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Jon Hood says his goodbyes

(Barry Westerman/UK Athletics)

(Barry Westerman/UK Athletics)

(Barry Westerman/UK Athletics)

After five long years with the team, Jon Hood finally said his goodbyes today on twitter. Here is what Jon had to say:

I leave this great university in less than a week for good. It has meant the most to me over the past 5 years. Given me so many memories. I’ve met and played with some of the greatest people on this planet. My brothers are not just great ball players but great people And my friends that I have met off the court, all of you have made a lasting impression and impact on my life. Thank you all so much.The fans of this crazy program are the craziest and best in the world, I signed a toilet seat cover…y’all are nuts. #BBN. Ending my sappy goodbyes. I love UK and couldn’t be happier about the relationships I formed and what we accomplished as a team over 5 years.

This is almost enough to bring a tear to your eye. Thanks for a great 5 years, Jon! We wish you luck in your future.

@Sealey_KSR

Article written by Courtney Hessler

Ashley Judd is my spirit animal. Follow me on twitter at: @Hessler_KSR

40 Comments for Jon Hood says his goodbyes



  1. Okay
    10:08 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    I hear he doesn’t care for KSR?



    • Rei
      10:12 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      Most people who visit here don’t care for it either.



    • Statistics show
      10:29 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      45% of this site’s traffic is UL fans who yearn for our approval.



  2. John Hood
    10:11 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    PS: Anybody hiring?



  3. Rixter
    10:12 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    Who’s that?



  4. Cal hates cracker players
    10:14 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    Cal only likes playing the thug life players. Hood could have played for any other team in the country. Too bad Cal only likes the bloods and crips.



    • jeff j
      10:16 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      you are a complete jerk from hell



    • Pick-Up on Monday
      10:17 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      You are garbage and you will be ground to shreds this Monday. Bye.



    • Dude
      10:28 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      Anyone find it funny that UofL trolls call us racist, yet it’s them who say/post the racist shit?



    • Go Away
      12:17 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      troll



  5. jeff j
    10:15 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    thank you John Hood. GO CATS !!!



  6. jwall
    10:17 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    ^^five years and people still can’t spell his name right. “You people are crazy!”



  7. Ron Burgundy
    10:22 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    If I had a dollar for every point Jon scored……well, I would have a dollar.



    • MacGruber
      10:24 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      That is kind of mean. Funny, but mean.



    • Rei
      10:25 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      I’d take 65 bucks.



    • Hi Idiot
      10:34 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      Insecure enough? That’s ok but don’t post your crap here.



    • Go Away
      12:18 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      troll



    • Me
      12:21 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      Hey Go Away,

      Let’s hope you get cancer.

      Love,

      Me



  8. MacGruber
    10:35 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    Wish you all knew how pathetic I am. Oh, wait, I think you do…



    • The real MacGruber
      7:07 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      Why the F are u attacking me? Burgundy made the comment, I just laughed.



  9. Reality
    10:36 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    If Hood had a set on him, he would have gone to another school and proved he was good enough to play. Bit was quite obvious Cal wasn’t going to give him a fair shot. Instead, Hood just sat on the bench like a dope and took it.



    • Jon Hood
      10:56 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      Instead, I chose to practice with 17 NBA players (and counting) rather than a glorified KHSAA roster had I gone elsewhere.



    • And You?
      12:15 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      Can’t believe you have the gall to be critical of this kid when your accomplishments in life are zip. Get lost.



    • Dee W.
      12:20 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      “Reality”, you always manage to post the most absurd things indicating you have no concept of reality. Going somewhere else to “prove he could play” vs. just having experienced what he did the past 5 years as a player on the team of his dreams? Are you clueless or what?

      Get lost, troll.



    • Nap
      12:25 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      See, you’re mom and grandmother were great lays.



  10. HoodFan
    11:09 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    Not one and done. Not two and through. Not three and flee. Hood was four and more.



  11. Casper
    11:10 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    Jon had a nice run on five fabulous teams.
    Lucky guy.



  12. Cowboy
    11:13 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    Really people?

    Not one “thanks for the memories” or ” I know you didn’t play a ton, but you brought it every day in practice and we appreciate it”? Not to mention that he’s a likeable kid, was in no trouble off the court, and has his diploma to show for his time and effort?

    Thanks, Jon. I, for one, appreciate everything you sacrificed for the team, and appreciate the mentor role you embraced this past year.

    Thank you to all the posters above. I usually stay out of the comment sections. Now I remember why. Gracias.



    • Cowboy
      11:15 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

      # 10 and #11 – Not referring to you. Yours weren’t posted when I was typing my gibberish.



    • Me
      12:22 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      He is a player on the team. Why should I thank him do something he got a scholarship to do?



  13. Chaz
    11:18 pm May 3, 2014 Permalink

    Please take a moment UK basketball fans and acknowledge Mr Jon Hood, as it’s the end of the Gillispie era. Jon and Darius were among the centerpieces of BG’s recruitment efforts, Darius is in the league and Jon tore up an ACL, but here he is, still balling, still first on the court for warmups at games, and then the season ended, along with a fantastic college career. I wish him well on the international circuit and if miracles happen we could see him in the States again.

    Just a few thoughts:
    1) After five years I would expect fans to know his name is J-O-N. Same goes for Randle. Too much to ask?
    2) If I tear my ACL I’m on the couch for 6 months. Jon however is an athlete, and came back … and played, and practiced and did everything he could do to help the team succeed.
    3) Why did it take so long for KENTUCKY sports radio to make amends with a guy who grew up in Kentucky? Don’t expect Mark Stoops to say stay home and be a hero if this is what you’re going to get.

    Good Luck Jon, We’ll miss you.



    • Nap
      12:23 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      Dude you’ve got some cum on your lips.



  14. Thanks, Jon
    12:03 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

    You’ve seen a lot of this over the past 5 years:

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    • Blue
      9:34 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      The attention to detail of the above “artwork” leads me to believe you have seen MUCH more than Hoodie.



  15. Nap
    12:29 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

    I realize I am pathetic. Will not post here again.



  16. Wall2Cousins
    8:54 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

    thank god he is is gone…..no more annoying questions from people in southern Kentucky asking Matt, “you think Jon Hood will get some playing time this season?”



    • Chris
      11:11 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

      Jon u will be missed and are a class act!! ALthough the above post looks like a troll he may not be!! Because KSR is responsible for a lot of the Jon Hood hate like the above idiot!!! When UK was struggling last year and in the regular season this year , people wanted to see Jon Hood play!! Which was totally fair seeing as we were struggling mightily !!! But instead of articulating in a positive way why Matt thought Hood was not seeing the floor , Matt was extremely disrespectful to Jon Hood !! So instead of answering questions as a professional , Matt got annoyed ( as usual) and just very harshly bashed Jon Hood !! Hood is a great kid and at times during bad struggles probably could have played a little more!! But idiots like Wall2Cousins might have gotten the bash Jon Hood stuff from Matt!!!!



  17. 6xJimmy
    10:38 am May 4, 2014 Permalink

    Did anyone else see Hood on the CBS broadcast of this years NCAA tourney, saying that he hated Coach Cal the first 3 1/2 years he was at UK? Why did he play on a team that he hated the coach for that long?



    • Dee W.
      1:33 pm May 4, 2014 Permalink

      You are adding a little bit to, and taking a lot away, from what he actually said.



    • 6xJimmy
      10:33 pm May 4, 2014 Permalink

      Dee W., I am adding nothing, he said on CBS “he hated Coach Cal the first 3 1/2 years he was at UK”, it is on tape.