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UK Hoopster Poole May Transfer At Father’s Behest

Sophomore guard Stacey Poole Jr. might transfer from the Kentucky basketball team.   It all depends on the conversation he has with his father — former Florida player Stacey Poole — this weekend.

Does the younger Poole want to leave UK due to a lack of playing time?  Apparently not.  “He loves Big Blue,” his dad said.  “He loves it up there.  Kentucky’s been good to him.”

So who’s behind this transfer talk?  “I’m initiating everything,” Poole the Elder told The Lexington Herald-Leader.  “At the end of the day, I’ll make the call.”

Poole’s father says his son doesn’t look comfortable on the floor for UK. 

“You can’t be unsure.  When I look at him on TV (the son appears to be thinking) ‘I don’t want to (mess) up.’  You can’t play the game like that. … But he’s not smiling.  He’s just all focused.”

“If it was about (playing) time,” the father said, “I’d have acted like a fool last year.  I’m for him.  I’m for the program.  But he’s my son.  I want to make sure he’s comfortable.”

Then it’s probably best not to act like a fool now.  If Poole’s college-age son wants to stay in Lexington, his father should let him make that call on his own.  There’s nothing wrong with a father looking out for his son.  But if “at the end of the day, (Papa) will make the call,” well, that’s not so great.

College would probably be a good time to let Poole Jr. grow up and make his own decisions.

 


6 comments
AllTideUp
AllTideUp

If his dad is making those kind of decisions for him then you can bet he won't be comfortable anywhere he goes. I'm not really sure how he can make the decision anyway. If he has a full ride scholarship and he's certainly 18 by now then how can his dad make the decision without his permission?

Ken
Ken

Maybe so. But why would a talented basketball player want to go and sit on the bench for their entire college career? I can't fault him for trying Kentucky. But why would a serious player want to sit and watch for 4-5 years? They wouldn't.

FourThinInches
FourThinInches

This reminds me of Daniel Orton leaving for the NBA with John Wall after being Cousins back up all year. His daddy wanted him in the NBA making money, not in school. So his daddy made him drop out of college and stop going to class to go train in California after the tournament. Look at him now, 29th pick, in the D-Leage, Knee injury, NBA career probably done. He also killed our team GPA for the year with he and his daddies selfish desires.

Which brings me to Stacy Poole. came in as a freshman last year, had to sit behind upperclassmen Miller and Liggins. Now his daddy wants him to be an NBA star with playing time. If the kid is a star, he would have shown Cal how he deserves to be a starter in practice. not by having his daddy whine about him. Season hasn't even started yet, and they are whining about playing time. Hood tore his knee, Liggins went to NBA. Step up.

strickinms
strickinms

I hope that CBS can put a muzzle on Danielson this weekend. I am looking forward to LSU v Bama and don't care to listen to a commenator who's remarks are as off based as his usually are. I'm sure my mute buton will get a workout.

strickinms
strickinms

Posted to the wrong article, sorry.

Aaron
Aaron

Inital over reaction comment: This smack of a Cam Newton-esq issue.



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