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Your Jordan Brand Classic Game Post

7:00 PM.  ESPN.

Poythress, Goodwin, Noel, and Bennett.

Tune in to watch 3 (hopefully 4) future Cats hit the hardwood in an all-star game that is high school players around the country are always excited to compete in.  The ‘Jordan’ brand is the most pervasive brand in basketball thanks to MJ’s illustrious career that continues to live as legendary in the mind of all young players.  The chance to play for him and his brand is an opportunity elite-level kids really dig.

They also probably love the game because you get this really cool swag (via @AlanStein)

Watch to see if Noel dominates for the East team.  And look out for the loaded West team with Goodwin, Poythress, and Bennett.  It should be an exciting event.  This is our first time to see Noel participate in a big-time all-star game due to his reclassification throwing a wrench in things.

Fabolous is the special guest music star.  In other news, 2001 was a good year.  Holla back young’n, amirite?

Another interesting tidbit is the recruiting circumstances surrounding Anthony Bennett tonight.  We’ve heard rumors he’s a UK lean, as well as talking heads shooting down that nugget and saying UK is gaining but that Florida is the team to beat.  Well, it looks like the team to beat will be in Charlotte to pay Anthony a visit tonight:

Will Calipari be in North Carolina tonight?  Time will tell, but my tweet-stalking tells me he is currently at home in Lexington.  I could easily be wrong, however.

So get to your TV and flip on ESPN.  Comment on the game in this thread and enjoy as you watch another loaded Wildcat recruiting class square off against their peers.

EDIT: Anthony Davis is in the building!

It’s a beautiful thing.

Article written by Chris Thomas

91 Comments for Your Jordan Brand Classic Game Post



  1. Trey
    7:03 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Lets hope during a break Bennett randomly announces where he is gong to school!!



  2. Uh Oh!
    7:09 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Davis’ shot block record could be in jeopardy. Noel is already killing it.



  3. BSBCATS
    7:13 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    AD at game to welcome Anthony Bennett



  4. JMFATZ47
    7:13 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel already pitchin’ everyone’s $hit all over the court……sick



  5. Eric K
    7:14 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    BBN just keeps on rolling! GO CATS!!



  6. Walden Schmidt
    7:17 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    That flat top feller already has 3 blocked shots.



  7. WTF?
    7:17 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Why is AD not in Lexington studying? Is he pulling a Daniel Orton this semester?



  8. Boots45
    7:17 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Poythress!!!



  9. JMFATZ47
    7:17 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Poythress is a flat out jewel in this class! WOW……amazing explosiveness



  10. Greg
    7:18 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Get on him coach, your better than billy d



  11. Boots45
    7:19 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Dude. I’m sure he didn’t take engineering classes. Besides its Saturday! He traveled a few Saturdays since November!



  12. Han
    7:22 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    If both Lamb and Teague go pro, looks like Goodwin will probably be our backup PG.

    7) Yeah, how many Saturdays did you spend studying? 😉



  13. Eric K
    7:25 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    #7 get a life! Go back to your own loserville site! Thanks! GO CATS!!



  14. bubba
    7:31 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Davis looked a little taller than Noel when they did there interview together, i think he is still growing.



  15. Justin
    7:35 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Bennett = Gator dont think UK will get him



  16. UK Homer
    7:37 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    How about the foresight of Coach Cal? They’re talking about how weak the PG are in this class…luckily our coach has a plan in transfer 5 star PG Ryan Harrow. Don’t let anyone tell you he blindly recruits the top players each year and throws them on the court together. There are good recruiters and then there are the masters.



  17. Zack
    7:40 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    We will see what ucla and Arizona do with these great recruiting classes. Cal doesn’t get enough credit for what he does with these young kids



  18. Cking9698
    7:40 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    If billy d and the boys are going to meet Bennett, that is due to he fact that Noel, Poythress, and Goodwin, have been in his ear all week. Coach cal met with him and his mother last Saturday. Thats a week of KENTUCKY ON THE BRAIN!!!! Donovan knows it is slipping away. FLORIDA IS NO LONGER BENNETTS LEADER!! Munster knows it!!



  19. Cking9698
    7:41 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    17- exactly!!!



  20. JMFATZ47
    7:42 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Been hearing Bennett is a stretch to end up at UK. The “commitment” talk we have been hearing is not accurate. He could still end up here but its not near as close as many think. Fingers crossed tho



  21. Mike
    7:42 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens had 3 blks in first 3 mins….also picked up 3 fouls and missed monster jam that Davis would have made…he is a good shot blocker by doesn’t yet have Davis’s ability to block w/o fouling.



  22. JMFATZ47
    7:43 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s hope Goodwin, Noel and Poythress get in his ear and make him feel the love



  23. UK Homer
    7:49 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Next year we may realize just how good Davis was at not getting in foul trouble. Luckily Cauley and Bennett (hopefully) will have Noel’s back.



  24. Radio Ron
    7:50 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Wow..Poythress !!!
    I’m telling you BBN..this guy is another Mashburn, and I realize this is high praise, but he’s got it all !!!



  25. DEVASTATION INC
    7:50 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    21-Mike- Wow we should send him to the Hoyas after. Thanks for your great evaluation of talent you stupid Fuk



  26. Cking9698
    7:56 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Muhammed is getting his just desserts!!! Selfish, selfish, selfish!!! I am grateful he won’t be a cat!!!



  27. Thomas
    7:56 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone notice how much Jimmy Dykes and others are ripping on Muhammad not passing the ball? Must not have wanted to have to pass the ball at UK.



  28. Chinese Minder
    7:56 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    21- Your right we should have never offered him a spot. Damn we are screwed.



  29. Cking9698
    7:58 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    24- mashburn as a small forward!! POYRTHESS IS UNDERRATED!! That’s the truth!!!



  30. Chinese Minder
    7:58 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz is another rivers. I now all of a sudden dont miss him that much. he is bad ju-ju



  31. Cking9698
    7:59 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    27 exactly!!! The kid is selfish. Throwing Gatorade on the floor like a little panzie!!!



  32. doubting thomas
    8:00 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    27- yeah he does not like him too much and now I dont either. f-him and 21



  33. Cking9698
    8:00 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    30- right on with the rivers comparison!!!



  34. jonnyComeLately
    8:04 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    The more shabazz misses, the more he keeps shooting. For sure another rivers. Good talent but bad chemistry.



  35. UK Homer
    8:05 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Could definitely see Shabazz crying postgame next season after his team loses and he goes 5-30 from the field. UCLA will be Round of 32/Sweet 16.



  36. Malcomb X
    8:05 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Leave my son shabazz alone.



  37. Zack
    8:08 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    This telep guy loves his job



  38. Big Blue 66
    8:08 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    they should rename him Shabazz MEhammed



  39. Shabazz
    8:09 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    There is no ‘I’ in TEAM, but my dad said there is one in Adidas!



  40. Doc Rivers
    8:10 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    He reminds me of my very own son, but without the swagger.



  41. Mudcreekmark
    8:11 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s my prediction for next year. UCLA and Arizona both lose double digit games and the excuse for them will be they are too young. Cal will go farther than both with less depth and still get no credit for his coaching his even younger club.



  42. Hang9
    8:11 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I love Poythress, we could really use Bennett. Noel will be a beast with time. Goodwin is fast, I love what we have coming in. Bazz is too selfish to play in Cal’s system anyway. Does neone else think that the anderson kid going to ucla is trash, I certainly do.



  43. Trim
    8:12 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Damnn- is that jordans Beeatchhh? I can do better than that! And I am just a normal guy!



  44. me
    8:13 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    in cal i trust … E8 min and Title 9 max



  45. Zack
    8:15 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Archie is the man!



  46. Justin
    8:16 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    dang archie has a john wall like crossover…



  47. Archie Goodwin
    8:18 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty amazing in the open court.



  48. Big Blue 66
    8:19 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    These boys will do just fine….I dont care what they are ranked, Cal knows who is special and thats the art and greatness of Cal.



  49. Zack
    8:20 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    This may be a stupid question. Why is shabazz last name Muhammad when his dads is Holmes? Biancardi just said Noel needs to beef up, really? The best player in the country last year was 6’10 190. Nice pass Archie!



  50. gr8atness
    8:21 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel has a alot of upside. He will be a great inside shot blocker. He is a raw talent right now and coach cal will help him transform his game! Cal will have noel playing with more of a motor on offense and defense! I also think we will see lob city again to get noel going on offense. We might not see lob city as much as this year but it will help noel score.



  51. CPACAT
    8:22 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Goodwin and Poythress together on several fast breaks!! No look by Goodwin was sick.



  52. Radio Ron
    8:22 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Oh, sweet tap-dancing Jesus! That pass from Goodwin to Poythress was just sick! I almost feel sorry for teams that did not get our No.1 freshman class….no, not really



  53. Jen
    8:23 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I met Shabazz and trust me dude is an azz, His head was too big to play with a lot of stars. He would not have embraced the fans and as we all now see he is a selfish. Him and Kyle will try to play a 2 man game and UCLA will suck just as they did this year!



  54. SouthBeachWildcat
    8:25 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I am gona love Noel……………but we are gona soon realize that Davis may be top 5 to ever put on a UK uniform.



  55. MarK
    8:28 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    NN might need to work on the FT skills just a bit– loving that Bazz’s me-first style is coming out and that Poythress and Goodwin are playing so well together.



  56. Big Blue 66
    8:30 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel blocks Bazz but they call the foul, if Bazz would have made the pass back, it wouldve been an easy 2 for someone else



  57. Big Blue 66
    8:31 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    i bet you bazz will be like the really smart kid from the small school that goes to MIT and finds out hes not the only smart kid and mentally struggles



  58. mack
    8:31 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel and Shebazz seem a little chippy with each other.



  59. Jen
    8:32 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    As for Cal knowing the point guards are thin in this class, look at next year and know there are not very many centers. Explains Harrow and Cauley! Never doubt Cal!



  60. hard foul
    8:32 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel should have fouled him as hard as bazz fouled him and even harder



  61. gr8atness
    8:33 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t wait to see how well noel plays at UK about midway through the season when he has had time to work on his footwork and plays at a faster pace especially on transition D!!



  62. ronkat
    8:34 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Muhammad is for real! Wow!



  63. AntDavis
    8:34 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Noel is gonna b good, but he aint me!!



  64. ronkat
    8:36 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’m so tired hearing these guys talk Big East all night.



  65. gr8atness
    8:37 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    #55 you are right about noel needs to work on his ft’s but he will get there in time.



  66. crystal ball
    8:39 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    benett to UK in 10min



  67. gr8atness
    8:39 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I hope we get AB in the mix he is a beast he will be a tough mismatch for alot of teams.



  68. philly cat
    8:41 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    did anyone see Bennett try to high five Noel after his first missed free throw even though they’re on different teams? will we see this next year?



  69. gr8atness
    8:44 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Goodwin will be a nice weapon especially when he plays backup pg.



  70. yargamel
    8:44 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I will definitely miss Davis’s hands next season, but Goodwin looks much better than I expected. I just hope UK has at least one more guard who can shoot, or we may start to see a bunch of forced drives.



  71. Viren
    8:45 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Is it time to line up around the Memorial Colosseum for the Midnight Madness Tickets?



  72. Jen
    8:47 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Only thing Shabazz has showed me is he has monster dunks, takes more than that to WOW me! or win championships!



  73. gr8atness
    8:47 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I think we will see alot of pick n rolls next season with goodwin and poythress both can get to the basket.



  74. gr8atness
    8:53 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I think we will add at least 2 more players or maybe 3 next season. obviously we go for AB. I wonder if coach cal will go the juco route and try to add another shooter to help wiltjer like he did with dodson in year 1 but without all the problems



  75. the Big Dog
    8:54 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    UCLA can have Shabazz. Poythress is the real deal. I agree that Goodwin is better than we may have thought.



  76. Andrew
    8:55 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Lol shabazz juzt called for a charge. Go noel 🙂



  77. bmt22033
    9:04 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I’d really like to see Cal get a commitment from Anthony Bennett. He’s gonna be a very good player. Still has a tiny bit of baby fat on him but that will be all gone by the time October rolls around.



  78. Jen
    9:28 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone doubting Noel just needs to remember what Cal did with Jorts in a year! The 4 committed and possibly Bennett along with Wiltjer, Harrow and role players Hood and Beckham, The Cats will be fine. We went to Final Four in 2011 with way less. We do need to add Bennett and another shooter but if not we will still be fine! Go future CATS!



  79. threegoggles
    9:49 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Bennett is close to committing to florida.



  80. Cory
    10:11 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Not looking good for Bennett, at least according to the ‘experts’ and analysts. Maybe that’s why Cal wasn’t in North Carolina to watch.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1145709-anthony-bennett-each-schools-chances-of-getting-top-remaining-prospect



  81. gog8ors
    10:15 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Been telling you Bennett is all Gator. Just have to wait until early May to prove it.



  82. Cory
    10:22 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    81- you telling me we aren’t getting Bennett means nothing. If Bennett goes to Florida it is simply to ensure he gets the minutes he wants. Kentucky w/o Bennett is still far superior than Florida w/ Bennett. I want to land him, but it is what it is.



  83. Bluesman
    10:33 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Beckham,Beckham, we talking bout Beckham? Beckham the walkon? Beckham the role player and we’ll be fine? give me a break!!!!



  84. Duke sucks
    10:51 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    83 You are right.I think we will be good next year.Cal will get 1 or 2 more.But Beckhem will not be on the court.Cal let him come because he’s a Kentucky boy.He couldn’t play dead though in no way is he in Cals plans.Polson is by far the best walk on.



  85. TJ
    10:56 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Beckham needs to focus on being a defensive player to see the court next year…



  86. Cking9698
    10:59 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    The bleacher report link listed above is a joke!! No more relevant than you or my opinions. Bennett is coming to Kentucky!!!! Point blank period!!! Not worried he goes to Florida one bit. If he was going to Florida he already would have committed. The longer this goes, the better for Cal.



  87. Wall2Cousins
    11:04 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    80. YOU FUK N IDIOT DID YOU NOT LEARN ANYTHING FROM THE CRAP ABOUT NOEL GOING TO GeorgeTOWN????? what school did he pick?? EXACTLY

    YOU PICK UP A POST ABOUT what SOME NO NAME WRITER PUTS ON WEBSITE??
    please shoot yourself.



  88. the Big Dog
    12:25 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    We need someone to bang at the 4 spot…Anthony Bennett come on down.



  89. Hand2Face
    12:40 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    88? Was that a crack at Chris Thomas? haha jk. Seriously some guys just have to pay for it, no shame in that, shell out a few bucks and maybe you wont be such an Ahole.



  90. Evan
    3:41 am April 15, 2012 Permalink

    why doesn’t Cal go after a few of the guards left in this year’s class?! Were gonna need at least 1 more solid guard to play minutes behind harrow and goodwin…what if one of them get hurt?? Hood can probably play a little bit of 2 but def. not point guard…I would feel a whole lot better with one more solid guard on our team.