12-04-2007, 05:50 PM
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Prophetess: "Kentucky is going to the Final Four!" Oops!
Two months ago, prophetess Annette Legion prophesied that the Kentucky Wildcats would be going to the Final Four at the end of this season. Her son, Alex Legion, was a freshmen at Kentucky.
During a recent conversation about University of Kentucky basketball freshman Alex Legion, his mother repeatedly made references to God.
The Almighty steered him to prestigious Detroit Country Day, a private high school that has produced such basketball stars as Chris Webber and Shane Battier. Then the Holy Spirit let it be known that he should transfer to prep school powerhouse Oak Hill Academy for his senior year. Divine intervention brought him to UK, a college he had not been considering.
"I had no clue Kentucky was a basketball school. No clue," Annette Legion said. "But God knew."
When asked about God's interest in her son, she quietly, almost as an aside, made a startling claim.
"Me being a prophet, he has truly ordered my son's steps," she said matter-of-factly.
Prophet? Did you say prophet? Like Isaiah and Ezekiel of the Old Testament?
"I'm a prophet," she said, "someone who can prophesize about your future and what's going on in your life."
Although she has more important concerns, especially now as an evangelist for a Lexington church, Legion volunteered a look into the basketball future that's sure to please the Wildcat faithful.
"The Lord has shown me: They're going to the Final Four," she said, before adding a qualifier, "providing they play together."
Was this a prophecy? A prediction? Merely wishful thinking?
"I have spoken these things into existence," she said. "It's not by accident that my son is here and now the Final Four is in Michigan."
But wait! This came just yesterday:
Legion decides to transfer from Kentucky
Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie faces his first defection just six games into his tenure.
Wildcats freshman shooting guard Alex Legion has decided to transfer, said sources close to the situation.
According to one source, the move primarily concerned Gillispie — and wasn't about playing time.
"He was told he'd get his release later this week," the source said. "It wasn't about his playing time at all."
Legion has played six games and averaged 6.7 points in 17.5 minutes per game. He played just six minutes in Saturday's loss to North Carolina and finished with seven points, but logged 31 minutes in a game against Liberty last month.
The Detroit native was a consensus Top 50 player in the Class of 2007 (Scout.com, No. 39), so don't be surprised to see Legion wind up in the Big Ten. He signed with Michigan and was let out of his letter of intent by current Michigan coach John Beilein after the coaching change.
I don't know why. I just found this funny, and thought I'd share.