In one simple offhand comment made in a halftime interview with Andy Katz, University of Kentucky Wildcats John Calipari said that words that Duke haters everywhere have been saying for the past 30 years and maybe more.
They’re flopping all over the place. In the NBA, they’d all be suspended.
Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde weighed in on Calipari’s comments regarding Duke’s defense.
In Kentucky Wildcats recruiting news, Kentucky Wildcat verbal commit Marcus Lee signed his national letter of intent today. Lee went on to thank Kentucky fans on twitter for the constant support and continued to retweet the congratulations he was receiving from Wildcats fans throughout the day.
Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports took questions throughout the day regarding college basketball recruiting since it is national signing day. When asked about class of 2015 recruit Karl Towns, Borzello said he thinks Kentucky is in the lead. The question asked if Karl Towns would be announcing his decision on December 4th, as some rumors have speculated.
We’re hearing the same thing regarding Towns, and yes, it’s very early. Towns, though, has been recruited at a high level for a couple of years now, and he could be tiring of the process. With that said, would we be surprised if he postponed his decision? Not at all. Kentucky is the leader right now, as Towns has a great relationship with John Calipari from the Dominican Republic national team. Florida and Duke are chasing.
In Kentucky Wildcats football news, Senior Center Matt Smith has been named one of the eight finalists for the Danny Wuerffel Trophy. The trophy honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Matt had this to say about the acknowledgement:
It’s always good to be recognized for the hard work you do, but that’s not the reason I do volunteer. I eventually want to go to into a teaching or coaching role so working with kids around (Kentucky) means a lot. When I was their age, I always used to look up to the football players here at Kentucky, so I just try and set a good example for the next generation of kids.
The rest of the finalists for the Danny Wuerffel Trophy can be found here.
NBADraft.net released an updated 2013 Mock Draft and Kentucky Wildcat freshman Nerlens Noel came in at pick number 3 going to the Toronto Raptors. Willie Cauley-Stein was picked at number 13 to the Utah Jazz. Archie Goodwin was picked at number 15 overall going to Indiana Pacers. Alex Poythress was picked with the following pick, number 16 overall, going to the Boston Celtics. One more former Cat was picked, Ryan Harrow was picked in the second round at pick number 37, to the Denver Nuggets.