Category Archives: Wildcat Recruits

Reports that Hamidou Diallo Will Enroll 2nd Semester in College “a foregone conclusion”

Hamidou Diallo is looking to enroll this coming semester according to Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports.

Jerry indicates the following in his most recent report:

“It is practically a foregone conclusion that Diallo will enroll in a college at for the second semester. He wants to play right away and not sit out, but he has not been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse yet and it is not a certainty that he will be cleared in time. So there is the possibility of training with a team during the second half of the season but not participating in games. His desire, however, is to play right away.”

Here is where ESPN has him ranked:

So is it UCONN or Kentucky?

Most are now saying Diallo has switched from an almost guarantee UCONN get to a Kentucky lock. The announcement should come soon with the NCAA having to work quickly to get him eligible for this coming semester.

Feast your eyes on a mixtape featuring Hamidou Diallo below and follow this link to the documentary we posted here.

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PJ Washington Picks Kentucky – MIXTAPE VIDEO

PJ Washinton Picks Kentucky Over Kansas and North Carolina

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Watch the commitment here. Really seems like a quality kid. Another great addition to the #LaFamilia

ESPN lists PJ Washington as the #14 player in the class of 2017.

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Here is the long list of schools PJ could have chosen.

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We had a caller on the Blue Phone call it to the podcast and ask us who we thought would be the first commit to the class and we said PJ Washington.

You can call the Blue Phone at 859-780- CATS that’s 859-780-2287

Well, Nick Richards beat him to the punch earlier today, but, we were close.

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Check out Nick here.

Kansas missed out on PJ, but, they were Rock-Chalk or whatever they hell they are enough to make this killer mixtape of PJ. Sorry Kansas, you lose.

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Nick Richards Picks Kentucky – MIXTAPE VIDEO

Nick Richards Picks Kentucky

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“I want to play at the highest level and Kentucky always said that they are the highest level in college basketball.” – Nick Richards upon signing.

ESPN has him as the #12 overall player

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It was down to Arizona, Kentucky and Syracuse

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Check out a recent mixtape below:

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Evan Daniels Went to Practice Today, Find Out What He Said About the Cats

‘s Director of Basketball Recruiting Evan Daniels

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Evan Daniel’s bio:

After graduating in May 2007 from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Daniels signed on with Scout.com, as a Basketball Recruiting Analyst. In September 2010, Daniels took the reigns as Scout.com’s National Recruiting Analyst and in 2014 was promoted to Director of Basketball Recruiting. Prior to getting picked up full time at Scout.com, he worked for Prepstars, logged experience in television news, as an intern at CBS affiliate WLKY and was a sports anchor at Western Kentucky University’s student-run news station. Daniels is a voting member on the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team, McDonald’s All-American and the Naismith Boy’s High School Basketball Player of the Year committees.

Here’s what he tweeted about his time with the Cats today. @EvanDaniels

Pretty high praise from one of the best in the business.

It’s going to be fun watching this team this year!

Pre-order your John Calipari book: Success is the Only Option by clicking on the bok cover below.

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Recruits Thomas Bryant & Malik Newman With Cal and Payne Looking On

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Kentucky Basketball recruits Thomas Bryant and Malik Newman both dropped over 30 points in a head to head match up with Coach John Calipari watching. At the 2015 Mustang Madness event in Paducah, Kentucky Malik Newman lead Callaway past Huntington Prep by a score of 72-66. Thomas Bryant finished with 33 points and 14 boards on 13 for 16 shooting from the field. Malik Newman finished with 35 points on 12 for 24 shooting from the field. Both players are being recruiting by UK and Coach Calipari hopes to have them join the Class of 2015 Kentucky Recruiting Class.

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Damien Harris LIVE STREAM VIDEO At 1:15 PM Eastern Time

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Harris, arguably considered the No. 1 running back in the class of 2015, has narrowed his list of potential schools to three: Kentucky, Alabama and Ohio State.

Watch the live stream here:

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Carlton Bragg Picks Kentucky, Oops, He Means Kansas

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Brothers Thon & Matur Maker Are the Real Deal! – The Maker’s Mixtape

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Thon Maker is currently in the class of 2016 and could reclassify. He’s a legit 7 feet and weighs in at 210. He’s undeclared with a long list of offers. Most believe it’s Kentucky and Duke.

His brother, Matur Maker, is in the class of 2017, he is currently 6 ft. 9 and 180 lbs.

I say we make them both Cats! Check out their highlights here.

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Volleyball Defeats Oakland in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament

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Details On Friday’s UK NBA Combine for #BBN

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The Kentucky Wildcats’ unparalleled scouting combine for NBA personnel will be televised live on ESPNU on Oct. 10, from 3-5 eastern time.

80 plus NBA scouts and personalities will be front row and center to take in a 3 on 3 tourney with 12 Kentucky Wildcats showcasing their skills.

All 30 NBA teams were invited to attend.

Coach Cal, through his marketing prowess, decided to put a giant spotlight on all of the players making it an event to take in, as opposed to a place to stop by during the course of the season.

It’s something the players will benefit from by being able to display their skill sets in an intimate venue that will also be televised for all to see. This can only benefit the players in the long run by taking pressure off of them during the course of the season and allows them to focus on the NBA scouts during the combine.

Coach Cal is going to have all 12 players expected to play this season in the “Platoon Cats” system play in the combine. I can’t help but think of this when it comes to Coach Cal:

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Also in the mix, is the reality that current and future recruits can watch on ESPNU and think to themselves, “THAT COULD BE ME!”…

The mad scientist is truly a genius! Here are some quotes from Calipari from ESPN.

“All 30 teams would have been at my first week of practice anyway, this gives us a chance to control it a bit and get on with our business.”

“Let’s say one of the kids doesn’t show well. OK, it’s early in the season,” Calipari said. “It gives us and the NBA a base to start with. Our players will know without anyone saying anything where they are. For me, I’ll be able to talk to all these teams and tell me where I need to take each individual guy. The NBA will give me the information I need from the horse’s mouth. I don’t see the downside to doing this.”

“Someone said, ‘You’ll make them think about the NBA.’ Excuse me? They all do. Even the walk-ons,” Calipari said. “It creates a base for me to build with each individual kid and what I need to do.

“All 30 teams will be here my first week of practice. Now it’s all controlled and organized. How long I keep the [NBA scouts] out? I don’t know. It could be weeks or months. I will have all the information I need to help each one of these kids.”

Check out the video for more on the combine:

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