Canada will face Brazil today for a gold medal in the Pan-American Games, and Jamal Murray is a big reason why.
Against the U.S. on Friday, Murray scored 22 points, all of which coming in the fourth quarter and OT, to power Canada to an epic 111-108 win. It will easily go down as one of, if not the greatest basketball game ever played on July 24. IT also reminded Kentucky basketball fans what a special player they've got coming in Murray.
Tweet of the Day:
Couldn’t be more proud of @BeMore27. For someone his age to do what he did shows how good he is and why we wanted him in the worst way.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 25, 2015
What we learned: Football kickoff luncheon
You know football is on the horizon when July football luncheons come rolling around. Mark Stoops met with the media on Friday and revealed some interesting stories, including one of he and Matt Elam staying up all night to watch an MMA fight and talk football.
Louisville, UK hosting 5-star linebacker
The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats will get a visit from five-star linebacker Lyndell "Mack" Wilson, an outside linebacker from Carver High School in Montgomery (AL). Wilson is expected to stay in his home state and go to either Auburn or Alabama, but the Cards and Cats will get their chance to convince him to do otherwise.
Decision on final list of schools coming soon for Malik Monk
2016 five-star guard Malik Monk will soon be cutting his list of schools to five with Arkansas and Kentucky essentially locks to make it. Monk, who is rated the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 5 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN, will be playing in the Chris Paul The 8 tournament in Las Vegas this weekend before heading home to Arkansas to talk with his family on who will be in his final list.
UK football target Tino Ellis nearing decision date
One of the top players left on Kentucky's 2016 big board is DeMatha (MD) receiver Tino Ellis. The three-star prospect will will announce live next Friday at 6 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet, and it's believed that Virginia Tech and Maryland are the favorites with UK trailing.
Ohio State commit not interested in UK trying to recruit him
Class of 2016 defensive line recruit and Ohio State commit Terrell Hall doesn't seem to be interested in Kentucky. After the Buckeyes received a commitment from five-star DE Nick Bose, UK receivers coach Tommy Mainord attempted to contact Hall, but got denied.