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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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September 17, 2013

Stanley Johnson tweets about Kelly Oubre

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:45pm September 17, 2013 9/17/13

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Two small forwards, no problem? Last night, we found out that UK’s chances with small forward Kelly Oubre may be better than we thought. Now, fellow small forward Stanley Johnson tweets that if Oubre commits to Kentucky, “it just betters the situation” for him: If @K_Ctmd22 commits to UK it just betters the situation just…

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September 16, 2013

Jeff Borzello Says UK in Good with Kelly Oubre

Matt Jones 10:29pm September 16, 2013 9/16/13

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Kelly Oubre is a player that has steadily risen up the rankings, is now top 20 with nearly every recruiting service and has the hair of a champion. Kentucky offered him around the time of the Peach Jam (when his hair got on our radar) and John Calipari visited him today. But now according to…

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Stanley Johnson cuts his list down to five schools

Drew Franklin 11:39am September 16, 2013 9/16/13

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One of the top players on Kentucky’s recruiting big board trimmed his list down to five schools this morning. Stanley Johnson, a top five talent in the 2014 class, is down to Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and USC. Kansas and UCLA were removed from consideration. John Calipari visited Johnson in his California home last Thursday.…

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Calipari to visit James Blackmon Jr. today

Drew Franklin 10:50am September 16, 2013 9/16/13

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The John Calipari World Tour continues today with a stop in Marion, Indiana to check up on James Blackmon Jr., the Indiana decommit with ties to Kentucky through his father, James Blackmon Sr. Blackmon Jr., ranked 23rd by Rivals.com, is the fifth prospect to meet with Calipari in the last week. Cal made in-home visits…

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September 15, 2013

Cliff Alexander Tweets a JaQuan Lyle Update?

Brennan English 4:30pm September 15, 2013 9/15/13

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The second point guard to decommit from the Cards since July (Quentin Snider being the first), JaQuan Lyle, as reported Friday, is also looking elsewhere. Lyle is the #3 point guard according to Scout and is No. 5 in ESPN’s position rankings (22 overall.) He cited playing time as the reason for his decision. “Coach…

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September 13, 2013

Jeff Borzello calls Tyler Ulis “Just what Kentucky needs”

Ally Tucker 9:00pm September 13, 2013 9/13/13

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Tyler Ulis stands at 5’8″, 142 lbs. Tonight, Tyler Ulis joined a long line of John Calipari point guards– almost all of whom have gone on to be very successful not only in college, but at the professional level. The other heights of Calipari’s recent point guards? 6-foot-4, 6-foot-6, 6-foot-4, 6-foot-3, 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-5. Ulis…

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Tyler Ulis is John Calipari’s next point guard

Drew Franklin 8:18pm September 13, 2013 9/13/13

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John Calipari’s search for a point guard in the 2014 class is over, thanks for playing. Tyler Ulis announced Friday night that he will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2014. Ulis, though small in stature, is a tough point guard that distributes the ball as well as anyone and can knock…

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Tyler Ulis talks about his announcement

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm September 13, 2013 9/13/13

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Tyler Ulis is expected to commit to Kentucky tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET. We’ll have full coverage on the site, and to get you ready, check out this video interview and set of highlights from last night via Iowa Elites. Ulis says that he hopes he can play with Devin Booker at the next level,…

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Cal will visit James Blackmon on Monday

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm September 13, 2013 9/13/13

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According to Rivals’ Jeff Rabjohns, John Calipari will have an in-home visit with James Blackmon on Monday. Blackmon, Rivals’ 23rd best player in 2014, is considering the Cats, along with Louisville, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and others. The talented shooting guard took an unofficial visit to UK on August 29th, and liked it so much…

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September 12, 2013

Putting the Napoleon Complex to Good Use: Famous Shorties in the NBA

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:30pm September 12, 2013 9/12/13

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With Tyler Ulis’ commitment to the Cats all but certain tomorrow night, many fans are still trying to wrap their heads around the idea of a 5’9″ point guard in a Kentucky uniform. I get it; the typical Calipari point guard is more in the mold of Wall, Rose, or Harrison: 6’3″-6’5″, strong, and fast.…

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