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June 15, 2021

Nazr Mohammed, Larry Warford highlight 2021 Kentucky Hall of Fame Class

Adam Luckett 9:00pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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Bettie Lou Evans, Kendra Harrison, Nazr Mohammed, Larry Warford, Bob Whelan, and Arin Gilliland Wright have been named the newest members of the Kentucky Hall of Fame. The new honorees will be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame during a Hall of Fame weekend to be announced at a later date. This year’s haul…

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Who has Kentucky basketball contacted in the class of 2023?

Jack Pilgrim 7:30pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21 Comments Disabled

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The floodgates have been opened for high school basketball athletes in the class of 2023, as coaches were able to reach out to rising juniors starting at midnight on June 15. Since then, the Kentucky coaching staff has been all hands on deck in their pursuit of the nation’s best, starting all the way at…

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Brandon Boston Jr. and Isaiah Jackson make cut for NBA Draft Combine

Adam Luckett 7:00pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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The NBA announced on Tuesday evening that 69 players are set to attend the Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine from June 21-27. Both Brandon Boston Jr. and Isaiah Jackson make the list and will attend the event at the Wintrust Arena and the Mariott Marquis in Chicago. After a disappointing season in Lexington, both Boston…

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Kentucky extends offer to 2023 five-star wing JJ Taylor

Jack Pilgrim 3:15pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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Kentucky has extended its first offer since direct contact with recruits in the class of 2023 opened at midnight, with five-star wing JJ Taylor earning a scholarship from the UK coaching staff Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 wing confirmed the offer with KSR’s own Zack Geoghegan after speaking with Kentucky today. 2023 five-star forward JJ Taylor…

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Come and get your June Bracketology update!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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Summertime Bracketology is only slightly less ridiculous than springtime Bracketology, but it’s a Tuesday morning in June, so why not. Joe Lunardi released a new set of projections for the 2022 NCAA Tournament this morning, and Kentucky is a four-seed, the same as in the version that came out following the additions of Sahvir Wheeler…

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June 14, 2021

Five-star center Dereck Lively II breaks down recruitment, Kentucky interest with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21 Comments Disabled

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Boasting elite length, athleticism, defensive instincts and a growing offensive game, Dereck Lively II has quickly solidified himself as one of the top frontcourt targets in the class of 2022. As a result, he has jumped to the top of the priority list among big men prospects for many of the nation’s blue blood programs,…

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Q&A: Skyy Clark breaks down “amazing” official visit to Kentucky with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21

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In-person recruiting has returned, and the Kentucky men’s basketball program has wasted no time getting its top targets scheduled for official and unofficial visits throughout the month of June and beyond. Among the first high-profile prospects to arrive on campus this month? 2022 five-star guard commit Skyy Clark, who took an official visit to Lexington…

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Kentucky basketball to host Tyler Ulis for two months during rehab process

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21

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John Calipari has confirmed former Kentucky star Tyler Ulis is back in Lexington – he posted a picture with the standout guard on social media – but did you know he’ll be working out with the team over the course of the next two months? In an interview with KSR on Monday, future Kentucky guard…

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A John Calipari statue is coming to UMass

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21

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John Calipari will soon be immortalized on the University of Massachusetts campus. This morning, UMass announced it will unveil statues of Calipari, Marcus Camby, Julius Erving, and Jack Leaman outside of the Mullins Center in Amherst on Saturday, September 11. Calipari, Camby, and the 1995-96 Minutemen team will also be inducted into the UMass Athletics…

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LOOK: Tyler Ulis is back on Kentucky’s campus

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21

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The Point God is back on Kentucky’s campus. John Calipari just posted a picture with former Cat Tyler Ulis, who is in Lexington working out at the Joe Craft Center as he recovers from an injury. “Just got off the floor from our first on-court work of the season and the first person I see…

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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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