Today is the beginning of NBA Draft Week. The draft itself will take place on Thursday, June 23rd at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, 7:00 PM EST.
One Two Kentucky players are a lock for the lottery in Brandon Knight and Enes Kanter but two others, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson, will be in the draft also. DeAndre could go anywhere from late first round to undrafted (his mocks are everywhere), and Harrellson is from the second round to undrafted.
Here are today's links:
The talent pool is vast among the point guard crop in this year’s NBA draft.
However, the gap between Duke point guard Kyrie Irving and the rest of the field is significant.
I completely disagree, but then again, I'm not an expert in this area. I guess we'll just have to wait a few years and see.
- WBN Kentucky Wildcat Roundtable: Your take on "500-gate"
- Regarding Kanter, introductions still in order :: StarTribune.com
• Modern athletic directors often see fundraising and facilities as their most important chores, but they're wrong. It's still finding the right coaches. An indoor practice facility will not make or break an AD, but coaching hires will.
This is one thing that Pat Forde is right about.
From Andy Katz:
Jackson Miller (Georgia ) -- Who will when Kentucky or North Carolina?
Andy Katz (1:33 PM) --The game is in Lexington. But UNC will be more experienced and talented at that juncture. I'll go with the Heels.
From Dana O'Neil:
todd (kentucky) -- who will win when uk and unc take the floor at rupp?
Dana O'Neil (2:06 PM) -- Todd: Wow. That is going to be a game and if my editors are reading this, I'd like a credential, please. Hard to predict til I see them play a bit but I have a hard time not liking Kentucky at home.
I like Dana's answer better.
- Indiana looks to the past with Cheaney - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Naturally, Kentucky fans have gotten in on the act; here's just one example of a letter a UK fan sent to the NCAA on Friday. It reads like an eloquent but angry blog comment: sarcastic, snarky, funny, and just a little bit mean. I'd imagine the NCAA got plenty more where that came from.
Yes, no doubt. But the NCAA popped cap on this bottle. They have no right to complain if a hostile genie pops out.
• On whether senior Darius Miller should be concerned about being passed over by the nation's top-rated incoming recruiting class: Calipari lauded Miller saying he had been to an Elite Eight and a Final Four. "He's won 65 or 64 games - we'll have to call the NCAA and check that number."
Calipari gets a little shot in at the NCAA. How nice.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari was third, followed by South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier and Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino. Football coach Les Miles of LSU was sixth. A distant seventh was Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Stallings while football coach Gene Chizik of Auburn, football coach Mark Richt of Georgia and basketball coach Mike Anderson of Arkansas rounded out the top 10.
I think that's pretty fair, although Spurrier might have cause to complain. Cal has not won a title yet.
- College teams with multiple lottery picks over the years : The Kentucky Kernel
- Kuran Iverson has Kentucky in Top 3
Ten Years Past: What Have We Learned From Kwame Brown
Definitely an interesting read.