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UK’s Sheppard, potential top-10 pick, declares for NBA Draft

UK’s Sheppard, potential top-10 pick, declares for NBA Draft

There was an electric moment in new Kentucky coach Mark Pope’s introductory press conference Sunday that, for some involved, was also a bit uncomfortable. Pope brought the packed house at Rupp Arena to a boil with this play on words: “Our job as coaches is we get to shepherds …” The crowd heard that as...

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Kentucky basketball roster 2024-25 watch: Latest on first team of UK’s Mark Pope era

Kentucky basketball roster 2024-25 watch: Latest on first team of UK’s Mark Pope era

Kentucky coach Mark Pope welcomed back to Rupp Arena by Wildcats fans Former Kentucky basketball player and new head coach Mark Pope is announced at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Sam Upshaw Jr. LEXINGTON — One of the most notable offseasons the Kentucky basketball program has seen this millennium is in full swing. For the first time since...

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Kentucky basketball forward Aaron Bradshaw enters transfer portal after John Calipari news

Kentucky basketball forward Aaron Bradshaw enters transfer portal after John Calipari news

LEXINGTON — Aaron Bradshaw might be back for another college season. It just won’t be at Kentucky. Bradshaw, a 7-foot-1, 226-pound freshman forward for the Wildcats this past season, announced Monday he would explore his NBA draft prospects while also entering the transfer portal. Bradshaw’s decision came amid the news of UK coach John Calipari‘s expected...

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There is no limit on winning for Kentucky’s next coach. So who’s a candidate?

There is no limit on winning for Kentucky’s next coach. So who’s a candidate?

John Calipari is expected to become the next head coach at Arkansas, and Kentucky needs a new men’s basketball coach. As hastily as the last guy abandoned the post after his latest postseason failure, that’s how fast prospective candidates will run toward Lexington. Probably. Five different men have won national championships there. Kentucky jockeys with...

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Kentucky basketball guard Adou Thiero testing NBA draft waters but might return to UK, too

Kentucky basketball guard Adou Thiero testing NBA draft waters but might return to UK, too

LEXINGTON — Adou Thiero‘s time at Kentucky might be done after two seasons. Thiero entered the transfer portal Thursday, a spokesperson with the men’s basketball program confirmed to The Courier Journal. News of his transfer was first reported by Verbal Commits. Saturday morning, Thiero issued a statement about his future. “After talking to Coach (John)...

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Kentucky Basketball, John Calipari Launching New NIL Fund

Kentucky Basketball, John Calipari Launching New NIL Fund

With the change in college basketball in recent seasons, Kentucky and many other programs have had to change their ways of recruiting. The Wildcats are in the mix for the top recruits every season and with the latest NIL news, they should continue to be. Kentucky understands that to stay at the top, they need...

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Kentucky basketball upsets Auburn, adds much-needed Quad 1 win to NCAA Tournament resume

Kentucky basketball upsets Auburn, adds much-needed Quad 1 win to NCAA Tournament resume

AUBURN, Ala. — Bruce Pearl couldn’t hide his exasperation with the framing of the statement during his postgame news conference Saturday night — that the 70-59 loss Kentucky inflicted on Pearl and his Auburn program was “demoralizing” in nature. “This was not a demoralizing game,” Pearl said. “That’s a good team that played a really...

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Kentucky basketball climbing inside top 20 of latest KenPom ratings

Kentucky basketball climbing inside top 20 of latest KenPom ratings

The Kentucky Wildcats are making their way inside the top 20 of the KenPom ratings. UK is now sitting at No. 19 after a 95-76 win over the Louisville Cardinals. Here are some notable stats the Wildcats are really strong or weak in nationally: Offense Effective FG %: 57.5 (No. 10) Turnover %: 12.9 (No....