As if securing their program’s first Final Four berth since 1998 weren’t excitement enough for Kentucky players, the Wildcats had a surprise guest waiting for them outside their locker room after Sunday’s victory over North Carolina.
Rap mogul Jay-Z surprised the players by shaking hands, snapping photos and congratulating Kentucky on its accomplishment.
“That in itself was a pretty nice experience to add on to (the Final Four),” guard Darius Miller told the Louisville Courier Journal. “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 presence of Jay-Z was certainly enough to excite freshman forward Terrence Jones on Sunday.
“I said, ‘Oh that’s Jay-Z!'” Jones told the Courier-Journal. “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.”