Stacey Poole remembers a year ago when Birmingham guard Eric Bledsoe came to play in the Kentucky Derby Festival without the same big national reputation that many other players had. “Eric was not a McDonald's All-American or a Jordan (Brand Classic participant). He was similar to me. He played in the Derby Festival and was a good player,” said Poole.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.