Larry Vaught got a good video interview with new UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown as he talks about working with head coach Mark Stoops, and why he came back to UK.
It wasn’t a good week for former UK shooting guard Archie Goodwin, who declared for the NBA Draft after a tumultuous freshman season, and entered this week’s NBA scouting combine with hopes of boosting his draft stock, but may have only hurt it more:
Archie Goodwin and B.J. Young having a mini-competition for who can look like a worse shooter. Air-balling shots left and right. #nbacombine
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 16, 2013
Goodwin entered his freshman season as a projected lottery pick, but is now facing a realistic scenario where he doesn’t hear his name called in the first-round at all.
And already on the scheduling trail for 2014, John Calipari has worked out a deal for Kentucky to play NCAA Division III school Franciscan University of Steubenville in basketball in 2014:
Calipari, who was a guest speaker at the April 20 Baron Club fundraiser, extended the offer to Barons head coach John Lamana over dinner and then announced it to the audience at the Baron Club during his speech. Franciscan and Kentucky have been working out the details since.
The program will benefit from a fundraising standpoint. Division I schools pay lower level opponents to play in exhibition games. In the case of FUS, playing Kentucky could be one of the biggest fundraising opportunities in its history.
And a big congratulations to Aaron Harrison, who was recently named Mr. Basketball for the state of Texas.He averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and two steals per game for Travis High School. In state that routinely produces elite talent in every sport, Aaron beat out the likes of Julius Randle and his twin brother Andrew for the honer. Oh yeah, they’ll all be playing together next year at UK.