Kentucky forward PJ Washington participated in the NBA Draft combine this past week in Chicago. Washington has entered the draft pool, but has not signed with an agent, meaning he could return to school. One analyst believes Washington helped his stock.
ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla says college coaches should follow the example set by the NBA in scrutinizing players. College coaches are too dependent on recruiting lists, he said. UK Coach John Calipari responds.
Kentucky Coach John Calipari all but shrugged when asked how he felt about a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing states to institute legal gambling on sporting events. Gambling, legal or illegal, will happen regardless, he said.
Hamidou Diallo is participating in the NBA Combine for a second straight year. Unlike last year, when he was a mystery to NBA scouts, Diallo has found it's a more enjoyable experience being a known commodity.
Five-star point guard Cole Anthony is making a case to be the No. 1-ranked basketball recruit in the class of 2019, but the schools involved in that recruitment remain a mystery. Kentucky, Duke and Louisville are among those interested.
All activities at the NBA Combine are voluntary. Kevin Knox chose not to do media interviews. He and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will skip 5-on-5 games, while Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington will play in 5-on-5 games.
Four University of Kentucky players will try to make an impression during this week's NBA Draft Combine in Chicago: PJ Washington, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox and Hamidou Diallo. Jarred Vanderbilt has decided not to attend.
The Kentucky Wildcats lost to Mississippi State 18-8 Sunday in the final regular-season baseball game in Cliff Hagan Stadium. That outcome went against UK sports tradition because the Cats scored dramatic comeback wins in their final regular-season games in Alumni Gym, Memorial Coliseum and Stoll Field
Sacha Killeya-Jones tweeted Tuesday that he will transfer to N.C. State. He announced about a month ago that he planned to transfer from Kentucky. N.C. State is about 28 miles from his home in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Five-star basketball recruit EJ Montgomery signed with Kentucky last month, and the program officially announced his addition Monday. Montgomery is one of the top overall prospects in the 2018 recruiting class.