Guest post: Could Minnesota pair Murray with Karl Anthony-Towns?

Jamal Murray (Vicky Graff Photo)

Jamal Murray (Vicky Graff Photo)

Vaught’s note: Jessica Jones doesn’t pretend to be a basketball expert, but she is a die-hard Kentucky fan who certainly knows her basketball. She’s a vaughtsviews.com contributor and done her homework to provide her insights on the upcoming NBA Draft. This is part four of a four-part series on UK players hoping to be drafted June 23.

By JESSICA JONES

Guest post: Orlando could be best spot for Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere (Vicky Graff Photo)

Skal Labissiere (Vicky Graff Photo)

Vaught’s note: Jessica Jones doesn’t pretend to be a basketball expert, but she is a die-hard Kentucky fan who certainly knows her basketball. She’s a vaughtsviews.com contributor and done her homework to provide her insights on the upcoming NBA Draft. This is part three of a four-part series on UK players hoping to be drafted June 23.

By JESSICA JONES

Kentucky has four young men who have potential to be drafted in the 2016 NBA draft: Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, Tyler Ulis, and Alex Poythress. All four have been participating in pre-draft workouts. John Calipari thinks the three early entrants will all be lottery picks. Here’s a look at how they may fair in this month’s draft:

Guest post: Memphis could be landing spot for Tyler Ulis

MVP Tyler Ulis (Wade Upchurch photo)

SEC Tournament MVP Tyler Ulis (Wade Upchurch photo)

Vaught’s note: Jessica Jones doesn’t pretend to be a basketball expert, but she is a die-hard Kentucky fan who certainly knows her basketball. She’s a vaughtsviews.com contributor and done her homework to provide her insights on the upcoming NBA Draft. This is part two of a four-part series on UK players hoping to be drafted June 23.

By JESSICA JONES

Kentucky has four young men who have potential to be drafted in the 2016 NBA draft: Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, Tyler Ulis, and Alex Poythress. All four have been participating in pre-draft workouts. John Calipari thinks the three early entrants will all be lottery picks. Here’s a look at how they may fair in this month’s draft:

Guest post: Poythress looks like mid-second round pick

Vicky Graff Photo

Vicky Graff Photo

Vaught’s note: Jessica Jones doesn’t pretend to be a basketball expert, but she is a die-hard Kentucky fan who certainly knows her basketball. She’s a vaughtsviews.com contributor and done her homework to provide her insights on the upcoming NBA Draft. This is part one of a four-part series on UK players hoping to be drafted June 23.

By JESSICA JONES

Kentucky has four young men who have potential to be drafted in the 2016 NBA draft: Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, Tyler Ulis, and Alex Poythress. All four have been participating in pre-draft workouts. John Calipari thinks the three early entrants will all be lottery picks. Here’s a look at how they may fair in this month’s draft:

Guest post: Will 76ers take “safe” Jamal Murray at No. 1, or could trade bring Simmons and Murray both to 76ers

John Calipari thinks Jamal Murray should be the NBA's No. 1 pick. (Vicky Graff Photo)

John Calipari thinks Jamal Murray should be the NBA’s No. 1 pick. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By BENJAMIN SCHODOWSKI

With the NBA draft just two weeks away, Coach John Calipari is performing his annual practice of building up his draft-declared players, most notably Jamal Murray this week. Cal went on ESPNU’s College Basketball podcast and stated that Murray is the “safe No. 1 pick.”

ESPN extends Dick Vitale’s contract through 2018-19

Basketball Hall of Famer Dick Vitale, one of the sport’s most influential and dynamic personality in the history of sports television, has agreed to a new contract extension with ESPN that will carry through the 2018-19 season. The agreement will add an additional year to his previous extension, announced a year ago today, and will take Vitale, who started with the company in its first year (1979-80), to his 40th on ESPN.

Vitale will continue to be assigned to many of the network’s marquee games, including regular-season action primarily on ESPN and ESPN2, Champ Week coverage and the Men’s Final Four for ESPN International.

DeCourcy explains why underachieving not fair tag for UK

Isaiah Briscoe (Vicky Graff Photo)

Isaiah Briscoe (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

It has been a few weeks now since ESPN’s Jeff Borzello revealed his list of the most underachieving college basketball teams for the last four years and put Kentucky at the top of his list.

If memory serves  me right, Kentucky went 38-0 during the 2014-15 season and lost in the Final Four. The season before Kentucky reached the national title game. Last season  UK won one game before losing to Indiana in the NCAA.

Mark Stoops not a fan of satellite camps

Mark Stoops is not a fan of satellite camps. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Mark Stoops is not a fan of satellite camps. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

FRANKFORT — During Tuesday’s Governor’s Cup press conference, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops made it clear he was not a fan of satellite camps, college football’s newest fad.

Evan White third-team All-American

-2LEXINGTON, Ky.  Kentucky first baseman Evan White has been named All-America by CollegeSportsMadness.com, which made him a third-team selection on the national squad.

A sophomore from Gahanna, Ohio, White batted .376 this season with 15 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 40 RBI, 44 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.  He led the Wildcats in each of those categories with the exception of home runs.  He finished the season with a 16-game hitting streak in addition to a 21-game hitting streak earlier in the season. He was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference by league coaches. 

Kentucky basketball leads in home attendance again

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As has been the case for nearly every year of the last two decades, the Kentucky men’s basketball team led the country in average home attendance, according to national attendance figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

UK led all schools in the NCAA with an average of 23,361 fans per home game. It’s the 18th time in the last 21 seasons Kentucky has led the country in average home attendance. Since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, UK has ranked either first or second in average home attendance every season.