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Calipari Sends Shot Across the Bow to Other Coaches

Kentucky coach John Calipari released a statement today on his  #website that  sends a clear message to other, unnamed college coaches about dirty recruiting tactics.  While I certainly have no inside knowledge of what coaches or programs the message is intended for, I think its a great message to recruits, their families, and even the other coaches.

Basically, Calipari is saying that other coaches will tell a recruit anything he wants to hear in order to get his signature, while at...

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McDonald’s All-American Game Recap: Wow!

Just finished watching the entire McDonald's All-American game.

As most here know, All Star Games are pretty much a joke. No defense, little passing and guards tend to dominate due to "controlling the ball."

With that said, UK has some serious beasts coming into the program. I've been watching HS All Star games for a long time. I don't remember a single one where one program was getting so many "answers."

Anthony Davis

I don't know if I've ever seen a longer, taller, faster and more...

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Cats Land Another Top 20 Recruit for 2011

Kyle Wiltjer, 6-9 PF from Portland, Oregon, chooses Kentucky. Wiltjer is described as a multi-skilled big man and is listed among the top five at his position by various recruiting services. This gives UK its fourth top 20 commitment for the 2010-2011 campaign.

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A Brief Look Into the Future (2011 Recruiting)

It seems like yesteryear that UK was recruiting players like Konner Tucker to lead the storied Big Blue Program into glory. No more! Since Billy G drove the Budweiser truck out of Lexington, the Big Blue has found its rightful place once again on the center of the Recruiting map.

Coach Calipari is on fire. He is the “It” Coach at the “It” Program, and he has enjoyed two straight #1 recruiting classes. How about a third straight, and potentially, the greatest recruiting class of all...

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Another Super Freak: Terrence Jones to UK

Just when Kentucky fans thought it was safe to abandon hope for next season, Coach John Calipari has gone out and assembled another completely ridiculous signing class, capped off with the news that consensus top 10 recruit Terrence Jones will sign with the Wildcats.

Jones, a smooth 6-9 power forward from Portland, Ore., was originally committed to Washington, but late Wednesday night news outlets were reporting that he would indeed sign with Kentucky.

Adding Jones to a backcourt of Enes...

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Ca Inks Another Stud…Doron Lamb Chooses UK

John Calipari is up to his old tricks again.

It has been confirmed by several sources that consensus top five recruit Doron Lamb will officially commit to Kentucky tomorrow, choosing the Cats over the likes of Arizona, UConn, Kansas and West Virginia.

Things have brightened up considerably for fans in Lexington. After Kentucky lost five underclassmen to the NBA draft this week, Cal went out and hauled in the nation’s top high school player in Brandon Knight. Now he gets a bona fide...

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Brandon Knight Chooses Kentucky

As many including the BBL expected, the nation’s consensus top high school player, Brandon Knight, Wednesday announced his commitment to play basketball at the University of Kentucky next year.

Knight, from the Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, Florida, chose the Wildcats over a marquee list of suitors that includes the likes of Kansas, Syracuse and Connecticut.

Expected to start and contribute heavily right away, Knight joins big man Enes Kanter and wing Stacey Poole as UK’s lone 2010-‘11...

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Tourney Success Signals More Roster Turnover for 2010-11 Wildcats

Kentucky’s overwhelming NCAA Tournament performance through two games (vicious beatings of East Tennessee State and Wake Forest) have got the basketball media speculating left and right about the slew of Wildcats leaving school after the season to enter the NBA draft.

Most reports have made it a foregone conclusion since January that John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson would leave UK for NBA riches when the season ended. But due to reports by draft guru Chad Ford and a range of...

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BBL Sources Confirm Brandon Knight to Kentucky

The BBL is not usually one to post rumors or break news, but we’ve talked to some pretty reputable contacts today, and they have confirmed to us that the nation’s consensus top high school player, Brandon Knight, is a “done deal” to sign with Kentucky.

Rumors have been rampant that Knight was looking to confirm this news next week. But our sources say that it’s now a sure thing. The same sources also say C.J. Leslie is also pretty close to a certainty, as well.

We can’t give away our...

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Early Peek at 2010-2011 Wildcats

So now that Kentucky has returned from the muddle of mediocrity and landed back on top of the college basketball world, the work for 2009-2010 is done and we can shift focus to next year’s team…

Ok, we’re only kidding. But it is true that with the runaway success of Calipari’s first Kentucky squad, there has been surprisingly little ink given to any speculation or discussion of what his second UK edition might look like. Moreover, given the hype and hoopla surrounding this year’s on-court...

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Kentucky freshman Charles Matthews is transferring, the school announced. Former ESPN 100 prospect. - via @ESPN App…
1. This loss means nothing. UK lost a game on the road in bizarre circumstances vs a very good team. If anything,...
Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
Tough loss over the weekend, but the Cats showed heart...they'll be back.

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