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Kentucky will face Bubba Parham again this season

Did you think Kentucky was done with Bubba Parham? Think again.

The former VMI guard that scored 35 points, including ten threes, vs. Kentucky last season transferred to Georgia Tech over the summer and was just granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, meaning he’ll be on the floor when the Cats host the Yellow Jackets on December 14. Parham transferred to Georgia Tech to be closer to home (Snellville, an Atlanta suburb) to help with family medical issues, hence the hardship waiver.

After torching Kentucky, Parham went on to a standout season at VMI. He led the Southern Conference with 21.4 points per game, scoring 30 points or more nine times, the most for a SoCon player since Steph Curry’s 15 30-point games in 2008-09. He topped his 35-point performance vs. Kentucky with a career-high 41 points vs. Western Carolina in the SoCon Tournament.

“The kid was feeling it,” John Calipari said of Parham last season. “I tell you what, hats off to him. He made 10-16. I haven’t seen that … Believe me, his grandchildren will be watching that video in Rupp Arena.”

Here’s hoping Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley learned their lesson.

[Georgia Tech Athletics]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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7 Comments for Kentucky will face Bubba Parham again this season

  1. JASUN74
    5:27 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

    I was there that night and I remember the kid was definitely in the zone. Th thing that stands out the most though is us giving him a standing ovation. Almost Everyone was standing except a few of the older people who have a hard time getting up and down, but they was even clapping for him. I know it had happened a few times in the past but I thought it was as close to the crowd giving David Robinson a standing ovation when he played in Rupp. I saw it on TV but it was loud and felt great to get a win but was awesome to see him play also.

    For you older gentleman and ladies, do you all remember Pistol Pete and Big Dan playing live?

    • Not Dan Issel
      5:54 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I was there for Pete’s and Dan’s senior year at Memorial. Place was packed beyond belief. When Pete was introduced as part of the starting lineup, he received a tremendous standing ovation from the crowd, myself included. We all knew we were in the presence of basketball genius, probably the greatest player of our time, and possibly of all time. As usual, Pete scored 60+ but UK won, with Issel also having a great game. What a treat to watch two great players go at it without any inhibitions from their coaches. I will always remember that game as my favorite UK moment.

    • JASUN74
      7:20 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Thanks so much for that brother. I’m glad you got to see that matchup. Pete getting 60 against Ky is just the most amazing games ever in our history. He truly was the greatest college player to ever live in my eyes. Just amazing. I appreciate you for sharing that and would love to hear some stories from you one of these days.

    • Ez21
      8:27 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      I was there as a kid for the Navy game. I got to pick any game I wanted bc a family friend had season tix and I chose Navy simply bc my dad was in the Navy. I was young and didn’t really realize what I had seen but that record still stands.

  2. cats646
    5:37 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink


    • JASUN74
      7:23 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

      Hahahaha. I hear you buddy. He’ll have Whitney in his eye ball all game this time though and it’ll be a different story. Lol. He’s still a scorer and will get some points!

  3. Gogh Big Bleu
    5:48 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

    I was amazed by Bubba. I, for one, absolutely loved it when the fans gave him a standing ovation. Truly great performances deserve praise, even from the opposing fans.