Also in today's news, Kentucky football recruit Daylen Hall made a spectacle of himself recently and got Deadspun for his trouble.
Now, for the rest of today's links:
Drafting one tough Turk could work for Pistons :: freep.com
Sadly, I have no idea how tough Enes Kanter is. I've only seen him play one game in my life.
Sunday Special: Shabazz Muhammad
Some have given up on Muhammad's recruitment, but not me. This kid would do very well in Kentucky's system, and he is going to be a short-timer in the college ranks.
Rush The Court :: Linda Gonzalez Decides To Let Off A Little Steam
Well, we part ways on Dick Weiss, but otherwise, her list looks something like mine.
- Packers draft picks making connections with fans - JSOnline
Adolphus Washington names final five at Columbus NFTC - ESPN
Looks like a good player to be considering us. But with teams like Michigan Ohio State, Miami, and Alabama interested, I don't like our chances.
In any event, this feels like the real turning over of a new leaf despite it being Phillips' second year at the helm. The team has a few advantages, such as its superb offensive line and defensive secondary. In addition, first team all-SEC LB Danny Trevathan will anchor the D, which must find a way to generate some kind of push up front.
So sayeth Team Speed Kills.
Basketball Prospectus :: Unfiltered - The one thing that might screw up college basketball is college football
Interesting, and convincing.
Kentucky’s Eloy Vargas has 13 points, seven rebounds in Sports Reach win :: Vaught's Views
Is Vargas following in the footsteps of Josh Harrellson?
Barry Alvarez says let the kids have some stipends :: CollegeFootballTalk
See the previous article from Basketball Prospectus for the counterpoint.
Kanter, who turned 20 19 on Friday, is especially anxious to play again after watching the Wildcats advance to the Final Four without him. He is aware that a possible lockout could affect how soon he plays in the NBA, but he has already ruled out a return to Turkey. "No, not Turkey," he said, before retracting a bit. "I just, I don’t want to…I don’t know, maybe."
Enes doesn't seem to keen on playing in Turkey again.
- UK Softball makes program history with walk-off win : The Kentucky Kernel
- FANpeeps: NBA Draft: Brandon Knight 'Won't Get Past Kings' At No. 7, Says Ford