Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

Kevin Knox looking to be a complete player at Kentucky

06/20/2017 07:30 PM

Kevin Knox expects to be a mismatch nightmare next season at Kentucky. The incoming small forward stands tall at 6-foot-9 while also possessing guard skills. “I can pretty much play any position, one through five, anything Coach wants me to do,” said Knox in an interview with Kyle Tucker of SEC Country on Sunday. “I can handle it on the wing, I can go inside and get a bucket in the post, I can shoot it. I can do... Read more 

Evan Daniels previews the 2017 NBA Draft

06/20/2017 07:00 PM

Evan Daniels of and Fox Sports joined KSTV to preview the upcoming NBA draft on Thursday evening. De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo are all projected first round picks and will be in the green room for the event. Here’s what Daniels had to say about their professional futures:  Read more 

Should there be a quarterback competition heading into the fall?

06/20/2017 04:35 PM

Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated reported on Tuesday morning that Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker is 100% healthy and ready to go for the upcoming season. With Barker back out on the field, Clayton Abernathy and Bradley McKee take a closer look at the quarterback spot and discuss if there should be a competition between Barker and senior Stephen Johnson.  Read more 

De'Aaron Fox excited to play for whichever team takes him

06/19/2017 07:45 PM

De’Aaron Fox was all over ESPN today, appearing on SportsCenter, First Take and Mike & Mike. During his appearance on SportsCenter, Fox talked about his willingness to play in any city for any team. He understands that he could be taken anywhere from the No. 2 pick (Lakers) to the No. 8 pick (New York) and wants to make an immediate impact wherever he lands. Clayton Abernathy and Bradley McKee discuss De’Aaron Fox’s mindset as he gets ready to hear... Read more 

Domonique Williams breaks down his commitment to Kentucky

06/19/2017 05:03 PM

Kentucky football received a commitment from 2018 JUCO defensive back Domonique Williams last Thursday. Williams picked Kentucky over Iowa State and Colorado State. Originally committed to Eastern Kentucky out of high school, Williams failed to qualify academically and was forced to take the junior college route. He plays at Highland Community College in Kansas and is ready for his chance to play in the SEC under Mark Stoops in Lexington. Williams will have two years of eligibility left when he... Read more 

Bam Adebayo is now impressing with his jump shot

06/19/2017 04:31 PM

Bam Adebayo held his final pre-draft workout on Sunday with the Charlotte Hornets. Adebayo was impressive in his workout, especially from beyond the three-point line. During a three-point drill at the end of the workout, Adebayo hit 13-of-25 from beyond the arc, showing off a skillset that wasn’t displayed at Kentucky. “I’ve been shooting the ball since I was 12 years old. I was always getting better,” Adebayo told Rick Bonnell in an interview with the Charlotte Observer. ““I wasn’t... Read more 

UK on eBay: Battle of the Producers

06/18/2017 11:59 AM

The latest edition of “UK on eBay” features a battle between the producers. Sports Night producer Garrett Moore joined Clayton Abernathy to bid on some of the most interesting Kentucky items on the internet. Check it out:  Read more 

Kentucky lands four-star 2019 defensive back

06/17/2017 10:25 AM

Kentucky football picked up another big commitment on Saturday morning from four-star 2019 defensive back Keontra Smith. Smith plays at Chaminade Madonna in Hollywood, Fla., where 2018 commitments Davoan Hawkins and Marvin Alexander play. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound defensive back chose Kentucky over Auburn, Louisville, Indiana and Ole Miss among others. Smith is the first commitment in Kentucky’s 2019 class.  Read more 

DeAndre Square commits to Kentucky

06/16/2017 06:56 PM

Three-star 2018 linebacker DeAndre Square has committed to Kentucky. He made his decision on twitter. txp:image id=“15973” /> Square hails from Detroit, Michigan, where he plays for Cass Technical High School. He was at Kentucky’s camp last weekend at Kroger Field. Square is 6-foot-1 and weighs 200 pounds. ranks him as the 11th best outside linebacker in the state of Michigan. Kentucky’s 2018 class has now received three commitments this week. JUCO defensive back Domonique Williams committed to Kentucky on... Read more 

Derrick LeBlanc bringing new energy to Kentucky's defensive line

06/15/2017 07:45 PM

Kentucky defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc is only a few months into the job, but he is already working hard to bring a new energy to UK’s young defensive line. LeBlanc sat down with T.J. Beisner to discuss transitioning into the job, what he expects from his defensive line this upcoming season and why he believes Matt Elam still has a future in the NFL.  Read more