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Lonnie Walker commits to Miami

Photo by James Robinson, PennLive.com

Photo by James Robinson, PennLive.com

Photo by James Robinson, PennLive.com

Here’s some surprising news: five-star wing Lonnie Walker — you know, the one who we thought might come to Kentucky — well, he just committed to Miami. The one in Florida. Here’s his surprising Twitter announcement:

Lonnie Walker
Shooting Guard | 6-5 | 195 lbs.
Reading, PA | Reading
AAU: Team Final
★★★★★
ESPN No. 19 | 4 SG Top247 No. 23 | 4 SG
Rivals No. 20 Scout No. 23 | 3 SG

Miami only had 6% of the predictions on Walker’s Crystal Ball, but there was some late buzz in the Canes’ direction. Best of luck to the kid, who we won’t hear from until the 2018 NBA Draft.

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26 Comments for Lonnie Walker commits to Miami



  1. EdC
    9:18 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Florida is nice. Good luck to him. Might have peed down his leg if he had come to the spotlight.



  2. HeshimuMeansWarrior
    9:19 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Welp, okay then. Moving right along…



  3. BlueGrass
    9:25 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    I think he needs to review the case of Malik Newman…if we hear from him in the 2018 draft it’ll be in the second round I suspect. Just as likely we’ll be hearing about his transfer to another school.



    • WeareBBN
      11:51 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

      Maybe he reviewed the cases of the Harrison twins, or Poythress. Went from top 20 picks in high school to the Dleague or meaningless minutes in NBA. Cal recruits NBA players, normally, that is why he so called puts guys in the league. Wall, Towns, Davis etc would have been the same pick right from high school or if they had played college ball anywhere else.



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:00 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

      ^^ Thats the same thing Louisville trolls say.

      Funny, you left out DeAndre Liggins, Josh Harrellson, and Willie Cauley-Stein….



  4. ukblue22
    9:32 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    UK isn’t for everyone. As a young player you either want to be the big fish in the pond and maintain status quo (Ben Simmons) or go somewhere that will challenge and improve your game (UK, Duke, Kansas)



  5. Bluegrass7914
    9:37 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    I’m convinced some guys dont have the balls to play at UK. The pressure and\or big stage scares some recruits. It is what it is. Chalk it up to being scared.



  6. keiths
    9:48 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    To never be heard from again



  7. ukjaybrat
    9:55 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    good luck to him. would be a waste to repeat what everyone else has already said, but seriously. good luck. i hope he gets at least 2-3 wins next season whenever he plays Louisville and Duke.



  8. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    10:11 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Well, that is surprising. Well if Diallo goes pro, and Green and/or Young commit elsewhere we are in a little bit of a pickle. But you never know when Cal can pull a Jamal Murray out of his sleeve.



  9. RealCatsFan
    10:11 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Another example that illustrates that the people who claim Cal is paying for players are complete dumbasses. I think this throws a lot more suspicion on programs like Miami. What could they have to offer (basketball wise) that could compare to Kentucky? It’s a football school! Maybe they took the UofL approach, but with better looking strippers (hopefully). 😉



    • EdC
      10:12 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

      You have to think Miami strippers would be better right?



    • Bluebloodtoo
      11:36 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

      Yep. This seems really weird for a kid to completely flip his direction at the end. Something smells fishy in Miami…



    • Megan
      1:25 am November 17, 2016 Permalink

      Most of the girls on South Beach smell a little fishy.



  10. onegp
    10:17 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Is this really a shock to anyone?? The kid fell asleep on mamma’s shoulder, right behind KY’s bench, when he came for his visit. He’s named after a bridge anyway. (Some of you might get that reference.)



  11. EdC
    10:22 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    I guess when you realize your team’s mascot is a weather event most known for blowing you just say you’re a Cane?



  12. UKALLDAY1
    10:22 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    The Crystal ball predictions strike again!!!! I’m not even going to pay attention to that anymore.



  13. Kyblue34
    10:27 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Well, not looking good at all for us at guard next year. I still think we have a good shot to land Young, but will likely have to hope someone reclassifies from 2018 or go the graduate transfer route. Otherwise, Brad will playing major minutes next year. I still don’t understand why we didn’t redshirt Mulder – he could have been a major contributor on next year’s team.



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      10:33 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

      Maybe he knows he isn’t going pro and actually wants to graduate college LOL. Everyone’s decisions aren’t totally about basketball if they aren’t going pro.



    • EdC
      10:48 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

      What does not going pro have to do with graduation or red shirt? He pretty clearly could graduate and play next year both.



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      11:53 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

      My point is that if basketball isn’t in his future perhaps he doesn’t want to redshirt and is ready to get out into the real world. The original quote was that he didn’t understand why we didn’t red shirt Mulder…there are plenty of reasons to not redshirt and basically only one reason to redshirt.



  14. Kyblue34
    10:59 am November 16, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe, but then why would he bother putting in all that hard work to improve his game if he’s just going to play 5 minutes or less and isn’t going pro? He is night and day better than he was last year, and that’s from hard work over the summer.



  15. BiasedBigfoot
    7:23 pm November 16, 2016 Permalink

    At least now we’ll probably get Trae.



  16. StuckinLville
    7:52 am November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like he chose sunshine over a professional career.