March 23, 2007

UK signee taking wait-and-see approach

One of Kentucky's two fall basketball signees was "shocked" and "disappointed" by news that Tubby Smith was leaving the Wildcats for the head coaching position at Minnesota.

According to Mark Vincent, who coaches Mike Williams at Alexandria (Va.) Bishop Ireton High School, his player is taking a wait-and-see approach to his college future.

"Yesterday was a shocking day for Mike," Vincent said. "We're all still shocked and disappointed. We didn't see this coming.

"But the fact of the matter is, we have a signed letter-of-intent and a commitment to the school. At this point, all we can really do is wait and see what they're going to do. They called Mike to let him know, but it was only a courtesy call. You know, they can't say much at this point. They're trying to get everything squared away, and then hopefully we'll be able to talk to them some more after the new coach is hired."

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