Kentucky Rumors & News

  • PJ Washington says it's first-round NBA draft guarantee or back to UK

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Kentucky freshman PJ Washington is nearing a decision about whether to stay in the NBA draft. "If I get a second-round guarantee, I’m definitely going back to school," Washington said Thursday at the NBA combine. "Right now if it’s first round, I..." May 18

  • Former Kentucky forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, a former 5-star recruit, is transferring to NC State

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's Sacha Killeya-Jones, a McDonald's All-American who was a five-star prospect and ranked as a top-25 player in the Class of 2016, announced on Tuesday that he will transfer to NC State.  Killeya-Jones picked the Wolfpack over a number of different suitors, most..." May 15

  • Five-star guard Tyrese Maxey commits to Kentucky

    247 Sports "Five-star combination guard Tyrese Maxey plans to play college basketball at Kentucky and for now will stay in the 2019 class, he tells 247Sports. “I feel like it’s the best fit for my family and me,” Maxey said. “Just Coach Cal’s sharp record of the way he’s doing things with players of my..." May 09

  • 'Don't put restrictions on kids': Calipari's one-and-done stance is dead on

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Of all the coaches to benefit from one-and-done, John Calipari figures to lose the most if the NBA abolishes the rule. And yet he wants just that. "Whatever the rules," he said, "we're going to be fine." Who thinks the University of Kentucky basketball is going to die any time soon,..." April 21

  • Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans commits to Kentucky

    247 Sports "Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans made his college decision on Tuesday morning, he informed 247Sports. “I committed to Kentucky,” Hagans said. “It’s my dream school and I feel like I can get the job done there.” Hagans, a standout at Covington (Ga.) Newton, originally committed to Georgia,..." April 10

  • Former five-star recruit Sacha Killeya-Jones announces he's transferring from Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Hours after Kentucky landed a commitment from five-star Class of 2018 power forward E.J. Montgomery, another former five-star in its projected frontcourt for next season, UK sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, announced he will request his release and seek opportunities to continue his career..." April 09

  • ‘Rocking Kentucky blue.’ Five-star forward E.J. Montgomery commits to Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Five-star forward E.J. Montgomery gave his verbal commitment Monday to the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. Montgomery picked the Wildcats over Duke, North Carolina and a slew of teams that were interested in the services of the 6-foot-11 prospect from Marietta, Ga. 24/7 Sports..." April 09

  • Top college basketball recruit Romeo Langford's dad rips John Calipari for U-19 debacle

    CBS Sports "Romeo Langford is one of the last big unknowns in the 2018 recruiting cycle. The 6-5 guard ranked No. 5 in the country will soon decide between Vanderbilt, Indiana and Kansas, after receiving offers and interest from the likes of Kentucky and North Carolina. Langford, who just scored 19..." April 02

  • Love of college atmosphere, BBN could keep Kevin Knox at UK, father says

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Freshman Kevin Knox led Kentucky in scoring. Conclusion: Kevin Knox will be a one-and-done player. Not so fast, Knox’s father said Monday. Kevin Knox Sr. said his son has expressed an interest in returning to UK for a sophomore season. “‘Daddy, to be honest with you, I loved the whole..." March 27

  • Kentucky's John Calipari: 'No disrespect' for lack of handshakes

    ESPN "Kansas State players said they were upset after Kentucky's players and coaches left the court before taking part in a postgame handshake following Kansas State's NCAA tournament win on Thursday. Kentucky coach John Calipari said there was no disrespect meant by his team. "They didn't shake..." March 23

  • Kentucky's Calipari warns team to not 'drink the poison'

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari is warning his players "don't drink that poison" by reading and watching comments about the team's path to the Final Four. "The poison being we have an easy road," Calipari said. "If they drink the poison, we'll be done on Thursday." Calipari isn't buying the..." March 21

  • Kentucky's streak of 1,047 games with a 3-pointer is over

    CBS Sports "The Kentucky Wildcats advanced into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 78-73 win over No. 12 seed Davidson on Thursday afternoon, but they lost their grip on one of the more remarkable streaks in all of NCAA. The Wildcats went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc against Davidson, which..." March 16

  • 5-star 2019 SF DJ Jeffries commits to Kentucky

    Fanrag Sports "SHARE TWEET With three players having committed to join the Kentucky basketball program this summer, John Calipari and his staff got an early start on the 2019 class Monday night. Five-star small forward D.J. Jeffries, who attends White Station HS in Memphis, announced that he will be a..." March 12

  • Kentucky's John Calipari: College players should make money off their likeness

    CBS Sports "Kentucky coach John Calipari said Tuesday that that he believes college players should have the opportunity to profit from their likeness and signature, and he urged the NCAA to work in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association to shore up some of the corruption that has taken..." February 28

  • Kevin Knox on FBI investigation: 'I'm not here to talk about that'

    ESPN "After being cleared to play Saturday morning, Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox declined to answer questions about his relationship with Christian Dawkins, the central figure of the FBI's probe into college basketball recruiting. According to a Yahoo! Sports report on Friday morning, Knox was one of..." February 25

  • Kentucky finds 'no eligibility issues' after internal review for potential violations

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Kentucky determined "there were no eligibility issues" after an internal review following a report of potential violations of NCAA regulations in college basketball. "The University of Kentucky immediately reviewed the matter and, based on the available information,..." February 24

  • John Calipari releases statement amid NCAA scandal

    Fanrag Sports "The NCAA appears to be the subject of an “underground recruiting operation” that could potentially create issues for more than 20 programs, according to Pete Thamel and Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. There is no shortage of reputable programs involved, including the Kentucky Wildcats and head..." February 23

  • Is This Kentucky's Worst Team Under John Calipari?

    Bleacher Report "Kentucky fell out of the AP Top 25 this past week. If you have any friends or family in Big Blue Nation, please check on them immediately. "We're probably somewhere around DEFCON 3," said Tom Leach, Kentucky's play-by-play radio announcer, of the level of worry surrounding the Wildcats. This..." January 25

  • Coach Cal takes another shot at Duke, Coach K

    College Basketball Talk "Duke and Kentucky have been at the forefront on the recruiting world for some time now, and as of late, it has been Duke that has been winning those wars. In the Class of 2018, Duke has beaten Kentucky on Cameron Reddish, R.J. Barrett and, on Saturday, Zion Williamson. Kentucky landed Kevin..." January 22

  • 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