Basketball

T.J. Walker on the latest with Kentucky's top 2018 prospects

10/17/2017 04:11 PM

Big Blue Madness brought some of the top high school prospects in the country to Lexington over the weekend, including five-star Kentucky targets Bol Bol and Zion Williamson. TJ Walker of Cats Illustrated joined Clayton Abernathy to recap their visits and update their statuses with the Wildcats. He also gives an update on 2018 guard Keldon Johnson, who looks to be in a good spot with Kentucky.  Read more 

Hamidou Diallo named to Jerry West Award Preseason Watch List

10/17/2017 01:51 PM

Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has been named to the preseason watch list for the Jerry West Award, which recognizes the top shooting guard in the country. Diallo is expected to be a major contributor for the young Wildcats. He is one of 20 candidates on the preseason watch list. The watch list will be cut down to 10 players by mid-February. Five finalists will be named in March and the winner will be announced at the ESPN College Basketball... Read more 

Jarred Vanderbilt's mindset heading into the season

10/16/2017 04:18 PM

Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt will miss the beginning of the season with a foot injury he suffered in late September. Last week, John Calipari said that Vanderbilt’s injury would be re-evaluated soon and he could return sooner than expected. While injuries like this can be frustrating for athletes, this one isn’t worrying Vanderbilt. “I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating,” said Vanderbilt during last week’s media day. “It’s just another learning experience and everything happens for a reason.” T.J. Beisner and... Read more 

GALLERY: Big Blue Madness 2017

10/14/2017 08:02 PM

Check out the best moments from Big Blue Madness 2017, courtesy of Regina Rickert:  Read more 

Big Blue Madness 2017 Recap

10/13/2017 09:43 PM

Big Blue Madness 2017 is in the books. Fans got an early look at the Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams as we are less than a month out from the start of the regular season. Check out the player introductions for the men’s team: Check out the highlights from the men’s scrimmage: Rapper Drake was in the house, serving as an honorary assistant coach. Drake to the #BBN: "I'm a Wildcat through and through. There's only one big blue." pic.twitter.com/Kl40j0RuXK—... Read more 

John Calipari's Media Day Press Conference

10/12/2017 04:23 PM

John Calipari met with the media this afternoon during Kentucky’s media day. He touched on a number of topics including: the ongoing FBI investigation into college basketball, Jarred Vanderbilt’s status, the defensive potential of this team and much more: Watch here:  Read more 

TJ Walker Previews Big Blue Madness

10/12/2017 01:01 PM

Basketball season is almost here and fans will get an early look at the young Wildcats tomorrow at Big Blue Madness. T.J. Walker of CatsIllustrated.com joined KSTV to preview the annual event and take a look at the upcoming season. Big Blue Madness starts at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network. Be sure to follow along on Twitter at @KSTV_sports, as well as our facebook page and mycn2.com.  We will be posting highlights of the event and what is going... Read more 

UK Basketball Player Previews: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

10/12/2017 12:50 PM

Our player profile series continues tonight with a look at freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.  The six-foot-six Ontario, Canada native flew under the radar for most of his recruitment, but shot up the rankings towards the end when he decided to commit to Kentucky. He was rated as a four-star prospect and adds size to UK’s backcourt.  Here is part of our preseason conversation with him.  Read more 

UK Basketball Player Previews: Jemarl Baker

10/11/2017 11:34 PM

Freshman guard Jemarl Baker arrives at Kentucky with a reputation for knocking down shots and that’s what the Cats will count on him to do this season. This is part of our preseason conversation with him: Here is what we expect Baker’s freshman year to look like:  Read more 

UK Basketball Player Previews: Tai Wynyard

10/11/2017 11:20 PM

The KSTV basketball player profiles continued Wednesday with a look at redshirt sophomore Tai Wynyard, who spent the summer as New Zealand’s leading scorer and rebounder in the FIBA U19 World Cup. Here is part of our preseason conversation with him: This is what we think Tai Wynyard’s season will look like in 2017-18:  Read more 

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