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Towns Named NBA Rookie of the Year - UK Wildcats News
Former Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns was honored as the league’s best rookie on Monday, becoming the first former Wildcat to earn the distinction. "This is a landmark of my career, but it’s not the last one," Towns said after accepting the award on Monday.

Wolves hoping Towns, 1 of 3 ex-Cats at draft lottery, brings them luck - Lexington Herald-Leader
Minnesota will send Towns as its representative to the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night in New York, hoping for the same fortune that brought them the NBA Rookie of the Year. The Wolves took Towns with the first pick in 2015 after winning the lottery last spring.

10 Ways to Improve the Game Day Experience at Rupp Arena - Kentucky Sports Radio
John Calipari released the final installment of his "Vision of the Program" series on Monday, which included his vow to improve the gameday atmosphere at Rupp Arena.

Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee’s gift to Kentucky softball - Lexington Herald-Leader
As a girl growing up in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Kelsey Nunley’s dream was to play softball for the home-state University of Tennessee — but the Volunteers did not offer her a scholarship. Instead, the pitcher is about to wrap up her college career as the cornerstone player of the most successful era in University of Kentucky softball history.

Underclassmen Who May Need To Return After Middling Combine Showings - DraftExpress
Here are some players who will likely strongly need to consider returning to school (or taking alternative routes through professional basketball) now after up and down performances at the NBA Combine, which to no surprise includes Marcus Lee.

6 SEC RBs who surprised this spring - SDS
Sihiem King was among six SEC running backs whose spring performances might have surprised you.

The Wait is ALMOST Over For Bolden - KSTV
Marques Bolden, the #8 ranked high school basketball prospect according to scout, will announce his decision this Thursday...we think.

Calipari hinting at Marques Bolden commitment? - Cats Pause
Did Kentucky coach John Calipari hint at an impending commitment from the 5-star center?

Why Bolden Puts Duke (and UK) in a Win-Win Situation
When Marques Bolden announces where he’ll be playing his college basketball, he will give one school a five-star big man for this season, but the loser may be better positioned for guys like Mohamed Bamba and Wendell Carter in 2017.

Crystal Ball: Texas A&M predictions for Mac Jones - UK recruiting blog
There’s been a run of Texas A&M predictions for Mac Jones on the UK quarterback commitment’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page after the Aggies offered him last week.

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies - IGN
IGN's Editors count down the 100 greatest science fiction ever made. Part I features #100-81.

Transformers 5 To Be Called Transformers: The Last Knight
Transformers 5 has been titled Transformers: The Last Knight, and will release on June 23rd, 2017.

Your first look at the new 'Prison Break' doesn't disappoint - Mashable
One of my favorite Fox shows is back from the dead.

Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have difficult choices ahead - ESPN
The only thing certain this offseason for the Miami Heat as Chris Bosh's medical issue lingers is that the future is tenuous and uncertain. This would be a very sad ending for Bosh, who has become one of the most respected players and true good guys in an NBA that could use more like him.

All about karma: Ranking which NBA Draft lottery teams 'deserve' No. 1 pick -
Breaking down which team is most worthy of the draft's No. 1 overall pick.

NBA draft lottery is must-miss TV - Boston Herald
God help any fan who one day lands in the cryogenics vat and wakes up in 200 years and is asked to explain the NBA draft lottery.

The Skills Schools Aren't Teaching But Must - Bloomberg View
Economic growth depends on having a strong middle class open to all Americans, not just college graduates. That's why vocational education is crucial.

The one thing 'Game of Thrones' keeps doing better than the books - Mashable
The show keeps putting characters in more dramatic situations than George R.R. Martin.

Google I/O 2016: Android N, Chrome OS, virtual reality, and what else to expect - The Verge
Google is about to show us the future, at least its future.