Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kid Beats DeMarcus Cousins in a Game of Knockout

Watch as a kid beats NBA big man DeMarcus Cousins in a game of "knockout":



Here is some more footage from Cousins' youth camp in Sacramento:

Report: Doc Rivers Tried to Fight Rajon Rondo Once

According to a report by SheridanHoops.com, one of the primary reasons Doc Rivers wants out of Boston is because of an "intense dislike" for former Kentucky star Rajon Rondo.

The report says Rondo once dropped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him.

Here is an excerpt:

It isn’t just that he doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo.

A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo dropped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him before the fracas was broken up.

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Former UK Star Wayne Turner on Pitino, Calipari and Smith

Former Kentucky star Wayne Turner talks to KSTV about John Calipari, Tubby Smith and Rick Pitino:

Friday, June 21, 2013

IUPUI Offers Henry Clay's Christen Cunningham

IUPUI has offered Henry Clay's Christen Cunningham a scholarship:

2014 Star Cliff Alexander Names List of 10 Schools That Includes Kentucky, Louisville

Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-8 power forward at Curie (Ill.) High School, has named a list of his top 10 schools.

Alexander, who ranks No. 5 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2014, has both Kentucky and Louisville on his final list.

humblekid11 NO ORDER❗❗❗ TOP 10 School Kansas Michigan state Kentucky Louisville Illinois DePaul Indiana Memphis Baylor Arizona NO ORDER

Alexander is visiting Kansas this weekend and Illinois tomorrow:

humblekid11 Almost in Lawrence

humblekid11 & I also have a visit to Illinois tomorrow

University of the Cumberlands Holds Annual Youth Day Camp

The University of the Cumberlands men's basketball team just hosted its annual Youth Day Camp.

Here is a release from UC:

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men's Basketball program hosted its annual Youth Day Camp this past week at the O. Wayne Rollins Center in Williamsburg. Coach Don Butcher and staff had 52 participants in this year's camp with ages ranging from 8 to 14. The camp attracted youth from Williamsburg, Whitley County, Corbin, McCreary County, Laurel County, Knox County, and Wayne County.

During the camp, the participants worked on various fundamentals through drill and repetitions as well as playing other fun games. The morning sessions consisted of drill work and fundamental teaching while the afternoon consisted of 3-on-3 games, 5-on-5 games, and other game activities. At the end of the week, the camp staff gave out awards to contest winners as well as 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 game winners.

When asked about camp, Head Coach Don Butcher commented, "It's been a great week of basketball.  We love doing this camp because it allows kids of all ages a chance to play the game they love while understanding the importance of working hard on the skills and tools needed to be a great player.  We get a lot of local players each year who come to the camp so it's pretty neat to see how they improve as each summer passes.  I thought everything went great this week and that it was a great success.  We look forward to hosting it once again next summer."

The Patriots have already hosted their annual team camp this year, but will still host the 2013 Big Man/Guard Camp from June 25th - June 28th.

For more information on other summer camps, Patriots Basketball and other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.

Check Out NBA Rooks: Nerlens Noel

Check out this new feature on former University of Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel - NBA Rooks:


Henry Clay's Christen Cunningham is Visiting Butler, IUPUI Today

Christen Cunningham, a 5-foot-10 guard from Henry Clay High School, is headed to Butler and IUPUI for unofficial visits today.

The news was reported on Twitter by his AAU program:

Lville_Magic  2014 PG Christen Cunningham is headed to Butler and IUPUI today for unofficial visits

Cunningham recently gave a recruiting update in an interview with Scott Anderson of NationofBlue.com:

Henry Clay was a quarter away from the 11th region finals last season but couldn’t finish off the eventual state champion Madison Central Indians.

Cunningham and Green remember that night and both are using that for motivation this season.
Cunningham said, “Last year, it was motivation. We had Madison Central beat and we was up 6 with about a minute and thirty seconds left and we just couldn’t finish off the game and then watching them win state just really motivates us for this year.”

Green agreed that he is using that as motivation as well.

“That is the total motivation, we just have to come back next year and working out hard over the summer to get as good as we can get and take over the state.”

Both players have a nice list of colleges that are recruiting them and they sounded excited about the schools that stay in contact with them.

Cunningham says both Morehead State and Samford have confirmed offers. He also listed Northwestern, Boston College, DePaul, Lehigh, Stanford, William and Mary, IUPUI and Butler.
When asked about any favorites among the schools he said they are all even right now but he will be taking a visit to Butler and IUPUI on June 21st and a trip to Northwestern and DePaul shortly after that.

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Photo: Scout.com

Kentucky Offers 2015 Point Guard Malik Newman

Kentucky has offered a scholarship to 6-foot-3 point guard Malik Newman, who just led the United States to a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Uruguay.

Newman, who ranks No. 3 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2015, averaged 16.2 points to lead the United States.

Since the tournament, Newman has picked up several high-major offers.

Here is more from The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi:

Newman also averaged 2.8 steals, 2 assists and 2.6 rebounds in the 5-game tournament.

His showing didn’t go unnoticed.

Since the tournament, he has picked up scholarship offers from Kansas, Duke and Kentucky. Arizona offered a scholarship two weeks ago. Mississippi State and Memphis are also among the schools who have offered, according to Newman’s father Horatio Webster.

“That tournament helped me realize that there is talent all over the world,” said Newman. “The one thing I learned is you can’t take any plays off and don’t take the game for granted.”

Complete Article

Photo: Rivals.com


Marquis Teague to Play in Las Vegas Summer League

The Chicago Bulls released their Summer League schedule on Wednesday and will open against the Memphis Grizzlies on July 13 at COX Pavilion in Las Vegas.

7/13 vs. Memphis
7/15 vs. Denver
7/16 vs. Portland
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

Former Kentucky star Marquis Teague will be on the roster.

Here is more from Examiner.com: 

Marquis Teague, Malcolm Thomas and the Bulls’ 20th pick in the June 27th NBA Draft will make up the roster, which hasn’t been announced officially.

The Bulls will then face the Denver Nuggets on July 15 and Portland Trail Blazers on the 16th at the Thomas and Mack Center. Following these games, the 22-team league will for the first time use a tournament style schedule where a winner will be crowned on July 22. All teams will play at least five games.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Highlights of 2016 Star Josh Jackson

Here are some new highlights of 2016 Kentucky and Louisville recruit Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Consortium College Prep in Detroit:


DeMarcus Cousins Seeking Maximum Deal in Sacramento

Former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins is eligible for a contract extension with the Sacramento Kings this summer.

According to his agent, Dan Fegan, Cousins will be seeking a maximum contract with the threat of a trade looming if a deal isn't reached.

Here is an excerpt from Sacbee.com:

Cousins, who usually has a lot to say, is back in Sacramento this week, hosting the DeMarcus Cousins Elite Skills Camp for youths that began Wednesday and ends Friday.

The smile on his face and the rolling of his eyes showed how hard it is for Cousins to play the silent role. But he has to.

His agent, Dan Fegan, has instructed Cousins not to speak on anything relating to the Kings team, management or ownership.

Cousins is eligible for a contract extension this summer, and Fegan wants a maximum deal for his client with the threat of a trade demand looming if a deal isn't reached.

So even with all the kind words thrown his way, Cousins is keeping quiet about the Kings. Cousins did post a congratulatory Twitter message to the city of Sacramento and Mayor Kevin Johnson once it became official the Kings would not relocate to Seattle. Complete Article 

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/19/5510131/cousins-mum-on-kings-new-regime.html#storylink=cpy

South Warren's Zach McDaniel Will Visit Air Force This Weekend

I am told by a good source this morning that 6-foot-6 small forward Zach McDaniel from South Warren High School will visit Air Force this coming weekend.

McDaniel is a rising talent in the class of 2014. He is also hearing from Austin Peay, Belmont and Eastern Illinois.

Here are some highlights:


Rick Pitino Hung Out with Pitbull Tuesday Night

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino got to hang out with Pitbull Tuesday evening.

Pitino and his son, Ryan, were in Los Angeles for a Pitbull concert Tuesday night. The coach was able to get backstage and meet the performer after the show (HT: TheCardinalConnect.com):




Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Coach Confirms: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Will Play in Las Vegas Summer League

Former Kentucky star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be playing in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Head coach Steve Clifford confirm
ed the news today:

rick_bonnell  Bobcats open Las Vegas summer league July 12 at 10 p.m. EDT vs. San Antonio.

rick_bonnell Two more Bobcats summer league games: July 14 at 6 p.m. vs. Mavs, July 15 at 4 p.m. vs. Knicks.

rick_bonnell All Bobcats summer league games should be on NBA TV. Some live, some tape-delay. Rest of sked determined by record in 1st 3 games.

rick_bonnell Kemba wouldn't play regardless. Only players with 2 or less NBA seasons. Some exceptions, but that's the guideline

rick_bonnell Clifford said MKG and Jeff Taylor would definitely play in Vegas. The No. 4 pick, too, if he's healthy. (Bennett, Len, Noel are all hurt).

Pitino Praises Coach K, Says Best Move He Ever Made Was Leaving UK

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was the featured speaker Friday at the Mid-South ACG Capital Connection.

Pitino told the crowd of local businesspeople and professionals that the best move he ever made was stepping down as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.

He added that the second best move he ever made was failing as a coach with the Boston Celtics, an experience that he says taught him humility.

Pitino also spoke highly of Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and praised him for the way he handled losing to Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.

Here is an excerpt about the speech from BizJournals.com:

Failing with the Celtics taught him humility, he said. And he doesn’t regret it.

His biggest regret in life is not learning humility earlier in life, he said, because it’s the key to success in life.

Pitino held up one of his rivals, Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, as an example of humility.

After losing a game, most coaches give the winning coach a “dead fish” handshake, Pitino said. But when U of L defeated Duke in the NCAA tournament this year, Krzyzewski shook Pitino’s hand, put his arm around him and told him again and again how much he liked Pitino’s team and that he hoped U of L would win the championship.

That’s humility, Pitino said.

Complete Article

Aaryngston Bibens Commits to Morehead State

Morehead State has picked up a commitment from 6-foot-3 guard Aaryngston Bibens from Mount Anthony Union (VT) High School.

Here is more from BenningtonBanner.com:

"I never get sick of playing basketball. Even if I'm sick I just want to play," Bibens said. "All these years, this was my goal. It's nice to finally get that goal.

"It's the beginning of a lot of hard work - a lot of late nights in the gym."

Bibens, who averaged 19.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game last winter to earn All-Banner Player of the Year and first-team all-state honors from the Burlington Free Press, verbally committed to an offer from Morehead on Thursday night. His application to the school was accepted Monday, he said, and he expects to sign the official paperwork during a visit to the school next month.

Louisville Has a National Title Banner Hanging in Practice Facility

There is now a Louisville men's basketball national championship banner hanging in the Yum! Center Practice Facility.

Sophomore guard Logan Baumann posted a picture of the new banner on his Instagram account:

John Calipari Posing with Quaker State 400 Pace Car

Kentucky head coach John Calipari did a photo shoot with the Quaker State 400 pace car this morning.

Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader posted a picture on Twitter:

NextCats Just got back from Joe Craft Center, where Coach Cal did a photo shoot with the Quaker State 400 pace car... pic.twitter.com/ALgC3e4evt

Western Kentucky's WKUSports.com Gets a New Look

The Western Kentucky University athletics site has a new look this morning.

Check it out

Here's a screenshot of the basketball page:

Highlights of 2015 UK Recruit Skal Labissiere at NBA Top 100 Camp

Check out these new highlights of 2015 Kentucky recruit Skal Labissiere at NBA Top 100 Camp:


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Yellow Jacket Classic Tips Tomorrow in Woodford County

The Yellow Jacket Classic tips tomorrow morning at Woodford County Middle School.

There will be several big time games this week with the likes of Bryan Station, Lafayette, Lincoln County, Scott County, Fleming County and Woodford County in the event.

Here's a schedule:

Yellow Jacket Classic June 19th-21st Schedule

* All games will be played at Woodford County Middle School

June 19th             
                        
9am: Woodford Frosh vs. Fleming Co. Frosh          
10am: Woodford JV vs. Fleming Co. JV
11am: Bryan Station vs. Lafayette
Noon: Woodford vs. Frankfort High
1pm: Bryan Station vs. Scott Co.
2pm: Woodford vs. Lafayette
3pm: Frankfort vs. Scott Co.
4pm: Owen Co. vs. Lincoln Co.
5pm: Bourbon Co. vs. Fleming Co.
6pm: Owen Co. vs. Calloway Co.
7pm: Lincoln Co. vs. Bourbon Co.
8pm: Fleming Co. vs. Calloway Co.

June 20th

9am: Woodford Frosh vs. Lafayette Frosh
10am: Woodford JV vs. Lafayette JV
11am: Woodford vs. Bryan Station
Noon: Bourbon Co. vs. Frankfort
1pm: Woodford vs. Scott Co.
2pm: Bryan Station vs. Frankfort
3pm: Bourbon Co. vs. Madison Central
4pm: Owen Co. vs. Scott Co.
5pm: Lincoln Co. vs. Calloway Co.
6pm: Owen Co. vs. Lafayette
7pm: Madison Central vs. Calloway Co.
8pm: Lincoln Co. vs. Lafayette

June 21st

9am: Woodford Frosh vs. Owen Co. JV
10am: Woodford JV vs. Owen Co. JV
11am: Bryan Station vs. Owen Co.
Noon: Frankfort vs. Madison Central
1pm: Bryan Station vs. Lincoln Co.
2pm: Woodford vs. Owen Co.
3pm: Lafayette vs. Madison Central
4pm: Frankfort vs. Lincoln Co.
5pm: Lafayette vs. Lexington Catholic
6pm: Woodford vs. Bourbon
7pm: Scott Co. vs. Lexington Catholic
8pm: Scott Co. vs. Bourbon Co.

Gorgui Dieng Calls Out Kentucky, Questions Team Chemistry

Former Louisville star Gorgui Dieng expects rival Kentucky to always have good players but wonders if the Wildcats will always come together as a team.

Dieng said, "you can have a lot of pieces but it's tough to have a team."

Here is an excerpt of his comments via CollegeSpun.com:
One of those national champion Cardinals, Gorgui Dieng, had some pretty interesting comments recently in an interview before the upcoming NBA Draft — specifically, he was calling out John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats. Dieng thinks that Kentucky, which is said to have the best recruiting class ever, has a chance to win the title, but he doubts the Wildcats’ team chemistry is there. Here’s what he told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog:

“They always have the best players and always, I don’t want to say best players, they always have the chance but are they going to be a team? We don’t know. You can have a lot of pieces but it’s tough to have a team.”

Dieng also mentioned that he thinks the Cardinals will be better in 2013-14 than they were last year, so everyone else should look out.

Kyle Wiltjer and Canada Goes Perfect 9-0 in Four Nations Tournament

Kentucky junior Kyle Wiltjer and the Canada Development Men's National Team went a perfect 9-0 at the Four Nations' International Invitational Tournament in China.

The Canada's finished up the event with a 93-38 thrashing of Latvia. Wiltjer had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the blowout.

Yesterday, Canada pulled away from China in the second half to earn an 85-70 victory.

On Sunday, the Canadians defeated the United States for the third time in a 95-93 couble overtime thriller.

The team will now return home to Canada to continue its preparations for the 27th FISU Summer Universiade, also known as the World University Games. The games get underway on July 7 and run through July 16.  

UK Commit Karl Towns Plays 1-On-1 Against Jerome Williams

Kentucky commit Karl Towns goes 1-on-1 against former NBA big man Jerome Williams:

Kentucky Travelers, UK Recruits in Road to the Peach Jam Video

Check out Episode 4 of Road to the Peach Jam, which features appearances by the Kentucky Travelers and several UK recruits:


Alabama Transfer Trevor Lacey Lands at N.C. State

Trevor Lacey, who was once recruited by Kentucky, will transfer from Alabama to North Carolina State.

PackPride NC State has landed a commitment from Alabama transfer Trevor Lacey.

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last season for the Crimson Tide.

Here is more from ESPN.com:

He visited NC State and Pittsburgh and also considered Miami.

"I really wanted to play in the ACC," Lacey told ESPN.com. "And I felt a connection with Coach [Mark] Gottfried and the coaching staff."

NC State lost all five starters from this past season -- Richard Howell and Scott Wood graduated, C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown left early for the NBA and Rodney Purvis transferred to UConn.

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DeMarcus Cousins to Hold Basketball Camps in Sacramento and Kentucky

Former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins will be holding a series of basketball camps beginning tomorrow in Sacramento and continuing next week in Somerset, Kentucky.

- For boys and girls ages 7-16

- Campers will receive a personal photo taken with Cousins, an autographed DeMarcus Cousins poster, and an Official Nike Camp t-shirt.

- Players will receive instruction from a collection of the area’s top coaches as well as Cousins himself, who will be co-directing and coaching hands on for the entire camp while building relationships with every single camper.

SACRAMENTO CAMP ($149)
 
 
-June 19-21
-9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
-Sacramento High Gymnasium, Sacramento, CA
   2315 34th St, Sacramento, Camp

KENTUCKY CAMP ($99)
 
 
-June 26-28
-9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
-Rocky Hollow Recreation Center, Somerset, KY 
   142 S Central Ave, Somerset, KY 42501
 

Cost for the camp is $149 per person. For more information visit www.demarcuscousinscamp.com or call 1-855-DMC-CAMP (362-2267).

Trey Lyles, MiKyle McIntosh Make Canada Junior National Team U19

Kentucky and Louisville recruit Trey Lyles leads a talented group of players who have been named to Canada's Junior National Team U19 roster.

Lyles is joined on the roster by Tyler Ennis and Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Andrew Wiggins was eligible for the team but declined.

MiKyle McIntosh from 22 Feet Academy also made the final cut.

Canada Junior National Team Roster (U19)
No.NamePositionHeightHometown
4Kaza KeanePoint Guard6-1Ajax, Ont.
5Duane NoticeGuard6-3Woodbridge, Ont.
6Agunwa OkolieForward6-7Ajax, Ont.
7Joe De CimanWing6-4Regina, Sask.
8Xavier Rathan-MayesGuard6-3Scarborough, Ont.
9MiKyle McIntoshWing6-6Pickering, Ont.
10Trey LylesForward6-10Saskatoon, Sask.
11Tyler EnnisPoint Guard6-3Brampton, Ont.
12Marko PirovicForward6-7Bolton, Ont.
13Denzell TaylorForward6-8Brampton, Ont.
14Manroop ClairShooting Guard6-1Vancouver, B.C.
15Chris EgiForward6-9Markham, Ont.

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Rod Strickland and Sons at John Calipari Father/Son Camp

Check out Kentucky special assistant Rod Strickland and sons doing work at John Calipari's Father & Son Basketball Camp:


2015 SG Charles Matthews Picks Up Offer from Kentucky

Charles Matthews, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard at St. Rita (Ill.) High School, has picked up an offer from John Calipari and Kentucky.

Matthews ranks No. 9 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2015. He also added an offer from Missouri on Monday.




Dixie Heights SG Brandon Hatton Talks Recruiting

2014 Dixie Heights SG Brandon Hatton talks recruiting with Ryan Roberts of NKYSports.com:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kentucky Offers 2015 Center Stephen Zimmerman

Kentucky has offered a scholarship to 7-foot center Stephen Zimmerman from Bishop Gorman (Nev.) High School.

Zimmerman, who ranks No. 2 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2015, confirmed the offer on Twitter:



Marcus Smith Drains Incredible 75-Foot Ice Cream Shot at Steve Prohm Basketball Camp

Watch as Marcus Smith drains the incredible 75-foot "ice cream shot" at Steve Prohm's Basketball Camp at Murray State:


Former Apollo Star Tyler Brown Works Out for the Kings

Former Owensboro Apollo High School star Tyler Brown recently worked out for the Sacramento Kings.

Here is some footage from the workout:


Derek Anderson Talks About "Stamina" on CNN

Former Kentucky star Derek Anderson is currently promoting his new book titled "Stamina."

Here he is making an appearance on CNN recently:

Fan Tweets a Picture of the Much-Discussed "Wildcat Code" Board

A fan has posted a picture of the much-discussed "Wildcat Code" board on Twitter.

Here is a picture posted by @briley_33 on Twitter:

2013 Shooting Guard Petar Rusic Working On College Choice

Petar Rusic, a talented 6-foot-4 shooting guard at 22 Feet Academy, is working towards making a college decision.

Rusic, a lethal three-point shooter in the class of 2013, is currently focusing primarily on three schools, according to head coach Ryan Schmidt.

Schmidt says Rusic is currently being pursued by Rutgers, Southern Miss and LSU.

Rusic in action:



2014 Center Myles Turner Says He Spoke to Calipari

Myles Turner, a 6-foot-11 center at Trinity (Tex.) High School, says he spoke with Kentucky head coach John Calipari last night.

ReggieRankin Just confirmed that ESPN 100 #10 overall Myles Turner will take an unofficial to SMU on Thurs and he spoke with UK coach Cal last night!

Turner rank No. 78 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2014. ESPN ranks him No. 10 overall.

Rajon Rondo Appears in Funny Skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Former Kentucky star Rajon Rondo recently appeared in a funny skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live about a staged autograph signing session with fans:


Winston Bennett is Resigning as Head Coach at Mid-Continent University

I was told several weeks ago that Winston Bennett was out as head men's basketball at Mid-Continent University.

That report was denied at the time and school officials said the two sides were in negotiations concerning Bennett's future with the program.

It is now being reported that Bennett announced today that he is resigning his duties at MCU:

NealBradley Per Bill Bartleman at MCU: Winston Bennett announced today that he is resigning as head men’s basketball coach at Mid-Continent University.

NealBradley Bennett intends to continue to pursue his passion as an author and Christian motivational speaker, but did not rule out coaching again.

Photo: Mid-Continent University

Dominique Hawkins Breaks First Two Rules of the "Wildcat Code"

Kentucky freshman Dominique Hawkins talked about the "Wildcat Code" in an interview over the weekend.

Here is an excerpt of Hawkins' comments to the Courier-Journal:

Hawkins said the offseason program is thorough and detailed, down to a point-based reward system called the “Wildcat Code.” He said players accumulate one to four points per day for things such as sitting at the front of the class, showing teachers their notes afterward and displaying extra hustle in basketball workouts.

If players do not accumulate 80 points by a certain date, Hawkins said, they will not be allowed to use the team locker room. If they reach the 80-point mark, they could get their own room in the team dormitory. When they reach 100, they receive a jersey.

“I’m doing all right; I think I’ve got 18 or 19 points right now,” Hawkins said. “The highest is 23. Willie has that. He’s overachieving.”

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It turns out that rule No. 1 of the Wildcat Code is: you do not talk about the Wildcat Code. Rule No. 2 of the Wildcat Code is: you do not talk about the Wildcat Code.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari sent his freshman a friendly reminder on Twitter this afternoon:

UKCoachCalipari So about this Wildcat Code …

UKCoachCalipari The first rule of the Wildcat Code is: You do not talk about the Wildcat Code.

UKCoachCalipari The second rule of the Wildcat Code is: You do not talk about the Wildcat Code. LOL.

UKCoachCalipari In all seriousness, I’m not mad at @DHawk_25 at all for talking about it. He’s a good kid who is doing well so far.

UKCoachCalipari All I can tell you about the Code right now is that it's geared to make these guys earn everything. Nothing is given; everything is earned.

UKCoachCalipari The guys get a grade every day, one for academics and another for physical development. The two grades are then added together. 

UKCoachCalipari We will tell you what they earned later in the summer. Can the #BBN wait until then?

Recruit Says Kentucky is "America's Team" for High School Players

Craig Victor, a talented 6-foot-8 power forward in the class of 2014, says Kentucky is "America's team for all high school players."

Victor, who ranks No. 24 on the Rivals.com list, had this to say to Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal:

“You know how the Cowboys are America’s football team?” he said Friday at the NBPA Top 100 camp. “I would say Kentucky is America’s team for all high school players. That’s the dream to play at Kentucky. I believe that.”


Victor also said that John Calipari plans to evaluate him in July and he thinks an offer will come after that:
UK coach John Calipari has told Victor he plans to evaluate him in July in tournaments in Indianapolis and Las Vegas.

“I believe they’ll offer me after that,” he said.


Photo: Rivals.com

Sunday, June 16, 2013

More Than 600 Attend John Calipari's Father & Son Camp II

More than 600 campers attended John Calipari's Father & Son Basketball Camp II over the weekend.

Here are a few pictures from the event:




Western Kentucky Contacts 2015 Star Ethan Stair

Western Kentucky was among the first group of schools to contact 2015 star Ethan Stair this week.

Stair is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Hazel Green (Ala.) High School.

 

UK Recruit Devin Booker Suffers High Ankle Sprain

Kentucky recruit Devin Booker suffered a high ankle sprain at the NBA Top 100 Camp over the weekend.

TMcCormickESPN @DevinBook high ankle sprain - Done at @Top100Camp - impressive week - good opportunity now to rest up for a grueling July viewing period

Even with the injury, Booker still made the Top 100 All-Star Team:

JeffRabjohns Top 100 All-Star team: Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Devin Booker, James Blackmon, Kelly Oubre, Kevin Looney, Reid Travis, Jaquan Newton ...

Here is some footage of Booker playing one-on-one against NBA star Andre Iguodala:

Highlights of Emmanuel Mudiay at Pangos All-American Camp

Check out these new highlights of Kentucky recruit Emmanuel Mudiay at Pangos All-American Camp:

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