Bud Mackey tidbit and Bill Lynch on the Zonebusters

  • 09/11/2007 10:25 pm in

Bud Mackey– There was an interesting piece from our good friend Jody Demling’s blog regarding 2008 recruit Bud Mackey earlier today that caught my eye. Rick Bolus, best known for his “blue chip” basketball camps he’s held since 1980, has ranked Mackey as the top player in Kentucky’s 2008 class.

Most national recruiting services rank Mackey below Mason County and UK recruit Darius Miller as well as University Heights and Mississippi St. recruit Scott Hopson.

That’s not the case with Bolus and I’m guessing a lot of that has to do with the fact that Mackey was the best player on the best team in the state last year. I’m really not sure if Bud is the best of the three players, but it makes for an interesting debate nonetheless.

– A quick note: IU football coach Bill Lynch will appear Wednesday just after 2 p.m. on a new Louisville based radio show with Demling and Courier-Journal Sports Columnist Rick Bozich called the Zonebusters. Those of you in the Louisville area can hear the show on 1570 AM and for those of you who are out of the area, you can stream the show at 1570thezone.com.

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  • Bootsie White

    Folks say Hopson is the most talented senior in Ky, but anybody who decides to play at Mississippi State isn’t too bright.

    Darius Miller will get Mr. Basketball because he is going to sign with UK.

    But Mackey is the best overall package — skills, maturity, upside.

  • Bootsie White

    Folks say Hopson is the most talented senior in Ky, but anybody who decides to play at Mississippi State isn’t too bright.

    Darius Miller will get Mr. Basketball because he is going to sign with UK.

    But Mackey is the best overall package — skills, maturity, upside.

  • kelin

    Can anyone who has seen Bud, tell me what they think of him. I have heard some very good things but have never seen him play.

  • kelin

    Can anyone who has seen Bud, tell me what they think of him. I have heard some very good things but have never seen him play.

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    Bud has a lot of potential to become a great point guard or a shooting guard. It’ll come down to which role the IU staff needs him to take on. I like his court vision and his ability to get to the basket. He’s got a very nice first step. He’s got above average quickness as well. To be honest, he’s a guy I see having a shot at playing at the next level with the right amount of hard work. On top of all that, he’s a very humble and soft spoken kid.

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    Bud has a lot of potential to become a great point guard or a shooting guard. It’ll come down to which role the IU staff needs him to take on. I like his court vision and his ability to get to the basket. He’s got a very nice first step. He’s got above average quickness as well. To be honest, he’s a guy I see having a shot at playing at the next level with the right amount of hard work. On top of all that, he’s a very humble and soft spoken kid.

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    Bud has a lot of potential to become a great point guard or a shooting guard. It’ll come down to which role the IU staff needs him to take on. I like his court vision and his ability to get to the basket. He’s got a very nice first step. He’s got above average quickness as well. To be honest, he’s a guy I see having a shot at playing at the next level with the right amount of hard work. On top of all that, he’s a very humble and soft spoken kid.