Friday, June 6, 2008
Pilgrim Transferring to Kentucky
According to the school, former Hampton forward Matt Pilgrim has enrolled at Kentucky to take summer classes. However, Pilgrim is not living with the rest of the players at Wildcat Lodge, and the team is not making any announcements regarding his scholarship status or his status with the basketball team. Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com first reported on Tuesday that Pilgrim had decided to transfer to Kentucky. A source told Goodman that Pilgrim was supremely skilled, but a "cancer" to the team. "He was the most talented player in the league," the source said. "But he’s a giant head case. I’m shocked Kentucky would take him." Pilgrim, a 6-8 sophomore, averaged 7.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season in a reserve role for the Pirates.