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  • UK lands Cam'Ron Fletcher, 2nd top-50 recruit in 2 weeks

    ESPN "For the second straight weekend, Kentucky has landed a top-50 commitment. This time around, the Wildcats picked up a pledge from four-star small forward Cam'Ron Fletcher. Fletcher arrived in Lexington on Thursday for his official visit, and announced his commitment shortly after..." August 04

  • No. 2 Recruit in 2020 Class Cade Cunningham Reveals Final Five Schools

    SI "Five-star combo guard Cade Cunningham has narrowed his list of schools down to five on Thursday, announcing Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Washington as his final contenders. Cunningham is the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2020, per 247Sports. The 6'6",..." August 02

  • Where Kansas, Kentucky Stand With 5-Star Recruit Daishen Nix

    The Spun "There’s no denying that programs all across the country have interest in Daishen Nix, but the five-star guard is currently keeping his recruitment in the dark. As of right now, only a few teams know where they stand with him. Nix is the No. 1 point guard and No. 15 overall..." August 01

  • Duke, Kentucky and UNC are recruiting Paolo Banchero, but family ties to Washington make his choice tough

    CBS Sports "When the early session was completed on Sunday, the 70-plus players attending USA Basketball's Junior National Team Minicamp were dismissed for the afternoon -- at which point most of them drifted away from the courts here inside the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center,..." July 31

  • Brandon Boston Jr. commits to Kentucky Wildcats

    A Sea of Blue "Brandon Boston Jr., the No. 10 player in the 2020 recruiting class, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, just committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, according to Evan Daniels. He is the first commit in UK’s 2020 class. Boston was on his official visit to Lexington when..." July 27

  • Calipari likes 'positionless team' he sees in summer workouts

    Cats Illustrated "Prepare to hear the term a lot during the 2019-20 season. John Calipari may have the most "positionless" team he has coached during his time at Kentucky. Calipari, who is entering his 11th season as the Wildcats' head coach, took to Twitter Sunday night to..." July 16

  • Kentucky basketball guard Brad Calipari announces transfer to Detroit Mercy

    CBS Sports "Kentucky guard Brad Calipari, the son of Wildcats coach John Calipari, has found a new home. After a weeks' long exploration in the transfer portal, he announced Monday he'll finish out his career in the Horizon League with Detroit Mercy. "It's always been a dream of..." July 02

  • John Calipari signs 10-year, $86 million deal to keep him at Kentucky for life, even if it's not as a coach

    CBS Sports "Kentucky has all but guaranteed that John Calipari will hereby be synonymous with Big Blue -- and Big Blue alone. UK announced Thursday it signed Calipari to a lucrative 10-year, $86 million deal that will essentially keep him with the Wildcats until he retires. The..." June 14

  • Report: Kentucky G Brad Calipari Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

    SI "John Calipari's son, Brad, has entered the NCAA transfer portal with intent to leave Kentucky, Stadium's Jeff Goodman reported on Thursday. Calipari has been a walk-on at Kentucky since the 2016-17 season. The 6'0" guard redshirted his junior season after playing..." May 30

  • 5-Star PF Jaden McDaniels Commits to Washington over Kentucky, More

    Bleacher Report "The Washington Huskies received excellent news Tuesday, as highly touted recruit Jaden McDaniels has committed to play college ball in Seattle: ?? May 22

  • Kentucky transfer Jemarl Baker can be 'impact player' for Arizona in 2020-21

    Arizona Daily Star "Already with a highly regarded recruiting class boosting expectations next season, Arizona improved its long-term future Tuesday when former Kentucky guard Jemarl (‘juh-MALL’) Baker Jr. announced he would transfer to UA. A 6-foot-4-inch combo guard from Menifee,..." May 15

  • Johnny Juzang commits to Kentucky basketball

    Kentucky Sports "Another commitment for next season means yet another talented option on the perimeter for John Calipari, who appears to be building a roster well-suited to the “positionless” brand of basketball that he’s been pitching for the past few years. Four-star prospect..." May 10

  • Jalen Johnson announces final 4

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "The Kentucky Wildcats are still in the hunt for Jalen Johnson. The five-star small forward announced his final four on Saturday, and it includes Kentucky. Also making the cut were the Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers. Though four schools..." May 05

  • 5-star recruit Johnny Juzang reclassifies to 2019, interested in Virginia and Kentucky

    Larry Brown Sports "One lucky college basketball program will likely be benefiting from the services of Johnny Juzang later this year. Juzang announced on Instagram Wednesday that he is reclassifying to 2019, which would make him eligible to play this year. He says he will make his college announcement..." April 25

  • Nate Sestina signs with Kentucky; comments from John Calipari

    A Sea of Blue "The Kentucky Wildcats have signed Bucknell Bison grad transfer Nate Sestina. The news came just an hour after the school signed five-star La Lumiere forward Keion Brooks, as the late signing period begins today. “It’s been an amazing ride from Emporium..." April 18

  • Kentucky's Tyler Herro to test NBA draft waters

    ESPN "Calling his freshman season at Kentucky "incredible," Wildcats guard Tyler Herro announced Friday that he will test the NBA draft process. "As Coach Cal and the staff promised, it was the hardest thing I've ever done," Herro said in a..." April 12

  • Keldon Johnson declares for NBA Draft

    A Sea of Blue "Kentucky Wildcats freshman wing Keldon Johnson has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft. The 6-6 freshman joins a long list of one-and-dones under John Calipari. And he’s likely to join the list of those drafted in the first round. Johnson had a bit of..." April 10

  • Calipari: I didn't know Zion would be this good

    ESPN "Kentucky was one of the finalists in Zion Williamson's recruitment -- but even John Calipari didn't expect this type of freshman season from the Duke star. "We recruited Zion. I probably missed him a little bit," Calipari said Friday on The Dan Patrick Show. "I..." April 06

  • John Calipari responds to critics of his lifetime contract

    Larry Brown Sports "John Calipari has a response for critics of his new lifetime contract with Kentucky. Calipari parlayed some interest from UCLA into a sweeter deal with Kentucky that is a lifetime contract. Some people aren’t too happy about that deal, and Calipari thinks those are just..." April 05

  • Bucknell’s Nate Sestina becomes Kentucky’s latest grad-transfer addition

    College Basketball Talk "After a breakout redshirt junior year, Bucknell’s Nate Sestina is headed to the big time. The forward from Emporium, Penn. will graduate transfer to Kentucky and finish his career with the Wildcats next season, he announced Thursday. “It’s been an amazing..." April 04

  • John Calipari Rumors: Kentucky Offers 'Lifetime Contract' amid UCLA Interest

    Bleacher Report "Kentucky has reportedly offered head coach John Calipari the equivalent of a lifetime contract in response to UCLA's offer of a six-year, $48 million deal, according to Seth Davis of The Athletic. " April 01

  • He’s here to stay. John Calipari agrees to contract to finish career at UK.

    Kentucky Sports "John Calipari has agreed to terms on a long-term contract with the University of Kentucky and will finish his career as head coach of the Wildcats, UK announced Monday evening. Calipari, who completed his 10th season as Kentucky head coach with Sunday’s overtime loss to Auburn..." April 01

  • Is John Calipari's Kentucky system broken? Tournament loss fuels doubts

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The sound of Auburn fans roaring as the final seconds ticked off in the Tigers’ Elite Eight 77-71 upset of Kentucky might have been confused for grumbles from the growing crowd of doubters questioning whether John Calipari’s system is broken. Had one of PJ..." April 01

  • Kentucky star returns: 'I just suffered through it'

    ESPN "For someone who was questionable with a foot injury until shortly before tipoff, PJ Washington had a huge role for Kentucky in its Sweet 16 victory over Houston. Washington, Kentucky's leading scorer and rebounder in the regular season, didn't start but played 26 minutes and..." March 30

  • Brad Calipari will have chance to leave Kentucky as graduate transfer

    Larry Brown Sports "The saga of Brad Calipari has been one Kentucky fans have followed closely throughout the year, and it may have a big twist involved. Calipari, the son of Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari, played two seasons — 2016-17 and 2017-18 — for the Wildcats. He..." March 28

  • Calipari says PJ Washington didn't practice Wednesday after cast removed

    WKYT "PJ Washington’s cast on his foot was removed yesterday, according to a source familiar with the situation. This comes after Kentucky's top scorer and rebounder continues to recover from a foot sprain he suffered in the SEC Tournament. Washington was back in..." March 27

  • Kentucky star PJ Washington to miss NCAA Tournament first-round game

    CBS Sports "Kentucky forward PJ Washington has been ruled out of the Wildcats' first-round game against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian due to a sprained foot, coach John Calipari announced on Thursday. Washington was listed as probable to play on Wednesday ahead of the game, but a trip to see..." March 21

  • John Calipari seemingly responds to report linking him to UCLA

    Larry Brown Sports "John Calipari took to social media to seemingly respond to a report linking him with the UCLA head coaching job. A report surfaced on Wednesday that Calipari was showing interest in coaching the UCLA Bruins. Later that day, the Kentucky Wildcats coach took to his Twitter account to..." March 21

  • John Calipari provides promising news on PJ Washington

    CBS Sports "Troubling news came down Tuesday that PJ Washington, Kentucky's leading scorer and rebounder, has been in a walking boot since Sunday. But the precautionary move, as it was determined, seems to be of muted concern for the No. 2 seed Wildcats. UK coach John Calipari provided an..." March 20

  • PJ Washington in a walking boot for precautionary reasons

    A Sea of Blue "Rumors started swirling earlier today that PJ Washington had suffered a lower leg injury during the SEC Tournament. Turns out, there is some truth to Washington having a minor foot injury, but it doesn’t sound serious. According to UK, “PJ has been..." March 19

  • Keion Brooks commits to Kentucky, and he’s a perfect fit for Cats’ needs

    Kentucky Sports "UK’s long courtship of five-star basketball recruit Keion Brooks is complete. The Indiana native will be a Kentucky Wildcat. Brooks — a 6-foot-7 wing from Fort Wayne, Ind. — committed to the Cats on Friday night, turning down a scholarship offer from the home-state..." March 16

  • PJ Washington Shoots His Shot at Brittany Renner

    Black Sports Online "When Brittany Renner shows up anywhere sports related many people are going to try to connect the dots to the athletes in the area. In this case, because she showed up at some UK games speculation was she was there to see someone. If she wasn’t there for PJ Johnson, he..." March 02

  • Kentucky Transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones Will Pursue A Pro Career Before Ever Playing For NC State

    Dime Magazine "After two seasons at Kentucky, Sacha Killeya-Jones elected to pursue other opportunities, choosing to transfer to NC State to play for Kevin Keatts. However, the talented junior was forced to take his redshirt year in 2018-19 and, before ever playing for the Wolfpack, Killeya-Jones announced on..." March 01