Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen made his commitment official and signed with Kentucky on Friday. UK also has commitments from Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney for the recruiting class of 2019.
Kentucky basketball freshman guard Immanuel Quickley talks about the defensive improvement shown in UK's 96-58 win over North Dakota on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The Wildcats play host to VMI on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
Kentucky basketball assistant coach Tony Barbee talked on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 about the progress of freshman EJ Montgomery. Barbee said the 6-foot-10 forward has shown natural instincts on the court. UK plays host to VMI on Sunday.
Kentucky basketball's EJ Montgomery talks about learning from his teammates and how he hopes to progress. The 6-foot-10 freshman scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in UK's win over North Dakota on Nov. 14, 2018.
UK Coach John Calipari has talked about the need for a catalyst who can make a difference in games. A review of tape has revealed freshman EJ Montgomery as the kind of instinctive player who can do what few previous Kentucky players in the Cal era can do, assistant coach Tony Barbee said.
Duke’s 118-84 pummeling of the University of Kentucky in the 2018-19 men’s college basketball season opener was a major blow to the commonwealth of Kentucky’s hoops pride. But, thanks to some unlikely successes, the state is starting to get some hoops swag back
Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari talks to the media after his team's 96-58 win over North Dakota on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Calipari talked about the defense and the play of freshman EJ Montgomery.
Tyler Herro made only four of 17 shots (one of eight from three-point range) in Kentucky’s first two games. He heard about fans “freaking out” about it on social media. He surely eased any anxiety by shooting well against North Dakota.
UK freshman Keldon Johnson said after the Cats' victory over North Dakota on Wednesday night that his team took special pride in defense going into that game, especially after the Duke and Southern Illinois games.
After his team's 96-58 win over North Dakota on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talked about taking his team back to basics, including physical practices. The Cats improved to 2-1 on the season.
After losing by 34 points in the opening game and playing only so-so in the second, Kentucky Coach John Calipari all but promised his team would show its true identity in the third game. The Cats delivered with a smothering defensive effort.