Basketball

Dakari Johnson could be breakout star for 2014-15 Cats

04/23/2014 10:36 PM

With the return of Dakari Johnson to UK, the Cats not only become one of the most physically imposing college teams in recent history, they also get a seven-footer who’s on the cusp of becoming a star. Former Cat Mark Krebs explains why he thinks the freshman big man will break out in a big way as a sophomore.  Read more 

What the Alex Poythress decision means for UK and how his game takes the next jump

04/23/2014 08:28 PM

UK sophomore forward Alex Poythress announced today that he’ll return to UK for his junior season. KSTV’s Thomas Beisner and Mark Krebs discussed what it means for the Cats and how he can transform his game over the summer.  Read more 

Evan Daniels Recruiting Update: Evaluation period begins and UK's new assistant

04/23/2014 07:26 PM

The evaluation period for 2015 recruits is set to begin and UK has their sights set on a handful of top prospects. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels discusses those players, as well as the coach apparently set to join UK’s staff in Orlando Antigua’s spot, and much more in his latest UK recruiting update.  Read more 

Dakari Johnson to stay in school, return for sophomore season

04/23/2014 04:00 PM

The good news keeps coming for UK fans today. Despite a strong showing down the stretch in the NCAA Tournament, Dakari Johnson has decided to return to UK for a second season. The rising sophomore made the announcement this afternoon through a press release. Dakari’s statement reads: “This year has been for me a year of transition, growth and so much fun! I’ve learned a lot about myself personally through adversity and triumph which I know made me a stronger individual. I would... Read more 

Alex Poythress will return to UK for junior season

04/23/2014 11:35 AM

Alex Poythress will not be two-and-through. The 6-foot-8 sophomore announced he will return to UK for his junior season. Poythress saw his minutes cut from around 26 per game in 2013 to only 18 in 2014. As a result, many numbers dropped for the Clarksville, Tenn. native. His shooting, three-point and free throw percentages fell, and he scored just 5.9 points and added 4.5 rebounds per game. Even though his numbers don’t jump off the chart, his impact and decision to stay... Read more 

Cauley-Stein arrives in style to Randle press conference

04/22/2014 10:26 PM

UK sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein is fresh off of surgery and is wearing a boot. And today, he arrived in style to Julius Randle’s press conference.  Read more 

Archie Goodwin doesn't regret leaving UK after freshman season

04/22/2014 06:25 PM

Archie Goodwin’s rookie season with the Phoenix Suns wasn’t everything he envisioned when he initially declared for the NBA draft last year. During the 2013-14 season, the 6-foot-5 guard played only 10 minutes a game and averaged just 3.7 points. But through it all, Goodwin says he doesn’t regret his decision to turn pro. He reflected on the NBA season that was and discussed his time at UK in a conversation with KSTV.  Read more 

Julius Randle reflects on his lone season at UK

04/22/2014 06:18 PM

Despite falling one game short of his national championship goal, Julius Randle described his one year at UK as a success. The freshman forward averaged a double-double for the Cats, and racked up a UK freshman record 24 during the 2014 season. He said his growth in Lexington expanded beyond the basketball court though, crediting head coach John Calipari and the staff for developing him as a man as well.  Read more 

Randle succeeds and proceeds in one year at UK

04/22/2014 06:15 PM

Projected to be selected within the top five picks, Julius Randle announced he is leaving school to enter the upcoming NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 freshman said he considered returning UK for a sophomore season. But after conversations with family and coaches, he opted to make the jump to the next level.  Read more 

Preview: Archie Goodwin has no regrets about leaving for NBA

04/22/2014 04:01 PM

Former UK guard Archie Goodwin just completed his first season with the Phoenix Suns and joins us tonight on KSTV. In this clip, he discusses his famous quote after the Robert Morris loss that ended UK’s dismal 2012-13 season. Archie said, “If any of us were saying we think we should leave, then we’d all be delusional.” He explained how he went from that statement to entering the NBA Draft shortly after.  Read more 

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