Oakland University’s Max Hooper is my new favorite college basketball player and I’ve never seen him play one minute of college basketball. All I needed to know about Hooper is his name is Max Hooper and he has taken 88 shots this season — and all of them came from behind the three-point line.
Hooper has not attempted a single two-pointer in his 275 minutes of action as a senior:
This has to be intentional, right? With all those minutes, it would be impossible to not take a shot inside the arc without intentionally avoiding it. And how long can he keep this up? Can he go all season? I’m fascinated by this and need to know more.
This is legendary.
Kentucky dropped in the polls this week.
The Cats fell out of the top 10 in both college basketball polls after Saturday’s massive disappointment in Brooklyn. UK is now ranked 12th in the AP poll and 11th in the USA Today poll, falling from fourth place this time last week.
Jamal Murray was “in the lab” late last night.
Murray sent out a tweet after midnight last night from “the lab,” wishing fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:
Tough loss, know this team can grow and get better! In the lab as we speakðŸ€ Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! BeMore
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) December 22, 2015
Kentucky could really use another big game from Murray this coming Saturday when Louisville comes to town. It will be a challenging afternoon for him, matched up with a very good defender in Damion Lee.
Jay Williams compared Murray to Rodney Stuckey in this brief breakdown of Murray’s game.
“He’s one of the baddest cats we got in our game,” said Williams.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and 16.
Towns became the second youngest player to score 25 points and grab 15 rebounds in the last 30 NBA seasons last night. The youngest? LeBron James.
This clip right here is just silly:
KAT is doing all he can to earn the Rookie of the Year award.
In honor of Louisville week, here’s a Mallard Fillmore cartoon from last month.
Kentucky is still without an offensive coordinator.
That may change soon after the Holiday Bowl on Christmas Eve when Cincinnati’s season officially ends. The Bearcats’ offensive coordinator is still rumored to be Mark Stoops’ top target for the same position in Lexington.
That wide receivers coach position needs to be filled, too.
Matt returns to KSR today.
He’s in Louisville with Jared Lorenzen for this morning’s show. They will talk UK’s loss, the offensive coordinator situation and the weekend in Brooklyn.
Tune in in an hour.