Sources Say Podcast

Kentucky Sports Radio

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to break down all things Kentucky basketball and the latest in recruiting. In their weekly show, the duo will discuss the latest with the team, talk to high-level prospects, update listeners on the recruitments of UK's top targets, and analyze their respective games.

All Episodes

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 130 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Kentucky's dominant play over the last week, what happened with Robert Dillingham, and answer questions from the mailbag. Among the highlights: Kentucky rolls through the home schedule Who has impressed the most? Any areas of improvement? TyTy Washington, Oscar Tshiebwe and Sahvir Wheeler lead the way Potential scares down the road -- Ohio State being a major one Robert Dillingham chooses NC State over Kentucky Where did UK's momentum go? Did they pull out? Answering mailbag questions Recruiting updates for 2023 When will Shaedon Sharpe arrive? A battle between Oscar Tshiebwe and ducks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 1

1 hr 13 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 129 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Reed Sheppard's commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program. Among the highlights: Reed Sheppard is a Wildcat How did we get to this point? He passed the early eye test for John Calipari and his staff Kentucky rewards him with an early offer Who UK had to beat to land the five-star guard Why this commitment is so important for Big Blue Nation A scouting report on the newest Wildcat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 20

25 min 59 sec

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 128 of the Sources Say Podcast to break down Kentucky’s win over Mount St. Mary's, the latest on Shaedon Sharpe's mid-year enrollment and Reed Sheppard's upcoming commitment. Among the highlights: Kentucky cruises to beat Mount St. Mary's Oscar Tshiebwe dominates again Sahvir Wheeler leads the country in assists John Calipari says Wheeler has "totally bought in" TyTy Washington finds his groove Will Shaedon Sharpe play? "We'll see." Reed Sheppard is set to commit. Will it be Kentucky? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 18

43 min 41 sec

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 127 of the Sources Say Podcast to break down CJ Fredrick's season-ending hamstring injury and Kentucky’s win over Robert Morris. Among the highlights: A crushing hit for CJ Fredrick and the Kentucky basketball team New injury, not old What does Fredrick's absence mean for Shaedon Sharpe? How will the team adjust? UK defeats Robert Morris 100-60 Rupp Arena was Rupp Arena Oscar Tshiebwe is a monster, but his story might be even better Other individual standouts What's next for the Wildcats? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 13

51 min 19 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by "Big Blue Drew" Brown of A Sea Of Blue to break down Kentucky's loss to Duke in the Champions Classic and what's next for the program as we move forward in the regular season. Among the highlights: Welcome back, college basketball Live from New York, it's the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden Top takeaways from Kentucky's loss Paolo Banchero is a freak Trevor Keels is better than expected What happened with TyTy Washington? Sahvir Wheeler and Oscar Tshiebwe stand out for the Wildcats Other players who need to improve John Calipari is oddly confident Looking ahead Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 10

42 min 30 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 125 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Cason Wallace's commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program moving forward. Among the highlights: Wallace is a Wildcat How did we get to this point? What does the five-star guard bring to the table? How does Wallace fit in with Kentucky's other commitments? Is UK done in the class of 2022? Looking ahead to potential transfer portal options What comes next for Kentucky recruiting? Is it time to look ahead to 2023? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 8

32 min 55 sec

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 124 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Kentucky's exhibition games, reasons for optimism going into the highly-anticipated Duke matchup, Adem Bona's commitment to UCLA, and other recruiting notes. Among the highlights TyTy Washington is living up to the hype Sahvir Wheeler is the perfect fit for this roster Davion Mintz is finally playing the role he was signed to play in Lexington What about the frontcourt outside of Oscar Tshiebwe? How does Kentucky match up against Duke? Adem Bona commits to UCLA Why can't Kentucky land its top frontcourt targets? Cason Wallace commits Sunday Robert Dillingham to Kentucky? Then, Jeff Goodman joins the show to break down his thoughts on the Wildcats and expectations going into the Champions Classic. The top takeaways: Thoughts from his time in Lexington at Media Day and the Blue-White Game Early standouts for the Wildcats Goodman has Kentucky ranked No. 4 in his preseason rankings Why he believes the UK has the perfect mix of shooting, scoring and veteran leadership Why does he expect Kentucky to beat Duke? Shaedon Sharpe will be better than Zion Williamson? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 4

1 hr 23 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 123 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Kentucky's Blue-White Game and all of the major takeaways. Then, they discuss the latest with Shaedon Sharpe's mid-year enrollment and Adem Bona's recruitment. Among the highlights: Who were the best performers in Kentucky's annual Blue-White Game? John Calipari names three starters. Who are the final two? Davion Mintz is playing the role he was brought in to play Oscar Tshiebwe is a monster on the glass TyTy Washington is as good as advertised Shaedon Sharpe set to enroll early? What would his early addition mean for the program? Will he play immediately? Adem Bona is set to decide soon. What's the latest? UCLA's visit this past weekend Calipari visits Bona in California Does UK still have a chance? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 25

45 min 24 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 122 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Shaedon Sharpe's reported decision to enroll early at Kentucky and what it means for the program this season and next. Is it good news or bad for the Wildcats? Among the highlights: Travis Branham reports Shaedon Sharpe is strongly considering a mid-year enrollment at Kentucky Breaking down the details of what that would mean How did we get to this point? Why is Sharpe wanting to enroll early? Could this mean a none-and-done draft jump for Sharpe? Best-case and worst-case scenarios What does Kentucky expect to happen? How could this help the 2021-22 roster? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 14

18 min 39 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 121 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Kentucky's Pro Day and open practice events this week, along with providing some recruiting updates for 2022 and 2023. Among the highlights: A breakdown of events at Pro Day and open practice Who were the biggest standouts both days? Any major surprises? Expectations going into the season John Calipari gets too comfortable with the whistle Any real takeaways from the open practice scrimmage? Injury updates Player-by-player breakdown Mailbag questions Adem Bona and Cason Wallace "updates" 2023 targets to keep an eye on Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 13

58 min 15 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 120 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Adem Bona's visit to Lexington and the latest on the five-star center's recruitment. Will it be Kentucky or UCLA? The Sources Say crew also break down the return of CJ Fredrick and Jacob Toppin and what it means for the program moving forward. Among the highlights: The lead-up to Bona's visit to Lexington Questions needed to be answered. Were they? The five-star center's itinerary Bona missed Kentucky storming the field vs. Florida because he got hungry The biggest highlight of the trip Where do things stand now? How much of a threat is UCLA? An update on his commitment date CJ Fredrick and Jacob Toppin return to practice How did we get to this point? What does it mean for the team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 7

45 min 32 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 119 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Dereck Lively's commitment to Duke and where things stand with Adem Bona for Kentucky. Will UK be landing a commitment from the five-star center soon? Among the highlights: Dereck Lively chooses Duke over Kentucky How did we get to this point? Jon Scheyer purposefully hurts UK's recruiting momentum What's next for Kentucky? The latest with Adem Bona UK has some work to do with the five-star center... ... but don't sweat it too much "John Calipari's got something up his sleeve." What about Cason Wallace? UK's updated dream class Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 21

40 min 20 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 118 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Dereck Lively's surprise commitment date and the latest in his recruitment. Will it be Kentucky or Duke? And where does Adem Bona fit into the equation? Lively sets a surprise commitment date, and it's coming sooner than anyone expected Breaking down the favorites A whirlwind of a day Does anyone know where Lively is going? Where does Adem Bona fit into things? Is it one or the other? How soon could we hear of a Bona decision if Lively goes elsewhere? Could Bona come off the board first? Why UK will be a winner no matter how it unfolds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 18

46 min 22 sec

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 117 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss five-star forward Chris Livingston’s commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program moving forward. Who's next for the Wildcats? Among the highlights: This rollercoaster ride of a recruitment comes to an end, with Kentucky coming out on top Livingston chooses UK over Georgetown, Memphis, Tennessee State, and the G League What does the five-star forward bring to the table? John Calipari gave his pitch to Livingston publicly last week The idea of Livingston as a small-ball four is intriguing How will he fit alongside Skyy Clark, Shaedon Sharpe and (potentially) Cason Wallace What's next for Kentucky? Could UK have four top-15 prospects signed by Thanksgiving? Dereck Lively II or Adem Bona? Or both? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 15

36 min 2 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Zack Geoghegan for episode 116 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss five-star forward Chris Livingston's busy recruitment and why Kentucky is seen as the heavy favorite leading up to his commitment. Is this thing a done deal? Among the highlights: Recapping Shaedon Sharpe's commitment to Kentucky Why Sharpe is a "different" No. 1 prospect UK's recruiting momentum is picking up in a major way The latest with Chris Livingston First pro, then Memphis, then Kentucky. Is this thing "over" or could we see another shift? Those close to the five-star guard want him to go to UK Breaking down Livingston's game How does he fit with the other 2022 recruits? Why you should listen closely to John Calipari's recruiting comments What could UK's offense look like in 2022-23? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 11

34 min 12 sec

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 115 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Shaedon Sharpe's commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program. Among the highlights: Kentucky gets its first No. 1 recruit since 2015 What does it mean for UK's recruiting efforts both immediately and in the distant future? What do you need to know about Shaedon Sharpe as a player? Just how good can he be in Lexington? Player comparisons Some key moments from Sharpe's recruitment Kentucky struck gold early How does he fit alongside UK's other top targets in the backcourt? What's next for Kentucky? Are we on the cusp of another commitment? What does UK's updated dream class look like as of today? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 7

27 min 34 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 114 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Kentucky picking up momentum with five-star forward Chris Livingston, along with Shaedon Sharpe's upcoming commitment date. Will UK land both? Among the highlights: Sharpe sets a commitment date, and Kentucky is seen as the heavy favorite The process is playing out as planned Cason Wallace trends toward UK Will the backcourt be finalized by the early signing period? Kentucky is picking up steam with Livingston. How? Is the five-star forward going to be UK's small-ball four? What's going on with Adem Bona? Kentucky is going to make Dereck Lively II tell them no UK's dream class vs. the Sources Say dream class How fast could John Calipari wrap up the entire class? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 3

37 min 13 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 113 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Kentucky hosting two very important visitors in Cason Wallace and Shaedon Sharpe this weekend and just how soon the program can land its next commitment(s). Then, the duo closes out the show by breaking down UK's non-conference schedule. Among the highlights: UK hosts one scheduled official visitor in Wallace, then adds a late surprise in Sharpe How did the visits go? Some behind-the-scenes notes from Players First Fantasy Camp Kentucky is trending for Wallace Commitment timelines for both Should we expect big news soon? What's the latest with UK's other top targets? A look at Kentucky's non-conference schedule Is it good enough? What's up with the Michigan game getting canceled? Tubby Smith is headed back to Rupp Arena Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 31

52 min 15 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 112 of the Sources Say Podcast to break down the latest regarding Kentucky's recruiting efforts in the class of 2022. Among the highlights: Shaedon Sharpe is on commitment watch Adem Bona set to visit (and likely earn an offer) Cason Wallace or Nick Smith Jr.? Could both be on the table? Things are quiet with Dereck Lively, but UK holding on strong Skyy Clark health update Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 13

31 min 42 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 111 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Jalen Duren's commitment to Memphis and whether John Calipari made the right decision in passing on Kofi Cockburn, among other topics. Among the highlights: Duren commits to Memphis. Did UK make the right choice making a push for the five-star center? Kentucky's risk to turn down Cockburn for a chance at Duren What actually happened with the Illinois transfer target? Team chemistry is extremely high Last season's nightmare scenario Was there not a way to fit Cockburn into the lineup? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 10

27 min 47 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Zack Geoghegan to discuss the latest in Kentucky's recruiting efforts in 2022 from Peach Jam and this week's NBPA Top 100 Camp. Who are UK's top targets? Is there a dream class in mind for the program? Could we see a commitment in the near future? Among the highlights: Top performers at Peach Jam and NBPA Top 100 Shaedon Sharpe is on commitment watch Cason Wallace and Nick Smith Jr. get offers Is it one or the other? Or both? Wallace and Adem Bona planning visits to Lexington Is the Kyle Filipowski dream real? UK's dream class Weighing Jalen Duren's final options going down the home stretch of his recruitment Other recruiting notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 29

56 min 17 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Kofi Cockburn's decision to return to Illinois and Kentucky's involvement throughout the star center's recruitment. Then, the Sources Say crew breaks down the latest on UK's chances to land Jalen Duren and why the staff remains confident despite growing skepticism among national sources. Among the highlights: Just how interested was UK in Kofi Cockburn?  Did the star center want Kentucky from the start? The media leak and ensuing spin was one for the ages Fit concerns were legitimate, but were they worth it? On the (minor) pushback inside the locker room Jalen Duren is John Calipari's top priority Does UK actually have a shot? Who is the current favorite? Kentucky is taking a massive risk Who is UK's next commitment in the class of 2022? More recruiting notes from Peach Jam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 20

31 min 48 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Illinois star center Kofi Cockburn's scheduled decision on Friday and the latest on Kentucky's chances. Then, the Sources Say crew breaks down the latest on CJ Fredrick's minor surgery that will keep him out the majority of the summer (but won't impact his eligibility when the season begins). Among the highlights: Kofi Cockburn set to announce on Friday. Who's the leader? Is Kentucky confident? Internal discussions on UK's side about Cockburn's fit alongside Oscar Tshiebwe and the need to add another standout big. Why this is an easy decision for Kentucky CJ Fredrick undergoes "minor procedure" What's the timeline for return? No reason to stress about the news Reed Sheppard receives scholarship offer from UK Is Kentucky the immediate favorite? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 13

49 min 18 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to break down Davion Mintz's decision to return to Kentucky and what it means for the program. They also discuss Kofi Cockburn's decision to enter the transfer portal and the chances UK gets involved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 1

37 min 55 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 106 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss Jalen Duren's visit to Kentucky and UK's chances going into the final stretch of his recruitment. Among the topics: The No. 1 prospect in the nation visits Kentucky. Where do things stand? What happened during the visit? Handicapping the leaders Miami poses a threat, but what about Memphis? NIL will be a key factor Is the pro route still a legitimate option? Would Kentucky's frontcourt be too loaded with Duren? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 30

1 hr 11 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 105 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss the latest with five-star center Jalen Duren and Gov. Andy Beshear issuing an executive order on name, image and likeness in the state of Kentucky. What does it all mean? Among the highlights: Student-athletes in Kentucky can now make money from their name, image and likeness (as they should) Why NIL rules will be huge for UK Athletics, specifically with the basketball program UK has been prepared for this moment Kentucky now has the best pitch for No. 1 overall prospect Jalen Duren Where do things stand with Duren? Breaking down UK's roster and the loaded frontcourt (and why it doesn't matter with Duren) Could NIL signal a return for Davion Mintz? What would happen if Mintz returns and Duren commits? Kentucky's title chances with one, both or neither Mitch Barnhart needs to embrace and highlight importance of NIL, not show indifference Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 25

45 min 22 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Reed Sheppard's impressive play this weekend at the Titans Rockets Summer Shootout in Shelbyville, Kentucky expressing early interest, coaches showing up to watch the four-star guard and why his recruitment may be the most polarizing of any during the John Calipari era in Lexington. Then, the Sources Say duo discusses Kentucky hosting three major official visitors this past weekend in Shaedon Sharpe, Chris Livingston and Dereck Lively II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 21

55 min 57 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim and Zack Geoghegan discuss their trip to Las Vegas to watch some of Kentucky's top targets at the 2021 Pangos All-American Camp. Among the highlights: What's the deal with Jalen Duren? Is he seriously considering his college options? Does UK have a shot? Dereck Lively II is a future star (and a must-offer for Kentucky) Keyonte George and Anthony Black are two of Texas' top stars, and they'd like to play together. Will that be at Kentucky? Adem Bona likes UK and wants an offer What would a frontcourt of Lively and Bona look like? Two 2023 stars to keep a close eye on Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 10

1 hr 8 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss the return of Keion Brooks Jr. for a junior year and the official departure of Isaiah Jackson, who declared for the draft on Friday. Among the highlights: What does Brooks' return mean for Kentucky? How did we get to this point? Jackson leaves for the draft (as expected) Is Davion Mintz coming back?  An update on the move-in process Name, image and likeness rules set to go through in the near future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 28

46 min 30 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 101 to discuss Sahvir Wheeler's commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program moving forward. Among the highlights:  Wheeler chooses UK over Kansas, LSU and Oklahoma State How did we get to this point? UK's momentum is back Kentucky gets the best playmaker in the SEC Wheeler and TyTy Washington will complement each other well in the backcourt Breaking down the numbers (even the bad ones) Why Wheeler will look better at UK than he did at Georgia Is Kentucky's backcourt is set? What about Davion Mintz and Keion Brooks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 17

37 min 55 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to break down TyTy Washington's commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program next season. They also discuss the latest with Sahvir Wheeler and UK's chances to land the Georgia guard transfer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 13

39 min 54 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss the possibility of Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler signing with Kentucky, the latest on TyTy Washington's recruitment, and the possibility of UK wrapping up its backcourt for 2021-22 by the end of the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 11

37 min 18 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Zack Geoghegan (KSR) and Shawn Smith (Go Big Blue Country) to discuss their trip to Memphis for the Iverson Classic, including scouting reports on Daimion Collins, Bryce Hopkins and TyTy Washington, along with recruiting updates on UK's top remaining targets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 10

1 hr 24 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss the highly-anticipated additions of Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman to the Kentucky coaching staff, what it means for the program moving forward, and several recruiting updates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 7

48 min 41 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Iowa sharpshooter CJ Fredrick's commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program both immediately and in the long term.  Among the highlights: After months of speculation, Fredrick is finally a Wildcat. You wanted shooting? You got it Breaking down the ridiculous shooting numbers Fredrick, Kellan Grady and Dontaie Allen is a filthy shooting trio What does Fredrick's addition mean for the point guard spot? The perfect role player Three years of eligibility No, there was no tampering Kentucky fans needed some good news, and they got it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 5

25 min 2 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Nolan Hickman's decommitment from Kentucky and what it means for the program moving forward. Among the highlights: UK currently has no point guards signed for 2021-22 Hickman becomes the first player to back out of a letter of intent under John Calipari What led to the decommitment? Breaking down comments from Hickman's father with KSR Does Kentucky have a replacement (or two) in mind?  How fast does Calipari need to move? What news would make Kentucky fans feel better about the decommitment? Calipari can cast a wide net at the position, but he's got to pull in a few big fish Any other news on the horizon? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 1

49 min 2 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to talk about the tragic passing of Terrence Clarke, the latest in Kentucky's search for two new assistant coaches, and a few updates on draft and transfer decisions for current Wildcats. Among the highlights: A tribute to Terrence Clarke, a beloved player both on and off the floor How that tragic day unfolded through our eyes Memories of covering Clarke from high school to college How does the program move forward? UK basketball posts two job openings The latest with Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman Calipari hopes to bring back his trusted confidant, a move this program needs Why Joel Justus and Arizona State is a perfect match Is it a rare win-win scenario for both UK and Justus? Isaiah Jackson planning to turn pro? Keion Brooks Jr. expected to return? Any update on Davion Mintz? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 27

1 hr 15 min

Jack Pilgrim and Zack Geoghegan discuss their trip to the MADE Hoops Midwest Mania event in Indianapolis to scout current and future Kentucky basketball targets, along with the latest in each prospect's recruitment. Among the highlights: What was it like to be back on the road? All eyes were on Emoni Bates vs. Jalen Duren. Who won the head-to-head matchup?  Duren looks like he was built in a factory. Is the hype justified? A new favorite prospect (or two) for the KSR crew Could Dereck Lively II be the next Willie Cauley-Stein? Nick Smith Jr. is a perfect fit at Kentucky Why Brandon Miller is one of the most frustrating prospects in the class of 2022 Shaedon Sharpe is more than just a freak athlete. How did Reed Sheppard play? What's the latest with Kentucky's chances for each?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 26

1 hr 12 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss a wild weekend in the world of Kentucky basketball, including the latest rumors and news on potential staff changes and Iowa sharpshooter CJ Fredrick entering the transfer portal, among other updates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 19

49 min 36 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss the growing list of names Kentucky has reached out to in the transfer portal and John Calipari's plan to fill the 2021-22 roster. Does he have one right now? Among the highlights: The latest with Davion Mintz and Keion Brooks Jr. Marcus Carr would be the perfect addition alongside UK's standout shooters Bryce Hopkins recruits Illinois transfer Adam Miller to Kentucky Miller is the high-floor, high-ceiling player UK needs on next year's roster UNLV's Bryce Hamilton is an odd fit Mac McClung wants to hear from Calipari. Should he make the call? How would McClung fit in Lexington? Why adding Rocket Watts would be a mistake Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 13

53 min 6 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Devin Askew's decision to enter the transfer portal, potential replacements at the point guard position, and draft news, among other roster updates. Among the highlights: Is Askew's departure a surprise? How did we get to this point? Was the freshman point guard recruited over?  Who are the potential replacement options? Any early favorites? Buzz on Minnesota's Marcus Carr... Is he the right fit? Kentucky made the right call by holding off on Justin Powell Could Isaiah Jackson return for a sophomore campaign?  Does a Walker Kessler transfer make sense? Where would he fit? Skyy Clark confirms he will stay in 2022 (and it's the right move) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 6

1 hr 6 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Kentucky high school sports guru Troy Howell to break down this week's KHSAA Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena and who could be crowned champion. Among the highlights: A game-by-game breakdown of the opening round, which begins Wednesday. Who moves on? Who are the biggest favorites?  Projected winners from both sides of the bracket Who may be on upset alert? (It is March Madness, after all) Are there any Cinderella teams to watch out for? Predictions for most valuable player and coach of the Sweet 16?  Biggest storylines to watch out for Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 30

32 min 34 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to break down Kellan Grady's commitment to Kentucky and what it means for the program moving forward.  Among the highlights: Kentucky finds its shooter in the transfer portal Grady has four years of experience, 17 PPG every season at Davidson. Shot 38.2% from three last year. Where does the newest Wildcat fit into the rotation? Kentucky continues to reach out to new players, specifically at the guard position. What does it mean? Something's got to give in terms of scholarship numbers and the rotation next season Will there be attrition? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 30

54 min 47 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 87 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss new draft decisions, new returnees, and names popping up in the transfer portal, among other topics. Some of the highlights: Isaiah Jackson, Terrence Clarke and BJ Boston enter the draft Why did Clarke and Boston enter without testing the waters, despite falling draft stock? Almost nothing can change a one-year plan (unfortunately) Dontaie Allen and Lance Ware return to Kentucky Where does John Calipari need to look on the transfer market? New names in the backcourt and frontcourt How many new pieces does UK actually need? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 23

1 hr 6 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Kentucky's season-ending loss to Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament, draft/transfer decisions, and new names in the transfer portal to keep an eye on as John Calipari gets a head start on the most important offseason of his coaching career Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 15

1 hr 19 min

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Kentucky's upcoming trip to Nashville for the SEC Tournament and whether the Wildcats can make a title run to keep their season alive. They also discuss the possibility of BJ Boston returning for a second season, along with Terrence Clarke's cryptic social media post hinting his season may not be over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 8

1 hr 1 min

Jack Pilgrim is joined by Zack Geoghegan for episode 84 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss the latest regarding Kentucky's draft decisions and how John Calipari hopes to round out the 2021-22 roster, among other topics.  The KSR duo starts the show by giving a player-by-player breakdown of who's expected to stay and who's expected to go at this point in time.  Jimmy Dykes says UK could see as many as seven or eight new faces on next year's roster. Right or wrong? Who could transfer out of the program this offseason? A new positive development with Dontaie Allen Sam Vecenie of The Athletic says BJ Boston could return for year two. Is that a possibility? Pilgrim and Geoghegan end the show by talking over some potential additions at the high school level, along with names to watch out for in the NCAA Transfer Portal. Will UK go after a high-profile point guard? Two possible transfer names to keep an eye on Where do things stand with the top available high school recruits? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 5

52 min 55 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated for episode 83 of the Sources Say Podcast to break down Kentucky's win over Vanderbilt, momentum going into the SEC Tournament, and long-term optimism for 2021-22 and beyond. Among the topics: Kentucky is finally finding ways to win Jacob Toppin is a future star while serving as a solid role player on the current roster Could Davion Mintz return for a second year at Kentucky? Confidence going into the SEC Tournament UK could return as many as eight players in 2021-22 What would a depth chart look like? Who are the potential departures? Kentucky needs one final star guard to round out next year's roster. Who could that be? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 18

58 min 21 sec

KSR's Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 82 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss how Kentucky overcame its past demons that haunted the Wildcats throughout the season to defeat Auburn 82-80. Among the topics: Between shooting struggles, turnover issues, inconsistent play throughout the roster, bad luck and an inability to close out games, UK overcame its past flaws BJ Boston is finally becoming the star we thought he'd be Isaiah Jackson is a monster A nearly identical scenario to the Tennessee loss, but UK held on down the stretch Davion Mintz is Mr. Big Shot Optimism going into the SEC Tournament Will Calipari use Oscar Tshiebwe as his "missing piece" to spark Kentucky down the stretch? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 14

54 min 4 sec

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 81 of the Sources Say Podcast to break down Kentucky’s loss at Missouri, the team's 5-11 start to the season, postseason hopes vanishing and potential long-term issues within the program, among other topics.  The Sources Say crew starts the show by discussing the team's current issues and why it may be best to start looking ahead to 2021-22: The team's struggles are exhausting Are there any bright spots right now? Point guard play must improve, and it doesn't appear there's an easy answer John Calipari has been a PR nightmare this year This year's on- and off-court struggles could make an impact on next year's team (and for that reason, Calipari needs to be careful) They close out the show by discussing roster management and recruiting: Where does the optimism come for in 2021-22? How does point guard play improve?  UK only has three signees right now, and the 2021 recruiting board doesn't favor the Wildcats... An update on Kentucky's top targets Is the transfer portal the only answer to round out the upcoming roster? Kentucky cannot afford to lose anyone outside of BJ Boston, Terrence Clarke and Isaiah Jackson to the draft, nor can they lose players to the portal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 4

56 min 11 sec