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Today on KSR: What does John Calipari have up his sleeve?

Just a week ago, Kentucky appeared to be running out of instant-impact frontcourt options to close out the 2020-21 roster.

Fast forward to today, and John Calipari has not only signed the top transfer prospect of the entire recruiting cycle in Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr, but they’re also picking up momentum with Evansville transfer DeAndre Williams.

Last night, rumors began circulating that Kentucky and 2020 four-star center Frank Anselem – seen to be a heavy UK lean from the time they reached out two weeks ago – were expected to go their separate ways following Sarr’s commitment.

While Anselem was fading, positive news regarding Williams picked up, with KSR’s own Matt Jones reporting last night that UK is “actively recruiting” the versatile forward, adding that there are hopes within the Kentucky basketball program that Williams could commit “relatively soon.”

Earlier Thursday evening, Williams’ mentor and coach, Kenny Roy, told KSR that the 6-foot-10, 190-pound forward is planning to announce his decision either “Sunday or Monday,” with Kentucky still being “ABSOLUTELY” interested in adding the Evansville transfer to the roster.

Will John Calipari actually be able to close out the roster with both Sarr and Williams? We’ll find out officially this weekend.

Terry Wilson is “rehabbing unbelievably”

Switching gears to the football field, UK quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw revealed to KSR on Thursday that quarterback Terry Wilson has surpassed yet another new milestone on his road to recovery as he prepares to return to action.

“He’s rehabbing unbelievably right now,” Hinshaw told KSR. “He ran full speed for the first time two days ago where he was 100%, straight ahead, full speed. We’re getting him where he needs to be. By the end of this month we’re going to be cutting. We’re going to be doing all of the things we need to get him ready to play.”

UK Sports Hall of Fame inductees have been announced

On Thursday, the University of Kentucky announced its 2020 Hall of Fame Class.

The inductees? Ron Mercer (men’s basketball), Wayne Turner (men’s basketball), Danny Trevathan (football), AJ Reed (baseball), Sawyer Carroll (baseball), and Chanda Bell (softball), who will all be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall.

After the announcement, UK released footage of a few new Hall of Famers being surprised with the significant news.

First up, former Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan:

Former Kentucky basketball stars Ron Mercer and Wayne Turner learned of their official Hall of Fame status in a Zoom video chat with past coaches and teammates:

The NCAA responds to Kansas

On Thursday, Kansas officially released the documents handed down to them from the NCAA regarding the program’s five Level I allegations and other smaller offenses.

Among the 92 pages were some fairly strong arguments and stern comments from the NCAA, including the following snippets:

While the football allegations involve alleged Level II and III violations, which are serious alleged violations, there can be no doubt the men’s basketball allegations are egregious, severe and are the kind that significantly undermine and threaten the NCAA Collegiate Model,” the NCAA enforcement staff wrote in its reply. “The institution secured significant recruiting and competitive advantages by committing alleged Level I men’s basketball violations. The institution, in taking its defiant posture in the case, is indifferent to how its alleged violations may have adversely impacted other NCAA institutions who acted in compliance with NCAA legislation.”

“Regarding the men’s basketball allegations, very few facts are in dispute,” the NCAA reply said. “The institution does not dispute that Adidas and its employee and consultant provided at least $100,000 to families of three men’s basketball student-athletes the institution was recruiting. Bill Self (Self), head men’s basketball coach, and Kurtis Townsend (Townsend), assistant men’s basketball coach, also do not dispute many of the facts related to Adidas and its representatives having contact with prospects, and that they regularly communicated with Adidas representatives about their recruitment of prospects.

For more information (including where to find the entire 92-page document, if you’re into that sort of thing), check out KSR’s update from yesterday:

The NCAA sends Kansas a 92-page response in battle over recruiting violations

KSR in an hour (with Mountain Dew!)

Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond, and Drew Franklin are LIVE this morning from KSBar and Grille, and what better way to celebrate Bullitt County in the county-by county breakdown than with Mountain Dew?

Hosting a non-remote of sorts, fans will be able to drive through and pick up a 12-pack of Mountain Dew at KSBar and Grille. You won’t be able to stop and listen to the show, but you will be able to drive up, have a 12-pack brought right to the car, wave/say hello to the KSR crew, and go about your day.

Sound like a good time? We’ll see you there.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

17 Comments for Today on KSR: What does John Calipari have up his sleeve?



  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    9:11 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

    Transfer U!



    • ClutchCargo
      9:31 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      I like this version of Transfer U much better than the one where we end up with a net loss of players. 😉 They’re going to transfer somewhere, might as well snag a couple of the good ones.



  2. UKgrad80
    9:17 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

    We goin cherry pickin!



  3. dave1964
    9:21 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

    Again you have to adapt to NCAA RULES and that is what Cal is doing



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:27 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      Yep.



  4. 4everUKBlue
    9:27 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

    Kansua had a great chance at winning the championship as a result of all their cheating, so The Hairpiece is to blame for the college basketball lockdown due to karmic repercussions. Isn’t it ironic KU is coached by a man named Self?



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:27 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      *Kansas



    • runningunnin.454
      9:41 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      No, 4ever…it’s officially spelled Kansa$$…



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:45 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      My bad RG, and the dollar bill signs serve a dual purpose. 1. because obviously. 2. avoids censorship!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:25 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      Kan$a$



  5. UKLugo
    9:40 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

    I cant help but wonder if the NCAA would grant UK two eligibility waivers in the same year. I have my doubts.



    • ClutchCargo
      9:45 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      Ordinarily, I think you’re right. But assuming they are (probably) about to allow a one-time transfer with immediate eligibility, they no longer care about setting a precedent in these cases. So this might be the perfect time for this to happen.



  6. 4everUKBlue
    9:48 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

    Who knew mashbumfan was the host of a Wake Forest radio show, he’s much better looking than I had imagined.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:26 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      Now that is funny!



    • UKFanSC
      11:59 am May 8, 2020 Permalink

      Good one



  7. Wild Turkey 101
    12:09 pm May 8, 2020 Permalink

    Kansas said this was an NCAA witch hunt hoax.



  8. CrystalBall
    12:53 pm May 8, 2020 Permalink

    I can understand that. There are plenty of witches in Kansas.