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University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible. Kentucky losing 80.8 points per game next season


We knew this year’s mass exodus was a big one, but Gary Parrish over at has now crunched the numbers to quantify just how big it really is.

According to Parrish’s new story and mathematics, Kentucky will lose 80.8 points per game with the departures of De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe, Bam Adebayo, Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins, Mychal Mulder and Isaac Humphries. (Whew, that was a lot to type.) There were 324 teams that didn’t even score 80.8 points per game this past season.

The leading returners in the scoring column are Wenyen Gabriel with a 4.6 average across 38 games and Sacha Killeya-Jones’ 2.7 points in 15 games.

That. Is. Insane.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

44 Comments for Kentucky losing 80.8 points per game next season

  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    1:19 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    Next year may be a struggle. But it is possible that we still put together a good run and return a huge number of quality guys the next year. Many people complaining are forgetting that.

  2. Realme
    1:21 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    This will make everyone feel better.

    • CATandMONKEY
      1:33 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      No doubt Slater and Stan (obviously conceived of the same womb) will be celebrating with a warm Natty light, bologna and generic Cheez-Wiz.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:39 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Quit making me hungry.

    • J-Dub421
      1:54 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      It’s pretty much the same every year. We seem to do just fine. There will be a few growing pains early on, but we’ll pull it together.

    • cat fan stan
      2:05 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Not really the same as every year. Year one we had PPatt. Year two logins and battalion. Year three jones and lamb returned. Year four was reliant on pretty much all freshman…and NIT so yeah. Year five had poythress and Wcs and it was a struggle till the tweak. Year six returned the twins. Year seven it was a senior poythress and we still had our struggles and an early tournament exit. And last year it was Willis and Hawkins and that wasn’t enough. This year we return basically nothing. SKJ couldn’t sniff the court and Gabriel none of you wanted one the court anyways.

    • J-Dub421
      2:08 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      We lose 70% or more of our scoring and rebounding every year. We’ve made 2 Elite Eights, and 4 Final Fours, with a Title and a Runner up. Cal has the highest win percentage of any coach in UK history. Keep complaining though, it totally makes you sound rational.

    • a21CATSfan
      3:21 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      So J-dub, what you’re saying is that the most successful college basketball program of all-time has actually been better than average for the last 8 years? And people are still complaining. CATS

    • cat fan stan
      3:40 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      So it’s all about wins then. I guess ignore the fact that Duke and uconn have more championships since cal has been at UK. Ignore the fact that we are tied with Louisville and unc.

    • J-Dub421
      3:47 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Since you love Duke and UConn so much, go cheer for them.

    • a21CATSfan
      3:50 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Yes it is you troll. We are second ever to UCLA when it comes to championships. That’s 8 in over a hundred years. Kansas and Louisville have a whopping 3 a piece. The mighty Hoosiers and Coach K have 5. Took K 35 years to get 5 (that’s with the easiest road every year and more respect than he deserves). And the academically gifted Tar Heels just got their daggum 6th. If it wasn’t for 2015 (the only disappointing year in my eyes) against Wisconsin and 2017 vs UNC (both won by John Higgins) UK could and should have 9 or 10. This is the most random sport in terms of championships and in my eyes UK has overachieved more than underachieved in the Cal era (10,11,12,14,17 vs 13,15,16); that’s if you consider 38-1 to be underachieving, especially when Vegas stood to lose billions of dollars in Kentucky went undefeated.

    • catsarerunnin
      6:23 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      If I had the name Stanley hung on me,I too would have terminal irritable bowel syndrome…

  3. JaminTheCoach
    1:36 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    Stop complaining Drew. This is the program you and the rest of KSR’s Calipari fan boys wanted.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:41 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      We’ll see if we can get Tubby or Billy Clyde back for you.

    • knowitall
      1:43 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      I guess as opposed to the program some people seem to want where UK takes less talented players that we hope to develop in 2 or 3 years to have a good run every 3 or 4 years. Thats complete crap. What coach in their right mind is going to turn down better players for worse ones? and I can just hear the “fans” now when we don’t make it out of the first weekend of the tourney for 2 or 3 straight years. Some Kentucky “fans” are the absolute worst in all of sports. These athletes have choices and who are we to tell them to go or to stay. No one gets all mad when a non athlete drops out of school for whatever. People need to get a life and let coaches do the coaching and players do the playing and let them live their lives.

    • TBW3011
      2:11 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      ^ Writes a book in the comments of a blog. Tells everyone to get a life. 👍🏻Sure thing buddy!!

    • secrick
      1:58 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      You know nothing about Basketball to make that statement but you have your opinion and i wish you had Tubby as your head coach 24 7

  4. Sentient Third Eye
    2:04 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    If Gabriel gets his act together, his PPG from last season do not tell the tale for what he can contribute. I’m not worried about this. More concerning is this: who will be the veteran leader next season? Gabriel and SKJ don’t seem to have the personality to fill that role. Maybe Winyard could, but did he play enough to get the rooks to even listen to him? Still, a little of that lumberjack mentality could go a long way for next year’s team…

    • CatBlue in LR
      3:29 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      That’s supposed to be Hami.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      4:08 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Good point. I guess I’m not counting him until he’s “officially” out of the draft.

      4:52 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Hami is gone, especially with the way the fans have treated since he announced he was going to be a NONE AND DONE. I do not blame Hami and I do not blame the fans. Lets count him out until we hear otherwise. Leadership will come from freshman Quade and PJ Washington

  5. TBW3011
    2:13 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    Next year will be 7-10 losses. We could figure it out late and make a run. We also could be hoping to squeak in the tourney. Literally no idea what the end product will be.

    • CatBlue in LR
      3:31 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe more. I think the number of losses could range up to 12 or 13 the way the SEC is shaping up. Florida, Alabama, So. Carolina, Arkansas and maybe even Missouri will be tough next year.

    • catsarerunnin
      6:24 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      That’s the spirit. Be positive.

  6. JaminTheCoach
    2:15 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    Hmmm @knowitall and @secrick, Tubby was the head dog at UK for 10 years and brought 1 title. This will be Calipari’s 9th year at UK and he has brought 1 title. If the logic that the only thing that matters in Kentucky basketball is titles, then your arguments are null and void until Cal brings another one…. and that happening next year with this mass exodus.

    • knowitall
      2:19 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      and tubby did it with pitino’s players and we all know that. Still no one will answer the question, are you seriously telling me to take fewer good players and more lesser players? and then try to convince someone to come back to school when they don’t want to?

    • J-Dub421
      2:20 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Learn to use the reply function. It’s not hard.

    • secrick
      2:39 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Tubby was a good Coach and better person but if you rather have him than Cal then i guess like i said you have your opinion and that’s ok

    • secrick
      2:46 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Also JamintheCoach, I didn’t mean Tubby wasn’t a good Coach and and i guess my post made it sound that way so i am sorry about that.It didn’t come out like i meant.

    • JaminTheCoach
      4:01 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Got it J-Dub, thanks. This whole thing isn’t even about Calipari. I happen to like him. I think he’s an excellent coach, just look at what he does with brand new players with 0 chemistry to begin every season. It’s amazing. This is a disgruntled College Basketball Fan who has an issue with The Rule. It’s destroying what college basketball was. It’s not Cal’s fault for taking advantage of the situation, but it is the situation that needs to change.

    • J-Dub421
      4:09 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Then go complain to the NBA. It’s their rule.

    • 4everblue
      6:52 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Before you compare Tubby with Cal you need to go check their overall records Jamin….it’s not close.

  7. rickwhitetx
    2:21 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    1949, 1950, 1951
    1996, 1998

    8 NCAA titles in 68 years. That’s about 1 every 8 years, on average. And … there’s a couple of 20 year droughts in there.

    Stop complaining about Cal.

    • CatBlue in LR
      3:34 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      No title in ’50, but there was in ’48. That’s OK — you’re on KSR, where the history only goes back as far as Matt can remember (about ’92).

    • CATandMONKEY
      6:24 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      So using Stan’s logic for any year not listed in your post we have sucked because we didn’t win a title.
      But maybe Duke or UofL or UConn won instead so Cal is to blame.

  8. dmill4444
    4:17 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    Not going to approve my comment, Franklin? Here I’ll write it again. Geez, you people are worse than the gestapo about silencing people’s opinions who you don’t agree with.

    • CATandMONKEY
      6:26 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Guaranteed he doesn’t sit around approving comments. They have a censor not. I was under moderation for agreeing in Ann earlier thread. You are not being moderated for your opinion.

    • CATandMONKEY
      7:49 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Bot…. Censor bot

    • catsarerunnin
      8:15 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Moderate moderation is needed…

    4:39 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

    Still mad at Cal for sitting Hami out, cost us a natty and hurt his draft stock which is probably what Cal wanted anyway so he can save him for next year and diminish his stock to scare him from declaring and it might work, since scouts want to see game action before committing to a player. Other than that turnover is something that UK should be used to by now. I am a little worried now but if we can sign Johnson and Mo Bamba and Hami comes back then I like our team against any other team in the country!

    • catsarerunnin
      6:36 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Yes a player who joined the team mid season could have won us a title all by himself. Damn you Cal for not seeing that in practice…

      6:49 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      Yup, did you watch the game? We were out of guards for most of that first half. I love Mulder and Hawkins but are you really going to say they were a better option than Hami? Hami could have also spelled Zay and gave us a 3 guard line up of Fox, Monk and Hami!! How does that sound? So yeah he would have helped A LOT. We got beat at the buzzer.

    • catsarerunnin
      8:05 pm April 25, 2017 Permalink

      You don’t know if he would have helped because you have never seen him play. To think that a kid jwho had never played a college game could have made such a difference against the team that ended up being the national champion is ridiculous. Also, if in any way Cal had thought he could have helped the team he would have played him BEFORE the Elite Eight. Cal knows his players or any player better than you.