Jay Williams explains why he no longer has Kentucky on his men's hoops Mount Rushmore
Jay Williams has a new Mount Rushmore when it comes to men’s college basketball, and it consists of Kansas, North Carolina, Duke and 2023 national champion UConn.
Noticeably absent on that list? Kentucky, which has struggled in March Madness in recent years under coach John Calipari.
On Wednesday’s edition of “Keyshawn, JWill & Max” on ESPN, Williams explained why UConn is now among the blue bloods:
“They’ve won 5 chips since the year 1999,” Williams says. “Blue bloods, to me, means there’s a sustainability of success. There’s a relevancy factor. And I think UConn for the last couple of years has been relevant since Dan Hurley has rejuvenated this team. …
“I look at the success they’ve had over the years and there’s no question they’re one of the blue bloods. They’re one of the most relevant teams in the Big East.”
Kentucky isn’t the only school with a legitimate gripe over being left off of Williams’ list. In addition to the Wildcats’ 8 national championships, UCLA holds the all-time record with 11.
We’ll see if UConn can indeed sustain its status as a blue blood moving forward.