Stoops Talks Explosiveness


"Yeah, I think it's fair to say. I think it's — you know, we're all striving for perfection. You know, and maybe we're not there yet. But we wanted to be explosive and we're certainly getting that." -Mark Stoops

NCAAF Computer Picks

De'Aaron Fox is not the guy to make a name off


"No, I’m not the player you make your name off of," Fox said. "I come at whoever I play like I’m the unranked guy who wants offers. I haven’t always been where I’m at and I have a long way to go to get where I wanna be."

USA Today

John Wall Doesn’t Think He’ll Play for Team USA


"I’m just being honest," Wall said. "Chris Paul has already won one (Olympic gold medal). Steph Curry had an amazing last year and just won the World Cup. Kyrie just won the World Cup. Russell will probably be on the team. They’ll use him as a two-guard.


ESPN's Chad Ford: gives strong endorsement of John Calipari


"If I had a kid, who was a good basketball player, who could make his team, I'd send him to John Calipari because he prepares these kids for the pros," Ford said. "He did Karl-Anthony Towns a huge favor by telling him, 'don't play on the perimeter, I'm going to teach you how to play in the post. I'm going to live through it.' He did a great thing with Willie Cauley-Stein. I think he did great stuff with Devin Booker. He helps these kids get drafted and I'm a Calipari fan for that reason. From a draft perspective, I love him."

ESPN's Chad Ford on the Grantland podcast

CJ Conrad tabbed potential SEC impact player


"Conrad reminds me of Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry, who could be a Jason Witten-type player in the NFL. Conrad was one of the Cats’ top signees, and he’s ready to make an impact day one. He’s 6-5, 245 pounds, and he’ll add weight with his nice frame. The one word that comes to mind with Conrad is upside. And he has a lot of it. Similar to Bud Dupree, Conrad could have a rather great career in Lexington and go on and become a high priority for NFL teams in the draft. I like Conrad to make an instant splash in Lexington."


More confirmation Jamal Murray leaning towards 2015 reclassification


"The 6-foot-5, 175-pound prospect, out of Athlete Institute Basketball Academy (Ontario, Canada), could be either a class of 2015 or 2016 prospect, but his father indicated he is leaning toward playing college basketball next season."

The Oregonian

This Is When You Know You Have A Great Team


Kentucky won a pair of conference games last week by a combined 71 points. Just so we’re clear, they are the only team in the country that is capable of doing that.

Seth Davis' "Hoop Thoughts" writing for Sports Illustrated.

Neither Money Nor LeBron Could Pull Calipari Away From UK


"Now, obviously coaching at Kentucky is special. It is unique and special. But this, for me, becomes about these kids. I have no desire, nor am I out looking for (jobs). I got the job. I got the job. What would move me to stay was these kids need me here. That's what I'm doing. At the end of the day, that was what (kept him at UK). It wasn't money." - John Calipari

Source: Courier-Journal

(ANDY) KATZ: What's the biggest misconception about you? CALIPARI: I don't know, nor do I care.

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