Tuesday, November 21, 2006


As I was recently browsing some UK basketball message boards, I happened upon an interesting post regarding the lead blocking duo in each of Kentucky's seasons since 1979. It was interesting to note that Magliore and Mohammed were the #1 and 2 duos with 131 blocks between the two of them in '97 and 141 in '98. Even more interesting (I think) was the reply to the post that showed how Kentucky finished in each of those seasons from '79 to '05. The reply pointed out that there was no real correlation between blocked shots and team success, EXCEPT for the fact that when our top shotblocking duo rejects at least 118 shots (which happened 3 times, the two previously mentioned years, and '84 with Bowie and Turpin) Kentucky has gone Final Four, Championship game, National Championship.
Here's the full link, http://kentucky.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=1383&tid=83562122&mid=83562122&sid=888&style=2.

In response to these findings I'm proposing "PROJECT 118" Perry Stevenson is one of the most exciting defensive big men UK has seen in a few years, and along with Randolph (when he decides to play) I'm thinkin they could easily reach the magic number of 118. So Kentucky fans, this is a call to you to do whatever you have to so that this team gets to 118. This may include signs, prayers, stalking phone calls to SWAT...or maybe we should all order some of these AWESOME t-shirts. Personally, I'm thinking about getting 118 tattooed on my forehead and threatening to kiss Perry Stevenson on the mouth for every block under 118 this year...but the t-shirt's nice too. Big Blue, Project 118 wants you!


Blogger Thelonius Monk said...

Morris is going to have to have around 45 blocks this year. Which means he will have to start playing better defense than he did against Depaul. I say our stat should be 20 assists. If Morris gets 20 assists on the year we will be in better shape.

November 21, 2006 at 2:25 PM  

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