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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Julius Randle Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Bat Cats face Tennessee Tech today. Softball travels to Western Kentucky today. Julius Randle to announce his NBA intentions at 1:30 today. More.

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Jonathan Daniel

Today, Julius Randle will announce his NBA intentions at 1:30. I think most of us believe that this is a foregone conclusion and that the news conference is mostly pro-forma, but that's fine — he has earned the attention.

Tweet of the Morning

Imagine, indeed.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
Kentucky basketball
  • 2015 commit Charles Matthews welcomed John Calipari to his home in Chicago on Monday.

  • What Barry Rohrssen brings to Kentucky basketball. As a native Brooklynite, Rohrssen has connections up in the New York area and in other places around New England. He's known as a good recruiter and has head coaching experience at Manhattan. He was fired from the Manhattan job after the 2009-10 season, and it looks to me like he is a very good assistant, but not a great head man. Since we need an assistant, that's a good thing.

  • Kentucky Sports Radio reports that some random opposing college coach told a recruit that John Calipari "forced" Willie Cauley-Stein to return to the program. To bad we don't know who that coach was, so we could roundly mock him. Pity.

  • Anonymous NBA scout disses Alex Poythress:

    Teams just like don't even talk about him anymore. But I thought the way he changed his game, I really liked how he played in the tournament, kind of like a junkyard dog type. I like that, I think it's a good style for him, but teams aren't talking about him.

    Well, two things. One, I don't think anyone's talking about him because he's an undersized four man right now. The second is that he isn't getting major minutes. It's important that Alex develop a perimeter game to go with his prodigious athleticism.

  • Taylor County's Quentin Goodin, a 2016 prospect, got a visit from John Robic yesterday.

Other Kentucky sports
College football
  • Mike Slive makes some comments about unions and the NCAA.

  • I'm not buying this line of reasoning, but it is at least reasoning. For one thing, colleges should not be admitting student athletes who are at vast intellectual distances from their peers. The argument here that doing so significantly reduces the value of the education and therefore more compensation is warranted may sound convincing, but the reality is that colleges should not admit sub-standard students just because they are good at football. I am also not necessarily sold on the idea that the education of a sub-standard student becomes essentially valueless, but it is an argument that deserves consideration.

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