Kentucky Assistant Coach Jeremy Cox delivered a message this week to the junior college coach of two UK recruiting targets: Don't believe the speculation about Billy Gillispie going to Oklahoma State.
"He wanted to reassure me that nothing was going on," said Barret Peery, the coach at Southern Idaho.
Rumor for months had Gillispie possibly going to Oklahoma State. CBS fueled the flame by mentioning that scenario during its Final Four telecast.
Two of Peery's players are making recruiting visits to Kentucky this weekend. One, wing Kevin Galloway, committed to the Cats earlier this year.
The other is Juan Pattillo, a 6-foot-7 player.
"He's an athlete," Peery said of Pattillo. "An ultra athlete. A big, strong athlete. He can play above the rim. He's one of the best, if not the best athlete in junior college."
Pattillo, who averaged about 17 points and seven rebounds, is considering Oklahoma State. He plans to visit Oklahoma the weekend of April 17-19 before making a college choice.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Jeremy Cox: Billy Gillispie is staying put
I told you once, and I'll tell you again. University of Kentucky Head Coach Billy Gillispie is not going anywhere, much to Seth Davis' dismay. The Wildcats coach is staying put as Kentucky assistant coach Jeremy Cox comments.