By Drew Franklin on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 12:30pm
Louisville Athletics made the news again today, this time with allegations around its ousted men’s head tennis coach, Rex Ecarma.
According to the Courier-Journal, a three-month investigation determined Ecarma bullied and mistreated his players. He was fired on Friday after a 29-year run with the Cardinals.
The C-J’s story includes a couple examples of Ecarma’s behavior, including the time he reportedly said, “Whites are better than black people.” He is also accused of pressuring athletes to play through injuries, among other allegations.
After his firing, Ecarma said, “I’m deeply disappointed by the decision. I’ve been a Louisville Cardinal my entire entire adult life, as a ball boy, player, and for nearly 30 years as the Head Coach. My teams have been successful and my record, including my personnel file, has been spotless.”
He also said he wasn’t aware of any of the allegations against him.
If you know of anyone within UofL Athletics who does their job like a normal and decent human being, please contact us.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 11:59am
The first AP Poll of the 2019 college football season is out and your University of Kentucky Wildcats did not make the cut; in fact, the Cats didn’t even get a single vote.
Two of Kentucky’s opponents made the top 25, with three more receiving votes: 3. Georgia; 8. Florida; 26. Missouri; 28. Mississippi State; and 35. South Carolina.
Here’s the complete Top 25:
Others receiving votes: Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1
By KSR on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 11:45am
It’s an all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron is joined by his buddy Nick Coffey to break down a number of different topics heading into “Week 0” of the college football season. The guys talk all sorts of things, including:
More on Michael Avenatti + News at Louisville? After touching on the Michael Avenatti news last week, the guys rehash and explain why it’s all much to do about nothing. They explain why the allegations aren’t nearly as scandlous as some make it out to be, and how none of it can be tied to major college basketball programs. Aaron also explains why there isn’t anything to worry about for Kentucky’s Kenny Payne whose name was mentioned in the documents.
Week 0 is here! The guys talk about college football’s Week 0 being upon us. When did Week 0 become a thing, and is the Week 0 and Week 1 slate this year slacking? Also, have we run out of teams to play Bama Week 1, and Nick discusses how bad it could get when Notre Dame comes to Louisville on Labor Day night. Also, the guys again touch on a quiet off-season: Are Alabama and Clemson to blame?
Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or simply stream online through Spotify. Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 11:15am
Kentucky Basketball’s ‘Meet the Wildcats’ series continues today with a look at Keion Brooks.
The 6’7″ small forward from Fort Wayne, Indiana opens up about his love for the game, which started with his father, who played basketball at Wright State and professionally for a few years. He also talks about what drew him to John Calipari and Kentucky.
“Coach Cal was 100% genuine. He never told me a lie. He told me it was going to be hard, which it is. He just made sure that if I came here, he’s going to push me everyday to be the best player I can be, which is really going to help me achieve my dreams.”
"I can promise you I'm going to go out and play hard every possession."
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) August 19, 2019
To see profiles of Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney, Johnny Juzang, Brennan Canada, Nate Sestina, and Dontaie Allen, visit KyWildcatsTV’s YouTube channel.
By Drew Franklin on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 10:30am
USA Today updated its preseason college football rankings today and it will soon makes its way over to the bulletin board in Kentucky’s locker room, among all the other idiotic things written this summer about the 10-win, defending Citrus Bowl champs.
In USA Today’s new preseason “re-rank” of all 130 college football teams, Kentucky is ranked behind Toledo, its first opponent this season. Toledo is ranked No. 48; Kentucky is four spots lower at No. 52.
The USA Today rankings of all of Kentucky’s 2019 opponents look like this:
Eastern Michigan: 73
Mississippi State: 39
South Carolina: 56
To see the entire ranking of all 130 teams, click here. Or go look at the hard copy that Vince Marrow is probably printing out as we speak.
By Bryan the Intern on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 10:00am
As you tune in to KSR this morning for a show that likely has nothing to talk about, why not get your work week off to an exciting start by watching these highlights from the 1992 Unforgettables squad. I put this video together years ago from archived highlights from a station in Louisville and rewatching the style of play of that team, and all Pitino squads, that is something that just can’t be replicated anymore. We will look back on the 1992-97 era as one of the most dominant in UK history but also one of the most unique to watch in terms of style of play on the floor.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 9:55am
Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Monday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. The gang is back in studio after the Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass Summer Tour, and well, they’ve got plenty to talk about. Tune in for some must-hear radio.
Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080 or send a text to the KSR Texting Machine at (772) 774-5254.
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By KSR on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 9:30am
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As we countdown the days until Kentucky football kicks off the 2019 season, we have another fun event happening around town and we need your help! UK Federal Credit Union would like to introduce: Drew’s Restaurant Madness!
Drew Franklin has picked out some of his favorite restaurants around Lexington. Over the next few weeks, you will have the chance to vote for your favorite spots. When making your picks, think of the restaurant that combines the best food choices but is also a fun place to hangout with your friends or to watch a game.
Each week the choices will be narrowed down. At the end of the voting period, we will pick out the restaurant with the two highest vote totals. Those two restaurants as well as KSBar and Grille will host a social where you can come meet Drew, grab some food, and learn about all the great options UK Federal Credit Union has to offer. What are you waiting for? Vote now in Drew’s Restaurant Madness!
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©August 19th, 2019 @ 9:00am
Good morning, friends, and welcome to a brand new week. It might be a Monday, but at least we’re one step closer to Kentucky football. If twelve days is too many for you to bear, Miami vs. Florida will be on your television screens Saturday night. Still need a fix? Netflix’s QB1 series is pretty good, and features Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo.
Speaking of Nik, let’s jump right into the news…
Notes from Week 2 of Fall Camp
- Scalzo goes down: During Saturday’s scrimmage, the true freshman from Florida suffered an injury to his right knee, the same one in which he tore his ACL last year. There’s no word on the severity of the injury, nor was Scalzo expected to make noteworthy contributions this season, but it is just rotten luck. In that sense, last week sucked. Let’s hope this week has only good vibes, or that our current and former players wrap themselves in bubble wrap before leaving the house.
- Terry Wilson’s improvement: According to sources who have watched practice and Saturday’s scrimmage, the starting quarterback has made a significant leap since last season. With another season under his belt, Wilson is more comfortable in the pocket, which has improved his accuracy and given the offense another dimension.
- Stoops was happier with the defense: A defensive coach, Stoops was not pleased with his unit’s outing in the first scrimmage. A week later, Stoops said he was much happier with the defense, with Logan Stenberg going as far to say that side of the ball won the day.
- Smoke was impressive: After missing the early part of camp with a minor injury, Kavosiey Smoke turned some heads by stiff-arming true freshman corner MJ Devonshire for a touchdown.
For more, read Roush’s takeaways from Saturday.
De’Aaron Fox’s time on Team USA is over
On Saturday, De’Aaron Fox became the latest NBA star to pull out of Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup, citing a need to focus on the Sacramento Kings’ playoff push. After an impressive start to camp, Fox was expected to make the final roster; however, he only played six minutes during Team USA’s exhibition vs. Spain on Friday, the lowest of any player to take the court. Sadly, this means I will stop caring about Team USA and the FIBA World Cup.
Meanwhile, Tyler Herro is playing basketball in boxers?
The former Cat’s fashion sense has already made him a fan favorite in Miami, and over the weekend, he was spotted playing in a pair of boxers…or very short flashy shorts:
The defender lost his shoe guarding Heat Rookie @raf_tyler…in boxers!
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 19, 2019
Awesome or weird? You decide.
What will happen next with Michael Avenatti?
Stormy Daniels’ former attorney was in the news again Friday night after Yahoo released exhibits and text messages from federal court that he submitted to support his claims that Nike was in on the pay-to-play scandal. One of these text chains included a conversation between EYBL director Carlton DeBose and Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne in which DeBose allegedly tells Payne which EYBL coaches he gave money to in order to pay players’ families. It’s easy to panic when you see Kenny Payne’s name attached to all this, but it’s important to remember that the texts don’t show any wrongdoing or involvement on Kentucky’s part; in fact, you could argue that Payne knowing who was being paid helped the staff steer clear of the scandal. For more, check out Jack Pilgrim’s very thorough breakdown.
KSR Dogs (and Cat) of the Day
It’s Monday, so how about three pets wearing Kentucky Blue?
Kenzie, Kali, and Curses the Cat, you are adorable.
Happy belated birthday, Vince Marrow
The Big Dawg celebrated his birthday over the weekend with lots of cake at Jeff Ruby’s. The UK video crew honored him by making him the focus of the latest episode of the “Behind the Grind” series:
On his birthday, we present to you the sixth episode of “Behind the Grind” with tight ends coach, recruiting coordinator, associate head coach, aka the Big Dog, @vincemarrow! Happy Birthday, Coach! ? #BringIt #UKCamp19 pic.twitter.com/x6PdXDgANO
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 17, 2019
KSR is back in studio today
Something tells me they’ll have plenty to talk about.
By Eli Mitchell on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 10:30pm
In Benny Snell Jr.’s second preseason game, the former Kentucky running back made several noteworthy plays that hardly left a mark on the box score.
The box score, especially in football, doesn’t always tell the full story as there are too many stats that are not traditionally accounted for.
Against the Chiefs, Snell Jr. carried the ball 7 times for just 16 yards and caught 2 passes for just 5 yards but those pedestrian statistics don’t tell the full story.
On two separate occasions, the Steelers trusted Snell Jr. to convert on 4th & 1, and he was able to convert both.
— Tommy Jaggi (@TommyJaggi) August 18, 2019
Unfortunately, Snell Jr. suffered a minor groin injury that could keep him out of the team’s next preseason game.
The timing of the injury is especially disappointing as the 3rd preseason game would have been a great opportunity for Benny to solidify a role in the offense and on special teams.
Hopefully, the injury is as minor as it seems, and Snell Jr. is able to play in Pittsburgh’s 3rd game which is a week from today against the Titans.
By Brett Bibbins on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 10:00pm
National recruiting expert Evan Daniels has reported Sunday evening that JJ Traynor will be taking an unofficial visit to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness on October 18th. On top of this visit to UK, he’s also scheduled unofficial visits to Louisville on August 26th and Cincinnati on August 29th.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 18, 2019
Traynor has been gaining a ton of national interest this summer and coming onto the scene strong for the start of his senior year at Bardstown High School. He’s received offers from several relatively local schools including Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Western Kentucky, but is now drawing interest from a lot of bigger schools outside the area as well, with schools like Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Virginia Tech all reaching out, according to Daniels.
While not currently ranked by 247Sports, Traynor’s big summer will be changing that sooner rather than later, says Daniels.
Traynor will be rated as a four-star prospect on 247Sports when the 2020 Top247 is updated later this week.
Going from unranked to a four-star recruit is a big jump and if Traynor continues on that trajectory he’ll be one of the higher touted recruits from the state of Kentucky in the last few years.
You’ll see some more info on Traynor in this week’s Insider Notes from Jack Pilgrim so stay tuned.
By Brett Bibbins on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 9:00pm
A huge weekend for the state of Kentucky in the golf world, as Justin Thomas just took home first place at the BMW Championship, following amateur John Augenstein’s runner up performance in the US Amateur Championship.
The Louisville, Kentucky native birdied the 18th hole at the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at Medinah Country Club in Illinois to cement a three-stroke lead and the victory. Today’s win was Thomas’ 10th career PGA Tour victory and he’ll enter the Tour Championship as the top player in the FedEx Cup standings.
Here’s a look at some of Thomas’ highlights from his final round in Medinah.
An awesome victory for Thomas as he continues to prove he’s one of the best golfers in the world.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 18, 2019
By Brett Bibbins on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 8:00pm
Owensboro, Kentucky native, John Augenstein, finished second overall in the United States Amateur Championship earlier today. The 21-year-old put up a valiant effort, before falling two holes behind with only one hole to play, conceding the first place trophy to Andy Ogletree.
— USGA (@USGA) August 18, 2019
While not winning it all will certainly sting for him, it isn’t all bad for Augenstein today. With his second-place finish, Augenstein gets an automatic qualifying bid to play in the 2020 Masters and the 2020 US Open.
Here’s what Augenstein had to say about getting a bid to play for the green jacket at Augusta.
"Being able to be mentioned in the same sentence as @TigerWoods is something that would be really, really cool."
— FOX Sports: Golf (@GolfonFOX) August 18, 2019
On top of qualifying for two of the biggest golf tournaments in the world, Augenstein was also named as a 2019 Walker Cup Selection. The Walker Cup is essentially the amateur version of the Ryder Cup, as ten amateurs from the United States go up against a team of ten amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland.
The 10 players representing the United States in the 2019 Walker Cup Match are:
Brandon Wu pic.twitter.com/DYuQ9GHWzK
— USGA (@USGA) August 18, 2019
Augenstein is a rising senior at Vanderbilt and his play this weekend will certainly be a huge stepping stone in his career. Congratulations to John for representing his home state on the national stage and making Kentucky proud!
By Brett Bibbins on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Kentucky starting nose guard Quinton Bohanna credits his Memphis roots for his hard working mentality on the football field. The junior uses his journey from Memphis to a high level college football program as motivation to eventually be able to give back to the people that helped get him where he is today.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 18, 2019
The fact that Bohanna is already thinking about being able to give back to the community that raised him shows the type of person he is off the field as well. Stoops and company often talk about having high character football players at Kentucky, and it appears they hit the nail on the head with Bohanna. With just a few weeks left until the start of college football season, it will be fun to watch his development as an experienced upperclassmen on this Kentucky football team.
By Jonathan Howard on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 6:00pm
In the last few weeks, two programs in the ACC have announced some throwback ideas for courts and uniforms. We all saw the Louisville court design that was teased a while back. Now, Pittsburgh is getting on the train. They released a new court design at the Petersen Events Center where their home games are played. The new court design harkens back to the old bright blue and yellow that the Panthers used to rock.
I hate to say it about Louisville, but their court design looks pretty good and the new Pitt court, while not as dramatic as the Yum! Center, looks really pleasing to the eye and much better than the navy and gold they had been using.
Everyone talks about UK football going back to the Power K, which would be amazing! What about some throwbacks for basketball? At the very least it would be nice if Kentucky could do a couple of nights a year at Rupp or Kroger Field with some throwbacks, right? Personally, I would love to see the Power K come back like many in BBN, and doing a 90s throwback jersey for basketball would be AWESOME, even if it is the denim jerseys. Break out one of the old Wildcat logos and put it down at halfcourt! Many fans think that because we’re Kentucky, the best and most historic program in the NCAA, that we shouldn’t do things like this. I disagree. Our fans deserve to revel in the days of yesteryear like other fans across the country. We have a richer history to celebrate than any school out there, so why don’t we celebrate our history with a few throwback nights a year?
By Jonathan Howard on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 5:00pm
Anyone who has been following the Team USA saga this season leading up to the FIBA World Cup knows that things have not been going well for the Red, White, and Blue hoops. Especially when it comes to keeping players on the roster. Player after player has left the team or declined an invite, typically stating that it is due to wanting to get ready for the upcoming NBA season, which is a fair excuse. The long 82 game regular-season of the NBA can be grueling, but it is clear many players just don’t feel the motivation to suit up for Team USA this summer, and really the last few summers.
There is a lack of star power that could possibly get Team USA in some trouble as they attempt to reclaim gold in the FIBA World Cup. Now, the USA has been very dominant internationally, even when the team was unable to acquire star power, but it should still leave fans worried. Out of the 11 American players to make an All-NBA team this season only one is going to be participating for Team USA in the World Cup – Kemba Walker. Out of 20 NBA All-Stars this season only two remain on the USA team: Walker and Khris Middleton.
If you look at the roster, it just doesn’t look like a typical World Cup team, and heading into the Olympics next year, will we see the same trend continue? Gregg Popovich is one of the greatest coaches of all time and Steve Kerr is one of his assistants. Two of the most liked coaches in the NBA can’t convince a couple more stars to play in this tournament? While many are thinking that it is an off-year since the Olympics aren’t until 2020, this will be the easiest way to qualify for the Olympics next year. If Team USA finishes top two among teams in the Western Hemisphere they will have their ticket punched. This way, over the next year, Team USA won’t have to waste time putting together another random roster and playing in qualifying games.
Not to mention since De’Aaron Fox left the team, there aren’t any more Kentucky players on the roster. For a couple of weeks during the summer, it looked like the National team and Select team would be loaded with BBNBA players, but alas there won’t be a single Wildcat on this year’s roster. This actually has me curious if an All-USA BBN team could win the World Cup or Olympics. A roster of the top 12 guys from Kentucky that are playing in the NBA right now would be a really solid team. Sadly, with guys like John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins injured for the foreseeable future, the team wouldn’t pack quite the same punch as a healthy roster would.
With that being said, Team USA is hardly in trouble in regards to winning the World Cup this year. The roster issues that have been hurting Coach Popovich and his staff are also hurting teams across the globe. Many European teams have experienced issues with getting star players to join rosters, and Canada has been hit especially hard. In the last eight to ten years, Canada has had an influx of NBA talent. For our neighbors to the north, they have lost out on RJ Barrett, Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Jamal Murray, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and even players like Shai’s cousin Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Trey Lyles, and Nik Stauskas have passed on suiting up for their home country.
Team USA shouldn’t be too worried about this year’s World Cup and next year’s 2020 Olympic roster. However, the amount of star power in the NBA right now is ridiculous. You have freaks of nature like LeBron, KD, and Anthony Davis to pair with unreal playmakers and shooters like Curry and Klay, but I’m not sure if we will see a true “Dream Team,” for awhile. Perhaps if the NBA season were shorter more players would be willing to suit up in the summer for these tournaments, or maybe there needs to be more incentive for the players. It’s hard to compete with the monster-sized contracts that are being given in the NBA nowadays, and why would anyone want to risk injury like PJ Tucker this summer, or even worse the Paul George injury from 2014.
As fewer star players suit up for Team USA, the product just isn’t the same. Even if Kemba, Myles Turner, Jayson Tatum, Khris Middleton, and Harrison Barnes win gold this year, does that sound like exciting basketball? Not nearly as exciting as what could have been. These international tournaments are one of the few times we get to see players from different teams get together on the same team outside of All-Star Weekend. Hopefully, 2020 goes smoother for Team USA and its roster issues.
By Jonathan Howard on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 4:00pm
For those of us who may like to put a little action on the Cats, last season’s against the spread stats were mixed. The 2018-19 Wildcats covered the spread 20 times out of 37 games. If you bet on the Cats every game to cover the spread, you would have come out on top more than 50% of the time, which is pretty reliable. However, the Cats did go on some lengthy streaks of not being able to cover.
The Cats had three losing streaks against the spread of three games or longer during the season. The longest dry spell came between February 26th with the Arkansas game and ended when the Cats defeated Alabama at home on March 15th, 73-55. There were also three winning streaks against the spread with a long win streak of eight games between Jan. 15th at Georgia and ended when the Cats took an L to LSU at home on Feb. 12th. Basically, betting on the Cats was a rollercoaster last season that thankfully ended in a positive record covering the spread.
This season’s team is relatively young with five freshmen making up the 2nd ranked recruiting class in the country, a grad transfer, plus two new walk-ons. The Cats are going to have to fit a lot of things together quickly. Will they be able to beat last year’s record of 20-17 when it comes to the spread?
Sound off in the comments with your takes!
By Jonathan Howard on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 3:00pm
We are less than two weeks from the season-opening kickoff at Kroger Field against Toledo. Nick Roush has been reporting from practices and scrimmages this summer and while this team lost a lot of really good football players, a lot of the reports have been positive about this year’s team. Vince Marrow has been teasing on his Twitter about doubters and there have been reports of guys stepping up to the challenge of replacing NFL talent. The running back group of AJ Rose, Kavosiey Smoke, and Chris Rodriguez along with positive Terry Wilson news and TJ Carter on defense, guys are rising up to the challenge of a new season.
People better realize this isn’t the old Kentucky.
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) August 7, 2019
Outside of the few unfortunate injuries the team has suffered, coaches and players seem really excited about what this season could bring. One of the more exciting things I am hoping for is a new kind of offense for the Wildcats. The last three years have been dominated by the running game and Wildcat formations, but with Benny Snell gone and replaced with a three-headed stable of backs and a QB1 in Terry Wilson that seems poised to make significant progress, a new offense seems really exciting.
As reports have come in from practice about Eddie Gran wanting to throw 30, 40, 50 times a game I have been getting more and more anxious for the season to start. The recent report of Smoke stiff-arming M.J. Devonshire had me dreaming of an offense that can attack through the air and on the ground so well that the opposing defense doesn’t know what is coming next.
While I have regularly reminded myself that Kentucky football is not going to be a juggernaut offense that I may be dreaming it is going to be, I’m still really excited to see this new offense. Even if Wilson isn’t throwing it 40 times a game, 30 is reasonable and with three very capable running backs all possessing different strengths and weaknesses, the Cats should be able to send out an able-bodied man in the backfield almost every play. Hopefully, Coach Gran can air the ball out enough to give Kentucky a newer look on offense and help the running game be successful. No matter what the offense looks like, as long as the wins come, I won’t complain.
By Nick Wheatley on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Believe it or not, Sacha Killeya-Jones played a pivotal role in the Virginia Cavaliers winning their first men’s basketball National Championship in 2019.
According to SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell, SKJ’s recruitment helped bring in arguably the most important player in the Cavaliers’ title run: De’Andre Hunter.
Back in 2016, Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett was busy putting together what ended up being a legendary recruiting class. The Cavs had four scholarships. One went to Kyle Guy. Another went to Ty Jerome. A third went to Jay Huff. And the fourth was set to go to… Sacha Killeya-Jones.
SKJ was Bennett’s highest-ranked recruit at No. 23 overall, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The soon-to-be McDonald’s All-American was from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended Virginia Episcopal School.
The Cavaliers had offered SKJ back in September 2014 and he committed on the first day of 2015. Meanwhile, a four-star recruit ranked No. 91 overall by the name of De’Andre Hunter was quietly hoping for an offer.
SKJ would eventually de-commit on June 2, 2015, before receiving a Kentucky offer on June 12 and committing to the Cats in August. This opened up a scholarship for the Cavs, which was offered to Hunter in July 2015, and the rest is history.
Killeya-Jones only ended up playing two years in Lexington before transferring to NC State, only to then leave the Wolfpack program abruptly for unknown reasons. On the other hand, Hunter would help catapult Virginia to its first National Championship, tallying 27 points, nine rebounds, and locking up future top-10 pick Jarrett Culver on defense.
The performance not only helped the Cavs win it all, but it also helped Hunter become the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
John Calipari and Kentucky fans alike hoped SKJ would help influence a national title run, but I’m not sure they envisioned it would happen this way. Nevertheless, it’s a fun story of what could have been.
Follow me on Twitter: @nickwheatley23
By Zack Geoghegan on ©August 18th, 2019 @ 1:45pm
If the NFL preseason isn’t doing it for you on this Sunday afternoon, why not check in on a future Kentucky basketball commit?
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, recent UK commitment and four-star forward Cam’Ron Fletcher will participate in the SLAM Summer Classic joined by a group of potential future Wildcats.
Several high-profile Kentucky targets such as Jalen Green, Josh Christopher, Makur Maker, Terrence Clarke, and Jonathan Kuminga will also be participating in the event.
Check out how they all arrived.
THE FELLAS MADE AN ENTRANCE. pic.twitter.com/BgrAeiombH
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) August 18, 2019