The Blue-White Game validated Coach John Calipari’s early appraisal that UK will not depend on outside shooting this season. Freshman Kevin Knox led the Cats with 22 points in a game featuring scoring off drives, lobs and opportunities created in transition.
It’s been more than three decades since Kenny Walker left the University of Kentucky as a two-time All-American. Yet Walker has direct ties with two of the most newsworthy figures in 2017-18 college basketball, Rick Pitino and Patrick Ewing
Dwane Casey, the Toronto Raptors coach who played on Joe B. Hall’s 1978 national title team, has been featured in a multimedia story this week on Raptors.com highlighting his visit to Kentucky for the UK Alumni Charity Game in August.
UK Coach John Calipari said the ongoing FBI investigation of college basketball corruption will change behaviors. But Georgia Coach Mark Fox suggested that the competition ingrained in athletics makes it difficult, if not impossible to elimination the ‘shady things’ that happen.