Basketball

No. 1 center Marques Bolden cuts list, to visit Kentucky on Wednesday

08/31/2015 10:18 AM

RECRUITING TRAIL — The No. 1 center in the country for 2016 has narrowed his list down to seven, and the University of Kentucky made the cut. Five-star prospect Marques Bolden told Scout.com on Monday that he has cut his list of schools down to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Wake Forest. Five-star center Marques Bolden cuts list to Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Alabama and Wake Forest, he tells Scout.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 31, 2015 The 6-9,... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | New roster & jersey numbers for 2015-16 season

08/29/2015 01:29 PM

LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team has released its updated roster for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The list includes each Wildcat’s jersey number, position, class designation, and measurables. Here’s a look at the roster from UK Athletics: Numbers of Note: * 1: There is only one senior on the roster, forward Alex Poythress. He could also still apply for a medical redshirt after missing most of last season with a leg injury and be eligible to return for one more... Read more 

School In Session | Derek Anderson transfers to Kentucky

08/28/2015 05:05 PM

THE CLASSROOM — On this day in 1994, the University of Kentucky basketball team landed sophomore transfer Derek Anderson from Ohio State University. “D.A.” was a key component to the Wildcats’ run to the 1996 NCAA championship, the team Big Blue Nation remembers as “The Untouchables.” In the 55 games he played for UK, Anderson averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds, and three assists while shooting 50% from the field and 40% from behind the three-point line. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Anderson with... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Harry Giles attending Big Blue Madness, still considering Kentucky

08/27/2015 06:15 PM

LEXINGTON — Don’t call him a Blue Devil quite yet. Despite popular opinion claiming Harry Giles — the No. 1 player in the 2016 class — is a lock to commit to Duke, the 5-star power forward has confirmed he will take an official visit to Lexington to attend Big Blue Madness on October 16 and still has Kentucky on his short list of schools. “Kentucky’s certainly in there,” Evan Daniels, Scout.com’s director of basketball recruiting, told KSTV on Thursday.... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats add two walk-ons for 2015-16

08/26/2015 09:00 PM

LEXINGTON — After securing the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation last week, John Calipari and the University of Kentucky basketball team added two walk-ons to their 2015-16 roster on Monday. Johnny David and Dillion Pulliam are the newest Wildcats, increasing UK’s roster to 14 players for the upcoming 2015-16 season. David is freshman guard from Mt. Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania. The 6-2 sharpshooter averaged 18.5 points per game as a senior last year, earning All-State honors while... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Cats beat Duke, claim No. 1 class of 2015

08/24/2015 05:50 PM

LEXINGTON — They’ve done it again. Basketball recruiting director Evan Daniels posted on Scout.com today that the Kentucky men’s basketball team has officially taken over the No. 1 spot in the 2015 class rankings. The Wildcats jumped over Duke to claim the top class for the sixth time in seven seasons. UK has never finished worse than second under head coach John Calipari. California, Arizona, and SEC foe LSU round out the top five. The player who put the Cats back on... Read more 

Australian center Isaac Humphries picks Kentucky, enrolls for 2015

08/20/2015 05:51 PM

LEXINGTON — It’s official: Australian star Isaac Humphries has signed with the University of Kentucky basketball team and will reclassify to play for the Wildcats this season. Scout.com’s Evan Daniel’s broke the news on Thursday morning: Source: Isaac Humphries has signed with Kentucky & joins their 2015 recruiting class | Story: http://t.co/7DeFtdcxcR pic.twitter.com/X9eQZ92dHi— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 20, 2015 The 7-foot center was originally a member of the 2016 recruiting class but has reclassified to 2015 to join Kentucky this fall. Scout.com ranks... Read more 

Finale surprise highlights Kentucky's 2016 SEC basketball schedule

08/20/2015 05:32 PM

The Wildcats start with 4-of-6 on the road and finish at home vs. LSU.

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What the commitment of Sacha Killeya-Jones means for UK's 2016 class

08/19/2015 02:59 PM

John Calipari picked up his second commitment for 2016 when four-star forward Sacha Killeya-Jones gave his pledge to Kentucky Wednesday morning. It’s the second commitment for UK in what may be the best class of the last decade and the Cats still have plenty of options. Evan Daniels from Scout.com joined KSTV Wednesday to discuss what may be in store for Kentucky in that class, including how getting Harry Giles on campus for a visit during Big Blue Madness can... Read more 

Four-star forward Sacha Killeya-Jones has committed to Kentucky

08/19/2015 09:16 AM

UK coach John Calipari landed his second commitment of the 2016 class Wednesday morning with Virginia forward Sacha Killeya-Jones gave his word to the Cats. Killeya-Jones, ranked by Scout.com as the nation’s 47th overall player and the ninth-best power forward in the class, decommitted from Virginia earlier this summer and also entertained offers from Kansas, North Carolina, Georgetown, Florida, UConn and others. He joins New Zealand big man Tai Wynyard, who could enroll at UK as early as... Read more 

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