Dillingham Picks Cats

Welcome to LaFamilia (UK Athletics Photo). LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky picked up a commitment on the recruiting trail when Robert Dillingham chose the Wildcats on Friday night. Dillingham, the No. 13 overall prospect in the Class of 2023, is a point guard and a five-star recruit and chose Kentucky over Auburn,

Chris Livingston, I presume

Kentucky’s recent five-star recruit, Chris Livingston, met with the media for the first time on Friday (Vicki Graff photo). Say what you may about Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari, you simply can’t dispute the fact that he recruits high-character individuals. When he tells us that “these are good kids,” that’s

NOT Oscar Tshiebwe

No one will ever confuse Daimion Collins, Kentucky’s 6’9” sophomore string bean of a forward, with Oscar Tshiebwe (Dr. Michael Huang Photo). When Daimion Collins appeared for his meeting with media earlier this afternoon, I was hoping to break some important news. I wanted more than anything to tell all of

Whoop-de-doo! Time to move on.

So, the Portland Trailblazers selected Shaedon Sharpe as the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2022 NBA draft. My response is a sarcastic “Whoop-de-doo!” Don’t get me wrong. I’m personally happy for the guy. But I’m no happier for him than I was for Paulo Banchero (Orlando), Chet Holmgren

BEWARE!

Lance Ware, somebody who values battling for playing time, speaks with the media (Photo by Vicky Graff). In today’s college basketball world, Lance Ware is unique. No, it’s not what he has done on the court. He’s been a backup player for two years at Kentucky on one team that did not

Chicken Little

A leaner and cleaner Sahvir Wheeler says he’s more explosive than ever (Dr. Michael Huang Photo). No, the sky is NOT falling for Sahvir Wheeler. Despite a rather disappointing finish to his first season with the Wildcats last year, Kentucky’s projected starting point guard is just trying to hold himself and his

X-factor in the house

Kentucky fans are counting on Antonio Reeves to fill it up from behind the arc (Dr. John Huang Photo). Antonio Reeves arrives on the Kentucky campus occupying an unenviable spot. The Illinois State transfer, who averaged 20.1 points per game last season, is expected to fulfill the role of shot-maker on

Gold Standard or Old Standard?

New Kentucky assistant coach K.T. Turner’s youthful smile belies his age. Will it be enough to keep Kentucky relevant on the recruiting trail (UK athletics photo)? When Kentucky assistant Jai Lucas bolted for Duke, I was a bit surprised that John Calipari selected K.T. Turner as his immediate replacement. It wasn’t

Difference Maker

CJ Fredrick hopes to be the three-point sharpshooter his team needs him to be (Dr. Michael Huang photo). Heading into the recent media session with CJ Fredrick, I was still a bit skeptical about his value to the team. Sure, we all heard the guy can shoot. But the real question

Kiss and make up

Lance Ware, who averaged 30 points and 8 boards on his recent Sports Reach trip to Brazil, says this year’s Kentucky team has a different kind of chemistry (Dr. Michael Huang Photo). I’ll be honest—the last couple of years covering UK Basketball has left me frustrated and angry. After all, the