5:26 PM EDT, Mon June 18, 2018
A Sea Of Blue 20 mins ago
Calipari talks NBA stock of Wenyen Gabriel, who’s actually in one mock draft

Calipari talks NBA stock of Wenyen Gabriel, who’s actually in one mock draft

Cal also revealed that Gabriel was “adamant” about going pro during the pre-draft process. NBA Draft week is here, and for several Kentucky Wildcats, their professional dreams will be realized on Thursday. We already know Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are primed to be lottery picks, and it won’t be a surprise if one or both of them makes it into the top 10. Hamidou Diallo is another guy like to hear his name called at some point, likely in the early second-round range. As for Jarred Vanderbilt, his situation is a little more tricky with his injury history. He has...
A Sea Of Blue 10 hours ago

Quickies: NBA Draft Week Edition

Five Wildcats await draft night to see if their names are called and more. We’re almost to the end of NBA Draft season. The draft will be held on Thursday, meaning we’re in for a final round of tons of mock drafts and big boards. Kentucky has five players in the draft: Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander,...

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A Sea Of Blue 1 hour ago
The Raptors reportedly want to get Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The Raptors reportedly want to get Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The Raptors appear to be very high on Shai, but they’ve got some work to do to land him. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may not be the first point guard taken in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but there’s no denying he has the potential to end up being the best overall guard to come out of this draft. Perhaps that’s something the Toronto Raptors believe, as they’re reportedly making a push to move up and select Shai in Thursday’s draft. Draft scuttle: Hearing Toronto is exploring all of its trade options in hopes of assembling a deal to acquire a draft pick high enough to select Kentucky's...
A Sea Of Blue 3 hours ago
The latest on PJ Washington’s recovery from finger surgery

The latest on PJ Washington’s recovery from finger surgery

PJ still has some work to do before being fully cleared. PJ Washington is primed for a big sophomore season, but first, he has to get healthy. Washington is recovering from surgery on a torn tendon in his pinky finger suffered during the middle of his freshman season. He was able to play through the injury as UK made it to the Sweet 16, then go through the pre-draft process before deciding to return to school. Shortly thereafter, Washington underwent surgery to repair the damage. The hope was he’d be back to full health by the time UK leaves for the Bahamas trip, but there’s still some...
A Sea Of Blue 6 hours ago
Despite no offer, UK still interested in Aidan Igiehon

Despite no offer, UK still interested in Aidan Igiehon

Igiehon says he will soon cut his list; Kentucky and Duke hope to delay that. Kentucky has yet to offer 6’8 forward Aidan Igiehon, but that doesn’t mean that the Wildcats aren’t still interested. In a recent interview, the 23rd ranked prospect in the ‘19 class, according to Rivals, told Corey Evans that Duke and Kentucky want him to delay cutting his list of teams. “They told me not to cut my list yet,” he said. “None of them have offered yet, since none of them have seen me a lot and didn’t realize what I was like until this spring. They are recruiting me and all of the...
Cincinnati Enquirer 7 hours ago
Will UK's Jemarl Baker show he's more than a shooter after his injury?

Will UK's Jemarl Baker show he's more than a shooter after his injury?

What should Kentucky basketball fans expect from Jemarl Baker now that hes back after missing his first season due to injury?         
A Sea Of Blue 9 hours ago
Anthony Davis gives advice to new Wildcats while in Lexington

Anthony Davis gives advice to new Wildcats while in Lexington

Davis talks about what the new players need to do and what helped his team be so successful. Anthony Davis returned to Lexington to host a kids camp last week, and took the time to give advice to future Wildcats and talk about why his Kentucky team was a success. “Come here, have fun,” Davis said in giving advice to the incoming Wildcats, according to Rick Childress of the Lexington Herald-Leader. “You got to trust Coach Cal. He knows what he’s talking about,” Davis said. “Go in with the mindset of being unselfish, sacrificing and having the ultimate goal, which is winning...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2018
John Calipari and Ashton Hagans comment on UK arrival

John Calipari and Ashton Hagans comment on UK arrival

Hagans is officially a Cat. The Kentucky Wildcats have officially announced the addition of Ashton Hagans to its 2018 recruiting class. “So happy to see my dream of playing for Coach Cal and the Big Blue Nation come true,” Hagans said in a press release. “To follow the footsteps of all the great point guards that came before me is truly a blessing.” Hagans, who comes to UK by way of Newton High School in Covington (GA), was set to be one of the top high school recruits in the country next season before to foregoing his final year of eligibility and graduating last week. He was...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2018
Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Father’s Day 2018 Edition

Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Father’s Day 2018 Edition

Father’s Day fun, Tyrese Maxey wins gold, Ashton Hagans the next great UK point guard?, and more! Good morning, Big Blue Nation. On behalf of the staff here at A Sea of Blue, I want to wish all of the dads out there a very heartfelt Happy Father’s Day. Being a father is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s not easy and there are days where I feel as if I might lose my mind, but my children are my life and there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do for them. We can see the pride of a father whenever John Calipari interacts with his son, Brad Calipari, on the sidelines...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2018
3 Ways Reid Travis Can Impact UK Next Season

3 Ways Reid Travis Can Impact UK Next Season

Travis could have a huge impact for UK if he chooses to come to Lexington. Reid Travis is set to visit Lexington this week as he’s deciding between Kentucky and Villanova. Ahead of his visit, let’s explore the three biggest ways that Travis could change the Wildcats’ fortunes next season. 1. Reid Travis brings experience to yet another young Wildcats’ roster. By now, all of Big Blue Nation knows that while Kentucky is guided by John Calipari, the Wildcats will have consistent turnover and constantly be developing young players. Take thi past season for example. The Cats lost 5...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2018
Early Thoughts On UK’s Starting 5

Early Thoughts On UK’s Starting 5

Who hits the floor first for the Cats next season? Now that upcoming roster for next season’s is largely set—save, of course, for Reid Travis’ upcoming decision—it’s as good a time as any to start speculating on what the starting five might look like. Upcoming rotations are also ripe for discussion. Because Travis is still open in his recruitment between UK and Villanova, we’ll use the following roster as our baseline: Immanuel Quickley, 6-3 Freshman, Guard Jemarl Baker 6-4 Freshman, Guard Tyler Herro 6-5 Freshman, Guard Zan Payne 6-5 Freshman, Guard EJ Montgomery, 6-10...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 16, 2018
Vernon Carey looking at October official visit to UK

Vernon Carey looking at October official visit to UK

Big news for the Cats as they battle the likes of Duke for this elite big man. It looks like UK has secured an official visit with Vernon Carey. Carey just revealed to Evan Daniels that the current plan is to take an official visit to UK for the weekend of the Blue-White Game in October. Carey recently trimmed his list to five, and it included the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels. Carey, the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2019 class, stands at 6-9 and 245 pounds with a great low-post game and is a best on the boars,...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 16, 2018
ESPN analytics really like Jarred Vanderbilt; getting more first-round buzz

ESPN analytics really like Jarred Vanderbilt; getting more first-round buzz

Vanderbilt is getting more and more buzz as a potential late first or early second-round pick. Many have been wondering where the young Kentucky Wildcats who declared for the draft would be landing, especially Jarred Vanderbilt who skipped the NBA draft combine. Over at ESPN, they did an advanced analytical study of the top 30 prospects in this year’s draft, and Vanderbilt was the true surprise. With many expecting to see him early in the second round, ESPN has put his projection as high as 22nd with a 25% chance to land a starting position. At 6’9” and 214 lbs he has a big body...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 16, 2018
Quickies: Ashton Hagans Edition

Quickies: Ashton Hagans Edition

Hagans reclassifies and more in today’s quickies. Ashton Hagans has officially made the 2018-19 Kentucky team loaded. The announcement of his reclassification yesterday put UK in incredibly good shape from a roster standpoint. Their backcourt will now consist of: Former five-star recruit Quade Green Five-star recruit Immanuel Quickley Five-star recruit Ashton Hagans Former four-star recruit Jemarl Baker Four-star recruit Tyler Herro The depth that this team has is absurd? Who do you start? Who do you bench? How do you even figure it out? Hagans’ reclassification puts Calipari right...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 15, 2018
Rajon Rondo kicked out of NBPA Top 100 game

Rajon Rondo kicked out of NBPA Top 100 game

Can’t imagine this has happened before. Rajon Rondo is up to his Rajon Rondo ways again. The former Kentucky Wildcats star and current Pelicans guard, who is known for a pretty fiery personality on the court, was ejected from an NBPA Top 100 Camp game that he was coaching on Friday. Might be a first. Coach Rajon Rondo kicked out of game at #NBPATop100 . Gonna be interesting,to see how much time and manpower it will take to get him out of gym.— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) June 15, 2018 While I haven’t found an official record of NBPA Top 100 Camp ejections, I can’t imagine...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 15, 2018
Ashton Hagans has reclassified into 2018 class

Ashton Hagans has reclassified into 2018 class

The future Wildcats point guard is now a high school grad. It looks like future Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans may have finished his reclassification and could be on his way to Lexington soon. Hagans just tweeted this: #18’ pic.twitter.com/RPezRhgA6P— ashton hagans (@H23Ash) June 15, 2018 Cov News Sports and Prep Hoops reporter Samad Hines have also confirmed that Hagans has reclassified and will be at UK for the 2018-19 season. Hagans was one of the top point guards in the 2019 class and a consensus top 10 prospect. However, the buzz was all about him reclassifying to...

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  • 3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    The Raptors reportedly want to get Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

  • 2 Jarred Vanderbilt

    Jarred Vanderbilt

    Calipari talks NBA stock of Wenyen Gabriel, who’s actually in one mock draft

  • 2 Wenyen Gabriel

    Wenyen Gabriel

    Calipari talks NBA stock of Wenyen Gabriel, who’s actually in one mock draft

  • 2 Kevin Knox

    Kevin Knox

    Calipari talks NBA stock of Wenyen Gabriel, who’s actually in one mock draft

  • 2 Hamidou Diallo

    Hamidou Diallo

    Calipari talks NBA stock of Wenyen Gabriel, who’s actually in one mock draft

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