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Yahoo Says UK to Spain…I am not so sure

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Yahoo.com has a feature on Karl Towns that is worth reading and is a nice way to spend your Sunday night. But in the feature, a little bit of news MAY have been mixed in. The article says Towns is trying to decide whether to play this summer for the Dominican Republic in Spain in the World Cup or go on a summer tour with UK in Spain. That suggests that UK would be playing its summer tour in Spain As you may know, the NCAA allows college basketball teams to take summer tours once every four years and it also gives teams a month of summer practice. This is Kentucky’s year. So Yahoo seems to suggest that the trip is to Spain.

I must say however that I have heard a different location, much closer to the United States (think island). So this is the first I have heard of Europe (which was discussed as a possibility early on but I had heard had been dismissed). It may be that Yahoo simply said Spain twice (since that is where the World Cup is) and made a mistake. Or maybe the trip is different than what I have heard. Either way, an interesting tidbit and an exciting summer.

Article written by Matt Jones

22 Comments for Yahoo Says UK to Spain…I am not so sure



  1. grimm
    10:24 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    The World Cup is in Brazil.



    • Blue Jesus
      10:36 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

      Basketball World Cup–unless KAT is moonlighting as a professional soccer player and we just didn’t know about it!



    • Presenter
      11:20 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

      Ah, grimm with the “Mental Heavyweight Award”!!

      Way to go!!!



  2. mark
    10:24 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    If WCS ,The Twins,Dakari,and Ply return, then save the trip for 2015(young team) 2014 won’t need it.



  3. ThreeDogNight
    10:25 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    Well I’ve never been to Spain…



    • JeremihaTheBullFrog
      11:44 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

      But, I kinda like the music!



    • SeoulCat
      4:41 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      I hear the rain falls mainly on the plain there.



  4. Captain Steamboat
    10:27 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    It could be Hawaii, that would be sweet!



    • Scott
      8:37 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Not being a jerk, but the rule is “International” travel. Hawaii doesn’t qualify as “International”. I’m thinking if Matt is correct that it will be an island in the Caribbean. Cal has ties to both the Dominican Republic as a coach and Haiti with his charity side.

      Just. Not. Windsor. Please. God. No.



  5. JP
    10:28 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    It’s obvious isn’t it. They’re heading to the DR. I mean Cal and Antigua (yes i know Antigua isn’t with team anymore) coached the national team and Karl Towns is from there so it’s pretty obvious.., well to me at least.



  6. The Stickleyville Slingshot
    10:32 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    1 – basketball world cup. Not soccer, genius.



    • Captain Obvious
      2:31 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      6 – hit the “reply” button.



  7. Matt
    10:52 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    The Worls Cup is in Brazil, not Spain.



  8. Preston
    11:01 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    Well that might be a plus. Who wouldn’t want to spend the summer in spain. I know I would. Maybe they will come back so they can go play in spain…



  9. TravisC
    11:16 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    Dominican Republic?



  10. stevieb
    11:32 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    This will be great for the team. Much more time to Gel. I hope it is Spain.



  11. Chaz
    11:49 pm April 13, 2014 Permalink

    Stay close to home Cats. Hawaii and Canada look good if you need a getaway. The rest of the world is temporarily (?) insane. Spain? The Basque separatists would love the attention kidnapping an internationally recognized basketball team would bring.



    • Foil Hat
      12:18 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t forget to put me on.



  12. Bill Brasky
    1:28 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    If only three kids leave (Julius, Young and either Willie or Dakari), and we have an entire summer tour to practice before next season…goooood gravy Marie. Pencil a National Championship in. We would like have 5 guys in next year’s lottery with maybe 7 or 8 first round picks.



  13. Hello
    5:06 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Hawaii is in America..come on man.



  14. Mack
    8:20 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    Towns needs to be where ever the CATS spend the summer, I think part of the early on problems with the CATS last season has to do with the Twins and Young not being with the team last summer in Lexington.



  15. James K
    8:26 am April 14, 2014 Permalink

    I wonder what the correlation is between teams that have taken a trip and teams that have gotten to the Final Four or won a title. I’d just like to see a percentage.