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March 13, 2020

Nike EYBL, Adidas cancel events due to coronavirus

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm March 13, 2020 3/13/20

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Add basketball recruiting to the list of things being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. This afternoon, Nike announced that the first two sessions of its EYBL circuit have been canceled. Corey Evans is reporting that Adidas has done the same with its events. The first session for the Nike EYBL was scheduled for April 17…

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NCAA has reportedly ordered a stop to all recruiting

Nick Roush 2:27pm March 13, 2020 3/13/20

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Crootin’ season is over. According to Jon Rothstein, Nicole Auerbach and a host of other reporters, the NCAA has suspended recruiting for all sports, both on and off campus, until at least April 15. Typically this time of the year is used to build momentum on the trail. Now basketball coaches will be unable to…

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March 12, 2020

The McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic have been canceled

Jack Pilgrim 7:30pm March 12, 2020 3/12/20

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The dominoes continue to fall in the world of sports. This afternoon, the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic – two of the premier end-of-year annual high school basketball events – were canceled. Within just a few hours of each  another, both Jordan and McDonald’s made public announcements to officially cancel both events. “As…

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SEC suspends on and off-campus recruiting through March 30

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:22pm March 12, 2020 3/12/20

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In light of the coronavirus outbreak, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey just announced the league has suspended on- and off-campus recruiting through the end of March, at least. “We did have conversations about recruiting I referenced and have stopped off campus and on campus recruiting for a period of time. That could be extended. I’ve…

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March 11, 2020

Sources Say Podcast Ep. 32: No tournament crowds, Ashton Hagans, and new grad transfer rumors

Jack Pilgrim 9:30pm March 11, 2020 3/11/20 Comments Disabled

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by special guest Drew Franklin for episode 32 of the Sources Say Podcast. This week, the KSR duo is live from the SEC Tournament where chaos has broken out in the world of sports. Among the topics discussed: The NCAA bans fans from attending tournament games due to the coronavirus…

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Joel Justus’ name mentioned for UNC Wilmington opening

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:24am March 11, 2020 3/11/20

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UNC Wilmington is looking for a new head coach, and according to one report, Joel Justus is in the running. HoopDirt.com is reporting that the Kentucky assistant coach is being considered for the job at his alma mater. The name gaining steam at UNC Wilmington right now is Kentucky assistant Joel Justis. The UNCW alum…

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March 10, 2020

BJ Boston named Naismith Boys HS First-Team All-American

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm March 10, 2020 3/10/20

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After current Kentucky players and coaches dominated the SEC regular season awards this morning, one future Wildcat also earned All-America honors at the high school level. Following a standout senior season, 2020 five-star guard and Kentucky basketball signee B.J. Boston was named a Naismith First-Team All-American on Tuesday. Outside of Boston, several other Kentucky targets…

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March 4, 2020

Sources Say Podcast Ep. 31: Ashton Hagans rumors and Cliff Omoruyi cuts Kentucky from his list

Jack Pilgrim 9:15pm March 4, 2020 3/4/20

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated for episode 31 of the Sources Say Podcast. This week, the trio of recruiting insiders is back to break down Kentucky’s loss to Tennessee, how the Wildcats choked away a 17-point lead, and the drama surrounding Ashton Hagans. Among the topics:…

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2020 four-star center Cliff Omoruyi cuts Kentucky from list

Jack Pilgrim 1:30pm March 4, 2020 3/4/20

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Another frontcourt target for John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff is off the table. On Tuesday evening, 2020 four-star center Cliff Omoruyi announced his final three schools, leaving Kentucky out of the running in the process. The finalists? Arizona State, Auburn, and Rutgers. Final 3 schools are ??-?-???#FORKUP #WDE #POUNDINGNAIL — Bigcliff77 (@wizcliff77) March…

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March 2, 2020

Kennedy Chandler talks to KSR about his visit to Lexington, talking with John Wall, and a timeline for a decision

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 2, 2020 3/2/20

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In one of the biggest home games of the season with the Florida Gators in town last weekend, the Kentucky basketball program not only hosted former Wildcat superstar John Wall, but also 2021 five-star prospect and No. 1 point guard Kennedy Chandler on a highly-anticipated visit. Chandler, the No. 15 overall prospect in the 2021…

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April 2, 2020

Next Man Up: Family and basketball fuel future Wildcat BJ Boston

Aaron Torres 11:00pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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[Ed. Note: This is the second installment of KSR’s “Next Man Up” series profiling Kentucky’s 2020 signees. Previously Jack Pilgrim wrote about Lance Ware] It’s a dark, gloomy, evening, cold by California standards – somewhere in the upper 40’s. The winds that whip through the pristine high school campus, tucked in the San Fernando Valley,…

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Sources Say Podcast Ep. 36: Updated NBA Draft rumors, buzz on Greg Brown and graduate transfers

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated for episode 36 of the Sources Say Podcast. This week, the trio of recruiting insiders is back to break down the latest regarding Kentucky’s upcoming NBA Draft decisions, along with Johnny Juzang’s new transfer options. Among the topics: EJ Montgomery’s father…

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BJ Boston, Terrence Clarke make Sports Illustrated’s All-American Team

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20 Comments Disabled

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With all of the talk about who’s leaving the Kentucky Basketball team, why don’t we shift the focus to who’s joining the Cats this fall? Kentucky signees BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke were both named to the inaugural Sports Illustrated All-American Boys Basketball Team this week. Boston, a five-star shooting guard from Atlanta, made the…

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April 1, 2020

NCAA extends recruiting “dead period” through May 31

Maggie Davis 5:10pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20 Comments Disabled

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We won’t be hearing the words “YAHTZEE” for a while, that’s for sure. The NCAA has just pushed back the end of its recruiting dead period by several weeks – now, there will be no recruiting nationwide for Division I and Division II athletics through May 31. Previously, the NCAA had suspended all in-person recruiting…

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March 31, 2020

Devin Askew refuses to be Kentucky’s next West Coast transfer: “I’m DIFFERENT.”

Jack Pilgrim 11:35pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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Back in January, whispers began growing louder that Kentucky freshman guard Johnny Juzang was contemplating a transfer from the school, with the Los Angeles, CA native flirting with the idea of returning closer to home. Despite staying the course and carving out a solid role off the bench to close out the regular season, the…

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March 30, 2020

What you need to know about new Kentucky target Peyton Watson

Aaron Torres 9:00pm March 30, 2020 3/30/20

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It’s no doubt been a quiet few weeks in sports, but as we all know, Kentucky basketball never really stops. That’s especially true in the recruiting game, and on Sunday, Kentucky fans learned of a new name to keep an eye on. In a report which first surfaced via Stock Riser’s Jake Weingarten, the Wildcats…

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TONIGHT: KSR’s Basketball Recruiting LIVE BLOG

KSR 4:45pm March 30, 2020 3/30/20

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Looking for something to do this evening? Look no further. Tonight, KSR’s Jack Pilgrim will be hosting a Basketball Recruiting Live Blog starting at 7 p.m. ET. There, Pilgrim will be joined by other familiar faces at KSR to talk with fans and answer questions regarding the latest with Kentucky basketball recruiting, NBA Draft decisions,…

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March 29, 2020

Four-Star Big Man Prospect Cliff Omoruyi is Officially Off the Board

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Losing recruits is a fact of life for all college coaches, even ones such as John Calipari. But it’s not every day that Rutgers University swoops in and snags a top-50 prospect. One-time Kentucky prospect and four-star center Cliff Omoruyi has announced on social media that he intends to join the Scarlet Knights. The 6-foot-10…

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Sources Say Podcast Ep. 35: Future Kentucky point guard Devin Askew joins the show!

Jack Pilgrim 7:15pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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In a very special edition of the Sources Say Podcast, KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by future Kentucky point guard Devin Askew and his father, Brian Askew, to discuss the Cats and just how excited they are to get to Lexington later this year. To start the show, though, Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf…

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March 27, 2020

Jonathan Kuminga does John Wall dance, poses with Kentucky graphic: “This might be me one day”

Jack Pilgrim 8:30pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Could the Kentucky basketball program pick up a massive surprise addition this spring? The No. 1 prospect in the class of 2021 isn’t shying away from the possibility. Jonathan Kuminga, a five-star forward out of The Patrick School (NJ), is considered arguably the top player in all of high school basketball, regardless of class. And…

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