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Burger Boys face off tonight. 4 (5?) future Cats in action. Latest on Bolden. UK’s backcourt will be special. Honors keep coming for Ulis. More.

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Good Great times! If this past season did anything, it should have made UK fans even be more appreciative and cherish what the Harrisons and UK did with back-to-back Final Fours. It was truly a high point in program history.

Shameless plug, but had to squeeze that in. Allen and Fox seem to be buddying up nicely...

Love watching old highlights of Campbell making the truck-stick famous.

Your Quickies

Even opponents agree, UK’s backcourt will be special next season - Lexington Herald-Leader
McDonald’s All-Americans De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk are considered two of the best players in the class of 2016, and they’ll join forces in UK’s backcourt next season. Even their potential rivals agree that it’ll be something special.

Ulis named to AP All-America First Team, becomes consensus first-team All-American - CoachCal.com
According to the AP, at 5-foot-9 Ulis is the shortest All-American since Johnny O’Brien (also 5-9) of Seattle in 1953. The diminutive floor general is now the fifth Wildcat to be named an AP first-team All-American under Coach Cal.

Killeya-Jones, UK's new slender post player, loves physical play - Cats Pause
"I think I’m the lowest-rated in the class, but that’s OK because iron sharpens iron and you get better," Killeya-Jones said Tuesday after a McDonald’s All-American practice.

NEXT FIVE: Fox poised be the next great Calipari point guard - Kentucky Sports Radio
Tyler Thompson did a fantastic piece on new UK point guard De’Aaron Fox, including his rise to stardom, landing with the Cats and his own evaluation of UK's 2016 class, including his history with Marques Bolden.

Evaluating Cats at McDonald's All-American practices - Courier-Journal
How have Kentucky's four McDonald's All-Americans looked in practices against the nation's best? Evan Daniels breaks 'em down while also giving some good insight into Bolden's recruitment.

McDonald’s coaches break down each of UK’s incoming recruits - Lexington Herald-Leader
The two head coaches at the McDonald’s All-American Game spoke to the Herald-Leader on Tuesday about how each of UK’s four recruits have done after three days of practices for the all-star event. The future Wildcats earned high marks.

Meet the 2016 McDonald's All-Americans, where stars are hiding in plain sight - SBNation.com
Basketball's future will be on display at the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game. Get to know 'em before anyone else.

Cats' signees still pushing Bolden to join them - Courier-Journal
Kentucky's four McDonald's All-Americans in hot pursuit of the five-star center at all-star week. Will it pay off?

Decision soon for five-star Jarrett Allen? - 247 Sports
It doesn't sound like five-star forward Jarrett Allen is in too big of a rush to decide, perhaps holding out for UK to offer him Bolden's spot if he goes to Duke.

A Game Changed History, but It’s Hardly Been Seen Since - The New York Times
The 1966 N.C.A.A. championship game remains a landmark event because Texas Western started five black players against an all-white Kentucky. Now it will be seen again on ESPN.

Three future Cats USA Today All-Americans - USA Today High School Sports
The 2016 ALL-USA Boys Basketball Teams featured three UK signees being named All-Americans. Fox was named to the first team after averaging 32.4 points, 7.7 rebounds. 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals this season.

Kentucky's young LBs looking to Courtney Love, De'Niro Laster - Cats Pause
On Kentucky's young defense, experience is at a premium. That's why the Cats' linebacking corps will be counting on two players who have seen action before, just not at UK.

Lions' DeAndre Levy criticizes Colts owner Jim Irsay for ridiculous statement - MLive.com
DeAndre Levy might still be working his way back from a bum hip, but there's nothing wrong with his mind. And contrary to a lot of players in the NFL, he's speaking it by chiding Colts owner Jim Irsay, who said the side effects of playing football are not yet fully known, much like taking aspirin.

Infographic: Breaking down the 2016 Men's Final Four - ESPN
It's not exactly shocking that this crazy season has led to one mad March. And with matchups featuring seeds from 1s to 2s to 10s (no, seriously, who picked Syracuse?!), there's no reason to believe this Final Four won't live up to its billing.

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Cal’s Race to 1 Billion Dollars - Kentucky Sports Radio
At this pace, John Calipari-coached players from UK are likely to make over ONE BILLION DOLLARS (Dr. Evil voice) in the NBA within the next 5-7 years.

Spike Albrecht to leave Michigan as grad transfer: 'I'm way too competitive to let my career end' - MLive.com
Albrecht told MLive he spoke with John Beilein last Friday, telling the Michigan coach that he "has the itch to get back out there" and that he's aware the program does not have an available scholarship.

Saying UConn hurts women's basketball is misogyny disguised as legitimate sports opinion - SBNation.com
Normally when sports teams are dominant, we go out of our way to tune in. UConn is incredible, and yet many claim their dominance is why people shouldn't watch.

Connecticut Huskies are advancing women's basketball, not killing it - ESPN
Give UConn credit for its dominance without simultaneously nullifying it. Because just like the UCLA men, the Huskies women are raising the bar in college basketball.

What to expect from Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference - The Verge
Microsoft is getting set for Build 2016, an annual tradition that sees the company lay out its software plans for the rest of the year.

Video: Jon Jones goes off on police officer after allegedly drag racing, given 5 tickets - MMAjunkie
Jon Jones was pulled over this past Thursday and given five traffic citations, among them drag racing, exhibition driving, failing to properly display his license, and modifying his exhaust pipe, according to the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department.

What are your greatest video game achievements? - Polygon
I felt like beating Ninja Gaiden was a big deal when that was popular. But there's no question catching all 151 original Pokemon was the best I've ever done.

Oculus Rift review - The Verge
The rise of virtual reality took a big step forward with the debut of the Oculus Rift. It's mostly video games right now, but you have to think we'll soon see big advancements for sports that could further enhance the in-home experience.