Basketball

Evan Daniels updates the latest on the UK basketball recruiting trail

07/29/2014 08:19 PM

With the third and final July evaluation period in the books, things will finally begin to slow down in college basketball recruiting, at least on the surface. Fans won’t hear of Coach Cal flying back and forth across the country to see a number of players, and the countless tournaments and showcases will be put to rest until next summer. It’s been a whirlwind month for the UK coaching staff, and there’s nobody better to update the status of the Cats... Read more 

ESPN's Dino Gaudio impressed with the Harrisons in practice

07/29/2014 04:20 PM

The UK basketball team is preparing for their trip to The Bahamas and former Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio, now an analyst with ESPN, has been in on those practices. He talked with KSTV today about what he’s seen that should encourage UK fans.  Read more 

James Young returns to Lexington for Coach Cal's ProCamp

07/29/2014 04:19 PM

One of UK’s latest “succeed and proceed” players, James Young, was back in town today as part of coach John Calipari’s ProCamp in Lexington. The 6-foot-7 lefty was selected number 17 overall by the Boston Celtics in June’s NBA Draft, but that was the last time we saw him. Unlike most rookies, Young didn’t participate in the NBA Summer League because he was recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident. While meeting with the media, Young talked about the wreck, his... Read more 

"Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story"

07/27/2014 08:00 AM

Indianapolis high school basketball star John Stewart was committed to the University of Kentucky and on his way to a state championship when he suddenly collapsed during the regional championship game of the Indiana high school playoffs. “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story” tells the story of John’s life, the lives he impacted and how his death has inspired those who loved him to save children’s lives in his memory. Enjoy the full documentary below.  Read more 

7'5" center Tacko Fall shines at AAU Super Showcase

07/25/2014 02:15 PM

Kentucky assistant coach John Robic was dialed in to five-star point guard Antonio Blakeney all week at the AAU Super Showcase in Louisville. But Blakeney’s teammate, 7’5” center Tacko Fall, was also turning heads with his play.  Read more 

Five-star guard Antonio Blakeney shines at AAU Super Showcase

07/24/2014 03:43 PM

Antonio Blakeney took the floor in Louisville at the AAU Super Showcase with the nation’s top college coaches – including Rick Pitino and UK assistant John Robic – sitting nearby. You can check out some of his highlights below.  Read more 

Five-star guard Antonio Blakeney discusses Calipari's pitch

07/23/2014 03:53 PM

Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney is emerging as one of the biggest stars of the summer and one of UK head coach John Calipari’s top targets. He talked with KSTV about the message he’s hearing from Coach Cal. You can see Antonio’s full interview tomorrow night on KSTV. Read more 

UK Alumni Charity Game set for August 24

07/23/2014 10:17 AM

The Kentucky men’s basketball program announced Wednesday that the annual Alumni Charity Game will be held August 24 at 6 p.m. ET. The game will pit a team of UK pros against a team of non-UK pros. Due to NBA restrictions, the school cannot confirm which players will or will not play in the exhibition game ahead of time. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 28 at 10 a.m. ET. Read more 

Cal and Antigua to reunite in 2015 Hall of Fame game

07/22/2014 04:06 PM

When KSTV caught up with Orlando Antigua shortly after he took the South Florida head coaching job, he laughed about a potential game with UK and said, “Do you think I like getting my head bashed in?” Fast forward a few months later, and a game between the Cats and Bulls appears to be on the horizon. According to an ESPN report, the two teams will meet November 27, 2015 in Miami as part of a four-team event sponsored by the... Read more 

UK's first summer basketball report gives BBN a reason to smile

07/22/2014 03:44 PM

In just a matter of weeks, Big Blue Nation will get its first look at the 2014-15 UK basketball team when they take the court for the Big Blue Bahamas tour. In the mean time, the latest practice report from Eric Lindsey gives fan a very encouraging inside look at the team’s summer progression. There were a number of notable items discussed in the article, including Marcus Lee’s development of a jump shot, Alex Poythress emerging as a contributor, slimmed down... Read more 

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