Smash Hit: Kentucky Basketball Anthem Highlights Quest for 9th NCAA Title
A new season is on the horizon and as if one of college basketball’s largest and most fanatic bases needed any more reason to be excited, here comes the release of the brand new Kentucky basketball anthem.
The song, completed by artist Henry Ogirri, is entitled “Drive for 9″ as Kentucky and head coach John Calipari begin their quest for back-to-back national championships beginning on Friday.
The Wildcats will kick off the 2012-13 season on Oct. 12 with their annual Midnight Madness event, which will give Big Blue Nation and UK fans across the country their first opportunity to see the new crop of talent that has arrived in Lexington.
After cutting down the nets on the first Monday in April just six months ago, a new batch of newcomers and highly-touted freshmen are on campus and ready to embark on a season in which they hope to leave their own legacy.
Eligible transfer Ryan Harrow will take over the point guard duties while the nation’s top overall prospect, Nerlens Noel, takes the place on Anthony Davis down low. A talented group that also includes freshmen wings Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin should join sophomore forward Kyle Wilter among Calipari’s starting five beginning in November.
We have seen the reports and the Twitter status’ coming and going recently about Kentucky’s connection to some famous rappers, most notably Jay-Z and Drake, but Henry Ogirri’s break down of the ‘Cats push for title number nine is somewhat catchy in its own right.
While you won’t find it among the leading singles on the radio, the music video does take a close look into the Wildcats’ recent success and their raucous fans.
Take a listen here:
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