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A Sea Of Blue Jun 19, 2019
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rises in 2018 re-draft

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rises in 2018 re-draft

Shai is already proving to be a steal for the Clippers. With the 2019 NBA Draft just a day away, teams are able to best evaluate what they need based on where their draft picks from the year before stand after a season in the league. Two Kentucky Wildcats were selected in last year’s lottery, as Kevin Knox was taken with the 9th pick to the New York Knicks, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was taken with 11th pick by the Charlotte Hornets. Shai was then traded later on draft night to the Los Angeles Clippers. Both Wildcats are still taken in the lottery in CBS Sports’ redraft of the 2018...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 18, 2019
UK offers Paolo Banchero

UK offers Paolo Banchero

Banchero is ranked as high as No. 4 overall in his class. Kentucky has a new target in the Class of 2021. On Tuesday, the Wildcats offered Paolo Banchero a scholarship, he announced on Twitter. Speechless!!! Blessed to receive a scholarship offer to play for coach Calipari and the University of Kentucky! #BBN ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/9Ll6enIFOW— Paolo (Paul-Oh) (@Pp_doesit) June 19, 2019 The 6-9, 235-pound Banchero plays for O'Dea High School in Seattle (WA). He’s currently ranked No. 4 overall in 2021 by Rivals and No. 6 by both 247 Sports and ESPN. Banchero won MVP honors at...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 18, 2019
Kentucky will have an NBA Draft special stream on Thursday

Kentucky will have an NBA Draft special stream on Thursday

A great behind-the-scenes look at Draft Night. The NBA Draft has become an annual celebration for all of the Big Blue Nation, as we have now seen 35 players fulfill their dreams of becoming a professional basketball player. This year, three more Cats are expected to do just that. So, Kentucky has decided to change things up a bit and make the draft a bit more interactive for all the Kentucky fans out there. Kentucky and the UK Sports Network are going to host a live show Thursday at 7:30 p.m. est. to prep for the NBA Draft and focus in on their four draft hopefuls (PJ Washington, Keldon...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 18, 2019
Keldon Johnson NBA Draft Profile

Keldon Johnson NBA Draft Profile

A full breakdown of Keldon Johnson and his NBA Draft prospects. Keldon Johnson Age: 19 Height: 6’6 Weight: 211 Stats: 13.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 46.1% FG Attributes NBA-ready body While there are certainly some promising guard/wing-type prospects in this draft, Johnson has arguably the most NBA-ready body of them all. According to NBAthlete.com, which has tracked data from NBA Combine since 2000, Johnson has some of the best measurements in height (6-6, 88th percentile), wingspan (6-9, 78th percentile), weight (216 lbs, 92nd percentile), hand size (9.25 inches, 84th percentile) and standing...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 18, 2019
Kentucky leads schools that produce most impactful NBA players

Kentucky leads schools that produce most impactful NBA players

It’s not just about producing NBA Draft picks. It’s about producing NBA stars. I know most members of Big Blue Nation will look at this and scoff, but it is a tad closer than most think. ESPN just dropped an article that lists the top 10 schools who have produced the most potentially impactful NBA players, and yes, Kentucky is at the top. Here’s the list in full. Kentucky Wildcats Duke Blue Devils Kansas Jayhawks North Carolina Tar Heels Syracuse Orange UCLA Bruins Arizona Wildcats Texas Longhorns Michigan Wolverines Washington Huskies While Kentucky is far and away ahead...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 18, 2019
Tyler Herro NBA Draft Profile

Tyler Herro NBA Draft Profile

Herro has improved as quickly as any player in the Calipari era. Can his ceiling get close to that of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Devin Booker? Tyler Herro Age: 19 Height: 6-5 Weight: 194 pounds Stats: 14 points, 4.5 rebounds Attributes Shooting: Yes, Tyler Herro is a good shooter. But that does not apply to simply hitting wide open three point shots. He proved during his time with Kentucky that he also has a strong mid-range game, and he can also score around the basket. He shot just over 35% from behind the three-point line last season, but his potential is much greater. Apparently some of...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2019
Keldon Johnson will be drafted before the 18th pick, per report

Keldon Johnson will be drafted before the 18th pick, per report

Could all three Kentucky players be lottery selections? Keldon Johnson has been projected anywhere between the late lottery and mid-20’s, depending on which mock NBA Draft you read. Lately, both PJ Washington and Tyler Herro have been trending up while we have not heard much about Johnson’s destination. As of Monday, it now seems his stock is on the rise as well. Keldon Johnson (Kentucky) is a player #Pacers hoped to interview at predraft camp and work out. Neither happened, according to Player Personnel Director Ryan Carr. I’m told Johnson, who has gotten high marks from many...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2019
Latest ESPN mock draft has 2 Wildcats in the lottery

Latest ESPN mock draft has 2 Wildcats in the lottery

UK is poised for a strong showing when the NBA Draft tips off on Thursday. The Kentucky Wildcats are set to have three first-round picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Two of them may end up being in the lottery. To this point, the majority of NBA mock draft projections have had just one Wildcat cracking the first 14 picks, which has been PJ Washington for the most part. However, several recent projections have Tyler Herro creeping into the end of the lottery, including the latest from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. First up in this projection is Washington, who goes 13th to the Miami Heat, which...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2019
Monday Quickies: Kerry Blackshear Updates Edition

Monday Quickies: Kerry Blackshear Updates Edition

Blackshear news aplenty! Good morning Big Blue Nation! It’s big news Monday as the Kentucky Wildcats are looking to add one more piece to an already stacked team. Former Virginia Tech Hokies star Kerry Blackshear is setting up his last visit and it will be with the Cats. There’s a chance that John Calipari could have a commitment from Blackshear during his visit at UK. It’s being reported that Blackshear is down to UK, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. I have no inside info on this like so many other bloggers claim to have but my gut says that at the end of the day Blackshear will be a...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2019
Ashton Hagans tabbed SEC’s most important player

Ashton Hagans tabbed SEC’s most important player

The rising sophomore should become one of the nation’s top point guards. When the 2019-2020 season begins, the Kentucky Wildcats will have added several new playmakers to the fold. But according to Andy Katz, it will be a returning player who possesses the greatest importance for UK and the entire conference next year. Ashton Hagans was ranked No. 1 on NCAA.com’s “Most Important” players in the SEC. Top 5 most important SEC players, according to @TheAndyKatz!1. Ashton Hagans2. Andrew Nembhard3. Anthony Edwards4. Skylar Mays5. Austin Wiley https://t.co/bbHFbfUT1g...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 17, 2019
Johnny Juzang lands in Lexington

Johnny Juzang lands in Lexington

Juzang is finally with the rest of the Wildcats squad Johnny Juzang, the final commit of the 2019 class and the (potential) final member of the 2019 Kentucky Wildcats, has finally made his way to Lexington. Dropping @JohnnyJuzang off at @KentuckyMBB this weekend. Excited for his next chapter #BBN @Compton_Magic @HWHoops pic.twitter.com/xafFaWMAtj— Maxie Juzang (@MAXIE_JUZANG) June 16, 2019 Juzang arrives just a few short weeks after the rest of the squad did, as his high school had yet to graduate. While he may be Kentucky’s lowest-ranked recruit, his shooting will likely lead to...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 16, 2019
Kerry Blackshear sets visit to Kentucky

Kerry Blackshear sets visit to Kentucky

It appears the Wildcats may have some momentum in his recruitment. We now know when Kerry Blackshear will be in Lexington. According to Jake Weingarten, Blackshear will visit the University of Kentucky on Tuesday. Breaking: Highly-coveted Virginia Tech transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. will take an official visit to Kentucky beginning Tuesday night, a source told @Stockrisers.Has visited Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 16, 2019 This comes amid a report that Blackshear is down to Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas A&M. If that’s the case, then you really have...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 16, 2019
UK working hard to land BJ Boston

UK working hard to land BJ Boston

The five-star guard is a major priority for the Cats. This week, several of the nation’s top prospects are showcasing their talents in the NBPA top 100 camp in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Kentucky Wildcats sent the big dogs to watch as John Calipari, Kenny Payne and Joel Justus were all on hand to scout. One prospect the trio had their eyes on was five-star guard Brandon Boston. Boston is ranked as the 9th best prospect for 2020, according to 247 Sports, and ranks second among all shooting guards in the nation. According to Cats Pause, the Wildcats are making landing Boston a...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 15, 2019
Several Kentucky Baseball players enter transfer portal

Several Kentucky Baseball players enter transfer portal

Not ideal for the young Cats. After losing a nation-high 13 players to the 2018 MLB Draft, the Kentucky Wildcats roster was left with a whole lot of freshman in 2019. The team struggled as they finished 26-29 and missed out on the SEC Tournament in Hoover. Next season, Kentucky will again be young, but now it seems the team will be losing a handful of players that they expected to help them take the next step in 2020. Pitchers Grant Macciocchi and Brad Dobzanski, along with infielder Rook Ellington, have all entered their names in the transfer portal. Macciocchi tossed 34.2 innings for the...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 15, 2019
Tyler Herro joins PJ Washington in lottery of SI’s mock draft

Tyler Herro joins PJ Washington in lottery of SI’s mock draft

Could Tyler Herro go from projected multi-year college player to one and done lottery pick? The NBA Draft is under a week away, and three Kentucky Wildcats are set to hear their names called in the first round. For many weeks many have speculated that PJ Washington would be a lottery selection, and both Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro would fall somewhere in the 15-25 range. However, in Sports Illustrated’s latest mock draft, Herro joins Washington in the lottery while Johnson is knocking on the door. Here’s a look at each soon to be NBA Cats projection. 13th Overall: PJ Washington,...

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