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Sources Say Podcast Ep. 34: NBA Draft decisions, grad transfer options, filling out the 2020-21 roster

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated for episode 34 of the Sources Say Podcast. This week, the trio of recruiting insiders is back to close the book on Kentucky’s 2019-20 season and open the discussion on the upcoming NBA Draft decisions.

Among the topics:

  • John Calipari says this team was capable of winning a national title
  • Is the title hype coach speak or genuine?
  • Why the Florida win was the perfect way to end a year with no postseason
  • With no NCAA Tournament run, will this drive fringe players back to college?
  • A player-by-player breakdown of who stays and who goes
  • If Immanuel Quickley and EJ Montgomery return, will they even need to add more pieces?

Then, Pilgrim, Graf, and Sisk discuss two graduate transfer options, along with other potential targets to close out the 2020-21 roster (if necessary).

  • Amauri Hardy, brother of 2021 five-star guard and UK target Jaden Hardy, has heard from Kentucky
  • Why the UNLV graduate transfer would likely only sign with Kentucky if Quickley leaves
  • Is there any scenario that would lead to the Hardy brothers teaming up together in Lexington?
  • Is Jaden Hardy a lock if his brother transfers to Kentucky, even if they don’t play together?
  • What’s the latest on Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken? Has Kentucky reached out yet?
  • 2020 five-star forward Greg Brown is the last senior recruit with an offer from UK. Do the Cats still have a shot?
  • Will 2021 recruits be more or less likely to reclassify due to the coronavirus?
  • The NCAA will vote on additional eligibility for winter and spring athletes next week. What happens if Nate Sestina is allowed to return to school?

To close out the show, the Sources Say crew answers a few mailbag questions.

A few talking points:

  • A wacky scenario involving Nick Richards and PJ Washington
  • Which bigs will Kentucky land next year?
  • Who will be the first UK commit in 2021?
  • What are the chances Hagans and Quickley return for another year?

You can listen to the show directly right here:

Missed the previous episodes at the SEC Tournament with Drew Franklin and Bradley McKee breaking down the cancellation of postseason play? You can find them, along with all future episodes, by subscribing to the official Sources Say Podcast feed on iTunes right here. Not on iTunes listener? You can also subscribe to the show on Spotify.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Sources Say Podcast Ep. 34: NBA Draft decisions, grad transfer options, filling out the 2020-21 roster

  1. JASUN74
    8:46 pm March 25, 2020 Permalink

    I hate to break it to Amauri Hardy, but if it’s between Quickley or Hardy, we want Quickley all day every day!! If his brother wants to be a Cat he will. I sure hope he does and I believe he really does. If Amauri want to be a part of something special and have a chance to play for a championship, he better sign up quick. Haha. He’s lucky to even get a call from Kentucky, anyone is. He could still help us out but we really wouldn’t need him if Immanuel returns. If you want thirty minutes a game though, I’d probably look elsewhere. Saying that, if Cal wants him and he becomes a Cat, we’ll be with you forever. Go Cats. I love being a Wildcat.