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Wildcat Quickies: NBA Dreamin' Edition

Former Cats looking to make their NBA dreams a reality as they go through the NBA Combine. Get to know Jarred Vanderbilt. Matthew Mitchell on what he's learned through program turnover. More.

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Cats get measured, compete at NBA Combine -
Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee and Tyler Ulis went through the pre-combine measurements, while Jamal Murray skipped the testing as well as the scrimmaging.

Wiltjer looks back fondly on UK days, ahead hopefully to NBA - Lexington Herald-Leader
Former Kentucky player Kyle Wiltjer fondly remembers his two seasons for Kentucky. He appreciates how UK fans followed his career at Gonzaga.

At opposite extremes, Tyler Ulis and Zhou Qi test the limits of NBA size -
Sixty humans were weighed and measured at the combine this week, and there you have the two extremes.

Wildcats Cruise Through First Round of NCAA Championship - UK Wildcats News
The No. 20 Kentucky women’s tennis team advanced to the Round of 32 of the NCAA Championship on Friday morning and will now play host to No. 10 Michigan today at 1 p.m.

Marcus Lee stays uncommitted about UK-or-NBA decision - Lexington Herald-Leader
On Thursday, Marcus Lee said that there is an 87 percent chance that he will stay in this year’s NBA Draft. A day later, he said the precise answer was only a joking response to a reporter who asked him to put a percentage on the option of ending his Kentucky career.

Get to Know the 2017 Prospects: Jarred Vanderbilt - Kentucky Sports Radio
Vanderbilt is one of the most versatile players in the 2017 class, with some services listing him as a power forward and others a wing. He was EYBL teammates with future Cat De’Aaron Fox and has played plenty of tournaments in Kentucky, including the Marshall County Hoop Fest, Mustang Madness and the Bluegrass Showcase.

Lee competes in day three of NBA Combine -
The NBA Combine continues with NBATV covering the event from 1-4 p.m. ET on Saturday and 9 p.m. to midnight on Sunday.

Skal makes case for being ‘one of the toughest kids in the Draft’ - Lexington Herald-Leader
Skal Labissiere came to the NBA Combine with baggage. He was seen as unable to stand up to physical play. But he cites his life story as evidence of sufficient toughness.

Tyler Ulis talks to Pistons - Detroit Bad Boys
During the NBA Combine, it looks like the Pistons have largely focused on their backcourt issues while meeting with Tyler Ulis among other guards.

Fox finishes 5th in this year’s Mr. Basketball USA voting - Ball Is Life
UCLA bound point guard Lonzo Ball of FAB 50 champion Chino Hills and Kansas bound wing Josh Jackson of Prolific Prep both net 85 overall points, while De'Aaron Fox finished fifth while Bam Adebayo finished in a tie for 10th.

Matthew Mitchell: What I Have Learned - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky women's basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell talks about what he has learned through the program's recent transition phase.

Barnhart says 'One-and-Done Coach' label unfair to Calipari - WKYT
It seems the label, 'One-and-Done Coach' lingers with John Calipari, no matter what he does or says. And that’s not fair, according to his boss.

Rockets Could Look to 2016 Draft for Extra Guard; Tyler Ulis? - Space City Scoop
Could Kentucky's Tyler Ulis be the missing puzzle piece for he Rockets.

UK Athletics Surpasses 3.0 GPA for Eighth Straight Semester - UK Wildcats News
For the eighth consecutive semester, UK Athletics has posted a cumulative department-wide grade-point average of 3.0 or better.

Highlights of Fox from McDonald's All-American Game and Practices - Scout
Kentucky signed Scout's 6th ranked 2016 prospect in De'Aaron Fox. Here are highlights of the five-star prospect from the McDonald's All-American Game and Practices.

Crimson Tide, Sooners favorites in first Vegas lines - ESPN
Alabama is a double-digit favorite over USC and Oklahoma is a big favorite over Ohio State in the first college football lines released Friday.

Georgia boots talented DE after his third pot bust in seven months -
Chauncey Rivers has been dismissed from the Bulldogs following his third arrest on marijuana-related charges since November, which probably puts him at the top of Louisville's Big Board.

Cheick Diallo to stay in NBA draft - Today's U
Kansas freshman forward Cheick Diallo has decided that will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft, as he announced on Friday.

Official says U.S Soccer will bid for 2026 World Cup, possibly as Mexico joint bid - FOX Sports
U.S. and Mexico officials have had talks about a joint bid.

Povetkin tests positive for banned drug meldonium - Ring TV
Alexander Povetkin's positive drug test for the banned substance meldonium now threatens his heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder on May 21 in Moscow.

A Marine goes from transporting President Bush to organizing EKU football recruiting - Lexington Herald-Leader
Brandon Lawson, 30, is in charge of organizing the football recruiting for new EKU football coach Mark Elder. In his prior life, however, Lawson was a U.S. Marine who was an ‘on-board expert mechanic’ on Marine One - the helicopters that fly the President of the United States.