D'Angelo Russell enjoyed his visit to Cincinnati last week and heads to Kentucky for another visit Monday, SNY.tv has learned. “Just to get a call from Coach Cal, it really meant a lot,” Angelo Russell,D'Angelo's father, told SNY.tv, adding that Monday's visit will likely only last “a couple hours.” Kentucky coach John Calipari was in San Juan, P.R. Sunday nightcoaching the Dominican Republic to an 80-72 victory over Puerto Rico in the Centrobasket championship gold medal game. Calipari and the DR will now try to qualify for the London Olympics beginning July 2. But Angelo said it was his understanding that Calipari would be back in Lexington on Monday.
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 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.