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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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May 28, 2020

Five-star guard and Kentucky target Jaden Bradley breaks down his recruitment with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm May 28, 2020 5/28/20 Comments Disabled

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John Calipari and the UK coaching staff are currently focused on laying the foundation for Kentucky’s 2021 recruiting class, but that’s not stopping them from penciling in some of their favorite prospects in the class 2022, as well. One of Kentucky’s early top targets? 2022 five-star point guard Jaden Bradley Bradley, the No. 7 overall…

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May 27, 2020

Breaking down Moussa Cisse’s finalists and upcoming decision

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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The top shot-blocker in all of high school basketball is set to reclassify to the class of 2020, and Kentucky remains in contention. This morning, five-star center Moussa Cisse announced he would be making the jump from 2021 to 2020 and making a final decision next week after finishing up his coursework to make the…

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August 30, 2013

After Mudiay, What’s Next For UK?

Will Totten 5:30pm August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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  Like most of you, and most of the others in the recruiting world, up until just prior to Emmanuel Mudiay’s decision to take his talents to Southern Methodist University I had assumed without doubt he would end up at Kentucky. He seemed like the perfect lead guard to run the Dribble Drive offense, but…

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James Blackmon Jr. talks about his unofficial visit to Lexington

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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Yesterday, four-star shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. took an unofficial visit to UK, and according to his interview with the Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones, had a great time. Blackmon and his father were on campus for about five hours, and toured the campus, Wildcat Coal Lodge, and practice facility with John Calipari, even getting in some…

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Tyler Ulis and The Domino Effect

Jay Hochstetler 9:00am August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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      With Tyler Ulis taking his highly anticipated official visit to Lexington next weekend, its time to regroup from the Mudiay fiasco and fully look towards the players who will be joining Kentucky next season. If you believe all of the rumors in the recruiting world (please don’t), all signs point to Kentucky…

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August 29, 2013

Cliff Alexander’s coach insists UK’s still in the hunt

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am August 29, 2013 8/29/13

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After Cliff Alexander decided not to take an official visit to Kentucky this fall, many thought the Cats had fallen out of the hunt for the talented power forward. However, Alexander’s high school coach Mike Oliver told the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts that’s definitely not the case: “At this point, he wants to visit someplace he’s…

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August 28, 2013

Dante Exum won’t enroll in college in December

Drew Franklin 4:27pm August 28, 2013 8/28/13

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According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Dante Exum is still undecided on college but he knows he won’t enroll anywhere this upcoming school year. If college is the decision, Exum, who graduates high school in October, will stay in Australia until next August. The 6-foot-6 guard also told Goodman the five schools he is considering are Indiana,…

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Myles Turner likes Cal’s laid-back style

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm August 28, 2013 8/28/13

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For some reason, Myles Turner has been one of the harder 2014 recruits to read so far. Rivals’ #6 player in the 2014 class recently cut his list from 26 to 8 (Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas), and is doing a blog for USA Today’s High School site. In…

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Cal offers another 2014 point guard, Dominic MaGee

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm August 28, 2013 8/28/13

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With Emmanuel Mudiay out of the picture, Cal is doing his best to make sure the point guard position for 2014 is covered. According to 247’s Chris Fisher, Kentucky offered 4-star point guard Dominic MaGee a spot on Monday: “They offered. I think it was [Monday]. The assistant coach [Kenny Payne] called my mom and…

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August 26, 2013

The Real Loser in Mudiay’s Decision?

Corey Nichols 8:00pm August 26, 2013 8/26/13

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Probably whoever’s grandma bought them this game. So it’s been a couple of days since Emmanuel Mudiay spurned Coach Cal for his former mentor Larry Brown at SMU, and at this point we’re mostly over the hurt and wishing him well.  Mostly.  But whenever a thing like this happens, sometimes the best way to heal…

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Could Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow be the next package deal?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm August 26, 2013 8/26/13

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The most notable package deal thus far in the 2014 class is between Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, but another one may be on the horizon. According to Adam Zagoira, 2014 small forwards Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow are discussing playing together at the next level, and both have Kentucky on their list. Johnson told…

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August 25, 2013

Jim Furyk’s Monday State of Kentucky Basketball Recruiting

Matt Jones 10:15pm August 25, 2013 8/25/13

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I arrived early this evening in New York, ready to take on one of the bigger challenges of my sports blogging career. Drew and I are doing our thing for Tennis Channel at the US Open, while still writing on this site and doing the morning radio show. Balancing the worlds of John Short and…

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