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Author: Curtis Burch

UK Men’s Basketball Leads Nation with 13 Players in NBA Playoffs

From UK Athletics Kentucky is tied with UCLA for the most postseason representation; games begin Saturday Video: NBA Cats regular-season highlights LEXINGTON, Ky. – They led the pack in the regular season, so it’s of no surprise that Kentucky’s NBA Cats are leading the charge into the NBA Playoffs. After leading the regular season with the most representatives, 13 of UK men’s basketball’s NBA players will continue their 2017-18 seasons into the NBA Playoffs, which begin Saturday. Kentucky’s 13 players, spread across seven teams, ties UCLA for the most in the postseason. UK started the 2017-18 NBA season with...

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Nike Hoop Summit post scrimmage report and interviews

Portland, OR — At the Portland Trailblazer’s practice facility  both the World Team and USA Team scrimmaged in front of numerous NBA scouts, media members and NBA All-Star Damien Lillard. Due to a few injuries the USA team scrimmaged against the “Portland Generals” a collection of high school, college players and former college players. The Generals did have talent including Calvin Hermanson who graduated from St Mary’s, Tres Tinkl, a redshirt Junior at Oregon State and Kevin Porter, who is signed to play at Southern Cal next season. Porter played like he had something to prove looking like one of the...

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Mark Stoops, Emma Tiedemann and Curtis Burch Podcast

On this edition of the show we are joined by Coach Mark Stoops, Curtis Burch, hear interviews with Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro. Plus we talk to Emma Tiedemann the Lexington Legends radio announcer. Listen to Big Blue Insider weeknights on 630 WLAP wlap.com or the iHeartRadio app. SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES SUBSCRIBE ON SPREAKER   ...

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Nike Hoop Summit USA team practice report day 1

Portland, OR — The USA Nike Hoop Summit team was very thin due to injury. Zion Williamson was in a cast, Louis King sat out, as did Romeo Langford. After practice Langford said would not play in the game on Friday night. Kentucky commit Keldon Johnson, who suffered an ankle in a high school game, warmed up but did not participate in practice. That left only nine healthy players to practice with, so the USA staff leaned on a few practice players when practice moved to 5 on 5. The first team consisted of Tre Jones, Quinten Grimes, Cam...

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