TAG: University of Kentucky

High School, NBA Draft / Dec 9, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Raging Against The Machine: The Karl Towns Jr. Story

Karl Towns Jr.

Karl Towns Jr. (photo. Kelly Kline)

After committing to play college basketball at Kentucky, high school senior Karl Towns Jr. is about to face the machine of high-profile basketball: more temptations, more pressure, and more opportunities to screw up his future, a future that could include the NBA. It’s a good thing all of the stories about the seven-footer are true. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 6, 2013 / 11:15 am

Nike Outfits Kentucky, Baylor With New Uniforms

Kentucky men

Kentucky men (photo. Nike Basketball)

Kentucky and Baylor will debut new Nike Hyper Elite uniforms in tonight’s men’s and women’s doubleheader at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Tex. The Hyper Elite is the lightest uniform ever produced, and these particular editions will feature silver chrome lettering for Kentucky and gold lettering for Baylor. The Wildcats jerseys will also include eight stars on the back of the neck to honor the school’s eight championships. Read More »

College / Nov 21, 2013 / 11:15 am

Who’s Better: Jabari Parker Or Julius Randle?

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle (photo. Jordan Brand)

We haven’t been this excited for a college basketball season in a long time. The freshman class is so deep this year that its most hyped prospect (Andrew Wiggins) has been a bit of a letdown so far and yet hardly anyone is talking about that. That’s because Jabari Parker of Duke and Kentucky’s Julius Randle have been so explosive, so unstoppable, so obviously on another level from almost every other player in the country. Read More »

College / Nov 12, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The 10 College Basketball Games You Need To Mark On Your Calendar This Season

Patric Young

Patric Young (photo. UF Communications)

The college basketball season officially kicked off last week, and with the load of talent and hundreds of games being televised, it’s going to be tough to sort through the top games to watch this season. Don’t sweat it. That’s why I’m here. Read More »

College / Nov 5, 2013 / 11:45 am

Kentucky Freshman Phenom Makes The Craziest Basket You’ll See All Year… On His Own Hoop

James Young

Back in the summer of 2011, I spent a day with Rudy Gay and his boys for a piece in Dime Magazine. I ended up leading that feature with a story that Gay’s friend told me. When they were kids, Rudy ran down a loose ball, cuffed it and lofted it backwards towards the hoop. Read More »

College / Oct 17, 2013 / 3:30 pm

10 College Players Under The Most Pressure This Season

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart (photo. Oklahoma State Athletics)

Pressure is something a lot of players this season are going to endure. Every player, to an extent, will feel pressure, from trying to achieve a greater number of wins than last season to freshman phenoms living up to the hype.

Here at Dime, I came up with 10 collegiate players that I think are under the most pressure this season. So press play on your iPod and listen to Queen‘s “Under Pressure and let’s take a look and see if you agree. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Sep 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Tanking NBA Teams Should Be Targeting Julius Randle

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (photo. Instagram.com/juliusrandle30)

While Andrew Wiggins has caught a lot of the hype for teams preparing to lose this season, there are plenty other competent consolation prizes, Julius Randle being one of them. Randle is a 6-9, 250-pound forward who will be playing his college ball with John Calipari and the superteam over at Kentucky this season. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2013 / 8:14 pm

2013 NBA Draft: New Orleans Selects Nerlens Noel With The No. 6 Pick

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

5. New Orleans: Nerlens Noel – Kentucky 7-0, C 19 years old, Freshman

Noel finally finds a home in New Orleans. It’ll be interesting to see how the Kentucky connection — with Anthony Davis — can play together. It could work. They’ll be slight, but they can definitely move and block shots. Offensively, it’ll definitely work. Davis has already shown he can make jumpers, so Noel can do the dirty work on the offensive glass. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 7, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Nerlens Noel’s Top 5 Highlights & Why He’s The Next Larry Sanders

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

Nerlens Noel has the talent to be an elite defender in the NBA. He has tremendous athleticism, length, quickness, a terrific first step over larger defenders and he’s incredibly difficult to shoot over due to his wingspan. The forward has developed into a very gifted defender. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 30, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Julius Mays: Kentucky’s “Other” One-And-Done Star

Julius Mays

Julius Mays (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

Ever since the NBA raised its minimum age limit from 18 to 19 years old in 2006, the one-and-done phenomenon has taken off. Since players can no longer jump right from high school to the pros, many elite basketball programs are now mere checkpoints for top players on their way to the NBA. In the last few years, no program has personified this one-and-done phenomenon more than the University of Kentucky. Read More »