OK, since it is sports and video day at PB figured I’d let out a virtual holler about something I’m a bit excited about: The resurgence of Kentucky basketball to it’s proper place. No more football schools doing the roundball thing. Expect the universe to go back to it’s previous configuration of Big Blue dominance. Beginning…uh…now. Time for the rat bastards to be reunited with the land of the also-rans. I give you Billy Clyde:

Billy Clyde. There really is no better name for a Kentucky coach, really. If his last name was Thompson, you could mark us down for the win right now. Kids are gonna start flocking to the Bluegrass State again. From Texas even. 4 days out he already has Gerry Vilarino headed this way. GJ is a 4 star ’09 guard 14th rated in his class. Huge pickup. Getting word also that we may well land top junior Willie Warren, and top-5 freshman KC Miller. If that wasn’t enough good news, we also hear that DeAndre Jordan, who committed to TexasA&M, will likely try to get out of his National LOI and follow Gillispie to Kentucky. Jordan would be a straight up coup! Then there is Jai Lucas and Pat Patterson (Patterson is way iffy, but Lucas is a possibility – though they are rumored to be a package deal). I’m also hoping we’ll pick up the just named KY Mr. Basketball Stephon Pettigrew. Kid grew up in my stomping grounds of Elizabethtown.

Ah. All feels right with the world.

  • You know who recruited the nucleus of Illinois’ final four team? Billy G.

    He then goes to UTEP and wins. Then to A&M and wins.

    Yeah, I’d say things are going to be just fine in Lexington.

  • Yup. He’s been so thoroughly looked over this week in Lextown he must feel like he just had a colonoscopy…

  • Oh, and he said “thank ya’ll” at the end of the presser. 😉 Big ups to my downhome homie!

  • What can I say? I’m really excited about Schelotto. If it happens. Which looks awfully likely.

    Good to see you’re excited about Clyde. That means Matta won’t be targeted by UK at least. In fact, all the ultra-prestigious jobs should be tied up for a number of years (not that I think Matta would leave… just best that there aren’t any temptations out there).

  • Brian…given the right job, Matta will leave.

    Forget to mention about Billy G, he recruited TX like a mad fool even when he was in Champaign.

  • He’s a recruiting fool – that’s for sure. He doesn’t send letters. Sends thousands of text messages though. Guy is plugged in to the kids. Good times. We get Jordan and look out!

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