Category Archives: UK Hoops

UK Hoops: Signees Howard, Green Named to Naismith HS Watch List

Both 2017-18 signees named to list of 50 players for national HS Player of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball signees Rhyne Howard (Cleveland, Tenn.) and Blair Green (Harlan, Ky.) have been named to the 2017 Naismith Girls’ High School Watch List, which annually names the top player in high school basketball. Howard and Green are two of just 50 players nationally to make the list. Continue reading UK Hoops: Signees Howard, Green Named to Naismith HS Watch List

UK Basketball – Big Blue Madness 2017: The premiere practice for all of College Basketball.

(Photo by Mike Cyrus)

David Leveridge- Kentucky Basketball Beat Reporter.

The excitement of Kentucky Basketball debuted tonight Friday, The Thirteenth 2017 @ the Historic Rupp Arena.  Since Kentucky lost in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Basketball tournament in March of this year, this date has been anticipated for a long time.  Big Blue Madness is the official start to the College Basketball season as this is the first time all year the public gets to see UK on the court.  Other schools such as Duke, Kansas, North Carolina all hold similar events, but the hype and anticipation of Big Blue Madness is unique making Kentucky the gold Standard of College Basketball.   Continue reading UK Basketball – Big Blue Madness 2017: The premiere practice for all of College Basketball.

UK Basketball – Media Day and Big Blue Madness Quotes

(Photo by Mike Cyrus)

Kentucky Head Coach Matthew Mitchell
Opening Statement … 
“Thank you, everyone for coming today and we are looking forward to what will be a really exciting journey for this group of Wildcats. They have really got off to a good start with a summer full of hard work and a lot of improvement over the summer with our conditioning and our strength and had a really, really tough September where we improved our early morning workouts during the month of September. Continue reading UK Basketball – Media Day and Big Blue Madness Quotes

UK Basketball – Another Exciting Big Blue Madness Opens the Basketball Season

2017 Big Blue Madness (Photo by Mike Cyrus)

Big Blue Madness is the official start of the University of Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball seasons.  The highly awaited event is the first time that the fans get to see the teams in action. Anticipation is particularly high for the men’s basketball team because the new additions to the roster.  Only three players that played any valuable minutes are returning from last year’s team (Gabriel, Killeya-Jones, and Wynyard) and early reports from team practices say that they have improved. With the talented Freshman coming in such as Kevin Knox, Quade Green, and Hamidou Diallo more curiosity is surrounding this team than past teams. Continue reading UK Basketball – Another Exciting Big Blue Madness Opens the Basketball Season