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Preseason power: Jones puts nation on notice with 52 point outburst

26 Oct

Terrence Jones took it right to Anthony Davis in the Blue-White scrimmage at Kentucky on Wednesday night. (PHOTO: Britney McIntosh)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I really thought Terrence Jones could have been a top five pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Now I wonder if he’ll be the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft (assuming we actually have a professional basketball league to watch in 2012). Continue reading

Laettner is still the villain

25 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

There are some people that are just meant to be villains. Christian Laettner is one of those guys. And the bad guy won a lot of wars in the early 1990s for the Duke Blue Devils.

He historically crushed the Unforgettables, aka the 1992 Kentucky Wildcats, in the NCAA tournament. Continue reading

How do you spell awesome? With a uni-brow.

24 Oct

The college basketball season is coming soon (try to control your excitement about that on this slow Monday morning) and with that comes the wackiness.

For starters, Ballin’ Is A Habit rolled out their All-Name teams. Yes, teams. Dozens of them. Amazing work, really. I’m a big fan of the All-Scrabble team. Triple word scorers anyone?

Then I stumbled across this beauty of a T-Shirt on StormingTheFloor.net. Of course Kentucky fans are going to buy it. They love t-shirts. They love Anthony Davis. And, darn it, they will like uni-brows. – Justin Young

NHR Top 100: #49 Marquis Teague, PG, Kentucky

24 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 49 – Marquis Teague, PG, Fr., Kentucky

The college basketball world, including the NHR, has talked ad nauseum about the quality of player that is a freshman point guard under John Calipari.

John Wall, Brandon Knight, Tyreke Evans and Derrick Rose have all been one and doners at Kentucky and Memphis.

Now it is time for Teague but for whatever reason, he isn’t mentioned in the same breath as Wall, Knight, Evans and Rose despite being a consensus top 10 player in the nation coming out of high school. Continue reading

Ranking the SEC frontcourts

29 Jun

Terrence Jones anchors a strong frontline for Kentucky next year. (Getty Images)

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

The SEC has a strong base of guards for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. The frontcourts could be even stronger. Continue reading

Inside the SEC: June 21

21 Jun

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

There is a lot going on in the offseason for SEC teams. One team loses a guard because of medical issues. One team lost a guard because of drama. John Calipari loses wins after a battle with the NCAA. Continue reading

Calipari: Kanter should be No. 1

3 Jun

Should the Cleveland Cavaliers take Enes Kanter number one overall?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Almost everyone that has a mock draft has Duke guard Kyrie Irving going number one overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Apparently no one that has a mock draft asked Kentucky coach John Calipari who he would take. Continue reading

Point guard UK

25 May

Ryan Harrow continues the long line of great point guards to play for John Calipari.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

We know this much: John Calipari has a type.

He likes ‘em fast. He likes ‘em athletic. He likes ‘em exciting.

Ryan Harrow encompasses all of those traits. The former N.C. State guard decided Kentucky was where he was going to finish out his college career. Continue reading

Start the hype machine, the Kentucky vs. North Carolina game is going to be big-time

24 May

Two of the most storied programs in the country - Kentucky and North Carolina - will play against each other in the 2011-2012 season. Anyone want to sell their media credential?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The upcoming college basketball season is shaping up to be one of the better seasons the sport has enjoyed over the last decade. The stars are returning back to school for a second year. The top teams are reloading. The match-ups are enticing.

Midnight Madness can’t come quick enough.

We’ve seen our fair share of pre-season polls across the Internets. Every pundit has a top 25 poll (in May!) and the college basketball landscape is already debating who will reign supreme in the end.

The consensus amongst basketball writers is that Kentucky and North Carolina will be the top two teams in all the land. Continue reading

To stay or not? Jones answers

7 May

Drum roll please. Terrence Jones, a star freshman for Kentucky, will be… Continue reading