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Two down, six to go? (Tuesday Show Thread)

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The news that Willie is staying probably made many in the Bluegrass jump for joy. With Willie and Marcus Lee returning next season, that’s two of the eight players pledging to come back, with six still yet to announce in Dakari, Julius, James, the Harrisons, and Alex. We’ll talk about their decisions, as well as the newsy bits that came from day one of John Calipari’s book tour, which continues today and tomorrow. Tune in to hear the guys talk about that and more on the Tuesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio.

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226 Comments for Two down, six to go? (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. BBN
    9:59 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, if Republicans nominated Condolezza Rice, would it change your mind on the conservatives?



  2. DrSayre
    10:00 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Curses, I’m late! Glad Willie is coming back!



  3. Mike
    10:03 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I have a 4 foot banner for you guys to hang up.
    How can I get this to you?



  4. huntin chickens
    10:03 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    glad willie is staying



  5. huntin chickens
    10:04 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    whats the over/under on alex staying?



  6. Bluegrass
    10:04 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I think the twins’ decision is the most nail biting moment in BBN history since watching “the door”



  7. Bluegrass
    10:05 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    How funny would it be if the twins went to the NBA and we were all bummed and then Young blindsided us and said he was staying? (highly improbable but fun to think about)



  8. EK
    10:06 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    What if next year roster looks like….
    WCS,Johnson,Lee, Alex,Towns,Lyles,Willis,Young,Booker,Twins,Hawkins,Uillis…..
    LOADED!! Pretty good looking TEAM!! GO CATS!!



    • ukbradstith
      11:17 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      With twins, #1… without, borderline top 25 at the end of the year.



  9. dwildslex
    10:06 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Have recruits signed LOI? Could Willie coming back cause any to de-commit?



    • MinnesotaCatsFan
      10:07 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      All have already signed LOI’s



    • Musehobo
      10:13 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Only one it could really upset was Towns, and he was reportedly ecstatic when he found out WCS was returning.



  10. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:06 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Willie!!!!!



  11. MinnesotaCatsFan
    10:06 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Dakari, Julius, James will be the only guys that leave! A source close to the thinking of the Twins assure me they are staying.



    • sammydog
      10:31 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I think Dakari stays. No reason for him to leave. He will get plenty playing time next year to improve. If they are good, Guys don’t need a lot of playing time at UK to showcase their skills adequately. I am more concerned about the twins leaving ,preferring to develop in the D league than return to UK. If there is any truth to reports that the twins and Daddy Harrison have told agents they don’t think they were used properly at UK, why should they return? Cal has said he didn’t coach Andrew correctly. Whether he really believes that or not who knows.



  12. PatPattersonISwalkingthruthatdoor
    10:07 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, Ca’s hour on Mike&Mike was incredible. It was probably the best interview I’ve ever heard from Cal.



  13. Bigd
    10:08 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    We should’ve known that Willie was going to come back for his junior year when Matt continually said he was going to leave.



    • Agree
      10:58 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      LIKE



  14. Kj
    10:09 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt we listen & watch u even though we think your liberal piece of crap, just saying, 😉



    • DREWBLUE
      10:10 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Mega Ditto’s.



    • Carmine
      11:21 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I agree , Much like most of sports,,He has no clue on politics.. Hes like some 7th grader in his 1st political science class!! Its sad



  15. Bluegrass
    10:09 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I’m praying that Coach K doesn’t pull a Pitino today and convince Jabari Parker to stay today



    • Rixter
      10:24 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Why does that have any relevance to us? Other than another example of an adult giving a kid bad advice for selfish purposes.
      Now, in Rick’s defense, he’s going to let ‘Trez play point guard next year.



    • Mc
      11:09 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t know. On paper Duke would look stacked. However from a chemistry and team standpoint who knows. Parker can be a ball stopper, and took a lot of selfish bad shots. His defense is a big liability since he has bad footwork. This showed when he guarded in the paint, and 3’s and 4’s on the perimeter. When Okafor gets in foul trouble, which he will during the season and tournament, they’ll be very beatable.



  16. Rjustice
    10:09 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    “He wears the black glasses” – Matt Jones



  17. Turner the Burner
    10:10 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    So I guess Willie is over the girl from Arkansas….



  18. Bluegrass
    10:10 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I feel like since Willie is staying that this pretty much means that Dakari is gone



    • asdf
      10:16 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I’m thinking the same thing. WCS, Lee and Towns all at the center spot may make it too crowded for Dakari to come back.



  19. Smitty
    10:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    What about Kyle Wiltjer? Thought he had a girlfriend at UK?



  20. BUCats
    10:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Kyle Wiltjer’s girl couldn’t keep him here



  21. Delk for 3
    10:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Women are not undefeated. SOME women are undefeated.



  22. UK # 1
    10:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I’m a WCS man!!!!!! Look out BBN next season is going to be awesome.



  23. bleedblueky
    10:14 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Morning Matt – You guys are so slow on this since I had sensed this “Love” factor for a while and my guess is Alex & Dakari might be at the same love boat situation 🙂



  24. WCS
    10:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Another year I get to smoke dope, run with hustlers and rape women!!



    • UKBlue1!
      10:56 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      To do that he would have to transfer to UL.



    • Agree
      11:00 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      ^LOL^



  25. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    No one is more excited than the Hobby Lobby in Hamburg with the news of Willie’s return.



  26. Bluegrass
    10:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I keep looking at other guys making decisions and wonder how that affects the decision of our guys. Like Michigan State’s Gary Harris entering NBA draft – does that affect the twins?



  27. Common Sense
    10:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Ok, lets look at the practicality of the Harrison’s Decision:

    2014 Draft Competition:

    Tyler Ennis, Marcus Smart, Gary Harris, Glenn Robinson III, Nick Johnson, Shabazz Napier, Nik Stauskas, Russ Smith, Dante Exum, Jabari Brown, Zach LaVine, PJ Hairston

    2015 Draft Competition:

    Emanuel Mudiay, Kelly Oubre, Marcus Paige, Tyus Jones

    No brainer based on that….



  28. Johnny M
    10:16 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Can we send Ryan on O’Reily’s show to talk politics?



  29. TRU BLU
    10:16 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt I think Coach is confused because Darius was with HIM for 3 years.



  30. Josh_UK
    10:17 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Can you imagine Billy Gillispie on shows like the O’Reilly Factor. That would be comical



  31. Miss Nomer
    10:17 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Tape of Cal could be used for media training — he’s the best at “bridging” to topics he wants to talk about.



  32. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:18 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Darius’ first year doesn’t count because it was BC. BC means Before Cal, right?



  33. Bluegrass
    10:18 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Tomorrow Cal will be on The Weather Channel
    and Thursday Cal will be on The Hallmark Channel



    • Hash
      10:23 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Also hearing reports that he will make an appearance Party Down South. “I’m a Bodreux!” It’s my birthday!”



    • Got Envy?
      11:32 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Anybody know when Little Brother’s coach or I envy U’s coach will be making appearances on any shows, other than to apologize to boosters, or not commenting on court appearances?
      None and done.
      UK: Different Team, Same Dream!
      Go Cats!



  34. Jay in Lyndon
    10:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I believe Oscar Combs now more than ever that one day we will call him “Senator Calipari”!



  35. Edd
    10:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Nothing screams old fart like putting “The” in front of things you don’t understand. The rap, the hip hop.
    And who says “hustlers” anymore?



  36. Bluegrass
    10:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I heard Cal is the newest cast member of The Housewives of Atlanta



  37. Common Sense
    10:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    MATT STOP SAYING THESE INCOMING GUYS LACK ATHLETICISM!

    Ulis’ athleticism is shown in his speed, which is crazy fast and an incredible ability to change pace/direction

    TownsL everyone is raving about how much more athletic he is than people thought….did you see that dunk at the hoops summit?

    Lyles lacks a little athleticism

    Booker is much more athletic than you think…had some sick dunks during MCD AA game practices.

    stop saying they all have very little athleticism!



    • Agree
      11:05 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Matt know nothing about football or BBAll just a face that has followers and gets listeners, really the only free outlet we have to get somewhat -sometimes info…….;lol…….. Carl Towns and his size 22 shoe dribbled the lenght of the court and dang near dunked from the free throw line at the Micky D’s show and all Rose and Williams could say is how athletic he is………….. i would listen to them before i took anything Matt Jones say seriously………..



  38. rahrah
    10:20 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, is the Marcus Lee announcement official? He recently tweeted out, IDK and I only saw the one sentence on Zag’s blog about his brother saying he was coming back kind of as an afterthought. This kid should be big news and get his moment of glory for returning if he does. We definitely don’t win regional without him. Big M Lee fan here!



  39. Kidnut
    10:20 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Do you know who I am?



  40. Dwayne
    10:22 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt you’re completely making stuff up and lying about what was asked and said during the O’Reilly interview! Cal immediately shot down your criticism of last night’s interview this morning. Losing respect for you man….. You’re better than that or so I hope!



    • Carmine
      11:32 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Thats what he does says things that are inaccurate and false .. Then when fans call him out for it.. His army of idiots attacks u.. Or removes your posts or they call u a U of L troll…Remember when we lost to South Carolina and Matt totally fell off the ( i believe in this team camp) Not only does he not admit he lost confidence in this team.. He calls out all the people who thought exactly the same as him after that game , and insults them as being haters!! Plus he wraps his own politics into sports more then any other sports radio guys ive ever seen!!



  41. Tom Crean
    10:22 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I like that song a lot… a whole lot!



  42. stillHere
    10:22 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I’ve said it before:

    I’m SO MUCH of a Willie Cauley-Stein Man that I drive a Willie Cauley-Stein Van



  43. inlinefor9
    10:22 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Can we just turn this into the equivalent of Alabama football? Still get the best classes, but guys come in knowing they will not likely play their first year but after one year of playing be a lotto pick.



  44. Patrick
    10:22 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Montrezl Harrell returns to Louisville and Jeff Goodman makes them a Final Four contender! Willie Cauley Stein comes back to UK and all he can do is raise more questions about UK.

    All Harrell does is dunk and scream, at least WCS plays defense.



  45. Doctor K
    10:23 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Good Morning KSR
    A bit of Housekeeping – the Paducah replay of your broadcast is now on from 11:00 – 1:00 which is much more convenient to catch your show on a lunch break!!! Thanks for all you do to keep us informed!!!



  46. Zac Brown
    10:23 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    O’Reilly is getting hammered everywhere for the interview. Still trying to figure out why UK fans defended it. People get so worked up over political figures they can’t see the forest for the trees.



    • Jeff Garlin
      10:26 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I think O’reilly is like other political commentators. They try to have extremem views just to get attention.



    • Zac Brown
      10:30 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I agree completely Jeff. My issue is with UK fans defending him despite knowing that these are good kids and he has no clue who they are.



    • Carmine
      11:39 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Your idiots!!! It was a real interview just because u fanboys think Matt actually did an interview with Rex Chapman.. Cal was asked a fair question( u fools dont see tons of college athletes getting in trouble?)
      And Cal did a great job answering it and made our players look great i think… The only people upset with interview are liberals and race merchants who try to make O’Reillys questions racist..So my guess is u guys are liberals who play race card on everything or u are just stupid people!! Either way sucks to be u!!!!



  47. BackdoorSlider
    10:23 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The IU message boards last night were very fanny. They were all saying that Lyles made a mistake since he might not start. It is always better to compete against the best than play at IU.



    • Mc
      11:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I think he’s starting. He’ll just get around 25 minutes a game rather than 35 at IU. I think Towns will also start, and WCS will play a role just like this season when Dakari took over at the 5.

      If the twins return, my guess is Twins, Booker, Lyles, Towns, with AP, Lee, WCS and Ulis rounding out the rotation.



  48. Kidnut
    10:24 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I am thinking Bill O’Reilly watched the movie trailers for Blue Chips, Sixth Man and He Got Game as research before interviewing Cal.



    • Bluegrass
      10:25 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      lol



  49. Bluegrass
    10:24 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    How bad are you at your job as a drug dealer if you’re giving out free drugs?!



  50. JW
    10:24 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt can you imagine if UK would have lost in the first round? How much that would of hurt Cal’s book sales. Them gettn to the final game made him look a lot better. What u think?



  51. Hello
    10:25 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    People are tired of your Liberal love and Rex adoration. No one is listening. O’Reilly would rake you over the coals. Maybe you should take some notes instead. Most of Ky is conservative so keep making the same mistakes over and over…genius.



    • Supposed to be Working
      10:27 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Garbage. All O’Reilly does is yell over top of you and doesn’t let you talk. Plus, get over the Rex thing. Just move on, brother.



    • inlinefor9
      10:29 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Man, I’m quite conservative, but that interview was laughable. O’Reilly is unbearable. I honestly believe he is an intelligent person, but his show is terrible.



    • Zac Brown
      10:33 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I always look to fill my empty feelings with liberal love and rex adoration on KSR. Thank you Matt



    • Zac Brown
      10:34 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I always look for liberal love and Rex adoration on KSR. Who cares about basketball.



    • Carmine
      11:45 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      U people are just ignorant … That was a fair interview.. Heres a tidbit for the stupid!!! O”Reilly is not a sports writer !!! He had Cal on doing Cal a favor in promoting his book!! And i think Cal came off great in a non softball interview.. U guys are clearly just venting your political views or bias towards OReilly!! Not one of u have quoted the things that were asked that were wrong.. U are just hating .. Just because your guy in office has ruined everything in the last 6 years dont take it out on a fair interview..Bunch of wussies



  52. Jeff Garlin
    10:25 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The Bill O’reilly interview was like O’reilly was a man from the 1950’s who watched the team from a far and developed questions based on the players looks.



    • Carmine
      11:46 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Useless post do u have any facts or quotes that back-up your stupidity?



  53. Kevboss10
    10:26 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the twins do declare for the draft, is there any chance Cal goes and tries to get an in-state guy for a Dominique Hawkins type to try to add depth to the backcourt next year?



  54. Miss Nomer
    10:26 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    O’Reilly was so insulting to the players — he obviously thinks all of them are “thugs”.



    • Carmine
      11:51 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Oh yeah where could he get that info? IDK maybe the facts.. This year alone over 200 student male athletes were arrested for violence on women!! U really dont see these arrests? Open your eyes the questions were hard but fair!! Thats an interview !!!



  55. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:26 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    After watching O’Reilly last night, its obvious that Sandy Bell needs to quit worrying about Joe Bologna giving out breadsticks and she needs to focus on those Hustlers giving the players all those free drugs.



    • Carmine
      11:48 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Really ??? U dont think there are players out there because of there fame that cant get free weed? What fantasy land do u live in?



  56. TAXman
    10:27 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Lance Stephenson i’m guessing



    • Kidnut
      10:28 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      That is my guess



  57. Out-of-Office
    10:27 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Is Willie the odds on favorite for the fan favorite on next years team? Derek Willis has a chance at it but I really think Willie being here 3 years will boost the fans love for him to one of the favorites of the Cal Era. Could boost him as far as a Darius level.



  58. Kidnut
    10:28 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Was Bill O’Reilly talking about Ryan Lemond pimping Body Shapes Medical drugs to the team?



  59. atlas
    10:28 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Lance Stephenson?



    • CHamp
      10:29 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      yes



  60. tom
    10:28 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Will Barton?



  61. catscatscats
    10:29 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Kyrie Irving always seemed like a booger.



  62. Bob
    10:29 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I’m sure whoever Matt’s talking about is a long time fan of the show.



  63. KevinM
    10:29 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    In reference to who Matt is talking about and someone who would have come here and is currently in the NBA….let the guessing begin…..I originally thought Josh Selby….but Matt said he’s in the league.



  64. Bluegrass
    10:30 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    It’s clear that Bill O’Reilly doesn’t know anything about College Basketball when he thinks free drugs are a problem for the players when the real culprit for player temptation is Peanut Butter



  65. KevinM
    10:31 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt,

    At this time last year, Drew said Kyle W should redshirt. Now looking where we are today, do you really see a slot for him with what we have currently coming back? I don’t.



  66. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:32 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    O’Reilly didn’t get to his last question – “Cal, do you have to watch your wallet around your team?”



  67. Oboro Tax Cat
    10:33 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Matt I’m a tax accountant in Owensboro I’ll do your taxes for free next year in exchange for some nice seats to a few games! 🙂



  68. Switchbackcat
    10:33 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Any chance Willie coming back affects the twins decision to leave or stay?



  69. What about me?
    10:34 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Like WCS as much as the next fan, but do you suppose we could take some of the overflow of gushing love and display some to Marcus Lee? Here’s a good kid that played hard when given the chance. He’s probably a little upset that he’s not getting the love from BBN. Lets make sure the whole team gets the love and support.



    • I know, right?
      10:39 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I can’t even get confirmation that Marcus Lee really is returning. No official announcement for a kid who helped us win regional? His tweets don’t sound official unless I’m missing something.



  70. Common Sense
    10:34 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    My list of players that talked to Momma/Granny bad:

    Andre Drummond
    Quincy Miller
    Tony Wroten Jr.
    Anthony Bennett
    Josh Selby
    Roscoe Smith



    • And
      10:42 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Shabazz Muhammed definitely
      Emmanuel Mudiay?



  71. Andy
    10:34 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    What’s the latest on the Rupp renovations and the budget at the state?



  72. Jax Teller
    10:36 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Someone just dropped the mic as they were quitting their job at US Air social media.



  73. Edd
    10:36 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Maybe they need to start looking in new places for the missing plane.



  74. JoeMoney333
    10:36 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    @ellaRafter was the person they were responding too and her twitter is a joy. All she does is complain to companies. Hilarious.



    • JoeMoney333
      10:38 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      @ElleRafter – sorry this is the correct one!



  75. Swamp Donkey
    10:37 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    US Airways tweet = most epic troll move ever.



  76. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:37 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    What about rootsandfuits.com? Is that legit?



  77. Rjustice
    10:37 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Only trust stories from roots and fruits.



  78. MALAYSIA PLANE
    10:38 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    MATT NOW WE KNOW WHERE THE MALAYSIA PLANE WENT MISSING. YOU CAN REST EASY NOW



  79. Jeff Garlin
    10:38 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Bill O’Reilly got his questions from hustlers.com



  80. Laker Cat 18
    10:39 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    That parody has only taken off primarily because UK was on the losing end. It ruffled the feathers of a bunch of people. That website knew what they were doing.



  81. Bluegrass
    10:40 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I missed the first part of the news story but Chane & Kevin are now tweeting for US Airways??



  82. Billy O
    10:40 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I want Kevin Ollie to come on and explain why they were doing drugs in the locker room



  83. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:41 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    This week on Comment on Kentucky – Should We Deport All the Homeless? How do we do it?



  84. PatPattersonISwalkingthruthatdoor
    10:41 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Could Willis/Poythress combine to cover the 3 spot? Willis is athletic enough to guard 3s and supposedly he has a pretty good shot from the outside.



    • Mc
      11:18 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the twins return, Poythress, Booker, and Aaron Harrison will get minutes at the 3 too.



  85. Unnamed sources
    10:41 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Dakari’s decision is not affected by WCS coming back per Matt’s trusted source…Ryan Lemond.



  86. Smitty4K
    10:41 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Indiana student gives worst performance ever on Wheel of Fortune:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nztzwMiQTaI



  87. cristoforoUK
    10:43 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Unless Cal plays Lyles or Lee at the 3, which I don’t think would happen for very long stretches, we will be thin at the 3. Only Poythress would be a natural 3, and he is not a consistent shooter. Willis and Poythress will both man the 3 even if all of the big guys stay. With the twins, you may see some 3 guard sets, but even with them we still don’t have more than 2 small forwards.



    • Delk for 3
      10:46 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Lyles can play the 3. The kid is skilled enough to do that.



    • cristoforoUK
      10:48 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Skilled maybe, but who does he defend? If Cal is going that big he will have to play a ton of zone. It can work offensively, but I don’t see how that works defensively.



    • Mc
      11:21 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Poythress isn’t really a natural 3. He’s a tweener. He should be a 3. He’s just more of a 3/4. If the twins return you’ll see lineups like this:

      Harrison, Harrison, Booker
      Harrison, Booker, AP
      Ulis, Harrison, Harrison
      Ulis, Booker, Harrison

      Booker and Aaron Harrison can provide solid minutes at the 3 since they have decent size.



  88. Delk for 3
    10:44 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Julius Randle has a jump shot? Whaaaaaaaaaat? Since when? That is simply not fair or correct to say that Randle has a better shot than Montrezl. Neither one of them can shoot a lick.



  89. Rjustice
    10:45 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The fact that this next years team (If Harrisons return) won’t have a “star” like Julius Randle will work for the better. Teams won’t be able to lock down one player and hurt our team. We will be able to hit them all fronts. The key, IMO, is getting the Harrison twins back though. Cal needs a PG that gets it. Andrew does.



  90. DREWBLUE
    10:46 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Sweet



    • UKJon
      10:47 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Dude!



    • DREWBLUE
      10:49 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Sweet



  91. Whereisthesmallforward
    10:46 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Who is going to be the small forward?? Alex? Derrick ? Booker? We will be hurting in that spot. You have to have decent size , speed to defend, and a three point threat.



  92. Rixter
    10:46 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The Sweet! Little Willie



  93. YT
    10:46 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    When is Ryan going to break the twins decision?



  94. UKJon
    10:47 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The Sweet, awesome band!



  95. bleedblueky
    10:47 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks Shannon 🙂 Love this song and haven’t heard it for decades!



  96. JoeMoney333
    10:48 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The guy said he would get a tattoo of WCS’s Face… on a tattoo on his face…



  97. Daniel
    10:49 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    This is seriously off topic but during the SEC Tournament did you guys ever record that old school uncensored podcast? I was looking forward to that.



  98. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:49 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    It looks like Ryan is taking the Jay Glazer route to super-stardom. Get jacked up on hormones and go get the latest scoop.



  99. ProspectMike
    10:49 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt–Will Wcs coming back influence twins to maybe stay because they have more offensive options and can showcase themselves more?



  100. Kidnut
    10:51 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Al Sharpton wearing a wire 30 years ago raises my respect for him. I still think he is a racist rabble-rowser.



  101. King Kelly Coleman
    10:52 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Al Sharpton absolutely put that in his book!! It was not “leaked” by anyone other than Al himself.



  102. Delk for 3
    10:52 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Didn’t “Todd the Bod” just call in yesterday?



    • CatsFanInKnoxville
      10:55 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, Matt wouldn’t give him a who-aaa since he called himself “Todd the Bod”. I think he was trying again today for the who-aaa.



    • Nick in Glasgow
      10:55 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      yeah he did. Matt is not a fan.



  103. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:53 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The FBI stopped using Sharpton after he got skinny because they could no longer plant recording devices between his fat rolls.



  104. Hal's for Cal
    10:53 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Three 7ft players on the same team that can play-all three are very different type players-and two should be on the floor together 75% of the time.

    Tubby had three 7ft players on the same team! Who are they?



    • Aaron Craft's Rosacea
      11:02 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Woo, Shagari, and Jared Carter



  105. Edd
    10:53 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    My kids spend so much time recording stuff on snap chat, or as Bill O may call it – The Snap Chat, I feel like I’m living with people who are wired.



  106. Official Confirmation
    10:53 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    DO WE HAVE ME ON MARCUS LEE RETURNING? He keeps being mentioned as an afterthought. His twitter doesn’t say he’s coming back…… By the way, that kid helps the athleticism of the team.



    • Aaron Craft's Rosacea
      11:07 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I’m worrying more about transfer than NBA. He could be starting on other teams next season easily.



    • Aaron Craft's Rosacea
      11:08 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Well technically in 2 since he would have to sit….



  107. YT
    10:54 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Todd the Bod gets the same reaction from females



  108. LMU
    10:56 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    so that last caller was either common sense or someone who decided to read his posts word for word…



    • Common Sense
      11:00 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      wasn’t me…but thats 1 smart dude….I am right, Matt just doesnt like being proven wrong on his show. I never said that any of the incoming class are more athletic than this past year….i said they are more athletic than what Matt gives them credit for…which anyone that has seen them, knows I am right.



    • RealUKFan
      11:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Surely people have figured out by now that Matt does not really watch the incoming recruits. If he did he couldn’t possibly come off as being so stupid.



  109. Fact Jack
    11:01 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Todd The Bod is probably 600 lbs. That is a fact, Jack!



  110. Jax Teller
    11:07 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    No idea why my comment was waiting moderation and then got deleted but alrighty then.



  111. Brillo
    11:07 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, O’Reilly is a newsman, not a sports reporter. He knows about the “news” of player, ie, rape,drunk driving, drugs, dog fights, so, that is what he asked about. I felt that he was not being insulting or disrespecting in asking these questions. He made Calipari look like a very good coach and judge of getting the best people as basketball players.



    • Delk for 3
      11:10 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      There is no defending such ignorance. Just stop it.



    • YT
      11:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      The things people rationalize…



    • Stop it
      11:12 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Just stop. There is no defense. Oreilly would be better suited living in rural Alabama circa 1951.



    • Dwayne
      11:13 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      AGREE! But that doesn’t support the narrative that Matt and others want people to believe. They’re scared to death that people will think for themselves, so they shout what they should think!



    • Stop it
      11:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Yep, you can’t think for yourself unless you are a conservative republican or libertarian. Stop with the hyperbole and demonizing of people who think differently from you.



    • Annie
      11:16 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      It’s hard to be sympathetic to any republican platform when they won’t let me marry my partner of 25 years.



    • Dwayne
      11:17 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Lol thanks for proving my point!



    • Annie
      11:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I didn’t see said point get proven. Care to explain?



    • brillo
      11:21 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      this is not about republican vs democrat politics, it is about the questions O’Reilly asked



    • Dwayne
      11:26 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Was to Stop it, not you Annie. BTW y do u assume I support Republican platform. I don’t limit my thoughts, ideas and beliefs by a title (Democrat and Republican) I think the things O’Reilly mentioned are a legit societal problem. It’s in the news everyday!



    • Dwayne
      11:30 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Annie btw did you support the Obama and Clinton platform because they ran on the same belief as the Republicans regarding your issue? Don’t tell me they “EVOLVED”! They caved!



  112. Bluegrass
    11:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Ever since Marijuana was legalized, Danny’s calls have been super mellow
    Coincidence? I think not!



  113. Backspacer
    11:11 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Isn’t the hold up on Rupp is that Coal Severance money is trying to be used?? Is this not true or why isn’t anyone mentioning??



  114. Jay in Llyndon
    11:13 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The Bag Man, Ryan Lemond strikes!



  115. DCat
    11:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Matt and Ryan why don’t you let Alex come out with his own announcement! It is not your place to do it. Ryan you said too much and Matt you shouldn’t have just pressed him about it.



  116. Bluegrass
    11:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If you ever want a secret to get out, tell Ryan and he will take care of the rest



  117. Common Sense
    11:15 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Alex really needs to come back and improve his handle so he can play the 3…. he is a tweener in the NBA…if he can get the handle equivalent to Terrence Jones then he can elivate his draft stock to another level…



  118. ukbradstith
    11:16 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    That wasn’t exactly earth shattering news by Ryan. I’m not seeing how that’s going to be some big story. Matt does the same thing all the time.



  119. Mike
    11:16 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The best part of Ryan’s drop of information was his realization halfway through that he has gone too far, and immediately stammering and internally deciding whether to continue or end the damage there.



  120. Boogie Fan
    11:17 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Montrezz #1 in a mock draft? Rick Bozich moonlighting?



  121. catscatscats
    11:17 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Kyle Tucker just tweeted out this, “hearing there’s a decent chance Kentucky basketball gets more good news soon. Next year’s team has potential to be absurd”

    Any idea on whom he is talking about?



    • Bluegrass
      11:20 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Kyle was listening to Ryan



    • Bluegrass
      11:23 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      If the twins come back Nike is going to have to make bigger shorts for UK so that Aaron can fit his oversized you-know-what in them



  122. rahrah
    11:17 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Kyle Tucker is tweeting we have more good news coming soon?!?!?!



  123. Bluegrass
    11:18 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan suffers from Foot-in-mouth Syndrome and from car-into-another-car Syndrome

    Get well soon Ryan!



  124. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:18 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I thought we were supposed to forget everything Ryan said after every show.



  125. ukbradstith
    11:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Why did Ryan kill the mojo? This stuff acting like everything Ryan does is so terrible is getting old.



  126. Bluegrass
    11:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan was hurting his professional life, but his home life with his wife was in perfect shape until he finished the segment with “I googled that picture”

    2 birds with one segment Ryan – great job!



    • Jax Teller
      11:20 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      We had the exact same thought.



  127. Jax Teller
    11:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan will probably be in less trouble after saying the Poythress stuff than he will after his wife hears “I googled that picture”



  128. Yahoo
    11:19 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Kyle Tucker just tweeted out this, “hearing there’s a decent chance Kentucky basketball gets more good news soon. Next year’s team has potential to be absurd”

    Any idea on whom he is talking about?

    Cant be twins..

    So Dakari, Lee or Poythress



  129. Common Sense
    11:20 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Just did some research on 2015 draft…. 20 of the 1st round projections in the 2015 draft are big men… not guards…Harrisons…be smart and return…



  130. Chicago
    11:20 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The More You Know: The US Airways picture tweeted yesterday originally surfaced a few weeks ago with the caption “Found it!” as a reference to the missing Malaysian plane.



  131. ukbb
    11:20 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    What did Ryan say?



  132. CJSportsGirl
    11:21 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I missed it….what did Ryan say?



  133. Korean Tacos
    11:23 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    What was the Alex stuff?



    • ukbradstith
      11:28 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Ryan said some people in Alex’s “camp” didn’t think this was the best place for him, but if Ryan had to guess he’d say Alex would be back. Pretty much what anybody could have told you.



  134. UKJon In Knoxville
    11:23 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    It’s all about who finishes and I wish all the walkons finished every game!



  135. BigBlueMan
    11:25 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The more I listen to this show, the more I realize it is the real life incarnation of the TV show ‘Coach’. Matt is Hayden Fox, trying to put a good product on the field, and Ryan is the lovable, bumbling Luther Van Dam.



  136. wsflwildcat
    11:28 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    3 McDonald’s AAs came off the bench for us this year. How many teams were able to do that? That is the standard at UK now! Love it!



  137. Dougie Fresh
    11:29 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    NBA Team size vs. our size next year.

    http://goo.gl/kxvIS2



  138. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:30 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Cal on O’Reilly was ok, but I’m still waiting for Coach Pitino’s appearance on Nancy Grace.



  139. wsflwildcat
    11:31 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    We can’t say Willis won’t start or play significant minutes no matter who we got back. If he can score and do the little things he will play, probably at the 3. I remember Rex said DW might be the best player of our current players when it’s all said and done.



  140. Common Sense
    11:32 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If Alex returns I just cant see Dakari returning:

    You would have Dakari, Alex, Willie, Lee, Towns and Lyles …. thats just too much

    something we didnt see in games but Dakari Showed in the open practices is a consistent 8-12 footer (which baffles me why he cant shoot free-throws). If he can show that in work-outs he can shoot up the draft board… He would essentially show he has the game of Greg Monroe with a very good back to the basket game… something that is dying in the NBA.



  141. Edd
    11:35 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I follow Nancy Grace on Twitter only for the hash tags. Comedy gold. Trust me.



  142. Delk for 3
    11:36 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Nancy Grace is certainly annoying, but she does do a lot for victims of crimes. She often gives attention to missing person cases that would otherwise be ignored by news outlets.



  143. Delaney Hanley
    11:36 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I would watch Adolph Hitler’s show before Nancy Grace that show is awful!



  144. kevboss10
    11:37 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Sources say US Airways twitter flight was piloted by rick pitino but only flew for 15 seconds.



  145. Bluegrass
    11:37 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    We might be confusing Ryan’s “scoops” with Ryan not being able to keep a secret



    • Bluegrass
      11:43 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I’m afraid this falls under one of those stories where a Bank accidentally puts a million dollars in your account and you spend it then you go to jail. I bet this casino thing will be treated similar to that.



  146. Delk for 3
    11:39 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I agree with this guy that Tyler Ulis is going to be awesome.



  147. Common Sense
    11:39 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I wouldnt say Allen Iverson, I would say Chris Paul



  148. Joe
    11:39 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    I met Ryan Lemond for the first time at the hooters at the peach jam bragging about Jaref Carter



  149. Kidnut
    11:40 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    It’s the game that James Bond always played and Phil Ivey is a gambling addict.



  150. Delk for 3
    11:41 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Phil Ivey is really good, but I think that most poker players would consider Daniel Negreanu as the best.



  151. Hash
    11:41 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    and they lose 10 million before they realize it. Totally their fault!



  152. wsflwildcat
    11:41 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If a kid is the best guard in Chicago (Tyler U.) then I don’t care how big he is, he will be good. Chicago is not an easy place to be the best player.



  153. Common Sense
    11:43 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Ulis is also kinda like Rondo… just smooth and sometimes throws his passes in a manner thats unorthodox…like one handed scoop pass



  154. Bluegrass
    11:44 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Body Shapes Medical does NOTHING to help Ryan’s Inner Monologue



  155. Rob in Florida
    11:46 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Cal also said yesterday that if the NBA doesn’t change the one and done rule, things would start to get “dicey” for him as a coach here…..does that worry you in case the rule doesn’t get changed soon?



  156. Paul
    11:47 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Willie returning > signing Myles Turner.

    Starting Backcourt : Twins, Booker (aaron guarding 3, better defensive matchup)
    Frontcourt: Willie and Towns (maybe poythress early in season)



  157. Census cat
    11:50 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Just saw a pic of Drew Barker from Keeneland. The girl he is with is not bad looking at all. Good to be QB in the SEC.



  158. Facts
    11:52 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Geez Matt sounds like you need a better money manager if you are blowing 1 million in one year.



  159. Sean Alexander
    11:53 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Come on, Matt. The average lifetime earnings for an engineer is 1.25 million dollars. 1st round draft picks make quadruple that over their first contracts. That’s jump for joy rich in my (and 99.9% of your listener’s) books.



  160. Common Sense
    11:53 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Before Taxes:

    1-5 is about 10 mill for 3 years

    6-10 is about 6 million for 3 years

    11-23 is about 4 million for 3 years

    24-30 is about 2.5 million for 3 years



  161. Mike Honcho
    11:55 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    MATT can you change the nickname sound to the Price is Right wrong answer sound?



  162. Carmine
    11:57 am April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Keep killing O’Reilly ! So i guess Len Bias didnt get free coke?? Every day theres a news story about a College or Pro athlete beating a woman!!! If u really think those questions were unfair u are going to have a tough time in real life!! There have been NFL and NBA players busted in drug rings.. Ray Rice who is supposed to be model citizen knocked out his wife on film.. Get your heads out of your asses idiots.. And find some-one else to blame.. Last nights interview was a good one where Cal wasnt asked the exact same questions that every sports analyst had asked him all day long!!



  163. Catlanta Fan
    1:56 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Did Marcus Lee think about leaving? Wondering why that’s exciting news. That would’ve been the dumbest early defection ever as he’d have been a D League lifer