Posted by ibleedblue040 on March 5, 2008
Today I start a new segment to the UKmadness blog call Web Wednesday. I said in a post a couple days ago that this segment will feature all the rumors about Kentucky basketball that I have heard and maybe some UK updates.
Chuck Jones, a 6’9″ junior forward from Hopkins Central (KY), is supposedley going to be in attendance for the UK senior night at home against the Florida Gators. Jones might be confused with current Wildcat Perry Stevenson when he steps on the court because, like Stevenson, he is only 190 lbs. Jones averaged 18.4 ppg and 9.6 rpg this season for HCCHS including a 44 pt, 15 reb game and a 27 pt, 15 reb game.
This one might make you laugh so put down your drink before reading it. Billy Gillispie is supposedley considering the Oklahoma St. job for next season and that is why he has not signed a formal contract yet. To me this rumor is laughable at best because Oklahoma State is definitely a step down from Kentucky and there is no way he would get as much money there, to me this makes no since.
Verdell Jones, a 6’4″ senior guard from Champaign (IL), is also supposed to be in attendance for UK’s matchup with Florida in the season finale. Jones told rivals.com that he has been trying to schedule a visit to Lexington for some time now but weather and the success of his high school team have ruined the plans so far, but he is now supposed to come check out the ‘Cats next week.
Scotty Hopson,the second best remaining senior in the nation, has been named to the USA Junior National Team according to Jody Demling of the Courier-Journal. Hopson was one of ten players chosen, the only player from Kentucky. Hopson still remains a priority for Kentucky on the recruiting trail as UK has drastically picked up their activity on him.
The last thing I will mention in the rumor mill is a list of all the current players that Kentucky is after according to “insiders”, message board posters & Actual experts:
Chuck Jones – 0 Stars
Verdell Jones – ***
Scotty Hopson – *****
Kevin Galloway – 0 Stars
Jeff Taylor – ***
Derrick Favors – *****
Renardo Sidney – *****
John Wall – *****
Jon Hood – ****
Daniel Orton – *****
Shawne Williams – ****
Shawn Kemp Jr. – ****