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Highlights: Kentucky’s own KyKy Tandy blowing up on Under Armour circuit

Hopkinsville’s Dekeyvan “KyKy” Tandy is making a name for himself on the hardwood as he enters the summer before his senior year at University Heights Academy, and with that comes YouTube fame in the form of a mixtape.

Courtside Films released a new mixtape showcasing Tandy’s skills on Monday, which highlights his top plays with Team Thad of the Under Armour Association circuit.

Tandy currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kansas State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. He’s also been in touch with Kentucky and Louisville, although neither program has extended a scholarship offer just yet.

His father recently turned heads when he said, “He’s not no bench player. And that’s what they think he is: He’ll just come in and play four years. No, no.”

KyKy Tandy’s father: “He’s not going to Kentucky with 3 or 4 point guards there.“

I can’t imagine John Calipari loved that.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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17 Comments for Highlights: Kentucky’s own KyKy Tandy blowing up on Under Armour circuit



  1. runningunnin.454
    1:28 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    You’re right; we’ve seen the Lavar Ball train wreck; now another father has shot off his mouth. I doubt an offer from UK will be forthcoming.



    • Cletis75
      2:16 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

      Cal is really good at reading parents and their motives. If he can sit down with KyKy’s dad and figure out what he’s about and he’s good with it, I am too.



  2. Rick_S
    1:29 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    move on..we don’t need tandy and his crazy dad



  3. StuckinLville
    1:30 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    There’s a big difference between LaVar and his dad. He sees the coaches dont believe in his kid. LaVar is just an ass.

  4. Can we move on from this kid? I get he’s a KY kid and all, but he isn’t coming to Kentucky.



  5. gright
    1:58 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    I would much rather the player and his family be honest up front rather than have UK waste a scholarship on a player that stays for one year then transfers because he isn’t getting enough playing time. No use giving the father or player a hard time about this.



  6. makeitstop
    1:59 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    I’m all for getting in state kids, and he looks good. But here’s the thing: teams that lack talent and desperately need it have a higher threshold for the pain of over-bearing parents or potential discipline problems. Teams that are stacked aren’t willing to pay the price. Maybe this one quote is out of context, and he normally doesn’t sound like he’s channeling Lavar Ball but it sure sets off alarms. We’ll know for sure if he doesn’t score an offer, bc Cal has a good eye for talent and an ear for trouble.



  7. (Aixelsyd)0505
    2:43 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    If Cal misses on this kid then that’s gunna start a ripple effect with in state kids… with the Talent in the state soaring in the next couple years.



    • Bobbum Man
      3:59 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

      Be hard to miss when we haven’t extended a scholarship offer



  8. (Aixelsyd)0505
    2:45 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    Kids will make a name for themselves putting up 30+ playing against Kentucky



  9. StuckinLville
    3:04 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    Also, this isn’t Jarrod Polson. He is a legit D1 player and Cal is sitting on his hands waiting on other players. Did he not learn his lesson with this past years class?



  10. bigblue2284
    3:11 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    Don’t care what his dad said, if you think Cal hasn’t dealt with difficult parents your wrong. I see a confident and athletic player who also has fundamentals down. From the few videos I’ve seen he also appears to be a leader. Don’t care that he isn’t highly rated in the class, he passes the eye test. I think Cal is a fantastic evaluator of talent but sometimes gets caught up in hype of the stars beside names.



  11. Kat4Life
    4:01 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    Well, like it or not Cal has already signaled to this family that he is not wanted (needed) in Lexington next year. I think Tandy’s dad is 100% right….his son deserves a chance to play, not watch Cal rotate 5-6 guards (frankly I am interested in seeing how he pulls that off myself) and hope his son gets 4-5 mins a game. This kid will likely end up at Tennessee or Louisville or some other team we play and drive us nuts (ala Allen Houston, Chris Lofton, or for those of you older than 50, Joe Ford)

    • I have read at least one other comment recently where someone acted like we lost out on Houston, but that isn’t true. He was never going to come here because his dad got the UT job, so that situation doesn’t apply.



  12. jos_ros_
    4:02 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    why do people have such a need for a guy from kentucky. if Maxey is better then that’s who we need.



    • Bobbum Man
      4:44 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

      Right, I never got it either…. not to mention If the dad is a bit much then I don’t think we need him that bad. We can do without a lavar ball or Wendell carters Mom comparing the NCAA to slavery lololol



    • StuckinLville
      6:39 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

      Because history shows some of our best teams and title teams all had KY guys. Guys who are playing with way more passion like Hawkins recently. You need guys that are not all about one and done, you have to have veterans and the state of KY has produced such as Givens, Epps, Padgett etc.