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The Sources Say Podcast Ep. 30: Five-star guard Kennedy Chandler breaks down his recent visit to Kentucky

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated for episode 30 of the Sources Say Podcast. This week, the trio of recruiting insiders is back to break down Pilgrim’s trip to St. Louis, Missouri to see future Wildcat forward Cam’Ron Fletcher on his Senior Night and the conversation they recorded before.

Among the topics:

  • It’s time to give credit where credit is due: John Calipari found a gem in Cam’Ron Fletcher
  • What did I like about Fletcher’s game?
  • What is it like watching the UK coaching staff watch a commit/signee in person?
  • The chaos leading up to Pilgrim’s interview with the future Wildcat and why he left to get a haircut before we could record
  • What stood out about Fletcher’s interview on the Sources Say Podcast?

Then, Pilgrim, Graf, and Sisk break down Kentucky’s recent stretch of impressive play, their seven-game win streak, and whether or not the Wildcats can win a national title, among other topics.

  • Kentucky learns to win without Nick Richards. Can that hold up?
  • Should we pencil in Immanuel Quickley as an NBA Draft selection this season?
  • Can Kentucky win a title with this group? How optimistic should the BBN be?
  • Does UK need more bench help?

Finally, 2021 five-star guard Kennedy Chandler joins the show to break down his recent visit to Lexington, his recruitment, and when he plans on making a decision.

A few talking points:

  • What did he think of his visit to Kentucky? What is John Calipari’s pitch to the five-star guard?
  • Did he talk to John Wall while the former Wildcat was in town? What was his advice for the Kentucky recruit?
  • What does #LaFamilia mean to him?
  • How bad does he want to team up with Paolo Banchero? How did their strong friendship start?
  • What does it mean for an elite player like Banchero to want to play with Chandler?
  • What does he think about a rumored trio of Chandler, Banchero, and Jaden Hardy?
  • Is Duke still his “dream school?” What does he think about the Blue Devils?
  • Will he make an early decision? When might that come?
  • What do we need to know about Chandler outside of basketball? What is his personality like?

To close out the show, the Sources Say trio discusses Chandler’s interview and Kentucky’s chances to land the five-star guard, along with the recruitments of Cliff Omoruyi and Sadraque Nganga.

You can listen to the show directly right here:

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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