Good Monday morning BBN, these are your Wildcat quickies. The Cats held their open NBA combine practice last night, and with over 90 NBA scouts in attendance, it was kind of a big deal.
John Calipari was very upbeat, Bam Adebayo showed star potential, De’Aaron Fox and Isaiah Briscoe showed that their battles are real, Malik Monk showed good shooting ability, and Fox showed elite speed. All-in-all, it was a great event again with a great scout turnout. Kentucky is the biggest pro factory in the nation, and it shows with this combine being held before the season.
Our very own James Streble had more comments on the practice/combine, which you can read here.
Tweet of the day
Soon, Cal’s going to need way more than one pair of shoes to fit his NBA Cats on.
Live practice roundup
Mulder’s aggressiveness and “I can do anything” attitude help him to succeed on the court.
Rivals does a podcast previewing Willis’ upcoming season.
The Cats had a strong running game this week, which we’ve seen over the past few weeks as well. With the passing game struggling, the ground game should be priority No. 1 on offense.
The women’s soccer team earned one point with a 2-2 draw against Vandy. The women had second half surge to save a draw instead of taking a loss.
Other sports news
The series that many expected to be a good one with a lot of intensity ended up being lopsided, as the Jays took Game 3 and swept the Rangers.
The Nationals were aided by a 3-run homer from Jose Lobaton to even up with the dodgers at one game apiece.
Despite the success of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, Jones says Romo is still the No. 1 guy, and will be when he returns from injury.
The Broncos had Paxton Lynch starting his first NFL game, and he was fighting butterflies off, but couldn’t shake the Falcons’ pass rush.
Give Tom Brady four extra weeks in his offseason, and you get a quarterback that comes back ready to beat the world. Brady was well-rested and angry, and took it out on the poor Cleveland Browns.
Probably a wise choice.