This has certainly been one of the more eventful off-seasons in recent college basketball memory with big-time coaching changes, scandals, NBA Draft decisions, and last-minute decisions by big-name recruits.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky All-American Jodie Meeks will forego his senior season and keep his name in this year's NBA Draft.
Meeks, a 6-4 guard, will be the first Wildcat underclassmen since Randolph Morris and Rajon Rondo in 2006 to enter the NBA Draft.
STATEMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY:
First and foremost, there are no NCAA allegations against UK Head Men's Basketball Coach John Calipari. Coach Calipari was forthcoming with the University of Kentucky during the hiring process about any issues under investigation at the University of Memphis at that time.
It is normal procedure for the NCAA to ask a former coach to participate in a hearing. Therefore, Coach Calipari will participate as requested.
Here we are, in the middle of the NBA and NHL playoffs, and yet UK basketball is still dominating the national headlines.
Too bad that those headlines aren't exactly brimming with positive news.
Less than two months ago, Kentucky was winding down a disappointing campaign, culminating in a loss to Notre Dame in the NIT quarterfinals. Their head coach was on his way to being ushered out the door, their two best players were weighing their NBA options, and an unrelenting fan base was sounding off at every opportunity to show their disdain for an uneven season.