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June 6, 2020

Rivals Analyst Predicts Jonathan Kuminga will Reclassify, Jump to G League

Nick Roush 3:00pm June 6, 2020 6/6/20

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There’s growing sentiment that the No. 1 basketball recruit in America will not play college basketball. At the top of every college basketball recruiting rankings for the 2021 class, you’ll find Jonathan Kuminga. The 6-8 small forward from The Patrick School in New Jersey is a bonafide phenom that can do it all on the…

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June 5, 2020

2020 five-star center Moussa Cisse postpones decision

Jack Pilgrim 9:30am June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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The plot thickens with the top available center in the class of 2020. Five-star center Moussa Cisse, who announced last week he would be reclassifying from 2021 to 2020, has postponed his college decision. At the time of his reclass announcement, Cisse told reporters he would be choosing a college at some point this week.…

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June 3, 2020

Former UK target Frank Anselem commits to Syracuse

Maggie Davis 10:00pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20

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Four-star center Frank Anselem has officially chosen his new home, and it won’t be in the state of Kentucky. The big man is taking his talents to Syracuse University to play for the Orange and head coach Jim Boeheim. The 6-foot-10, 220 pound center is currently listed as the No. 142 player in the nation,…

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June 2, 2020

UK WBB commit Erin Toller says Tennessee was her “dream school” before picking Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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“Dream schools” are only reflective of a dream until you wake up (or in this case: grow up). Kentucky Women’s Basketball commitment Erin Toller was enamored with the idea that she could one day help continue the legacy of the Tennessee lady Volunteers program. Despite growing up in the Lousiville area and attending Sacred Heart…

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Five Kentucky targets make up top ten of updated 2021 recruiting rankings

Jack Pilgrim 5:30pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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Five players with Kentucky offers currently make up the top ten of the updated 2021 Rivals recruiting rankings. In the latest update released today, Jonathan Kuminga held firm at No. 1 overall, followed by Patrick Baldwin Jr. at No. 2, Paolo Banchero at No. 3, Jaden Hardy at No. 6 and Kennedy Chandler at No.…

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May 31, 2020

John Calipari virtually met with five-star Paolo Banchero

Maggie Davis 10:30pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20

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Recruits still aren’t able to physically visit college campuses due to COVID-19 concerns, but that’s not stopping the Kentucky basketball staff from getting in a little quality time with the country’s best players. John Calipari and his staff recently met with five-star junior Paolo Banchero (virtually, of course), according to Jake Weingarten, the owner and…

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May 30, 2020

Five of the biggest Kentucky basketball recruiting misses

Jack Pilgrim 9:30pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20

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A week after asking “what if?” Kentucky Sports Radio will explore a version of the what if question by examining some of the biggest whiffs on the recruiting trail. How could a few added signatures from top targets have changed the John Calipari era in Lexington? Would the Wildcats have won more titles? Were they…

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BREAKING: The 2020 Nike EYBL season has been canceled

Jack Pilgrim 8:30pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20

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Despite the NCAA still considering Evaluation Periods in August, September, and October, the 2020 Nike EYBL season has officially been called off. In an announcement made this evening, EYBL has canceled the remainder of the 2020 season, including Peach Jam. “As we continue to navigate the evolving impact of COVID-19, we are cancelling the remainder…

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NCAA eyeing three fall dates for evaluation periods

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20 Comments Disabled

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In the aftermath of the cancellation of spring AAU competition and national events, the NCAA is considering a series of Evaluation Periods to run from August through September. According to a report by Evan Daniels of 247Sports, the NCAA and NABC are considering individual periods from August 6-9, September 4-6, and October 9-11. This week,…

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May 29, 2020

Five-star guard Kennedy Chandler is moving away from his Tennessee high school

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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One of the Volunteers’ top in-state players is moving elsewhere. Five-star point guard out of the class of 2021, Kennedy Chandler, announced on Friday that he will transfer from Briarcrest Christain School (TN) to Sunrise Christian Academy, a prep school located in Kansas. Chandler, who is a native of Memphis, TN, is listed as the…

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October 17, 2013

Andy Katz: Fab Five Better Than Kentucky’s Class Due to NBA Success

Corey Nichols 6:00pm October 17, 2013 10/17/13

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The ESPN embed code doesn’t like WordPress. I can only assume that ESPN are a bunch of chodes. Watch the video here. The debate rages on: Is Kentucky’s 2013 class as good as the Fab Five?  Better?  Andy Katz favors the Fab Five because, wait for it, they were winning NBA titles as recently as…

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Blackmon Race Narrows and Other Notes

Jay Hochstetler 10:00am October 17, 2013 10/17/13 Comments Disabled

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  As reported earlier this week on KSR, James Blackmon reportedly pushed his decision date back to an undisclosed date. This date is likely allowing Blackmon to take a final visit to Indiana before he makes his decision. Blackmon is a decommit from IU, which makes this development incredibly intriguing towards his recruitment. Blackmon is…

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October 15, 2013

Tyler Ulis also coming for Big Blue Madness

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am October 15, 2013 10/15/13

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It looks like Big Blue Madness is too big of a party to pass up. Tyler Ulis will also attend Friday night’s festivities, his father confirmed to the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts. Ulis committed to Kentucky back in September, and this will be his first visit to Kentucky since then. Here’s the Big Blue Madness guest…

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Report: James Blackmon Jr. Pushes Back Announcement

Matt Jones 8:00am October 15, 2013 10/15/13

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An interesting piece of news broke late last night as Peegs.com reports that James Blackmon Jr has pushed back his college announcement date from October 22. Acccording to the report, Blackmon was scheduled to visit Kentucky on Friday and then decide the next week. Now he will still visit Kentucky but is going to take…

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October 14, 2013

An SEC school not named Kentucky landed a top five basketball recruit

Drew Franklin 1:30pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Class of 2015’s Ben Simmons committed to LSU today, making him one of two top five prospects to commit to an SEC school not named Kentucky since 2007. The small forward from Montverde Academy via Australia is a former high school teammate of Dakari Johnson, ranked fourth in the ESPN60 for 2015. Rivals.com ranks him…

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October 10, 2013

So Who’s Been Talking S***?

Drew Franklin 9:30pm October 10, 2013 10/10/13

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It’s clear someone, maybe multiple someones, rubbed Kelly Oubre and his father the wrong way while recruiting the small forward this summer. Shortly after the commitment went public, Kelly Oubre Sr. said his son chose Kansas because Bill Self doesn’t “kick players out” after one season, implying another coach involved in the recruitment does. Immediately,…

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USC fans think they’re cute

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:45pm October 10, 2013 10/10/13

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USC is playing Arizona right now, but some of their fans clearly have basketball on their minds. Check out this sign USC fans made for Stanley Johnson, the 2014 small forward that’s choosing between Kentucky, Arizona, USC, Florida, Kansas and others. Adorable. See you at Madness, Stanley.

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October 9, 2013

Kentucky vs. Kansas: Will Bill Self finally win the battle AND the war?

Ally Tucker 9:30pm October 9, 2013 10/9/13

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Somewhere between disappointing NCAA tournament exits to teams like Bucknell, adjusting his hair piece and losing in the national championship game to Kentucky, Bill Self has managed to step into John Calipari’s recruiting spotlight a bit over the last few years. Self has been knocking on the door the past couple of classes, seemingly snatching…

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Kelly Oubre’s Father Says His Comments Were Not Meant Against Kentucky/Calipari

Matt Jones 8:55pm October 9, 2013 10/9/13

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You may have read earlier today here on KSR, some comments from 2014 recruit Kelly Oubre’s father about his son’s recruiting process. If you missed the earlier post, he said: “That’s one of the reasons behind choosing Kansas. Coach Self doesn’t kick you out if you are not ready. I don’t care too much for…

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2014 Recruiting Class: Blessing in Disguise?

Corey Nichols 6:30pm October 9, 2013 10/9/13

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I guess this explains the Pope-Mobile. After Oubre popped for Kansas yesterday, plenty of folks are speculating that Kentucky may end up with the #2 or #3 recruiting class next year.  But that’s not the end of the world. If you look at Cal’s Kentucky tenure, there’s something of a pattern in the way that…

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