Briscoe is back! Lee is not so much….

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Isaiah Briscoe will be playing for Cal again next year! The guard depth needed a little help and we got that help today. Marcus Lee burned some bridges on his way to transferring from the program. I’m sure we all wish him the best!

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Mitchell adds Lin Dunn to his staff


Matthew Mitchell is continuing his upward momentum today as he adds a former WNBA coach to his staff.

Lin Dunn has over 40 years of coaching experience including a WNBA title!

Here’s a link to the ukathletics story.
I personally believe this is HUGE for the program and will pay big dividends!

Football decommits and should we worry


Last week UK lost a commitment from a very impressive DE after he started reeling in big time offers from the likes of Michigan State, Miami, Penn State, Tennessee, and Alabama. James Hudson decided that he wanted to  enjoy his recruitment to the fullest and it looks like he is doing just that! He grabbed an offer from Jim Harbaugh and Michigan recently and seemed to really being interested in playing for the ex-NFL coach.

Then on Friday, Mike Warren a 4 star running back decided to decommit from Coach Stoops. 247 has Warren going to Ohio State, the only problem with that is, he isn’t holding an offer from them. So, as long as Urban Meyer doesn’t disrespect him, I’d assume the insiders know something we don’t. I don’t see a reason for Warren to decommit if he didn’t get some kind of good news.

Should we be worried? That’s easy to me, NO! Mac Jones is firmly committed, JaVonte Richardson looks like he’ll be a beast, Tyrell Ajian could end very fun to watch, and the biggest thing is that this staff has worked their tails off so far to fill the needs, build depth, and continually improve. As long as that work results in wins this coming season we will be fine!

My interview with UK’s newest commit – Jaida Roper


Q: Who primarily recruited you and why did you choose UK?

A: Coach Elzy, I went on my official visit and absolutely fell in love with the campus, environment, and the staff.

Q: Who would you say your style of play most compares to?

A: I would say my favorite point guard is Tony Parker. His basketball IQ is through the roof and he is a leader. I try to mold my game similar to his.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish at UK?

A: I want to come into the program and put us in the best position to win! One thing you’ll always get from me is hard work and a great attitude. With that I think anything is possible.

Q: Is there a current player or prospect you look forward to playing with?

A: Yes of course I look forward to play with everyone. Everyone has been telling me how they can’t wait to see me play with Makayla, so, it should be fun.

Q: Do you believe Coach Mitchell can maintain the level of success after the issues in the recent past?

A: Yes, I have a lot of faith in coach Mitchell. I feel that he is a great person and even better coach.

Q: Are you currently watching anything on Netflix?

A: Yes, How to Get Away with Murder and Prison Break are my favs

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant and what do you order?

A: Fast food has to be Chick-fil-A and my other is Longhorns and the Parmesan crusted chicken is the best.

Q: What’s your most used emoji?

A: 🐐 The G.O.A.T.

I want to thank Jaida for taking the time to answer a few questions and I for one think she will be a great leader in the very near future!

Great news for the Lady Cats

Jaida Roper has committed to playing for Coach Mitchell and the Cats! She’s a 4 star guard out of Tennessee and is a great step in the right direction!!!

Bolden listened to his Momma…

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Looks like his haircut told the story and he was a Dukie… Oh well, I believe Cal will be looking to add a Guard to the upcoming class. Here’s what our roster looks like right now:

PG – De’Aaron Fox

SG – Malik Monk

SF – Derek Willis

PF – Bam Adebayo

C – Marcus Lee?

Bench

SG – Isaiah Briscoe?

C – Isaac Humphries

F/C – Tai Wynyard

PG – Dominique Hawkins

SG – Mychal Mulder

PF – Wenyen Gabriel

F/C – Sacha Killeya-Jones

G – EJ Floreal

G – Jonny David

G – Dillon Pulliam

G – Brad Calipari

Matthews is transferring

Look Bolden, we have a scholarship for you!

It looks like Charles Matthews will be transferring due to wanting to be more of a scorer. I wish Matthews the best and will always remember thinking after the Blue-White game, “This guy could be a star”. I guess that’s why I’m not a scout!