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June 17, 2021

Kentucky basketball set to host North Florida in 2021-22

Jack Pilgrim 10:45am June 17, 2021 6/17/21

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Another opponent has been added to Kentucky’s non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, UK is set to host North Florida as part of its non-conference schedule. Source: Kentucky will host North Florida as part of its 21-22 non-conference schedule. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 17, 2021 The…

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June 16, 2021

John Calipari quickly shuts down NBA rumors: “I have the best job in the country”

Jack Pilgrim 10:40pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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Well that didn’t take long. Just hours after Yahoo Sports reported that John Calipari was open to a return to the NBA due to the “changing dynamics” and “massive expectations” at Kentucky, the Hall of Fame coach took to social media to shut down the rumors. “It’s that time of the year!” Calipari wrote. “Why…

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Taking (and making) shots from the NBA 3-point line will open up Kentucky’s offense even more

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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John Calipari fully intends to stretch the floor this season–likely more than he ever has as the head coach at Kentucky. We’ve heard it over and over throughout the last few months: with the emphasis on shooting across all of basketball and multiple shooters on the roster, now–once again, more than ever–is the time for…

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The biggest NBA Draft decisions which will impact next year’s college hoops season

Aaron Torres 6:00pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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Let’s be honest: June is kind of a weird month if you’re a sports fan. Some fans are locked in on the NBA playoffs. Others are enjoying a little college baseball. Some are already looking ahead to college football. And for college hoops diehards, well, you’re kind of stuck in no man’s land. The season…

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What Kellan Grady remembers from NCAA Tournament battle against Kentucky

Nick Roush 3:00pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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Kellan Grady has played a lot of college basketball. In four years at Davidson was an all-conference player each season, twice earning first team honors in the Atlantic-10. No disrespect to Atlantic-10 basketball, but it’s a little different than playing with the big boys. One of his first introductions to that level of play was…

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LOOK: Skyy Clark shares photos from UK official visit

Jack Pilgrim 1:30pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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The Kentucky men’s basketball program hosted its first official visitor of the summer this past weekend, as 2022 five-star guard commit Skyy Clark made the trip to Lexington to check out the facilities and meet the coaching staff face-to-face. Following the trip, Clark told KSR that the visit was “amazing,” with the UK commit getting…

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Kellan Grady embraces lofty expectations at Kentucky

Nick Roush 1:00pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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Kellan Grady is ready for big-time basketball. He’s proved he can score at the collegiate level, racking up more than 2,000 points in the Atlantic-10 over a four-year career at Davidson. The Wildcats from North Carolina have an exceptional basketball track record, but it cannot compare to the tradition of the Kentucky Wildcats. “It’s a…

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Yahoo Sports reports John Calipari is “open” to a return to the NBA

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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We have our first Calipari-to-NBA report of the offseason. With six head coach openings in the NBA now – the Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards all have vacancies – Kentucky coach John Calipari is reportedly open to a return to the league. Yahoo Sports is…

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Kenny Payne returns to Lexington

Nick Roush 11:00am June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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It finally feels like a regular summer at the Joe Craft Center. Kentucky children are attending camps and players are competing in pick-up games as notable names filter in and out of UK’s campus. Former associate head coach Kenny Payne was back in the Bluegrass on Tuesday. Payne took his talents back to Lexington not…

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June 15, 2021

Julius Randle named to All-NBA team

Adam Luckett 9:30pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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Julius Randle has been named second-team All-NBA for the 2020-21 season. The seventh-year veteran posted career highs this past season in minutes (37.6), points (24.1), rebounds (10.2), assists (6.0), three-point percentage (41.1%), and free throw percentage (81.1%). The former No. 7 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014 NBA Draft led the…

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June 18, 2021

In-state star Reed Sheppard hears from Kentucky, looking for college that “feels like home”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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All eyes are on North Laurel standout Reed Sheppard – the nation’s No. 39 overall prospect in Rivals’ updated 2023 rankings and son of two former Kentucky basketball stars, Jeff and Stacey Sheppard – as the NCAA evaluation period opens for the first time this weekend. Sheppard, a 6-3 shooting guard out of London, KY,…

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Isaiah Jackson signs with Creative Artists Agency

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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Isaiah Jackson is joining the same agency that represents a slew of former Wildcats quite well. On Thursday, Jackson, who spent one season at Kentucky before declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft, announced on Instagram that he has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in order to pursue his professional basketball career. Along with Jackson,…

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The Athletic reports that Oscar Tshiebwe has finally made it to Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 8:45pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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After a longer than expected delay, Oscar Tshiebwe has made it back to the Kentucky campus. According to Kyle Tucker of The Athletic, the West Virginia transfer experienced an issue with his visa after traveling to his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to see his mother for the first time since 2015. Tucker…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Devin Booker’s Hottest Night at a Wildcat

Nick Roush 7:00pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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Do you remember Devin Booker’s best performance as a Wildcat? When you think of Booker’s 2014-15 season at Kentucky, it’s difficult to pinpoint which of the 39 games was his best. In the month of February he was En Fuego, but purely from a number’s perspective his hottest shooting night actually happened in December. You…

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Kentucky has reached out to Reed Sheppard

Nick Roush 1:32pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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The Wildcats are in contact with the state’s most talked about high school basketball player. Shortly after finishing a summer league game at Collins High School in Shelbyville, Ky., Reed Sheppard informed KSR’s Jack Pilgrim that he has been in touch with Orlando Antigua. The UK assistant coach reached out not long after the contact…

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TyTy Washington getting close with Sahvir Wheeler, Calipari going back to three-guard lineup

Jack Pilgrim 11:00am June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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Following Nolan Hickman’s decommitment from UK back in April, the Kentucky basketball program had zero point guards signed on for the 2021-22 season going into the month of May. With the team planning to begin the move-in process on May 28, John Calipari and the UK coaching staff had to act fast to not only…

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Today on KSR: Evaluation period begins, Daimion Collins speaks

Jack Pilgrim 9:00am June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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College coaches will be evaluating talent in person for the first time since the tail end of the 2019-20 high school basketball season starting today, as the NCAA’s first official evaluation period of the year will run from Friday to Sunday (June 18-20), with high-profile events taking place throughout the country. Among them? The Titans…

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June 17, 2021

TyTy Washington discusses start of practice, campus life and the Kentucky roster

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm June 17, 2021 6/17/21

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Camp season continues for the Kentucky basketball program, this time with a stop in Midway, KY on Thursday. At the conclusion of the team’s satellite camp at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, freshman point guard TyTy Washington sat down with the media to discuss traveling around the state for camp, his decision to sign with UK,…

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Recruiting insider explains why he believes Jalen Duren could end up on a college campus next season

Aaron Torres 8:00pm June 17, 2021 6/17/21

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It’s admittedly a slow time in the world of college basketball, but shout out to Jalen Duren for keeping things interesting! Reports surfaced late last week that the No. 1 high school player in the class of 2022 may be looking to reclassify into the class of 2021 and play college basketball next season. Everything…

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Belgian star Vrenz Bleijenbergh says he would’ve committed to Kentucky before turning pro

Jack Pilgrim 1:00pm June 17, 2021 6/17/21

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After three years of success with the Telenet Giants Antwerp, Belgian basketball star Vrenz Bleijenbergh is currently in the process of preparing for the 2021 NBA Draft. Before turning pro in 2018, though, the 6-foot-10 point forward strongly considered signing with the Kentucky Wildcats. In a pre-draft interview with Zach Schumaker, Bleijenbergh said he held…

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