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Briscoe says he’s leaving UK in past, looking at future

Denny Medley | USA Today

Denny Medley | USA Today

Denny Medley | USA Today

As usual, when you take a Kentucky player out of Kentucky and put them in front of reporters who don’t cover the team day in and day out, they get asked a bazillion and one Kentucky questions.

However, Isaiah Briscoe was having none of that today, according to SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker.

“All the Kentucky questions, I don’t play for Kentucky no more!” Briscoe yelped. “I’m just trying to start fresh.”

I enjoyed my time at Kentucky, it was fine, but I moved on,” he said, declaring that his pro position will be point guard. “Obviously, I wasn’t playing point guard in college, but it is what it is. College is over with. Why we still talking about college? I’m starting a new chapter in my life.”

Briscoe did have a solid outing in two 5-on-5 scrimmages, scoring 28 points with 11 assists and six rebounds in 46 minutes of play. And did take time to talk about how the program has prepared him for the NBA.

“I’ve been playing against NBA guys for the last two years and pretty much all my life, so it’s nothing new,” he said. “And then the combine we have at Kentucky, I think it’s more pressure there than in here, because the gym is so small and everybody’s on top of you.

So far the only team that Briscoe has met with is the Miami Heat, but you only need one team to give you a shot.

Article written by Haley Simpson

I'm from Bullitt County but I'm not a 6'9 power forward with a solid outside shot. Follow me on Twitter: @haleysimpKSR

64 Comments for Briscoe says he’s leaving UK in past, looking at future



  1. jim tom
    9:05 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Ok goodbye



  2. jim tom
    9:07 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    These players don’t give a shit about “Kentucky” on the front the jersey . Drink the kool aid cats are runnin



    • a21CATSfan
      9:45 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Lol. That guy can’t handle someone else’s opinion. It may be Matt Jones himself.



    • JusSayin
      9:59 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Jim Tom is a snowflake



  3. jim tom
    9:08 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Enjoy Italy isiah



  4. KYcats11
    9:09 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Wow, doesn’t really sound like he enjoyed kentucky, probably because of the fans such as Jim tom.



    • blackmilk23
      9:51 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      I mean he didn’t really say anything bad about UK. But I agree about Jim Tom

      We are spoiled by guys like Karl Towns and Booker who exalt UK to the fullest extent. So when fans see a guy be like “I enjoyed my time there but I want to talk about the future”… They get caught up in their feelings. I’m not offended.

      But some of the people in the comments of KSR hatred him anyway… now they are butt hurt because *gasp* he wants questions on the NBA instead how he played small forward at Kentucky.



    • blackmilk23
      10:16 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Plus they kept asking him questions about other guys. That’s what he meant.

      Imagine how you would feel if the interviewer at your job interview kept asking you about your college roommates?



    • JusSayin
      10:48 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Don’t forget the question about Space Aliens from Kyle Tucker and United Flight 3411 from the CJ reporter. (Actual questions)



  5. jim tom
    9:10 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Yep.



  6. jim tom
    9:11 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Screw him and u too



  7. blueballs80
    9:11 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    I hope I am not reading into it too much but his comments seem off? He had 2 better pgs in Tyler and from the times he played point he didn’t seem confident.



    • blackmilk23
      9:58 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      He’s just an abrasive NY dude. But he didn’t really put UK down or anything.

      The stats also say he played well at PG. Actually his numbers are better at PG than they were at SF. As somebody said below Fox missed 2 games. Go look at what he did in those games.

      The pace was slower but we moved the ball well. Bam actually rolled to the basket and caught kind better with Briscoe because his drives were easier to time.

      But yes there is a drop off from Fox to Briscoe. BUT FOX IS THE BEST OF IN THE DRAFT! Lol



  8. BBNDan7
    9:12 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Glad to see jim tom found another topic to cry about. Yeah he hates Kentucky. Or maybe he wants questions about him and his future since he is applying for a job



    • jim tom
      9:13 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      I have a much better job than you do



    • BBNDan7
      9:29 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      I’m sure you do buddy



    • jim tom
      9:35 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      How’s 175,00 a year sound to you hillybilly



    • BBNDan7
      10:12 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      If you make $175,000 a year you obviously don’t have to use words very often at your job cause your grammar is awful



    • CstlCAT22
      10:14 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Looks like an idiot that makes 17,500 dollars and doesn’t understand where commas are used… Durrr durrr durrr numbers are hard.



    • 3 fan
      9:46 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Sounds like a damn lie



    • RealCatsFan
      10:49 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      $17,500 a year? Sounds about right for a sanitation engineer of your caliber.



  9. jim tom
    9:12 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    I’d take four year players who are damn grateful to be here. Hell with one and none done bull shit



    • Sarahvah
      9:13 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Louisville is always looking for new fans



    • jim tom
      9:14 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Ok



    • donjohnson
      9:15 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      I would be excited if we never had another player stay 4 years. If they are here 4 years they are not good enough for me



    • jim tom
      9:18 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      O



    • jim tom
      9:21 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      All about the NBA draft ain’t it kool aid drinkers



    • CstlCAT22
      9:42 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      I’d take a Louisville fan rather than listen to wine and moan incoherently about everything. You’re embarrassing to the program, the state, and our country. Please take your wadded panties elsewhere… And for God sakes please get an education… With that supercool job of yours.



    • JusSayin
      9:44 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Alright have fun building up to a contending championship team for 4 years and rebuilding when you lose in the elite 8. After 20 years you might net one or two titles with that strategy.

      I’d rather cheer for a team that reloads every year.



    • J-Dub421
      2:53 pm May 13, 2017 Permalink

      You do know that Briscoe was a two year player for UK, right? So why are you whining about one and dones?



  10. Ken Grizzle
    9:26 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    You didn’t play much at point guard because you were not good enough.



    • JusSayin
      9:41 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Why do people keep saying this. Fox missed 2 games.

      The Georgia game where Briscoe had 23 points, 8 assists, and 11 rebounds.

      The Florida where Briscoe had 9 points (3/6 shooting) and 8 rebounds in only 26 minutes and held Kasey Hill to only 4 points.

      Then the there were a couple of games where Fox was in foul trouble late and Briscoe handled everything well at the end like Alabama and Candy.

      “Not as good as Ulis or Fox” doesn’t = “Not good enough”



    • chris43
      9:42 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Bingo! I get that he wants to focus on the future and all but that’s a bad way to say it. All I can say is good riddance and good luck playing overseas. Smh



  11. jim tom
    9:27 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    10-4. Brickmaster



  12. BBNDan7
    9:30 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    I hope jim toms mom paid the electricity bill to keep his computer on downstairs. Id miss having something to laugh at



  13. BBNDan7
    9:31 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Also I must’ve missed the part where playing a sport and making millions in Italy was a bad thing



    • jim tom
      9:33 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      You missed mnothing. Italy is Italy. It ain’t UK basketball



    • BBNDan7
      10:13 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      No way? I wasn’t aware that Kentucky and Italy were not the same place



  14. jim tom
    9:31 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Adolph Rupp . Joe B Hall that’s what uk is about. Call this time period what u want but it ain’t UK basketball. It’s nothing more than NBA tryouts and u know it



    • JusSayin
      10:01 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Haha y’all complained about Joe B. Hall on the radio every night.

      “Why does Joe B. Hall’s Bank keep getting robbed?”

      “HE WON’T LET HIS GAURDS SHOOT!”



  15. Kat4Life
    9:36 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    He’s always been a prickly sort.



  16. StuckinLville
    9:36 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    You can’t say all the players that leave early don’t care. It’s a widely known fact that Briscoe has that northerner mentality and can be quite the ass. No one should be surprised by this, especially after he said he knew last year he would be leaving after this season no matter what. Unfortunately players like Goodwin, Orton, they didn’t appreciate UK and some players have never ever returned. Lamb and Teague are some as well. Then you have players like Randle, Liggins and Jones who came off as asses too. All players are different. Not every player is going to be a KAT, Davis, Cousins, Wall, Ulis, Booker. If he doesn’t appreciate what he was apart of, that’s his problem.



  17. a21CATSfan
    9:50 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    We’re talking about college. We’re talking about college. We ain’t talking about the NBA. We’re talking about college, man. I mean, listen, we’re talking about college. Not the NBA. Not the NBA. Not the NBA. We’re talking about college. Not the NBA.



  18. huntcalvert
    10:01 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    That’s a little frustrating. I get it, he’s trying to be more than just a Uk kid but it just sounds like we don’t mean crap.



  19. JusSayin
    10:04 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    The man wants questions about his next job… not his last one.

    Other UK players have complained about the sports media doing this too. (People on the last final 4 team apparently were still getting questions about Wisconsin in summer league games)



    • blackmilk23
      10:21 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Basically some beat reporters already had their stories written and were fishing for comments about Malik Monk and Cal or whatever. (Which is lazy journalisml

      Being that this literally a job interview for Briscoe he got upset that the questions waren’t about him. Completely reasonable. Briscoe is an abrasive dude but this wasnt what they made it out to be.

      Reporters and media being the sensitive bunch they are, took offense that he questioned their questions.



    • JusSayin
      10:29 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Yea I saw the video most of the time he was smiling



  20. blackmilk23
    10:11 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Read the article they were asking stupid questions ABOUT OTHER PLAYERS and he got frustrated because the interview is supposed to be about him.

    From the Article:

    “When a reporter sought a quote about Monk’s 47-point game against the Tar Heels in the regular season: “It was a good game.” When that reporter wondered what kind of NBA scorer Monk might be: “Good scorer.”…..
    He did thank John Calipari and the Cats’ coaching staff for the opportunity to play for the winningest program in college basketball history.”

    This is a whole lot over nothing yall.



  21. JustUrAvg
    10:29 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Don’t blame him one bit. He has a outspoken personality and I’m sure it gets very old getting the same questions over and over and them wanting comments on other players all the time. It makes me tired for them when they are still at UK answering the same question on repeat. Recruit better Media!



    • JusSayin
      10:46 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah in addition to that Kyle Tucker asked him a question about Space Aliens. And the Louisvile newspaper guy asked him about United Flight 3411.

      And they are upset that he had the audacity to want legit questions about his pro-career. Even asking about the D-league would have been better than what they were doing.



    • BBNDan7
      11:21 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Tucker’s question was the “one question with zay” thing they use to do with him during the tournament cause he doesn’t like talking to the media



    • JustUrAvg
      11:24 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t think that was Kyle Tucker..he works for SEC now.



    • BBNDan7
      12:55 pm May 13, 2017 Permalink

      It was Kyle Tucker. He was at the combine for some reason. He put it in twitter



    • JustUrAvg
      11:23 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      They enjoy fishing for some sort of dramatic comment so they can run with it and feed the drama queens.



    • JusSayin
      11:29 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      I get it but if you are going to give him gag questions atleast respect the fact that this is literally a job interview for him and ask him questions about his future too.

      Even if you don’t think he should have left most boards have him as top 80 draft eligible candidate and he deserves some serious interview questions.

      D-League, summer league questions would have sufficed. Whatever. But don’t ask the man a bunch of dumb questions then write an article making it look like he was talking trash about Kentucky because he got frustrated with said questions.



  22. unbridled
    10:39 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Jim Thom is a feeble minded but quasi entertaining troll. It’s a little amusing that I actually envision wheels turning as I read his posts.



  23. blackmilk23
    10:57 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    I’m actually mad about this.

    Briscoe got asked about mostly other players and then stupid way out of left field questions about Aliens and that flight where the dude got dragged off the plane. Most of which he answered fine.

    He talked about how UK, in particular the combine and Calipari helped him prepare for the next level.
    Said he enjoyed his time at UK but he wanted to talk about the future too… since you know the interview is supposed to be about him.

    Around the 6th or 7th UK question in row he pointed out that he doesnt play for UK anymore and is focusing on the next step. And now the media is making sound like he put down UK which is patently false.

    This is why people complain about the media.



  24. Loserville Hater
    8:42 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    Hey…no problem Briscoe…I left you in the past long ago. Good luck playing ball in the D League (if your lucky) or Poland or China or some other special place.



  25. EdC
    10:20 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    Just imagine how annoying those same questions are for Diallo.



  26. kybigblue
    11:59 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    Briscoe sucked it up and played out of position for 2 years. On defense he often guarded a taller player but on the offensive end he was often able to drive to the rim against a taller but slower defender. His option was to transfer which would have been the easy way out but he stayed the course. His experience last year was a big aid to the younger guards. Plus, his stats improved last year from his freshmen year.



  27. BoogieDMC
    4:06 pm May 13, 2017 Permalink

    Problem is, the only reason they’re talking to him is because he played at UK. If he doesn’t want to talk about UK, we don’t have to talk about him.



  28. lougrantheone1
    12:21 pm May 15, 2017 Permalink

    Briscoe the most under rated, unappreciated