Author: Rob Dauster


Kentucky-centric dating site launches

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In the spirit of J-Date, Christian Mingle and, a dating website geared specifically towards fans of the Kentucky Wildcats launched on Thursday morning.

The website is called, and it’s designed to help Kentucky fans that find it “important for their potential life partner to share this interest”, according to the site’s official press release.

Members have until July 15th to create a profile on the site and begin browsing the interwebs for a potential husband or wife that looks good in blue and is willing to spend obscene amounts of cash to travel across the country to see John Calipari’s team play.

You have to believe there’s a market for this. Proof? Kentucky fans have already crashed the website:

One study last year lists ‘basketball‘ as the most popular search term in online dating profiles in the state of Kentucky.

If anyone creates a profile on the site, please give us some feedback.

Cal lost two commitments, including a top 75 recruit, on Wednesday

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Wednesday night was a busy one for Cal basketball, as their 2015 recruiting class looks drastically different this morning from what it looked like 24 hours ago.

It started with three-star forward Roman Davis committing to play for the Golden Bears this season, a move that caused Davon Dillard — who had yet to sign with Cuonzo Martin’s coaching staff — to decommit from the Berkeley school. Dillard is now headed to Oklahoma State.

Then late on Wednesday, the school announced that Tyson Jolly would not be enrolling at the university this summer. Jolly, the No. 73 player in the class, according to Rivals, will instead attend prep school for the 2015-16 season. He’s still committed to Cal for the Class of 2016, per

Losing Jolly and Dillard is a blow for the Bears, but those aren’t the most important members of their recruiting class. Ivan Raab and Jaylen Brown, two top ten prospects, are. And with Jabari Bird, Jordan Mathews and Ty Wallace all returning to school, Martin still has a roster that will be ranked in the preseason top 25 and should end up competing for a spot at or near the top of the Pac-12.

Is a seven-foot Greek center considering playing college ball in the US?

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Oregon may have missed out on the Jamal Murray sweepstakes last week, but they are one of four teams currently in the market for yet another potential five-star foreign prospect.

That would be Georgis Papagiannis, a 7-foot, 260 pound center from Greece. Papagiannis played one season of high school ball in the states before returning to his home country to play for Panathinaikos, one of the biggest clubs in Greece.

But the big fella only saw time in 11 games this season, and according to this story from, that plays a major role in the fact that he is considering coming to the United States to play in college.

“If Georgios plays more in college, and plays with guys his age, he’s [going to be able to] show how good he is,” his father told SI.

Papagiannis is considering four schools at this point: Kentucky, N.C. State, St. John’s and Oregon. Kentucky is looking to add some front court depth — they are also toying with the idea of bringing New Zealand prospect Tai Wynyard over in December — as is N.C. State. St. John’s desperately needs a low-post threat on both ends after forcing out Chris Obekpa.

But it’s the Oregon connection that is the most intriguing.

Let’s go beyond the fact that Oregon, a borderline top 25 team, is severely lacking in bid bodies, making Papagiannis a perfect fit on their roster. Not only is the Greece national team sponsored by Nike, but Oregon already has a member of their 2015 recruiting class in the national team program. Tyler Dorsey, a top 25 guard from California, is playing for the Greeks in the U19 tournament in Greece this week.

And you better believe he is actively recruiting the big man.

“I’ve been talking to him every day about it,” Dorsey told SI. “I don’t know what he’s gonna do, but I tell him he could come in and play a key role. We need him. Another big is what we’re missing.”

There’s no guarantee Papagiannis ends up coming across the Atlantic to play in college. But if he does, he may be the last impact freshman available in the Class of 2015.