BBI news of the day June 6th

By • on June 6, 2013 • Filed under: Basketball, Football

Listen Coach Cal loves you all, but you are crazy. He wants you to stop sending items to his house to be autographed.

The big news of the day is that 5 football players are leaving the program. DeMarcus Sweat, Sterling Wright and Bookie Cobbins have all been confirmed by UK . Demarius Rancifer and Shawn Blaylock are also leaving according to multiple reports. Below are links to many stories about the departures with quotes from some of the players, as well as from some of the players’ parents and their high school coaches.

An interview with Andrew and Aaron Harrison from 97.9 The Box.

  • Their father also joins them. It is an interesting interview, where besides UK, the twins talk about their favorite basketball player and who they have in the NBA finals.

Q+A: Karl Towns; SLAMonline sits down with future the Kentucky-bound big man.

  • SLAMonline caught up with 2014 Kentucky commit Karl Towns. Some of the best quotes are below, read the full article here.
  • SLAM: How did it feel to verbally commit to Kentucky on national TV? Karl Towns: It was a great experience for me and my family and it was a great moment in my life. To be able to higher my education for free and also play in a great basketball program is a great dream of mine. When I was younger, I played the game of basketball to get a college scholarship and I’m so happy I’m able to fulfill my promise to my parents and be able to go to college for free.
  • SLAM: Have you been in touch with Coach Cal about the rest of your recruiting class? KT: For me, I don’t know, and I just want players to come to Kentucky if they want to win. I want to win a Championship there. If you wanted to get recruited to Kentucky, know that I’m going to be there and I want to win.
  • SLAM: At Kentucky, freshmen are often expected to take on a leadership role. What can you bring to the locker room as a leader? KT: I’m a big-time demander. I demand you to do something. I think I have something like a potent attitude where I really need my teammates to do what I want them to do. If they don’t do it, then I’m gonna be really upset and I’m gonna make you do it. St. Joe’s people know how I am. The team knows how I am. I’m very demanding and I expect the most of everyone. If you don’t give me the most, then I want you to sit down and not play.
  • Towns also moved up to #4 in the 2014 basketball recruit rankings according to 247 sports. Get the full list here.

Who will wear what number for UK basketball in 2013-14?

  • Ben Roberts of the Herald Leader wrote on a story on the probable numbers of next year’s UK basketball team. Read the full story here. Below is the list he complied, follow him on twitter @NextCats.
  • 00- Marcus Lee
    1- James Young
    2- Aaron Harrison
    4- Jon Hood
    5- Jarrod Polson -OR- Andrew Harrison
    15- Willie Cauley-Stein
    22- Alex Poythress
    25- Dominique Hawkins
    30- Julius Randle
    33- Kyle Wiltjer
    35- Derek Willis
    44- Dakari Johnson
    13- Sam Malone
    21- Tod Lanter
    24- EJ Floreal
    32- Brian Long
  • Below is a Marcus Lee showing in the form of  an instagram that he is changing is number.

IU having a hard time replacing UK with another marquee game on thier schedule.

  • Tom Crean sair at a Tailgate Tour event at Lucas Oil Stadium, “It’s so hard right now with what could happen down the road. There’s no question losing Kentucky screwed us up for the home and home situation.”
  • Read the full article from Inside the Hall here.

Avery Williamson, Jonathan George, Kevin Mitchell on their Ethiopia service trip.

(From UK Athletics) On Thursday, Avery Williamson, Kevin Mitchell and Jonathan George – the three Kentucky football players who made a service trip to Ethiopia in late May – spoke to the media about the week they spent in the East African nation. See what they had to say in the video below.

Do you have your UK football season tickets yet? This might motivate you to get some.

mikel horton

Yesterday we showed you that QB recruit Drew Barker still getting some love from the UK coaching staff. Well big time running back recruit Mikel Horton also got some letters and notes even though he has already committed.  You can follow him at @mikelhorton1.

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