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Cookie Grawemeyer’s Monday Morning Wakeup


Phil “Cookie” Grawemeyer was a popular name on yesterday’s KSR pregame show as we debated players who should have their jersey hanging from the Rupp Arena rafters. Grawemeyer’s is up there, though none of us had heard of him while reading off the names of each jersey retiree from our courtside show.

So let’s get to know Grawemeyer a little better with these fun Cookie facts, why don’t we?

— He’s from Louisville, Ky., where he attended Manual High School.

— He was a member of Kentucky’s undefeated 1953-54 team, his first year as a letterman.

— He was a 6-foot-7 power forward with 626 career points at UK.

— He is No. 23 on UK’s all-time rebounding list with 703 career boards.

— He was a pitcher on the UK baseball team.

— He was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1956 NBA Draft, and by the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals, but never played either sport professionally.

Cookie Grawemeyer, ladies and gentlemen.


Kentucky had a season-low four turnovers last night.

John Calipari said, “Think about that. We’re playing fast, we’re being aggressive, we’re moving the ball. We had four turnovers.”

That’s Tyler Ulis controlling the game. He turned it over only once while dishing out 10 assists for a school record fifth game this season.

John Calipari hinted at Ulis entering the draft.

“Sorry, folks,” he said. “We’re going to have another point guard next year.”

Welp, so much for that small glimmer of hope Ulis will return.

How about Jamal Murray scoring 23 points on his birthday?

No. 23 scored 23 on his birthday, February 23rd, and it would’ve been a 23-point UK victory if not for a Skal Labissiere bucket late in the game.

Murray has a three-pointer in every game this season for the second-longest streak in school history. Tony Delk went 32 straight games with a three-ball in 1993-94.

Does Pat Adams hate Australians?

SEC official Pat Adams revealed his true colors last night when he gave LSU’s Ben Simmons a technical foul in the Tigers’ embarrassing loss to Arkansas. That’s now two technicals from Adams in his last two games, each going to one of the SEC’s Australian freshmen.

It’s quite clear why Isaac Humphries was given one in Kentucky’s loss over the weekend: Adams hates Australians. I bet he hates bloomin’ onions and AC/DC, too.

Still laughing at this.

Dan Dakich came around on Tyler Ulis.

After failing to mention Tyler Ulis among his five best point guards earlier this year, Dan Dakich finally admitted Ulis is a top guard during last night’s broadcast of the Michigan State-Ohio State game.

The comment was very brief, but Dakich did label Ulis as the second best point guard in America behind Denzel Valentine. Glad he finally decided to watch at Kentucky basketball game.

You should be a big Mississippi State fan tonight.

Throw on your Malik Newman jersey and get ready to yell for the Dawgs as they take on Texas A&M tonight at 7 pm on ESPN2. As things stand now, Kentucky controls its own destiny in the SEC and can win out to take the regular season crown and top seed in the tournament, but slip up in any of the remaining three games and A&M can take it all away.

The Aggies hold the tiebreaker over UK and will be favored in the last four games, so Kentucky needs to win out. Or, we can root for A&M to drop another one, beginning with tonight’s contest.

Go Bulldogs.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Cookie Grawemeyer’s Monday Morning Wakeup

  1. Basteballer
    9:21 am February 24, 2016 Permalink

    ““Sorry, folks,” he said. “We’re going to have another point guard next year.”

    Is this more about Tyler’s ability and likelihood to play in the NBA or De’Aaron Fox coming next year? He’s clearly a talent you can’t ignore and won’t come off the bench.

  2. blueboots
    9:34 am February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis has to go the year, draft loaded next year and he is that damm good!

  3. I hear Adams also hates Olivia Newton-John, Midnight Oil, Air Supply, Outback Steakhouse (especially since a UK grad founded it) & Paul Hogan. It was probably “Crocodile Dundee in LA” that caused all the hatred because that movie was so bad.

  4. quickneasycat
    10:00 am February 24, 2016 Permalink

    I think it comes down to March for Ulis. If UK wins it all or he is satisfied with the run we make then he leaves. If we lose on a heartbreaker in the Elite Eight or something like that then I could see him returning knowing the talent we have coming in and taking a crack at a National Title before he rides off into the sunset of the NBA.

  5. RealCatsFan
    10:06 am February 24, 2016 Permalink

    I hope Derek Willis can score his jersey number on his birthday! 😀 (For the record, I have no idea what month his birthday is in – might not be during the season.)

  6. Kizzy
    10:59 am February 24, 2016 Permalink

    My whole thing is, Ulis is barely projected to even get drafted. It’s his size no doubt, his skills are there as far as being an NBA point guard, but if he is projected to go late, late 2ND round, De’Andre Fox or not, you don’t push Ulis out the door.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:31 am February 24, 2016 Permalink

      His stock is not going to rise any higher than it is this year. His numbers are essentially maxed out. That, coupled with a weak draft (and next years being absolutely loaded), he gone.

      I wish he would stay, but at this point its the best business decision for him and his family.

      If he DID come back, though, that would be awesome!! 😉

    • Leroy Bird - 00
      11:56 am February 24, 2016 Permalink

      agree with UK BBU – the dude will make a roster in the NBA and play, there is no doubt. when it comes to his stock, it’s on the rise, and i believe over this next month you will hear a concerted effort from Cal to develop the media talking points, and to position Tyler for national awards that can help turn NBA exec heads.

      this is the year to enjoy him – as a business decision it’s not in question.

    • inside info2
      1:22 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

      “I agree with UK Big Board” — I’ll take Words I Never Thought I Would Type for $1000 Alex

      With all of the national attention Tyler is getting this year and with who is coming in next year he pretty much has to leave. He isn’t going to get more exposure than this and he might have to share duties next year. I’ll be sad to see him go, but very happy for him.

  7. Kizzy
    4:50 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Why can’t he stay 4 years and graduate? If he was a lotto pick yes no brained by all means go…..but he isn’t.

    • UK Big Board Update
      6:36 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

      Injuries. Get the money while you can. What if it was your son?