In a recent article on ZagsBlog.com, Adam Zagoria discussed Cody Zeller of Indiana and Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA as possible number 1 overall draft picks in the upcoming NBA Draft in the spring. However, he also mentioned other players that could contend for the top spot as well, including Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel, Baylor’s Isaiah Austin, and Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein. Now for both Noel and Austin, those rankings are of no surprise as they have been talked about as possible top draft picks for months; however, for Willie Cauley-Stein the projection is one that has never been made before. Adam Zagoria must be seeing the same thing in Willie Cauley-Stein that Coach Cal has been raving about.
Earlier this week, Alex Poythress was named the SEC Freshman of the Week. Poythress averaged 21 points and 6.5 rebounds in games against Duke and Lafayette.
In recruiting news, 2014 top ranked point guard Tyus Jones narrowed his list on his most recent blog post for USA Today’s high school sports website. Jones listed Kentucky is his shortened list and also mentioned that he really wanted to come down to Lexington for a visit.
Former Kentucky Wildcat head coach Joe B. Hall was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame earlier this week. Hall was one of 10 members of the Class of 2012 to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Rumors have been swirling as to who the next head football coach will be at the University of Kentucky, and one of those names that came up was University of Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones. However, according to Butch Jones, Kentucky hasn’t tried to contact him in regards to the coaching slot.