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EJ Montgomery helps Lexington stranger with car trouble

We’ve always heard about John Calipari being picky about the character of the recruits he pursues each year. If there are issues, no matter how good they are or how desperately they want to come to Kentucky, Coach Cal almost always says “thanks, but no thanks.”

For whatever reason, Calipari has raved to no end about the classiness of this 2018-19 group off the floor. We saw it when they signed thousands of autographs on the train tour a few weeks ago, several times at the youth camps, and then again when Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson helped out at a Special Olympics basketball camp in June.

Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson, and Joel Justus lend a hand at Special Olympics Basketball Camp

Today we got yet another taste of just how incredible this group of kids is, specifically five-star freshman forward EJ Montgomery.

A KSR reader/listener reached out to us about Montgomery helping a stranger experiencing car problems on UK’s campus this afternoon. According to those on the scene that saw the interaction, Montgomery saw the stranger struggling with his car and immediately rushed to help without being asked.

The kind gesture occurred outside the restaurant BurgerFi on Avenue of Champions.

Here’s a closer look at the image:

Special thanks to the reader for the tip, and an even bigger thank you to EJ Montgomery for lending a hand.

I have a feeling this is going to be a special, special year.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

7 Comments for EJ Montgomery helps Lexington stranger with car trouble



  1. shelby
    8:53 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Good for that young man.



  2. Ridge Runner
    9:14 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Awesome to read good news.



  3. BBaxterUK
    9:24 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Great job.



  4. SuperTroy18
    9:46 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    What a great kid.



  5. TBW3011
    10:26 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Good gesture. Will be a special year because they are good at basketball. Not because a kid was nice enough to push a car. Typical Pilgram hyperbole.



  6. bluedog79
    10:32 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    This was my car! omg I cant belive I’m on KSR! My car ran out of gas and EJ helped me push into the parking spot. Ended up being a bad fuel pump and I had to tow it.