“Can you imagine if I had this team for three years? Can you imagine??!! But the times, they are a-changin'. I'm just gonna have to keep recruiting. Figure out how many guys we're gonna lose, and replace them.” Kentucky coach John Calipari said that to SI's Tim Layden, on the day the Wildcats lost to West Virginia in the Elite Eight. That was before we knew the extent of the exodus from Lexington (so far it's John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton, with Patrick Patterson expected to join them soon, and Darnell Dodson still on the fence). That was before we knew that Calipari would counteract those losses by getting the point guard some have ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2010, Brandon Knight, and the small forward everyone has ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2011, Michael Gilchrist, to both commit to Kentucky on Wednesday, the opening day of the NCAA's spring signing period — a coup that Scout.com's recruiting guru, Dave Telep, called unprecedented.
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.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 25, 1974, Kevin Grevey joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 51 games.
- On February 25, 2017, freshman Malik Monk scored 33 points against Florida.