Adebayo absent from ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 1:35 PM on February 7, 2017  Comments Off on Adebayo absent from ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft
Feb 072017
 

Bam Adebayo

A familiar name is missing from ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft.

UK freshman Bam Adebayo is no longer projected as a first-round pick in this year’s draft, according to the mock draft posted by ESPN’s Chad Ford on Tuesday afternoon. Adebayo, who is averaging 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Wildcats, has been a mainstay in the ESPN mock draft all season.

Adebayo — a 6-foot-10 post player — has not had a double-digit rebound game since UK’s loss to UCLA on Dec. 3.

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Adebayo, Killeya-Jones have their UK jersey numbers

 Posted by at 1:50 PM on May 25, 2016  Comments Off on Adebayo, Killeya-Jones have their UK jersey numbers
May 252016
 
Bam Adebayo

Bam Adebayo

Five-star freshman Bam Adebayo will wear No. 3 for the Kentucky Wildcats next season, and fellow recruit Sacha Killeya-Jones will be No. 1, they announced Wednesday.

Adebayo — a 6-foot-9 power forward from North Carolina — wore No. 13 for his high school team, but that number was worn this past season by Isaiah Briscoe, who announced Wednesday that he will return to UK for a sophomore season.

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Adebayo courtside for UK’s home finale Saturday

 Posted by at 2:37 PM on March 5, 2016  Comments Off on Adebayo courtside for UK’s home finale Saturday
Mar 052016
 
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Bam Adebayo

UK signee Edrice “Bam” Adebayo was in Rupp Arena on Saturday afternoon for the Wildcats’ regular-season finale against Louisiana State.

Adebayo, who committed to UK over N.C. State and signed with the Cats in November, sat behind the team’s bench wearing a blue and black jacket and UK sock hat during the game. The Washington, N.C., native recently wrapped up his senior season at High Point Christian Academy and will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago on March 30.

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Monk, Adebayo finalists for national player of the year

 Posted by at 12:03 PM on March 2, 2016  Comments Off on Monk, Adebayo finalists for national player of the year
Mar 022016
 
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Adebayo

UK men’s basketball signees Edrice “Bam” Adebayo and Malik Monk have been named finalists for the McDonald’s All-American Game national player of the year award.

The other three finalists for the award are uncommitted recruit Josh Jackson, UCLA signee Lonzo Ball and Duke signee Jayson Tatum.

All five of those players will participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago on March 30, along with UK signees De’Aaron Fox and Sacha Killeya-Jones.

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UK signee ‘Bam’ Adebayo playing Monday on ESPNU

 Posted by at 10:22 AM on January 18, 2016  Comments Off on UK signee ‘Bam’ Adebayo playing Monday on ESPNU
Jan 182016
 
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Bam Adebayo

UK signee Edrice “Bam” Adebayo will lead High Point Christian (N.C.) against Chino Hills (Calif.) at 5 p.m. Monday in a game that will be televised live on ESPNU.

Chino Hills is led by five-star UCLA signee Lonzo Ball and ranked by USA Today as the No. 1 high school team in the country.

Adebayo, a 6-10 power forward, has been a double-double machine in his senior season with eight games of 15 or more rebounds. He was named a McDonald’s All-American on Sunday night and is already projected as the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Calipari watches new signee Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo

 Posted by at 6:33 PM on November 21, 2015  Comments Off on Calipari watches new signee Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo
Nov 212015
 
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John Calipari was in North Carolina on Saturday afternoon to watch five-star power forward Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, who signed with the Wildcats on Tuesday.

Adebayo had 15 points and 10 rebounds — shooting 7-for-8 from the field — in High Point Christian Academy’s 70-45 victory over Durham Academy in the championship game of the Cannon Classic.

Calipari called Adebayo “a beast” during his Thursday press conference and struggled to compare him to any of his past players.

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UK emerges as favorite for five-star basketball recruit

 Posted by at 9:49 PM on November 16, 2015  Comments Off on UK emerges as favorite for five-star basketball recruit
Nov 162015
 

The buzz coming out of Edrice “Bam” Adebayo’s home state of North Carolina on Monday is that the five-star post player will pull a surprise and commit to Kentucky on Tuesday morning.

The 247Sports Crystal Ball started to reflect that Monday night after months of North Carolina State being considered the favorite. As of 9:45 p.m., the most recent 11 predictions on Adebayo’s Crystal Ball page were in favor of the Wildcats.

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Five-star recruit Adebayo to reveal decision Tuesday

 Posted by at 6:30 PM on November 16, 2015  Comments Off on Five-star recruit Adebayo to reveal decision Tuesday
Nov 162015
 
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Five-star post player Edrice “Bam” Adebayo will announce his college decision Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., on the Mike & Mike Show on ESPNews and ESPNRadio.

Adebayo — a 6-foot-9, 250-pound prospect from Washington, N.C. — is going into his senior season at High Point Christian Academy and is considered one of the best big men in the class of 2016.

He averaged 32.2 points, 21.0 rebounds, and 4.5 blocked shots per game for Northside High (N.C.) last season, earning first-team All-America honors from MaxPreps.com. Rivals.com and ESPN both consider him to be a top-10 recruit in the 2016 class.

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Five-star basketball recruit starts official visit to UK

 Posted by at 1:10 PM on October 10, 2015  Comments Off on Five-star basketball recruit starts official visit to UK
Oct 102015
 
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Adebayo

High school basketball star Edrice “Bam” Adebayo arrived in Lexington late Friday night, as expected, for his official visit to Kentucky.

The five-star post player from Washington, N.C., will be at UK over the weekend for the first official visit of his recruitment. He’s scheduled to take an official visit to N.C. State — thought by many to be his top choice — on the weekend of Oct. 31.

Adebayo has also taken a recent unofficial visit to Auburn. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 7 overall player in the class of 2016.

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Five-star post player visiting Kentucky this weekend

 Posted by at 12:58 PM on October 5, 2015  Comments Off on Five-star post player visiting Kentucky this weekend
Oct 052015
 
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Adebayo

Five-star basketball recruit Edrice “Bam” Adebayo will be at Kentucky this weekend for the first official visit of his recruitment.

Adam Zagoria first reported the planned trip, and Adebayo’s high school coach, Brandon Clifford, confirmed to the Herald-Leader that it will be an official visit.

Adebayo — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Washington, N.C. — is entering his senior season at High Point (N.C.) Christian Academy. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 7 overall prospect in the class of 2016.

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