Raise your hand if you are over the offseason drama.
OK, now put your hands down because, unfortunately, there’s more.
As if the confusion surrounding Antonio Reeves and John Calipari striking out in the portal wasn’t enough, yesterday, Shams Charania broke the news on Twitter that Aaron Bradshaw has a foot fracture:
College basketball news: Kentucky’s Aaron Bradshaw – a projected top pick in 2024 NBA draft – has suffered a fracture in his foot and could miss start of the 2023-24 season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The program is optimistic on full recovery for the 7-foot freshman.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 16, 2023
There have been rumors floating out there for about a month or so that he had a foot injury. But he had been posting workout videos on Instagram and had been working out with Kentucky once he arrived on campus, so circumstantial evidence said that we could move on from the injury rumor.
That all changed yesterday with the report. Then there were reports that despite the injury being a foot fracture he would be out 6-8 months. Then the speculation ran wild that Klutch Sports, Bradshaw’s agency, was going to hold him out for the season due to a beef with John Calipari.
Then videos and pictures started popping up on Twitter that showed Bradshaw at the John Calipari Father/Son camp without a boot on and participating fully at the camp. Check out this excellent rundown of events for the full story and timelines.
This rollercoaster of an off-season can’t end soon enough. Hopefully, Bradshaw’s injury isn’t serious, and he’s ready to suit up when the season starts.
Tweet of the Day
The vibe around Kentucky basketball the last three years, as succinctly as I can describe it: The hell is going on?— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) June 16, 2023
Joey Hart to announce college decision today | Cats Pause- The three star UCF decommit is fresh off of a Kentucky visit so smart money is on the Cats.
Mitch Barnhart changes his tune | Cats Illustrated- The UK AD is going to allow beer sales at all athletic events starting this upcoming season. This is something the fans have wanted for a while.
Devin Leary’s comeback starts at Kentucky | ESPN- Leary is trying to prove wrong the narrative that he is injury prone. Kentucky can be really good if he can stay healthy.
Cutter Boley understands transfer QB trend at UK | Vaught’s Views- The elite QB prospect is perfectly fine with sitting and learning behind an experienced transfer QB for a season.
58 pick NBA mock draft | CBS- One Cat in the lottery and one Cat late second round. Not great, Clark.
SEC’s toughest 2024 schedules | SDS- Hey Oklahoma... Welcome to the SEC.
Ja Morant suspended 25 games | Sporting News- Ja Morant didn’t do anything illegal but the NBA star has been struggling in his personal life recently. I’m not a fan of the suspension but maybe this will give him time to slow down and get things in order.