Tag Archive: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

MKG: Bam Adebayo is “a dog”

Bam Adebayo (McDonald's All-American Photo)

Bam Adebayo (McDonald’s All-American Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Need another reason to feel good about Kentucky freshman Edrice “Bam” Adebayo.

Well, you got it from former UK standout Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Saturday when he said during a press conference before a basketball camp at UK that he was impressed with John Calipari’s new players even though he had not yet played with them.

“I like Bam for sure, for sure. “And (De’aaron) Fox, Malik (Monk) and Isaiah (Briscoe) for sure,” Kidd-Gilchrit said.

He said he’s already excited to see what next season will be like for Calipari’s team.

Did Kidd-Gilchrist take shot at UK football? I say no, no, no

By LARRY VAUGHT

If there is one person I am sure would never deliberately insult any University of Kentucky athlete. That’s why I hope everyone understands Kidd-Gilchrist was joking Saturday when some took offense at what he said about UK’s new $45 million football training facility.

Kidd-Gilchrist, a starter on UK’s 2012 national championship team who now plays for the Charlotte Hornets, was in Lexington to participate in the UK’s SkillZ and DrillZ Camp for boys and girls ages 7-17.

During his media conference, which he ended by shaking hands with media members,

Kyle Wiltjer’s mother still loves Kentucky Effect

Kyle Wiltjer joined Cameron Mills, Johnny Pittman and myself at Klosterman Eye Associates in Harrodsburg earlier this month.
Kyle Wiltjer joined Cameron Mills, Johnny Pittman and myself at Klosterman Eye Associates in Harrodsburg earlier this month.

Kyle Wiltjer joined Cameron Mills, Johnny Pittman and myself at Klosterman Eye Associates in Harrodsburg earlier this month.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kyle Wiltjer has not played at Kentucky for three years, but the former Cat says his mother has never lost her passion for the Wildcats.

“Yeah, and it is really funny. Obviously she just loves the Kentucky Effect,” Wiltjer said during his recent visit to Kentucky. “She just thinks it is so incredible the way the fans treat me. She is just really grateful that the fans are so supportive.”

Kentucky basketball has unique fan in South Africa

By LARRY VAUGHT

When it comes to Kentucky basketball, there are no limits to where you might find a fan.

Take Rev. Cydell LeGrand of Johannesburg, South Africa who describes himself on Twitter as “BBN from Afar.” So how in the world did that come about?

“It may seem strange that a African like myself support the Kentucky Wildcats! I was watching television one day on my local sport channel and your team was playing a team for the university playoff final. I enjoyed the way Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played as a team, so I further looked into your school,” LeGrand said. “I was amazed by the rich tradition your program has and I have been a fan ever since. Whether the games are on television or if I have to stream them on my Dell computer.”