It’s been a busy week in Big Blue Nation and it’s time for an all new Aaron Torres Podcast! Aaron updates his “Way Too Early Top 25” after this spring’s transfer portal activity and discusses what the commitment of CJ Fredrick means for Kentucky. Then, he brings on his buddy Jack Pilgrim from KSR to discuss Kentucky’s major staff shake-up, CJ Fredrick and just how close are the Wildcats to being a top team again next season?
Updated “Way Too Early Top 25” + CJ Fredrick to Kentucky: Aaron opens the show by updating his “Way Too Early Top 25” (4:30). Aaron released his Top 25 after the season, but after a spring full of transfer portal activity, thought it was time to give a quick update, on who had a successful spring and who is falling. There are several news teams who have made a leap. From there he discusses the commitment of Iowa sharpshooter CJ Fredrick to Kentucky (22:00) why the news is way bigger than people realize, and why the Wildcats are one piece away from actually being really good next season.
KSR’s Jack Pilgrim joins the show: Next up, Kentucky basketball insider Jack Pilgrim joins to discuss the state of the Wildcats program (36:30). The interview was done before Fredrick’s commitment, but the guys still discuss this week’s reported shake-up on the coaching staff (which still isn’t official yet) and why it was so important for John Calipari to get this summer’s coaching hires right. Also, what will the new staff bring, and will they allow Kentucky to get the swagger back of the early Calipari years? Finally, Jack gives an update as Kentucky pursues a point guard and they briefly discuss the impact Fredrick will have on the team. This is a fun, wide-ranging interview on all things Kentucky hoops that any fan will enjoy.
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