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Wildcat Quickies: Signing Day Edition

Way back when, Brandon Knight signed with Kentucky on National Signing Day and helped begin a mini dynasty as the Cats went to four of the next five Final Fours. Good times.

Today marks the beginning of the spring signing period for college basketball.

Many of the top high school prospects will be faxing in their national letters of intent at some point today, though many of the top guys have already done so during the early signing period in November.

But there's still some big names left waiting to sign their LOI, including Marques Bolden, Jarrett Allen, Terrance Ferguson and Omer Yurtseven. It looks like only Bolden and Allen are being pursued by UK, and we probably won't see a decision from them today.

That doesn't take away from how big this day is for the players deciding their college fates today, not to mention some of the former Cats who pledged to UK this very day. Most recently, Nerlens Noel, Brandon Knight and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have become Cats on this big day.

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Your Quickies

Seth Barnett, a UK fan & friend of De’Aaron Fox, passed away Tuesday - Kentucky Sports Radio
Seth Barnett, a close friend and classmate of De'Aaron Fox, sadly passed away on Tuesday. you may remember him from when Fox and John Calipari visited with him last year prior to Fox’s commitment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Seth and his family.

Marques Bolden scheduled to be part of ESPNU recruiting show - Lexington Herald-Leader
Bolden is one of several high school basketball recruits and college coaches booked for the 90-minute show today, though ti does not appear he's making a decision today.

UK signees bring in state player of the year awards -
Kentucky’s 2016 class features the most incoming signees to be named their state’s Gatorade Player of the Year in the John Calipari era.

Kentucky in the mix for Nebraska transfer - Cats Pause
UK is in the mix for Nebraska defensive tackle transfer Kevin Williams, who graduated from Nebraska and has ties to UK.

Tyler Ulis Autographed A Ball For A Kentucky Fan With "Point God" - College Spun
You definitely can't accuse Tyler Ulis of not being confident.

Flip's script -
Embodied by Karl-Anthony Towns, guarded by Kevin Garnett, the 20-year vision of the late Flip Saunders remains alive after he sadly passed away earlier this season.

Drake Jackson having fun at center, leaning on Jon Toth for advice - Vaughts Views
"Toth is there for any type of thing that you really don’t see. He sees everything. He has been doing this for years. He is one of the best in the country."

Everybody wins if the NCAA will allow players to accept endorsements -
Big East commissioner Val Ackerman said the NCAA is considering allowing student-athletes to accept endorsements. YES!

Jordan Jones bringing energy to Kentucky defense - Cats Pause
When most of UK's players trudge half-asleep into the locker room before dawn to prepare for a spring practice, sophomore linebacker Jordan Jones is already wired.

Girlfriend helped Derek Willis realize coaches were only trying -
When Derek Willis started making consistent contributions for UK last season, everyone wanted to know what helped him finally start believing in himself.

NCAA, CBS/Turner extend NCAA tournament deal through 2032 - SI
The Big Dance will be on CBS/Turner stations for the foreseeable future thanks to a contract extension.

Cardale Jones slams NCAA - ProFootballTalk
Former Ohio State QB Cardale Jones opted a year ago to return to school for another year. He regrets the decision, though more so for giving the NCAA one more year to make money off him.

Jim Harbaugh rips vote to ban satellite camps - Campus Rush
Says Harbaugh: "You've got a guy sitting in a big house, making $5 million a year, saying he does not want to sacrifice his time. That is not a kindred spirit to me. What most of these coaches are saying is they don't want to work harder."

Why College Football Players Should Boycott Week 1 Of The 2016 Season - College Spun
A group of people are trying to topple a giant by lobbing pebbles at it. You want to actually change the NCAA? Do something that will actually hurt it.

UFC champ Conor McGregor responds to death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho - MMAjunkie
The recent death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho hit close to home for UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, whose teammate was Carvalho's opponent in the fight in Ireland.

Steph Curry's Handwritten Letter Trash Talking The Grizzlies - Funny or Die
I’m feeling very excited about our game on Wednesday, which is actually why I’m writing to you. I’d like to do some good old fashioned "trash talk."

Jason Pierre-Paul details firework explosion, hand injury - SI
In an exclusive to Sports Illustrated, Jason Pierre-Paul discusses in detail the explosion that destroyed his hand, nearly cost him his career and forever changed his life.

An inflatable space habitat is getting attached to the ISS this weekend - The Verge
This weekend, NASA will be adding an extra room to the side of the International Space Station.

David Shaw on Explains Why He Doesn't Recruit in SEC Country - BSO
Stanford Coach David Shaw Explains Why He Doesn't Recruit in SEC Country.

STAR WARS SUBTITLES - Part 2 - Funny or Die
If droids could talk....and Chewie too.

Watch This Monkey Straight Up Dropkick An Unsuspecting Dude - UPROXX
Monkey sees dude. Monkey sneaks up on dude. Monkey dropkicks dude to the ground. You laugh, and probably watch again.