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Kentuckian KyKy Tandy to decide tomorrow

Former Kentucky target and University Heights’ star KyKy Tandy will make his college announcement tomorrow. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound score-first point guard will decide between Xavier and Ole Miss. 4/5 analysts on 247 Sports peg the Kentuckian to cross the river to play for the Musketeers.

A year ago KSR was fielding questions about whether Tandy would be the next Dominique Hawkins or Derek Willis; a Kentuckian that dominated high school basketball in the state and wanted to wear the blue and white at the college level. Tandy certainly was talented enough to get UK’s attention. The Cats watched him a handful of times and met with him a time or two before poo hit the fan.

Tandy’s father, Keith Torain, virtually ended the recruitment with a controversial quote that led to UK never calling Tandy back:

“If they come with the offer, they come with the offer,” Keith Torian told Kyle Tucker of SEC Country. “If he does get an offer, he’s not going to Kentucky with three or four point guards there. 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.”

/narrator voice. Tandy never received an offer from UK.

In all seriousness, I kinda felt bad for Tandy. Even if he didn’t want to end up at Kentucky, it has to be a pretty neat feeling for a Kentuckian to land an offer from UK. It’s something that’s rare nowadays and Tandy wasn’t given a chance because of his Torian’s comments.

As time progressed UK looked at another in-state product and Dontaie Allen wasn’t going to play any games. During the meeting where UK offered Allen he instantly took them up on the offer and said he wanted to commit, surprising everyone in the room including his family.

My guess is that Tandy picks Xavier tomorrow where he will follow in Kentuckian’s Quentin Goodin’s footsteps. Goodin will be a starter for his junior season and is coming off a year where he averaged 8.7 points, 4.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game for the No. 1 seeded Musketeers.

Tandy is really fun to watch and incredibly gifted offensively. With UK missing out on Scottie Lewis and looking to add one more perimeter player it could have been a nice fit, but it seems Tandy (or his father) wants him to be the guy from day one and there’s nothing wrong with that. As Calipari says (often), Kentucky isn’t for everyone.


Article written by TJ Walker

11 Comments for Kentuckian KyKy Tandy to decide tomorrow

  1. a21CATSfan
    9:26 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Idk if you’ll respond, but I would like to know what happens if Cal misses on Wiseman, Carey AND Stewart?

    • Perry1987
      10:41 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

      My guess is a grad transfer.
      Bit never count Cal out!!

    • BigolBlue
      11:28 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

      If? He is gonna lose on them. Next years class is iffy. Needs a big guy to return from this year.

    • TJ Walker
      6:59 am October 23, 2018 Permalink

      I’m guessing a player or two would return, another grad-transfer and maybe push for a reclassification.

  2. BlueByYou
    10:45 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    …..and Hurt, but ain’t gonna happen. And if it does, sure there’s a plan….quit being so negative.

  3. davis2319
    11:57 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    That my friends is why as a parent during your child’s recruiting, you keep your mouth shut. Lol

  4. chardun20
    12:04 am October 23, 2018 Permalink

    KyKy’s Dad could have worded it different, but he wasn’t wrong. UK brought in 4 other point guards, why would KyKy come here? To me, that says UK doesn’t really want KyKy but just bringing him in because he’s from Kentucky.

  5. notFromhere
    1:37 am October 23, 2018 Permalink
    No interest in what he does

  6. Jesus H. Chrysler
    3:39 am October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Soon after his college announcement, I expect him to change his name: XaXa or MiMi