab Melo had declared for the draft yet…this was on the same day UK won the NC.



  6. Ughh...
    1:14 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #4) I highly doubt MKG is basing HIS decision on what Shabazz does…if anything, Shabazz is waiting to see what MKG does.



  7. DrewFranklinBetsPennies
    1:18 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #4, your thinking is very naive. 0% chance MKG comes back. Matt is not going to respond to such irrational thinking.



  8. G
    1:18 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Well I guess he’s not a punk after all



  9. Logic
    1:20 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I say that if he doesn’t like winning, doesn’t care about playing in the NCAA tournament, and doesn’t want to become a better, more unselfish player, he should definitely go to UCLA. Otherwise, it seems like UK would be a no-brainer for someone in his position.



  10. SexnNursinHomes
    1:22 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    We’ll see. If Bazz is being truthful and style of play is the factor, then Bazz to UK. Howland makes Tubby’s offense look “fast break”. If Bazz would rather be near home for his 8 months on campus, then ucla is the choice. Decision is yours Bazz.



  11. RonH
    1:22 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    He West Coast kid and I have always thought he was UCLA bound..Hope I am wrong!!!!!



  12. K Evans
    1:23 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz and Neols are both sit to announce on April 11… Do you believe this means both UK?



  13. jhn
    1:23 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Might explain why Cal indicated he might not go to the West Coast this weekend for a recruiting trip, saying he was “tired.”



  14. DrewFranklinBetsPennies
    1:23 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #6, lol, exactly. Like MKG is worried what Shabazz is going to do. #4 is clueless



  15. Han
    1:24 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    If he goes there, it’s because he a) Wants to be a program saver, b) has a friend or 2 there, c) wants to live in LA.

    If he comes here, it’s because he wants to play for a better program and coach, have a chance at winning the title, be on national TV every game, be prepared by his coach and fanbase to be a pro, get drafted as high as possible, have more fun.



  16. Azubuike's Bicep
    1:24 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    The MKG/AD route is far better than the O.J. Mayo route.



  17. Imactastic
    1:25 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Is shabazz wants to be on a mediocre team pulling all the weight scoring 30 points in a loss then let him… The comparison of UCLA to UK is non existent… If shabazz is looking to be swept under the west coast rug where no one cares about basketball at a second rate program with a second rate staff and second rate facilities then that’s his loss… We don’t have to have shabazz to win #9 next year… I’m sure shabazz and Noel are trying to build suspense for their announcement so they try to throw a wrench in the wheel with these stupid comments



  18. Usernametaken
    1:26 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Bazz’s NCAA issues concern me. They might get overlooked at North Carolina or Duke, but this is Kentucky.



  19. ThankfulCat
    1:26 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Just so we sign enough folks and keep enough folks to beat Indiana

    I hate those douchebags



  20. Matt Snones
    1:29 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Lets just be honest with ourselves here, Shabazz is going to be a star where ever he goes next season, having him at UK would be great but we need him more then he needs us. Hes also from the West, so maybe staying at home is a big deal to him. Also UCLA is sponsored by that shoe company that his “handlers” have ties with.



  21. Conference Call
    1:33 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Read DeCourcy and you will see the quote from Cal about not leaving Memphis while his daughters were in high school. He has a son with 3 years left at LCA. He isn’t leaving before 2015 barring health issues. And as long as he is coaching, don’t doubt his recruiting… UCLA has a basketball team??



  22. UK ALL DAY
    1:33 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    18. I’m with you. There’s been something bothering me about this kid from the start. I’d love to have Nerlens and if MKG returns, that would trump Shabazz for me anyway. I’m wondering if UCLA has more “incentives” for him to play for them that KY won’t offer.



  23. Ughh...
    1:34 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Question is: If Bazz=UCLA and Noel=Cuse, then who’s next in line? I hear we are still in the running for Bennett. As it now stands (assuming we lose 6 players this year), we barely have enough to put on the court next year.



  24. Wall2Cousins
    1:34 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    21. WRONG….he needs us more than we need him….this is Kentucky….go to UCLA be forgotten.



  25. Wall2Cousins
    1:35 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    24 omg….typical terrible UK FAN…you think Cal is worried about that??? exactly and you shouldnt ethier…my gawd…you just like the millions who support this team give us UK fans a bad rep.



  26. Azubuike's Bicep
    1:37 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    24- You should probably hold your arrogant comments until AFTER he decides. People hear rumors and then they automatically want to think of reasons why they DON’T want them.



  27. Mr. Obvious
    1:39 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve never thought Shabazz was coming to UK and really don’t care if he does or not…especially since he is still being scrutinized by the NCAA. I would love to see MKG come back for another year and as great as he is, I think he could use another year to mature and hone his skills. Now Noels is a different story…I want him and I want him bad.



  28. Huh?
    1:40 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t really tell who “Wall2Cousins” is talking about. It appears that post #25 is critical of post#24…which happens to also be “Wall2Cousins”



  29. Cking9698
    1:44 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    13 your exactly right. If bazz goes to ucla that’s fine.
    I still think the pull of Anderson, his family, and his so cal roots would be hard to overcome.

    We have to get Noel and Bennett!!!
    If we do we will be fine.

    Cal is not going to the nba!! He may listen to the offer but that’s it.



  30. Rick's Boyz
    1:46 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    My source tells me Patrick Patterson is a lock for Florida. He was spotted in the stands doing the “Gator Chomp”.



  31. Jay
    1:48 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Now it’s Noel to G-Town. Cal is gone!



  32. UK_Supporter76
    1:49 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz won’t be cleared by the NCAA. Shabazz is a luxury anyway. Noel is more of a necessity.



  33. Laughing out Loud
    1:52 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    if he goes to UCLA I hope he enjoys his one year career of not being on TV or heard from again. UCLA is wack!!!



  34. Doubting Thomas
    1:54 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    If Shabazz goes anywhere besides KY, I hope it’s UCLA. We’ll never have to play them and we’ll very seldom see him on TV. I think Noel is the more important recruit for UK. Like I’ve always said, if they don’t want to play for us we don’t want them anyway. Surely by now every recruit in the country should understand the “Kentucky Effect” and one would think the impact it can make on their lives. GO CATS!!!! STAY CAL!!!!



  35. Stevie T
    2:04 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz Mohamed to the UCLA = witness protection program. He vanishes.



  36. Eric K
    2:06 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    CAL is not going anywhere!! He will retire here!! And if BAZZ wants to go anywhere but to KENTUCKY, we don’t need him! PERIOD!! GO CATS!!



  37. Wu Tang Financial
    2:08 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I would rather have Noel and Bennett and not get Bazz. Honestly, I’ve watched quite a bit of tape, he won’t be driving and pounding on little white boys in college, and he doesn’t have much of a long range jumper. We would probably be better with Teague and Lamb back and Noel and Bennett coming in with the other guys, plus all the baggage Bazz brings, might not be worth it. By the way, he does need us more than we need him, reality!



  38. REAL BLY
    2:11 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    35 – I agree….he goes to UCLA and plays his last game in the NIT next year…?? WHY ??? He comes to UK and is back in the final four for banner #9 and is a UK legend!!!!

    Not really a tough decision for me….but …..whatever…



  39. Marcus L. Owens
    2:14 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Funny how these sources are giving info about UK recruits a day after we win it all. Those schools need those players, we dont. We KENTUCKY muthaf*cka!



  40. Al's IndiCats
    2:16 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    DAMN!!!!!! The rumors that are abounding now about Cal, I wish they would’ve been aimed at Tubby and Clyde when they were here! For those who may have forgotten the stattment that Cal made last month, UK IS the best job at any level. And I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about high school and Jr. High! I’ll stand by what Cal said until it’s fact!

    On the other hand I agree with most of you, if Bazz wants to stay on the less coast, so be it. We’ll be fine on whoever Cal gets.



  41. bigB
    2:23 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Read a lot about Shabazz and all signs do point to him going to UCLA but then again there is this: In a nationally televised pregame interview, Muhammad said three colleges are still in play for his services: UCLA, Kentucky and Duke, in no particular order. At the news conference following the game, Muhammad said it would be special to join Archie Goodwin of Sylvan Hills (Little Rock, Ark.) and Alex Poythress of Northeast (Clarksville, Tenn.) at Kentucky if he were to choose the Wildcats. Those were the two players seated next to him at the podium.

    “If I went to Kentucky,” Muhammad said, “that can be a really good class.”



  42. nkyukfan29
    2:24 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #1, Cal is not going to NBA. People keep saying ‘reliable sources’ what sources? where? smh.



  43. slash007
    2:27 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve always felt that we would get Noels and Shabazz would go to UCLA. As long as Cal is here I feel like it still happens that way. I don’t really see Cal leaving, don’t blame him if he let’s the Knicks court him. It’s always nice to get a little love and keep the door open in case you ever do need to go to the NBA.



  44. UKHoopshysteria
    2:33 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    So long as we can land Nerlens and/or Bennett next year will be fine. Devonta Pollard is an excellent recruit and would serve us well if Shabazz stays on the West Coast.

    The BBN needs to stop speculating and feeding this rumor of Cal to the Knicks. It only causes problems and makes recruits doubt coming to UK.

    Of course Cal will listen to the Knicks offer, anyone with business sense would. However, at the end of the day he will stay at UK and cement his legacy as one of the greats. Listen to his previous remarks. He said he likes helping mold kids into better players and people. He is about service to his players and getting them to reach their dreams.



  45. ThankfulCat
    2:36 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Any update on Jai Lucas?

    I’ll hang up and listen



  46. Imactastic
    2:40 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    But besides all this I still think we get shabazz and Noel … Just throwing that put there… Why would you not want to be a legend? When I was picking what college to attend the last thing on my mind was if I’d be close enough to mommy and daddy… Also his brother is a excellent ball player so that has to factor in some way



  47. Mr Obvious
    2:42 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz to UCLA to be close to home??? It’s a 4 1/2 drive from Vegas to Los Angeles… 4 1/2 hours.
    I can see the thought of being closer… if it were 1-2 hours. 4 1/2 hours is a DAY (there and back).. 9 hours of travel… 2 hours at the arena (early).. That’s an 11 hour day…oh, forgot…there’s a 40 minute (2 hour) game in there as well — 13 hours total. UCLA home game visits for friends and family will be overnight stays. How often will that happen… on weeknights?
    They CLAIM of closer to home doesn’t make sense.
    Sure, the family/friends can hop in the car and make a trip much easier on a 9 hour (there and back) visit…than Lexington. It may be closer, but it ain’t just down the road.
    Bazz will decide the BEST fit for him. This kid is a ‘performing artist’ that loves the spotlight. I hate to say it, but there are some similarities with him and Rivers. Both love the big stage, and the light on them. Bazz seems like a more team oriented talent…that would FIT better with Cal… But, if we have learned anything from this season…personal/individualized performance is tossed out for the TEAM concept. Cal has made it clear that this program is NOT for everyone…and maybe Howland is making it clear that Bazz can BE THE MAN…whereas Cal is saying…you can be part of the TEAM.
    It all depends on what Bazz really wants…and may have nothing to do with being close to home, etc…
    It may all be what FITS Bazz and his desires the best. Bazz will NEVER come out and say, I want to be the I in Team. But it MAY be what he truly desires.
    We shall see.



  48. Imactastic
    2:43 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’m so sick of these CAL NBA rumors … THE MAN SAID HE IS STAYING HERE FOR A WHILE … You can call cal alot of things but a liar is not one of them



  49. Sooner Lawyer
    2:59 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    If you’re worried about Bazz, this new Nerlen’s Notebook should make you feel better about where the man with the flat top is heading. I love the part about him talking to AD a lot.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/high-school/boys-basketball/post/_/id/4425/nerlens-notebook-decision-day-set



  50. tim
    3:27 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    lol..#14 knowbody said MKG was worried what Shabazz was gonna do…my point was I hope we dont loose both mr clueless.



  51. Am I crazy?
    3:31 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I hope he DOES go to UCLA. I’m concerned about his amateurism issues.



  52. I Say
    3:31 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    My cousins gay retarded uncle said he thinks shabazz will end up at duke



  53. Uhhhhh
    3:34 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Man nothing worse than reading this crap while blowing out a meat taco, Oreo cookie, chocolate shake dump



  54. 2012 national champs!!!
    4:47 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Is 24/25 arguing with himself?



  55. 2012 national champs!!!
    4:53 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    (1) why do you come to a Kentucky website? Go to loservilles websites where you belong! Your butt still hurt from that beat down Saturday? Quit acting like a UK fan! Douchbag!



  56. joe
    4:57 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I trust the King and the days of me hangin on every recruits words are over! If they come good for them, if not somebody else will. We are at the mountaintop guys, enjoy it! I don’t care about rankings, I’m telling yall right now we already have the best prospect coming in and his name is Alex Poythress! Ask harrison barnes and austin rivers about being ranked #1. Love to have both these guys but they don’t make UK anymore, UK makes them! Go Big Blue!



  57. 2012 national champs!!!
    4:58 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    You guys really think cal will let Bazz get away? This is a big time recruit cal will NOT let him or Noel get away from him



  58. Joey
    5:13 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    According to a LA Times newspaper article today, UCLA has to get Shabazz. Their program and coach depend on it. With that said, desperate measures turn into desperate actions. If Shabazz picks ULCA over UK then it will be because they have promised him money. And a desperate coach doesn’t care. If he picks UCLA, they should immediately be investigated, because you can bet the boosters are behind it. There is no logical reason he would want to play for Ben Howland.



  59. Cats4life
    5:28 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    My sources tell me that Ralph Nadar is guaranteed president for the 2012-2016 term.

    Lol but seriously, I’ve heard so many things for each player. Shabazz is going to be top 3 in the NBA draft no matter where he goes, and any team that gets Noels will be top 5. Will either team do well in the tournament? Probably not, but that’s their choice.

    And I’d take MKG over Shabazz any day. Yeah Shabazz is a polished player who can shoot, drive, and dunk well, but no one in the game brings what MKG does to the table. Motivates teammates + undeniable will to win + lock-down defense + best transition finisher in the game >>> solid shot + polished ball handling + full of himself (I say that based on his whole recruiting process, asks for way too much attention)



  60. Ghosts of players past
    8:59 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I am really glad most recruits don’t read these blogs or mostly the comments section, because alot of you could definitely run some talent off with your sage wisdom. I’ll trust Cal if he brings in two dogs and a eagle.
    ““““



  61. Calipari's Blue Ballers
    9:38 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    58 You are on to something there. Howland’s style of play doesn’t fit his game & I know Anderson is a great talent but his game isn’t based on speed. No matter what’s goin down his future will be brighter if he comes to Lexington. He’s tailor made for Cal’s offense. We shall see.