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Zion Williamson picks DUKE

Zion Williamson committed to Duke tonight, shocking just about everyone. He picked the Blue Devils over Clemson, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kansas.

I’m not going to lie, losing Zion to Duke stings. If he had chosen Clemson, the decision would be easy to understand — staying at home, following in his stepfather’s footsteps, and representing his home state; however, now that he’s going to Duke, it sets up the Blue Devils for a huge run next season. Dangit.

Man…anyone but Duke.

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161 Comments for Zion Williamson picks DUKE



  1. MadHatter
    8:21 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    We suk againnnnnn



    • BBNDan7
      8:43 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Again?



    • MadHatter
      11:38 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Don’t follow recruiting, Dan?



    • MadHatter
      11:42 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Really, dan?



    • syrin23
      9:45 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Because of this guy? We lost Shabazz, Ben Simmons, Trae Young and a few other of these “must have players” who never made the sweet 16. Freak athleticism without basketball skill is useless. Ask Diallo. Trae Young? Dude missed 25 shots today, took two contested thirty foot shots in the lasdt two minutes of the game. Dude will shoot his team out of the tournament in the second round. Tyler Herro is MUCH better than Zion. watch the highlight reels. Passes. Three pointers that aren’t forced ball hog shots. Teals in the passing lanes. Probably not going to be a good one on one defender, but most freshmen aren’t



  2. Blue Bill
    8:22 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I just threw up.



  3. kenny
    8:24 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Not tigers



  4. Truman Claytor
    8:25 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Barring injury, Duke will win the 2019 Championship. Coach K owns Cal right now in recruiting. Sad



    • Han
      8:36 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Duke’s had the top 1 or 2 class all but once in the last 5+ years and have the one title.

      They should’ve won the year they had Kyrie and didn’t. They have the top recruiting class this year and had it last year. They won it with the 2014 class and had the number 2 class in 2015 but failed to repeat. 2016 last year was the number 1 class with Giles, Tatum and Bolden. Remember how that went? And while Bagley and co. are strong this year, what if they lose 2nd round again?

      K’s got his Wall/Cousins or Harrisons/Young/Randle/Johnson class now. Let’s see if he can win with a team dominated by 3 freshmen forwards. He’s done it with star freshmen exactly as many times as Cal has.



    • henderblue
      9:07 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Thank you Han. Let’s not hand it to them just yet. We got idiots that wanna gripe that we have only won one with Cal, but look at how K has underachieved



    • thenamerobdigity
      9:30 am January 21, 2018 Permalink

      Kyrie got hurt in the 9th game of the season, and didnt come back until the tournament



    • Miller45
      9:12 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      maybe they go 38 0 and lose first final four game



    • syrin23
      9:16 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      No chance. He won’t have Trippy McTrip face to carry them. They will be incredibly young, and coach K has not shown he can coach young talent to play college level defense and/or rebounding. It’s crazy hard. Bagley is a freak of nature. His other guys aren’t and even with Bagley and senior players, they have had some bad losses. I will be surprised if Duke gets past the sweet 16.

      Plus, look at all the NBA talent Duke has produced. All the NBA all stars. Listen to all the players giving coach K credit for getting them ready for the next level like our players do for Cal. This is going to be hilarious.



    • maximumscott
      9:25 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Its Capel. Not K



  5. j
    8:25 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Of course he does. I just need to stop listening to you guys in regard to everything to do with UK.
    I’m going back the pre iPhone fan I grew up as a kid.
    I’ll get the schedule, hang it on my wall, and enjoy the games as they come!



    • Miller45
      8:39 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      straight from the heart



    • notFromhere
      8:47 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Smart decision… they had no clue, and it wasn’t just football either



  6. Jimi40
    8:25 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    So Duke Gets the Top 3 recruits in the 2018 class….

    Cal NEVER did that……

    Just OMG….



    • syrin23
      9:40 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Tyler Herro is WAY better than Zion. Guy has fundamental basketball skills. Zion is big and quick and pushes around smaller players for dunks. He has a LOT of learning to do, and he won’t learn it at Duke.



  7. mikeintn
    8:26 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I did like Zion, but Puke, now I hate him!



  8. Catsfan1715
    8:26 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I’m sick. Was mentally prepared for Clemson. But DUKE!? I’m sick.



  9. Patrick_David
    8:28 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Now is the time to start wondering what Duke is paying these guys….like we used to hear it!



    • Miller45
      8:40 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      please no, that makes us all sound stupid.



  10. pcashen
    8:28 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    We play them too that’s not good



    • AFR0_SAMURAii
      8:37 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      On paper yes



    • BlueDew
      8:38 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Coach K has figured this one-and-done out by swallowing some pride, and take these players. Not long ago he was giving U.K. Down the road for taking these kids. Now he is becoming the one and done king.



  11. 502CodeRed
    8:29 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Cant really blame him. Thi is his best chance at a NC in his one year.



    • wyatts1
      8:40 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Are you that big a troll or just this stupid to say such blasphemy on a UK blog about Duke?? Your pathetic dude get a life. But to your point, hell no Duke won’t win it all next year, their good guys will all go pro this year and the incoming freshman will have to learn how to play college ball which as we all have seen is never a sure thing. UK would’ve been his best shot to win the NCAA championship considering we will have some returning kids from this year’s team.



    • thenamerobdigity
      9:32 am January 21, 2018 Permalink

      Just because guys are returning, it doesn’t mean they are good.



  12. rosquirto
    8:29 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Look we’re going to have some guys coming back next year. The sky is not falling.



    • justaguyinthebackrow
      8:55 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Thank you. The quality of fan and and number of trolls around here anymore is just sad.



  13. sp
    8:30 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    We are being shown our ass tonight. Zion goes to Duke…ESPN comes to UK for GameDay and they do their 90 feet with Bilas with a Florida player in Rupp. ESPN set this up, they hate Cal and tonight they got a bit of revenge.



  14. AFR0_SAMURAii
    8:31 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah Coach K owns Cal in recruiting unfortunately.. this blows.. and he said Brotherhood and I was like “Kentucky??!!” Then pulls that shit stain covered hat out..



    • Bobbum Man
      8:36 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Man that one stung, just never even considered duke to be in the picture… like u said he said brotherhood, and the blue hat I thought we were good but man….. that one hurt



    • dballrb
      8:54 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Well,he doesn’t have much heavy lifting to do..The one-and-done is on its last legs,soon it will be back to the old days of building teams for 2 years and THEN seriously competing for an NC for 2-3 years straight.Just hopefully we can stop waiting until the ‘next’ group comes in to save the world.These kids talk among themselves, and it’s obviously working for Duke recruiting ‘The best of the best.’ We have good players coming back,but chasing #9 just got a little bit harder..



    • 4everUKblue
      9:30 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah I just saw a UK players talking about how UK was a brotherhood. K copied us again and stole that from us because they don’t have an original thought that works.



    • crazycatfan65
      10:05 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      When he said b rotherhood I knew it was going to be dUKe. Uk is family not a brotherhood.



  15. UKantstopus
    8:35 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    May be time to get Orlando back on the staff…



    • ArmyCatFan
      11:13 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      I had this conversation tonight. I think it is time to bring him back



  16. bigblue2018
    8:36 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    When Coach Cal and UK was getting 2-4 top 10 players we were cheating and paying them money. Now that Rat Face is doing it, he’s a great coach. He’s a great recruiter, I’m sick of the double standard. Whoever up above picked Duke to win it all in 2019, I guess history was never your strong suit.



  17. DelrayCat
    8:37 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Coach K owns EVERYBODY….not just Cal.
    Kids today are clearly much more focused academically and most of these top kids seem to come from strong families. Therefore, based on Duke’s academic prestige, yearly turnover, and having the greatest coach of this generation….their choice is EASY.
    Duke is clearly the top program in America and it isn’t even close.



    • AFR0_SAMURAii
      8:38 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      That’s true too



    • wyatts1
      8:46 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Seriously?? Look if they wanna be lawyers or dr’s, then yes Duke is your school and as much as I hate to say it coach K is a great Coach, but please don’t pretend like PUKE is the best program in the NCAA cause that’s just ignorance, when it comes to college basketball they are the 2nd best program in the last 8 years, coach K hasn’t done any better then UK nor have they put as many players in the NBA that was actually prepared for the NBA.



    • J-Dub421
      9:03 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Kyrie Irving thinks the earth is flat. Apparently a Duke education isn’t that good.



    • j
      9:39 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      lmfao thank you for that



    • 4everUKblue
      9:31 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      And yet they didn’t get out of the sweet 16 last season with the best talent in the country.



    • crazycatfan65
      10:10 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      At the rate they are going it’s only a matter of a couple more years and they will pass us up in the players to the NBA soon.



    • wyatts1
      11:23 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Wait, the world’s not flat!!



  18. Kychopsticks
    8:37 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Brorherhood.. hilarious!



  19. W F Reserve
    8:37 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Coach K is ruining the game with all of this one and done. They don’t care about Duke just worried about getting to the N B A. They are cheating and will vacate any wins they get. Just wait.



  20. Catsfan1715
    8:38 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Let’s go play in a crackerjack box (gym) 10,000 strong every night, get upset in the second round of the tournament (as the favorite) and have an (okay) NBA career. Sign me up! #brotherhood



  21. Miller45
    8:38 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    bleh



  22. Bobbum Man
    8:38 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder how much the uncertainty of basically anyone on our roster leaving early affected his decision



    • kenny
      9:12 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      If he was truly worried about that he could’ve waited. Duke is the trend right now for top tier players. KY was for a while, but Duke has passed them up. I believe Cal realizes it and will do something about it. Jalen rose would be my choice as the #1 recruiter.



  23. TonyMontana
    8:38 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Whatever Coach Cal is pitching to these kids. Whatever he is saying, it aint working man. You need to reboot your delivery Cal. They aint buying it anymore. We’re losing kids that have said Kentucky is their dream school. I mean, what the hell is going on? Gotta give it to Coach K and Duke. Gonna be a very exciting team. Did not see that coming.



  24. Han
    8:39 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Guys, chill. While Capel might be cheating, they don’t have to cheat to get top recruits. Once K embraced One-and-Done, he was gonna compete with us every year for top class. If we’d one either of the Harrison years, we’d probably still be getting very top recruits. We didn’t so now he is.

    But K’s super class last year crapped out. This year could do the same thing. Next year could be a team turmoil with 3 guys feeling they’re supposed to be the star. K’s only won 1 title with a freshman-dominated team, same as Cal.



  25. big cat
    8:39 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    well, THIS team better get after it….with URGENCY. If Cal fumbles, this will be the beginning of the end. BRING on BRAD STEVENS!!!



  26. AFR0_SAMURAii
    8:39 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Wonder how much his big golden watch cost.



    • Bobbum Man
      8:41 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Lance Thomas prolly got him a good deal



  27. BlueDew
    8:40 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Looks like he did sign up.



  28. AFR0_SAMURAii
    8:41 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I’ve been saying Brad Stevens since the Butler title game, but he’s got a good gig in Boston but never say never



    • justaguyinthebackrow
      9:02 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      You wish we would downgrade, then your team might have a chance against us.



    • syrin23
      9:29 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      I think Duke has a shot at getting him since coach K is older than Cal.



  29. UKfan4TwoDecades
    8:41 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    For those who pull out the excuse card (i.e. they are Freshman, we’ll get it together in March, etc.) AND attack others who state facts how about this one? Now that Zion has committed to Duke (aaaaagggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) does anyone here think that Duke, next year barring injury, fans will say “they are only Freshman” on their path to another NCAA Championship?
    I’m sick.
    Now what is Cal going to do as his “recruiting king” facade has been dismantled?
    Whoever plays for UK I will root for but this decision by Zion speaks as much about Kentucky as it does Duke.



    • Han
      8:52 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Man, that title for K next year will look good alongside the 3 he has the past 5 years, plus the one this year.

      What’s that? He only got 1 in the past 5 years, underachieved with a great class last year, and could still crash and burn this year?

      If recruiting classes along equaled titles, Duke and UK would have won every title since Cal came here. Instead, we have 1 and Duke has 2 (one before he embraced One and Dones).



    • UKfan4TwoDecades
      10:09 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Han – your points are correct and I agree but let’s look at what’s happened over the past few years. Coach Cal REFUSED to learn/play the zone which is fundamental. Coach Cal has not awarded loyalty. Hami turned down millions to stay at UK. He can make the three, he is good in transition, and he is deadly close to the rim but he needs to defend better. But, Cal has made him change his game and it gets in his, or many players, head. Look at Tai. He played against men in the summer and he flourished. Guess what? The cheerleaders spend more time on the court than he has. He is a very good player. Cal did the same with Willis until Willis just started shooting and earned his own confidence. Cal has always put too much in incoming Freshmen. If Cal can’t win it all with the talent he has had these 10 years then what is going to happen when, and it will, the talent falls off? Take care



    • justaguyinthebackrow
      10:37 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      So Cal should play worse players just because they’ve been in the program longer? Or because they come from the state? Do you really think Cal is playing someone just because of hype while leaving better players on the bench ? Have you seen Tai play this year or Willis in his early years? These guys are getting as much time as they earn in practice and games. Cal has won it all at UK and only 1 coach has more championships, with none having more final fours.



  30. Miller45
    8:42 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    so we should just concede to him next year? taking them down in front of the whole country would be a thing of beauty



  31. notFromhere
    8:43 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    What a drama queen! He’s a perfect fit for CoachK and the Floppers. Not sorry one bit. Laughed out loud when I saw the news.

    Wonder if RoachK can kill his draft stock like he has so many others. That would prove to be a much more special talent, if he does, cause this kid would be a #1 pick out of UK.

    Lmao



    • syrin23
      9:31 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      I was the exact same way. How many Duke all stars are there? How many Duke players say coach K prepped them for the next level?



    • notFromhere
      1:02 pm January 21, 2018 Permalink

      Right?!

      At best it’s a place where people go so they don’t have any pressure. They get their butts kissed by ESPN and K. Then they can get a decent contract in Europe or something



  32. big cat
    8:43 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Let’s give CAL a bonus. Hey, Mitch…write the check.



  33. Daddyof3Ballers
    8:43 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Makes no sense. Barrett is better than you and plays your position. Oh well, I’ll take JV over him (plz come back)!!



    • wyatts1
      8:53 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      JV over him everyday of the week. From what I seen Zion plays offense like Tarzan and plays defense like jane., No ?. JV has a huge ? and once he gets 7-8 games under his belt our team will be a top 5 team.



    • syrin23
      9:32 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      I doubt he plays offense. He dunks on much smaller and weaker players with half his ability. That won’t happen at the next level. Can he pass? Can he shoot?



    • syrin23
      9:36 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Tyler Herro is a MUCH better basketball player than Zion. MUCH better. He’s a basketball player first, athlete second. We have a team full athletes and hardly any basketball players. Just look at Diallo. Dunking is probably the least important thing we need, and yet that’s all KSR focuses on. Show me the Tyler Ulis dunking highlight reel.



  34. DelrayCat
    8:44 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    That is hilarious. Brad Stevens will be in the NBA finals this year and has the best young team in the league outside of Oakland. Keep dreaming. If Cal bolts….we should go after Florida’s coach again…



  35. UKLugo
    8:45 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Cal is getting crushed by the Duke staff for losing with Team USA while Coach K gets nothing but gold



    • 4everUKblue
      9:33 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Look at the team K won gold with. I could have won gold with that team.



  36. Miller45
    8:45 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    duke has been a one and done team for years and media has not even began to acknowledge that, but instead put the hate stamp on our system for literally doing the same thing



  37. TonyMontana
    8:46 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    To add more insult to injury if you look at next year’s class. Most of the top players seem to have Duke high on their list and not Kentucky.



    • Bobbum Man
      8:49 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      To be fair, we were high on Zion’s list if I remember correct… back then I believe he was thought to be a heavy UK lean…. lot of time for those to change



  38. Tango98
    8:47 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Fire Cal!! Let’s hire Pelphrey or Farmer…kidding of course. We’ll be just fine and Duke will have a first round exit in March.



  39. Bobbum Man
    8:50 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    All the people wanting more 2/3/4 year players are prolly gonna finally get their wish….



  40. big cat
    8:53 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Well, look at the kids that CAL won’t play that deserve to play….those recruits see that too…CAL gets stuck on stupid…



    • notFromhere
      9:02 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Yep. More players forgotten than remembered on the bench each year.



    • Tango98
      9:45 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Like who?? His son or walk on’s? Are you even watching the games.



    • notFromhere
      12:59 pm January 21, 2018 Permalink

      Watching the games AND listening to Cal SAY he’s forgotten about guys. You’d have to watch the presser and such to hear it.



  41. Han
    8:54 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    This sucks guys but it’s not an auto title for K any more than last year was or Bagley is this year.

    We could end up handing Duke a loss to open next season (we’ll have a summer trip to get extra prep), and any thoughts of going undefeated for them end immediately.



  42. Kychopsticks
    8:55 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Duke playes make good commentators. Zions mom might as well after reading his decision to him on ESPN.



  43. postfeeder
    8:56 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    This staff is not helping Cal recruit. Bring back Orlando!



  44. big cat
    8:56 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    TEAM ball wins…not a bunch of selfish kids lookin for the G League…lol…we need kids that care about the name on the FRONT of their jersey



  45. AFR0_SAMURAii
    8:56 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Who would Kentucky go after once cals gone?



    • Bobbum Man
      8:59 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Who cares? Aside from rat face who else in the country is gonna recruit better? I’ll still take Cal all day



  46. sp
    8:58 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Cal has been usurped. He can’t get the kids he wants anymore and this will quickly become “not fun” anymore. Cal to the Lakers w/ Lebron may be becoming reality.



  47. big cat
    8:58 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Boston Brad



  48. BigBlueNationDude
    8:59 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Had to login today to see what the blue tinters would say and how they would defend the blue brand. Cal is on a downward trend. Some people have an excuse for what weve become recently and how we will be just fine. Justifying past mediocre teams on how they did knowing they were small miracles. We are seeing now Cal really cant coach good when faced with less talent. Coach K has just layed the ultimate smack down on Cal recently. Everyone saying we will be good next year. Says who?? These guys arent good. Especially if a couple guys leave.



    • Bobbum Man
      9:01 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      U do realize K has gotten stomped in the tournament by garbage teams in the first/second round on numerous occasions? Does that mean he can’t “coach good” either?



    • kenny
      9:20 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Bobbin is right, K has lost with a lot of talent in the tourney mercer, Lehigh, South Carolina. That said he has probably the best class on paper ever, and they will be favorites.



    • justaguyinthebackrow
      9:08 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      You don’t watch much basketball, do you BBND?



  49. rosquirto
    8:59 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not exactly sure what happened with Orlando when he was a head coach. Whatever it was it was enough to get him fired. Definitely been a drop off in recruiting since he left though.



  50. wyatts1
    9:00 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    What a idiot!! Seem’d like he had trouble reading his own note during that event, yeah he’ll fit right into pukes basketball program. I can’t wait until the championship classic to start the next season, I’m gonna enjoy watching UK beat the crap outta their over rated squad.



  51. notFromhere
    9:00 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    They have equal talent as coaches, but Cal is better at marketing Cal, and K is generally speaking better at Xs and Os. Not by much though. K is better with the referees and media, hands down. He plays the tune they want to hear, and they buy it even though he is a con-plete weasel, and doing the same things that Cal gets hammered for doing.

    It’s hilarious. The whole NCAA thing is coming unraveled anyway, so it matters little in the grand scheme.



  52. rosquirto
    9:01 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    That being said, an off year, or two, in recruiting for us would be a dream for Amy other school with the exception of duke. We will be fine. Believe in cal



  53. 3 fan
    9:09 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Cal is K’s bitch right now



  54. Jharriscgcs
    9:11 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Players first! Anyone who thinks we’ll have anyone significant returning is crazy.



  55. Kat4Life
    9:13 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    A couple of observations:

    (1) Cal may have fathered the one-and-done model, but no one is doing it better than Duke right now. Coach K has a LOT to sell, and he’s doing just that. He is to 2018 as Cal was to 2012….Sadly, Duke is the king of college basketball right now, and don’t embarrass yourself trying to argue otherwise.
    (2) Our first game next year is against Duke….just think about that UK lineup, and it’s the first game for that ridiculous group of Duke frosh,….and we’ll have almost everyone back (3 guys have likely played themselves out of the 1st round NBA picks) PLUS Johnson, Quickley, Herro, and at least one more……next year is going to be wild.



  56. dakich is stupid
    9:14 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    When is that rat going to retire?????



    • AFR0_SAMURAii
      9:53 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed, not one of my comments went through.. they pick and choose who they want… f this liberal biased page, cat pause here I come



  57. big cat
    9:15 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    KSR live blog sucks AGAIN tonight…they only use it so WE read their crap.
    ..they won’t post lil people thoughts



  58. rosquirto
    9:15 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    If you see someone who’s a first round pick out there (Knox excluded) please let me know. I don’t see it. Lot of basketball to be played this season and cal’s teams always peak in March so who knows. I just don’t see it. NBA teams seem to draft on perceived upside instead of demonstrated talent so…



    • big cat
      9:17 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Straight to G League…
      We need the 3 year baseball rule..



    • Bobbum Man
      9:20 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Someone will take shai and probably Diallo based on just potential and athleticism if nothing else, if Vanderbilt plays well I could easily see someone snagging him too… prolly more mid-late firsts than lottery picks but still



  59. clintbart
    9:15 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    The devil always gets his due…



  60. BigBlue4EverUK
    9:19 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    This is the most comments I ever seen on here



    • sp
      9:48 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Plus a couple will not want to come back and deal with Cals screaming for another year. I won’t be surprised if Knox, Diallo, Vanderbilt, PJ, Shai and Nick all declare and stay in the draft and Wenyen goes overseas to get paid…he won’t ever play in the NBA. We will be left with Green, Sasha, Baker?? Is that his name? , Brad and the incoming freshmen.



  61. mrknowitall1981
    9:23 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    You would think we would have a team of returnees next year. However, some guys think they could play in the league right now! Hahahaha



  62. kjd
    9:24 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Coach K has returned to the top. Cal has lost his recruiting mojo.



  63. BallDontLie
    9:34 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    All the people wanting more players that stay 2-3 years are now complaining that we have a bunch of guys who will be back with 3 really good guys coming in. I’ll roll with cal til it’s over. Everyone forgot what it was like before cal got here.



    • rosquirto
      9:41 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      I remember and I don’t want to go back!



    • big cat
      9:42 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      I drank the Kool-Aid very quickly…I’m thirsty for a new flavor…



  64. CombatMedic_98
    9:45 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Callipari’ has lost his MOJO. Plus, calling his kids M’F’ers on National Television/and asking “what the ‘f are u doing”!? It’s embarrassing as a parent and should be stopped by the AD and UK President. Plus, who is going to send a kid to that!



  65. BCO
    9:51 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Our staff needs a shake up. Hate to say it, Barbee needs to go. KP doing great in recruiting and development, Robic is a great Xs and Is guy, Joel can be a great asst but is really green. From this viewpoint it looks like Barbee is the weak link. We need an ace recruiter.

    This was a total gut punch. Awful.



  66. Bobbum Man
    9:52 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    We’ll see how he does, remember Skal was the #1 recruit. Rankings aren’t everything, he’s a 6’5/6’6 270lb kid… we’ve seen with Diallo athleticism alone isn’t everything, he’s gonna have a hard time sticking with smaller guys on defense or getting around them, he’ll constantly have taller guys who are the same size at him which he doesn’t see very often in high school (look at the size of the guys in most of his highlight reels) whether or not he cane to UK I was curious to see how his game would translate to the next level. A few highlight dunks aside we might not be so letdown next year



  67. CombatMedic_98
    9:53 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Cal has lost his MOJO…PERIOD. Outplayed, Out-recruited, and OUTLASTED!



  68. MegatonRange
    10:07 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    It’s over……Coach K just dropped the big one. Duke will win the title this year & next year. Get used to 4th place finishes in the SEC, that’s where we’re headed.



  69. King_tucky
    10:08 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    The whole reveal was a dig at UK. Picking it before our game. Hope Cal shuts everyone up including our own so called fans n gets Wiseman n brown n whoops dukes ass next yr



    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      10:16 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Unfortunately young Mr. Wiseman will not be eligible to fulfill the NCAA requirements by the end of next August. This Reclassification talk needs to stop, it is a waste of time and thought.



  70. doitagain
    10:12 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Coach cal got beat by South Carolina, Florida and recruiting. Glad we got BRAD.



  71. big cat
    10:18 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah…got beat by TN…and we fixin to get thumped by WV too



  72. IAmTheDanger
    10:19 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Did this jackass announce his decision at 8:15 to clip the UK game?? I don’t wanna’ hear “I wish this kid the best”….yadda, yadda……he played UK and put his announcement up against our game….low class and he can kiss my ass. It’s like he wanted to pour salt in the wound. I sincerely hope we face them in the NCAA tourney and we bury his ass. Hey Zion, you can hug it…hope you and K enjoy sharing the bed together.



    • MegatonRange
      10:25 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Duke will destroy UK next year…..well, if UK is even in the tournament.



    • IAmTheDanger
      10:46 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      1st game of the 18-19 season so I hope zion has em laced up and ready. Bring it puke and Zion (you sob)….I SOOOOO very hope we destroy them and I hope Vanderbilt puts Zions ass on the floor.



  73. sp
    10:21 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    ESPN is laughing their asses off at us right now. It all went their way tonight.



  74. MegatonRange
    10:25 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Duke will destroy UK next year…..well, if UK is even in the tournament.



    • wyatts1
      11:37 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Hey troll, not that it matters none but UK will destroy Duke just like they did the last time they played. Now please go dumb down some other sports blog and leave this one alone troll



  75. snoopjdawg
    10:27 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    No chance Duke gets Top 3 players and #10. No way. They are paying players and I’m certain none of these guys are qualifying to meet Duke’s astronomical academic standards. I hope they fall harder than Louisville. In other news, we suck. 5 losses? You are kidding me.



  76. UKfan4TwoDecades
    10:27 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Without 4 players, and on our home court with ESPN/National Audience, we lose at home. Kudos for the last few minutes of the game hustle and 3 pointers but Kentucky had more turnovers than McDonald’s. Perhaps it will get better but…



  77. mj7juice
    10:27 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Someone call coach O tonight. Bring him back ASAP. Whoever is recruiting outside of Cal, it’s not working guys.



  78. mj7juice
    10:29 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Someone call coach O tonight. Bring him back ASAP. Whoever is recruiting outside of Cal, it’s not working guys. Barbee is just on staff to eat.



  79. mrknowitall1981
    10:39 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Why would he go to UK to play for a team who just exudes players who don’t put out 100% effort at all times? I have never seen so many careless turnovers and no sense of urgency with this team. This has had to take 5 years off Cal’s life!!!



    • MegatonRange
      10:45 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      Cal is finished after this year. He’s done for…..On the other hand, when does spring football practice start?



    • 4everUKblue
      9:19 am January 21, 2018 Permalink

      Cal is finished when he says he’s finished.



  80. devotedsoles528
    10:42 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    UK is no longer the “golden standard”…we might as well get used to it. Go Cats!



  81. Lip Man 1
    10:49 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    K must be doing something right, he’s getting all these top players. Not that most of them do anything in the NBA…strange.

    He hated the one and done, now he’s beating Cal at his own game with it.

    He’s got to retire sooner or later I guess.



  82. urincatland
    10:52 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    Cal better make a call and get his recruiter Antigua back.



    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      11:34 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

      I agree, I believe he’s waiting for the dust to settle a little more because of the USF fiasco. Also I believe it’s the curse of the new UK logo. 3 years with the new logo, 3 years UK has been shut out by Duke on top 5 guys they went head to head for.



  83. Jay17282
    11:56 pm January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I wasn’t that impressed with him anyway could be wrong seems to me that all he does is dunk won’t be able to do that in college I would rather see Wiseman reclassify…..I said all that way b4 he committed to duke……but now that he has committed to duke I do indeed hate him