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When will John Wall get his shot?

John Wall

- photo by Sam Forencich | USA Basketball

John Wall has been keeping up with Team USA this summer, as the United States attempts to end a 16-year gold medal drought at the FIBA world championships, and he told me last month that he would love to “hopefully soon” represent his country in international competition. But the question that I pondered then and throughout this whole tournament in Istanbul is: How soon is soon?

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.


On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.


On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky.  It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.


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