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Don’t Expect to See Jemarl Baker in the Bahamas

If you were planning on seeing Jemarl Baker in the Bahamas, it’s time to change those plans.

John Calipari revealed last week the second-year shooting guard had not practiced in four or five days.  After missing last year to undergo knee surgery, knee swelling kept him out of practice last week and made his status for the Bahamas uncertain.

When the Cats took the court for practice yesterday at the Atlantis Resort, Baker was not in action. Calipari usually does not play those who cannot practice.  There is an outside shot that we get to see Baker in a Kentucky uniform, (after all, outside shooting is his strength) but don’t get your hopes up.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for Don’t Expect to See Jemarl Baker in the Bahamas



  1. natedaddy
    11:30 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

    At this point, I don’t expect to see Jemarl Baker in a Kentucky uniform ever.



    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      11:33 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

      That’s my fear for the Kentucky program. Having him would’ve been ideal for this season and the next to help provide depth, outside shooting, and eventually be the experienced guard this program regularly lacks.



  2. Rabbi Li
    11:37 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

    We knew this over a week ago.



  3. happycat44
    11:42 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

    I agree that he will probably never play for UK. His particular knee problem is one of the worst. I also don’t think Jarrod Vanderbilt will play in the NBA due to his injuries either.



    • KentuckyT
      2:16 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

      Glad we have medical professionals in the comments section who have had a chance to check this kid out. Jumping to conclusions much, people?



  4. JTHinton
    11:44 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

    I forget who it was, but a couple of years ago when baker committed someone else who was a top shooter cut us out of his recruitment (rightfully, it seemed, at the time). I just wonder what might have been if we had a shooter last year…



  5. Cincy Cayt
    12:30 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

    Wish him the best whether he stays or goes. Hope he just gets healthy enough to compete.



  6. MadHatter
    1:08 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

    What exactly is his knee problem?



    • Catlogic15
      2:08 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

      This is swelling in the other knee, not the one surgically repaired.



  7. kbo24
    2:19 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah – I’m getting a little irritated with all these mysterious injuries our players are getting. I understand the whole PHI thing – yaddy yaddy – but c’mon, what kind of knee injury keeps you out this long? What kind of surgery did he have? What was the deal with Vanderbilt’s injury? I still don’t know what was wrong with his foot…



    • joseph_daniel
      3:16 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

      Not mysterious to University of Kentucky coaches, staff and teammates though… And that is what matters. In the days of HIPPA and all these so-called health privacy laws and regs, Cal is using every possible method to close out the public to this knowledge. His handling of Vando got him drafted. If he would have come out and shown his disappointment that Vando was hurt and that he feared for him, do you think that the kids name would have been called on draft night? Praise Jesus that Cal is truly what he says he is when it comes to these KIDS!



    • kbo24
      3:48 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

      Thanks for enlightening me to the fact that the UK staff knows what’s going on with the player’s injuries. Let me get this straight tho – you don’t think NBA teams know what injuries these players have? And you believe that because Cal wasn’t outwardly critical of Vando, that the NBA didn’t know what was going on? Matt Jones knew Cal was frustrated, but the NBA didn’t? Idk man…doesn’t seem like there’s much to lose by saying ‘hey, Jamarl has some swelling in his non injured leg…he’ll be ready for the season.’



    • unbridled
      9:33 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

      Ageed kbo24. Pretty simple