Kentucky Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Kentucky Is Trending For 5-Star Zion Williamson

    The Spun "He’s been called “the next LeBron James” by some. Zion Williamson, a five-star forward in the 2018 class, is one of the most-dominant recruits we’ve ever seen. His highlight reels are ridiculous, looking more like a dunk contest than a 5-on-5 game at times." July 16

  • John Calipari: Kentucky players prepared for NBA, have lifetime scholarships

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari said Monday he'd be fine if the NBA changed their rules to allow high school players to go directly to the NBA as long as the league was prepared to pay them them fairly and give them time to develop. Calipari, speaking on the SEC coaches' summer teleconference,..." June 26

  • Kentucky's Hamidou Diallo working on succeeding as first-ever 1.5-and-done player

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Every now and then, John Calipari would tease Hamidou Diallo. And that’s what it was: not a joke, but a tease. He would say, “Make sure you have your jersey on for this game.” The discussion never advanced beyond that. So Diallo would sit and watch. He arrived at the University of Kentucky on..." June 21

  • Vulgar messages from fans released against referee John Higgins

    WKYT "Out of 800 vulgar voice messages believed left by Kentucky fans at the office of referee John Higgins, after UK's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, seven are classified as a threat. Sarpy County Sheriffs Detective Matt Barrall spent 80 hours reading posts and listening to voice..." June 03

  • Authorities identify seven people who threatened ref after Kentucky’s loss to UNC

    CBS Sports "Seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after some controversial calls during Kentucky's 75-73 loss to North Carolina in the 2017 NCAA Tournament have been identified and could be eventually charged by authorities in their jurisdictions or the FBI, Sarpy County Nebraska Attorney Lee..." May 27

  • Hamidou Diallo passes on the NBA Draft to return to Kentucky; Wildcats are top-10

    CBS Sports "The last high-profile player to publicly decide whether he would return to college or stay in the NBA Draft was the only college player who has never played a college game. Fortunately for UK fans, Kentucky freshman Hamidou Diallo has opted to return to Lexington and play next season with the..." May 25

  • Calipari: 'I will retire' if Diallo is a lottery pick

    New York Times "Hamidou Diallo hasn’t played an organized basketball game since his final one with his Connecticut prep school, Putnam Science Academy, at Florida’s IMG Academy four days before Christmas. That was nearly five months ago. Diallo, a highly recruited swingman from Queens, didn’t play a single..." May 24

  • Hamidou Diallo reportedly '50-50' on staying in NBA Draft or returning to UK

    CBS Sports "Kentucky early enrollee Hamidou Diallo, a five-star wing who sat on the bench in the spring for the Wildcats and did not play, has yet to make a decision about his future. He could remain in the NBA Draft (a decision he has until Wednesday to make before permanently burning up his college..." May 23

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