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Tuesday Headlines: Jordan Burks’ Dream Comes True

The Cats picked up a commitment from Burks on Monday morning.

Jordan Burks. Eddie Justice - UK Athletics

Good morning BBN!

The Kentucky Wildcats added their first player of the offseason on Monday morning, as four-star forward Jordan Burks committed to the Cats.

After several misses in the transfer portal, John Calipari went and landed the leading scorer from the Overtime Elite program from this past season. With some much-needed depth now added, and the film room being turned on to see what Burks will bring to Lexington, it is his comments from the commitment that should get the BBN fired up about his addition to the program.

“I feel confident in my decision because Coach Calipari is genuine,” Burks told Paper Route host Brandon Marshall. “He’s a family guy. He’s honest. He doesn’t lie. He tells every player the same thing, and it’s not going to be easy because if it was easy, everybody could do it. So that’s why it’s the best fit for me because he wasn’t promising me any minutes, nothing. Just, you’ve got to come work. You’ve got to work for what’s yours.”

That last statement shows what kind of player that Kentucky is getting in Burks, but he mentioned that he is also realizing a dream for playing for UK.

“I said I wanted to be a Kentucky Wildcat when I was nine, ten years old, and look what happened,” Burks said.

Honestly just a cool moment to see happen for the newest Wildcat. Welcome to the BBN Jordan!

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