In some of the more interesting developments of the last week, there was some talk that the Boston Celtics could be interested in trading for former Wildcat and current Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, there is some reluctance on the part of the Maloof brothers but general manager Geoff Petrie could be interested in making a move.
Front-office sources say that Boston and Detroit, just to name two teams, have let it be known that they are highly interested if and when Cousins does become available. Rest assured there will be more.
Even after all the warnings about the 22-year-old coming out of Kentucky and all the bad shots he’s hoisted in Sacramento, where he doesn’t seem interested in listening to anyone and also suffers from the lack of a proven point guard who can make the game easier for him, Cousins will continue to draw considerable interest because there are so few young bigs these days with his size, skill and mobility.
Sporting News college basketball writer Mike DeCourcy writes that Ryan Harrow “is essential.” DeCourcy felt that Harrow made tremendous progress between the Notre Dame game and yesterday, saying that “if Harrow plays as he did Saturday, thereâ€™ll be many more victories for the Wildcats to celebrate.”
Sports Illustrated reporter/analyst Seth Davis is not sure whether or not he will rank the Wildcats when he turns in his poll.
Will decide tomorrow whether I’m gonna rank Kentucky. Right now I’m leaning towards no but have to see other results.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) December 29, 2012
Jaleel Hytchye will make his official college decision on January 5th. He is a 3-star cornerback from La Salle in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kentucky is one of 5 colleges that he is choosing from.
— Jaleel Hytchye (@TheRealLeel_9) December 30, 2012
Last but not least, the paperback edition of The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball by Gene Wojciechowski will be released on January 29, 2013. Despite the ending of that game, it’s a very good book to not only read but own as well.