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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: NBA Draft Decision Edition

Decision time for Marcus Lee and Isiah Briscoe. UK Hoops gets a big coaching addition. SOCCER! Kentucky still in running for Billy Preston? More.

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Just because Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee should return to UK, doesn’t mean they will - Lexington Herald-Leader
The deadline for Kentucky basketball players Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee to remove their names from the NBA Draft is Wednesday, yet both appear to be taking the decision down to the wire.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Lin Dunn Joins Mitchell’s Staff - UK Wildcats News
With over 40 years of coaching experience, including nearly three decades in the collegiate ranks and a WNBA title to her name, Lin Dunn has been named an assistant coach with the Kentucky women’s basketball team.

Kentucky to host Kansas in SEC/Big 12 Challenge -
Kentucky’s matchup against Kansas is the latest marquee game to be announced for the Wildcats’ loaded 2016-17 non-conference schedule. UK leads the overall series between the two schools by a 22-7 margin, including a 7-1 mark in Lexington and a 4-1 record at Rupp Arena.

ESPN: UK basketball has underachieved over past four seasons - Lexington Herald-Leader
UK topped ESPN’s list of five teams that have “underachieved with great recruiting classes” over the past four seasons, joining Louisiana State, UNLV, North Carolina State and UCLA.

Looking Forward: Here’s what the offseason holds in store for the SEC – CollegeBasketballTalk
The SEC is going to be way down this season, except in Lexington.

Highlights of Top 20 SG John Petty at EYBL - Scout
John Petty is Scout's 19th ranked prospect in 2017 and one of UK's top targets. Here are highlights of Petty from the Nike EYBL.

Five-star Preston talks recruiting - Rivals
Five-star forward Billy Preston from the class of 2017 cut his list down to a top four of Arizona, Kansas, Maryland and USC earlier this spring. However, he's considering adding some schools back onto his list, including Kentucky if they offer.

Sutjiadi Honored as 2016 Elite 90 Award Winner - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky women’s tennis standout Aldila Sutjiadi was presented with the Elite 90 Award during the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship luncheon on Tuesday afternoon.

Florida signee gives major props to Kentucky's coaching staff - SEC Country
When premier college football programs consider offering a potential recruit, there are usually some reference points for them to follow. In the SEC, Florida signee Jeawon Taylor thinks UK is among the best at beating others to the punch.

UConn Women's Basketball Lands Kentucky Transfer Batouly Camara - The UConn Blog
The Huskies bolstered their future front court depth with a former top 100 recruit and star for UK Hoops.

TNT's Craig Sager to receive Jim Valvano Award at ESPYS - ESPN
Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager has been selected to receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS in July.

Armchair Analyst: What Klinsmann got right and wrong with the USMNT squad -
We have the names of the final 23 members of the US squad and the 17 staying home. What went right and what was wrong with Jurgen Klinsmann's roster decisions?

Klinsmann explains Guzan over Howard; moves for Bedoya, Yedlin? - SI
What went into Jurgen Klinsmann's decision to choose Brad Guzan over Tim Howard?

Looking ahead for the USMNT: Two key friendlies before Copa 100 – ProSoccerTalk
The USMNT faces Ecuador on Wednesday, May 25 in Texas before traveling to Kansas City to take on Bolivia on Saturday, May 28. Both of those South American sides will be competing in the Copa America Centenario.

Your guide to who died this week on Game Of Thrones - The A.V. Club
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NFL owners award Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida, Los Angeles - ESPN
The 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls were awarded to Atlanta, South Florida and Los Angeles in voting by NFL owners on Tuesday.

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist to miss Belmont Stakes - Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will miss the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11 after he was found to have an elevated white blood cell count, trainer Doug O’Neill confirmed Tuesday morning.

Blumhouse is Co-Producing the New HALLOWEEN — With John Carpenter Onboard! –
The horror classic is back as Michael Myers makes his return to the big screen. "HALLOWEEN needs to return to its traditions," Carpenter said. "I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary."

This Star Wars pug crawl could power the Death Star with cuteness - The A.V. Club
Well done Internet. Well done.