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November 2, 2020

Jai Lucas on Calipari’s shuffling of coaching roles: “We have to stay ahead of the curve”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm November 2, 2020 11/2/20

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At the time of his move from Texas to Kentucky, Jai Lucas was hired as a recruiting coordinator and off-court special assistant to John Calipari. While updated COVID-19 protocols allowed him to help out on the court this summer and into the fall, along with NCAA guidelines allowing Lucas to maintain loose contact with recruits,…

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Jai Lucas gives player-by-player breakdown of Kentucky’s roster, emphasizes elite talent

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm November 2, 2020 11/2/20

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Kentucky head coach John Calipari spent the summer raving about the upcoming 2020-21 roster, noting that this team had the opportunity to be among the best he’d had during his time in Lexington. In recent weeks, various UK coaches and players doubled down on that hype, adding that there is a championship “buzz” around the…

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Jai Lucas on Kentucky playing Texas in Big 12/SEC Challenge

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm November 2, 2020 11/2/20

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Having spent two seasons at Texas as a player and seven as an assistant, Jai Lucas knows the Longhorns better than almost anyone. So, when the news broke a few weeks ago that Kentucky is playing Texas in the Big 12/SEC Challenge this season, he had quite a different reaction than the rest of the…

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Jai Lucas on recruiting: “We’ve got a good little mojo going”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm November 2, 2020 11/2/20

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On Saturday, Kentucky pulled in a commitment from five-star power forward Daimion Collins, the No. 10 player in the 2021 class (Rivals). Collins is the staff’s third pledge in the last week and a half, joining 2021 four-star forward Bryce Hopkins and 2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark. After a slow summer, it’s safe to say…

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October 30, 2020

REMINDER: Daimion Collins Decides Tomorrow Night (and he has really, really long arms)

Nick Roush 3:30pm October 30, 2020 10/30/20

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One of the best big men in America could soon be a part of the Big Blue Nation. Daimion Collins, a five-star prospect ranked as the nation’s No. 5 power forward, will choose between Kentucky, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech and Texas at 6 pm ET Saturday. At this point in the process, it would be…

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October 29, 2020

John Calipari reveals Jai Lucas is switching coaching roles with Tony Barbee

Nick Roush 7:30pm October 29, 2020 10/29/20

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John Calipari did not have a pulpit to preach upon at Big Blue Madness in 2020. Coronavirus forced many changes to college basketball. As Kentucky’s men’s basketball program adapts to remain the gold standard, Coach Cal revealed he’s making a tweak to his staff. Even though Jai Lucas was initially hired for an off-the-court coaching…

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September 4, 2020

National recruiting analysts are big fans of the Jai Lucas hire

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm September 4, 2020 9/4/20

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Want more proof that everyone loves and believes in Jai Lucas? Say no more! Over at 247 Sports, three different national recruiting analysts sang some high praise for the newest addition to the Kentucky Men’s Basketball staff, with one going so far as to say that Lucas will “out work his role” as the special assistant…

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September 3, 2020

“Look at us.” Listen to Jai Lucas’ return to KSR.

Drew Franklin 11:00pm September 3, 2020 9/3/20

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New UK basketball special assistant Jai Lucas returned to the Kentucky Sports Radio airwaves on Thursday after a brief, 14-year hiatus to do other things. Lucas is new to Lexington, like he should’ve been in the summer of 2007, and today he caught back up with the show he made famous. Lucas said it reminded…

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September 2, 2020

Jai Lucas on almost coming to Kentucky, Patrick Patterson

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm September 2, 2020 9/2/20

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It is not an overstatement to say that Jai Lucas and Patrick Patterson’s recruitments launched KSR to the mainstream thirteen years ago, and in his introductory press conference this morning, Kentucky’s new special assistant to the head coach/recruiting coordinator opened up about just how close he was to becoming a Wildcat in 2007. “I was…

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In time of chaos, Jai Lucas will have players’ backs at Kentucky “no matter what”

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm September 2, 2020 9/2/20 Comments Disabled

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The nationwide division and unrest trickled down to the Kentucky basketball program this week when the team decided to come together and release a joint video highlighting their experiences with racism and social injustice, asking fans to support them off the court the same way they do as players on the floor. “To our fans,…

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