Saturday, April 12, 2014

Marquis Teague Gets Ruined By His Own Brother

Watch as Marquis Teague gets crossed up by his own brother, Jeff:


Friday, April 11, 2014

23rd Annual OH-KY All-Star Game Set for Tomorrow

The 23rd annual OH-KY All-Star Game will be played tomorrow night at Thomas More College.

The girl's game tips at 5:30 p.m. with the boys following at 7:30 p.m.

Here's a look at the rosters:

Kentucky
 
Brent Bach – 6’2 G – Augusta
Tra Edwards -6’3 G – Hopkinsville
Jordan Green – 6’5 G – Henry Clay
LaMontray Harris – 6’7 F – PRP
D’Angelo Hunter – 6’7 F – PRP
Joe Jackson – 6’7 F – Fern Creek
Justin Johnson – 6’7 F – Perry County Central
Montrell Little – 6’6 F – Doss
Antonio McDaniels – 5’10 G – PRP
Quan Poindexter – 6’6 F – Hopkinsville
Nick Ruthsatz – 6’1 G – Covington Catholic
Jake Schulte – 6’8 F – Newport Central Catholic
Cory Thomas – 6’1 G – Fairdale
Brandon Trotter – 6’6 F – Seneca
Bryan Wallace – 6’0 G – Montgomery County

Ohio:

Grant Benzinger – 6’3 G – Moeller
Javon Bess – 6’6 G/F – Gahanna Lincoln
Steven Carpenter – 6’3 G – Fairfield Christian
Mike Deleon – 6’6 F – Olentangy Liberty
Evan French – 6’3 G – Warren
Jalen Hudson – 6’5 G – Akron SVSM
Cameron Kuhn – 6’0 G – Vermillion
Dakota Mathis – 6’4 G – Elida
Teddy Metzen – 6’8 F – Newark
Ronnie Rousseau – 5’10 G – Winton Woods
Mitch Spotleson – 6’5 F – Lake
Jeff Thomas – 6’7 F – Norwalk
Kevin Vannatta – 6’4 G/F – Upper Arlington
Nic Williams – 6’3 G – Sandusky Perkins
Antonio Woods – 6’1 G – Summit Country Day

Event Site

Also check out tonight's SlamJamFestival "Night of Stars"

SlamJamFestival "Night of Stars"

7:00 pm Friday April, 11th 2014 at Thomas More College

FREE Admission !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Battle Between Ohio and Kentucky (Boys & Girls)

Contests:

- 1 on 1

- 3 on 3

- 3-Point Shooting

Pitino, Pelphrey Sent Letters to Judge on Richie Farmer's Behalf

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Florida assistant coach John Pelphrey both sent letters to U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove before Richie Farmer's sentencing in January.

According to a report, Pitino asked the judge to show mercy when sentencing Farmer and allow him to "become a productive citizen again."

Here is more from Newschannel5.com:

Pitino's letter is among 29 dispatches sent to U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove before Farmer's sentencing in January for abusing public office. Farmer is serving a 27 month sentence.

Van Tatenhove unsealed the letters Thursday evening.

Among the family and friends writing letters was former Kentucky basketball star and current University of Florida assistant coach John Pelphrey. Pitino coached both men at Kentucky from 1989 through 1992.

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Kenneth Faried Drains the Game-Winner for the Nuggets

Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried nailed the game-winning floater with 0.5 seconds to go for the Denver Nuggets last night:



Faried is averaging 13.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game for the Nuggets this season. He has really elevated his level of play after the All-Star break. In 28 games since the break, Faried has put in 18.7 points and 9.8 boards per game.

Video: Karl Towns Dunks All Over Defender at Hoop Summit Practice

Watch as future Kentucky big man Karl Towns dunks all over a defender at Nike Hoop Summit practice:


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Seth Davis Ranks Kentucky No. 8, Louisville No. 20 for 2014-15

Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated has given his college basketball rankings for next season.

While it's way too soon to be looking at 2014-15, Davis currently has Kentucky No. 8 and Louisville No. 20.

Duke is his preseason No. 1 team, followed by Wisconsin and Arizona.

Here's a look at the top 10:

1. Duke
2. Wisconsin
3. Arizona
4. Villanova
5. North Carolina
6. Kansas
7. Michigan
8. Kentucky
9. Colorado
10. Texas
20. Louisville

Excerpts:

8. Kentucky

This rank could fluctuate in the coming days depending on which players head to the NBA draft, but John Calipari has again signed a stellar recruiting class that features 6-10 power forward Trey Lyles and 6-5 shooting guard Devin Booker. 

20. Louisville

Russ Smith is leaving and I'm assuming Montrezl Harrell will follow, which means Rick Pitino will depend heavily on four top-75 freshmen.

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Bill Self Visiting 2015 UK Recruit Malik Newman Today

Kansas head coach Bill Self was scheduled for an in-home visit with 2015 star Malik Newman today.

Newman is one of Kentucky's top targets in the Class of 2015:




Rod Strickland Leaving Kentucky to Take a Job at USF

Rod Strickland is leaving the University of Kentucky to take a position on Orlando Antigua's staff at South Florida.

Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com first reported the news:

Rod Strickland will join Orlando Antigua's staff at South Florida as an assistant coach, multiple sources told CBSSports.com.

An official announcement is expected before the weekend.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rex Chapman Explains Himself on the Dan Patrick Show

Just before Monday night's national championship game, former University of Kentucky star Rex Chapman made a Twitter post about John Calipari leaving for the NBA after this season:


Chapman went on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday to explain himself:


Rod Strickland Might Be Leaving Kentucky to Join Staff at USF

Rod Strickland might be leaving the University of Kentucky to join Orlando Antigua's coaching staff at South Florida.

Strickland has been serving as a special assistant to head coach John Calipari at Kentucky.

USF's sports information department said Antigua, a Wildcats assistant hired March 31 to replace Stan Heath as Bulls coach, was expected in his new office early Wednesday afternoon.

Details of his initial itinerary weren't clear, but Antigua is expected to begin assembling a staff and meeting with Bulls players before being given a pass code to the door of the practice facility.

Among the strongest candidates to join him: 'Cats assistant (and NBA veteran) Rod Strickland and his younger brother, Seton Hall assistant Oliver Antigua.

Florida-based basketball recruiting analyst Russ Wood, citing only a "reliable source," reported via Twitter on Saturday that Strickland will join Antigua at USF. A special assistant to UK coach John Calipari, Strickland and Antigua also served together under Calipari at Memphis.

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Chris Dowe Earns Player of the Week Honors in Portugal

Former Bellarmine University star Chris Dowe has been named Eurobasket.com Player of the Week in Portugal's top-level LPB league.

Dowe put in 28 points and 10 rebounds in an 81-72 win over Maia Basket.

On the season, Dowe is averaging 20.6. points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game for Sampaense.

Here is more from Eurobasket.com:

American Chris Dowe (193-G-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Sampaense and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.

The 22-year old guard had a double-double of 28 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Maia Basket (#11, 7-14) 81-72. Sampaense is placed at 3rd position in Portuguese LPB. Sampaense is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-9 record. Dowe turned to be Sampaense's top player in his first season with the team. Bellarmine College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Dowe is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.6ppg), assists (9th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 2.5spg and 63.2% FGP.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

UK Staff Could Net $736,000 With a Win Tonight

The University of Kentucky coaching staff could college some $736,000 in bonuses with a win over Connecticut tonight.

With a national championship, John Calipari would college $500,000 in bonuses and his three assistants will pocked $236,000.

Here are details from Bloomberg.com:

Calipari’s base salary, including broadcast and sponsorship guarantees, is $4.2 million, according to his contract. He had already collected $200,000 in tournament bonuses before Aaron Harrison’s 3-point shot in the closing seconds beat Michigan. That triggered a $150,000 bonus for reaching the Final Four, and he gets another $350,000 if the Wildcats beat Wisconsin and then either the University of Connecticut or the University of Florida in the title game scheduled for April 7.

Calipari’s three assistants, meantime, will pocket $236,000 in bonuses that kick in from the Final Four if Kentucky wins the tournament. Added to the head coach’s possible $500,000, the staff’s total bonus possibility is $736,000.

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Former UCONN Coach Jim Calhoun Says John Calipari Has Become a Bullsh***er

Former UCONN head coach Jim Calhoun gives his thoughts on Kentucky head coach John Calipari:



Here's a transcript from TheBigLead.com:

With UConn back in the National Championship Game Monday night against Calipari’s Kentucky team, Calhoun went on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan morning show. The topic of Calipari came up — specifically the hosts asked Calhoun how much Coach Cal annoys him — and here’s what the former UConn coach had to say:

“The one thing about John, John can become, you know, a bullshitter. … The good thing about John … that’s why I actually have a better relationship with John than I used to many years ago, John kind of knows that. At least I think he knows that. He’s actually kind of a tolerable guy to be around. He’s actually a pretty good guy to be around. I don’t do business the way he does. But he’s done a good job coaching. His way, one-and-done, most institutions are not going to allow do what Kentucky does. But that’s okay. That’s a lot of kids to leave early. But he can coach. He gets his kids to play. He’s done a good job certainly getting talent.”

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Cauley-Stein Said Selection Committee Screwed the Teams Ahead of Kentucky

Willie Cauley-Stein says the NCAA Selection Committee didn't screw Kentucky by making them a No. 8 seed. Cauley-Stein feels they screwed the teams ahead of Kentucky.

Here are his comments from USAToday.com:

It seems like ages ago now, but Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein remembers quite vividly his reaction to finding out the Wildcats were given a No. 8 seed on Selection Sunday.

"It was like a slap in the face," Cauley-Stein said. "I felt bad for the people ahead of us. I mean, we shouldn't have been an 8 seed.

"They didn't screw us; they screwed the people ahead of us."

That would be No. 1 seed Wichita State, a casualty of Kentucky's round-of-32 game. Then, No. 4 Louisville, which the Wildcats beat in the Sweet 16. No. 2 Michigan went down in the Elite Eight, the victim of a game-winning shot from Aaron Harrison. Another No. 2, Wisconsin, met the same fate in the Final Four.

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Young Kentucky Fan Dresses as Aaron Harrison on "Superhero Day"

Today is "Superhero Day" at Louisa Elementary School. Most kids are dressed as such powerful heroes as Superman, Batman or Ironman.

Not young Jake Preece. He dressed as Big Blue Nation's ultimate superhero - Aaron Harrison:


Kentucky's Big Blue Nation Reacts to Win Over Wisconsin

If you're a Kentucky fan, this video will likely give you cold chills. Watch as the Big Blue Nation reacts to UK's win over Wisconsin:



* Video by Drew Franklin on YouTube

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Terrence Jones Visited the Kentucky Locker Room Last Night

Former Kentucky star Terrence Jones visited the UK locker room last night.

John Calipari posted a picture on Facebook:

John Calipari Look who else was in our locker room last night. I bet Terrence was more nervous watching than he ever was playing for us.

Marty Brown Sings His UK Wildcats' Battle Cry

Check out singer/songwriter Marty Brown with his UK Wildcats' Battle Cry:


Marcus Lee Dunks All Over Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky

Watch as Kentucky's Marcus Lee dunks all over Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky:


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