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Jay-Z Chills with 2011 Final Four Team

Posted by on March 28, 2011 at 1:55 PM EST

jay-z final fourJay-Z congratulates Kentucky on making Final Four 2011.

The Kentucky Wildcats had a pretty sweet surprise awaiting them after they defeated North Carolina on Sunday- rapper Jay-Z was waiting to congratulate them outside their locker room! According to player Darius Miller, “That in itself was a pretty nice experience to add on to (The Final Four).”

Miller continued, “Going to the Final Four (is bigger) by far. But still, Jay-Z. It’s crazy. This whole day has been crazy. I’m still taking it all in.”

The Kentucky Wildcats definitely have an edge over other recruiting teams when it comes to having ties with celebrities; last year, Drake would also visit the players after games, and the team has also had encounters with Ashley Judd, and LeBron James.

Jay-Z’s visit definitely had its impact on players like Terrence Jones, who enthusiastically recalled meeting the star, “I said, ‘Oh that’s Jay-Z!’ We all gave him a handshake and he came in the locker room, and we just kept screaming ‘Jay Z in the locker room!’ He congratulated us, just said he was proud of us.”

Definitely sounds like something that might lend some extra inspiration to the Wildcats this Saturday! And in case you haven’t heard, the final four teams are Kentucky, Connecticut, Butler, and VCU.



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