Kentucky Rumors & News

  • Why 5-star Zion Williamson would fit better at Clemson than Kansas, Duke or Kentucky

    CBS Sports "The nation's top uncommitted prospect, Zion Williamson, will end his long and winding recruitment process on Saturday. The five-star forward from Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina, ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the Class of 2018, will pick his college destination between Clemson,..." January 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins does not think John Calipari will ever return to NBA

    Larry Brown Sports "Rumors linking John Calipari to NBA coaching jobs are an annual occurrence, but one of the Kentucky coach’s former star players does not believe the speculation will ever become more than just that. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman asked DeMarcus Cousins on Tuesday if he believes Calipari will ever coach at..." January 17

  • John Calipari finds the positive in LaVar Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "There may no longer be any Balls associated with the UCLA basketball program, but that does not mean LaVar Ball questions do not come up in relation to the team’s games. Ahead of Saturday’s UCLA-Kentucky game at the CBS Sports Classic, Wildcats head coach John Calipari was asked about Ball...." December 23

  • Four-star guard Tyler Herro commits to Kentucky

    Scout "From the moment Tyler Herro picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky he knew where he wanted to go to school. “I pretty much knew right way,” Herro told Scout. “I was looking at Oregon, that sounded like a good gig. Villanova had a good pitch too, but ultimately I knew where I wanted to go..." November 14

  • No. 7 2018 recruit Keldon Johnson commits to Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Back in July, five-star basketball recruit Keldon Johnson was asked how long he’d be willing to wait on a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky. Johnson — a 6-foot-6 wing from Virginia — had made it clear earlier in the year that he coveted an offer from the Cats. He had visited UK..." November 12

  • Jemarl Baker to miss 3 months after knee surgery

    Fanrag Sports "Kentucky Wildcats guard Jemarl Baker is expected to miss at least the next three months after undergoing knee surgery, according to the program. Baker, an incoming freshman, underwent surgery last week after a procedure he had before he enrolled with the heralded SEC program did not heal..." November 02

  • Report: Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could miss entire season

    SEC Country "Initial reports suggested Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could be out three months with a foot injury. Now it could be much worse. A report from ESPN on Wednesday features a quote from Kentucky head coach John Calipari saying Vanderbilt might miss the whole year. “If he’s not..." October 19

  • Nation’s No. 1 Recruit R.J. Barrett Sets Decision Date

    The Spun "R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, is just over a month away from picking between his three finalist schools. On Sunday, Barrett confirmed his top three of Duke, Kentucky, and Oregon. He will be deciding between those three schools on November 10. However, he does not have..." October 06

  • John Calipari on FBI probe: Solution could be to mimic NCAA baseball

    USA Today "Kentucky coach John Calipari is a man of solutions. Addressing the FBI investigation that cost Rick Pitino his job at Louisville, Calipari said college basketball should take a page from college baseball's playbook. As part of the ongoing federal investigation that began in 2015, four NCAA..." October 06

  • Five-star freshman Vanderbilt out 3 months with foot injury

    SEC Country "The season hasn’t even started yet and Kentucky basketball has suffered a significant setback: 5-star freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt is expected to miss three months after suffering an injury to his left foot. He will likely need surgery and plans to return in January. Vanderbilt, a..." September 30

  • Immanuel Quickley is Kentucky’s first basketball commitment for the class of 2018

    Lexington Herald-Leader "A commitment seemingly months in the making is finally a reality: five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley will be a Kentucky Wildcat. Quickley — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Bel Air, Md. — announced his commitment to UK on Friday night, becoming the Cats’ first pledge for the recruiting class of..." September 22

  • Kentucky freshman Nick Richards cleared by NCAA

    Fanrag Sports "University of Kentucky freshman center Nick Richards has been fully cleared by the NCAA, his high school coach told FanRag Sports on Thursday. Richards, a five-star big man, committed to play basketball for Kentucky back in November. The seven-foot, 239-pounder is known for his defensive..." August 24