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Wildcat Quickies: Diamonds Edition

Danny shows off his Super Bowl bling. More recruiting news. Briscoe talks NBA decision & return. Matt Elam ready to step up? More.

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About a month ago, Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III summed up what it takes to win big in any sport.

"No pressure, no diamonds."

That's a statement that applies to just about any athlete in any kind of major sport, including Bears linebacker and Wildcats great Danny Trevathan. Between being a two-star recruit out of high school to being a sixth-round pick out of UK, DT has always had a lot of pressure to perform just to keep his spot on the field, and now he has a ring full of diamonds to make it all worth it.

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DT talks Super Bowl ring -
Danny Trevathan talks with the media Wednesday at Halas Hall, which includes Danny talking about his new bling.

Q&A: Briscoe meets with media following NBA Draft decision -
On Wednesday, Isaiah met with the media for the first time since that decision and talked about what that process was like and what he learned from it. He also talked about what Calipari is expecting from him this season with such a young roster.

Top basketball recruit Gary Trent Jr. getting close to cutting his list - Lexington Herald-Leader
The leading scorer off of last summer’s Team USA U16 squad, Gary Trent Jr. will again be counted on to carry a heavy load for the Americans this summer.

Draft Profile: If Hawks Go With Point Guard, It May Be Ulis - Atlanta Hawks
If the Hawks decide to fill the third point guard slot via the draft, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis may be a player available to them at #21. To find out more about Ulis, the Hawks hit up Zac Oakes (@Zoakes13) from A Sea of Blue to get the scoop on the UK star.

He never walked alone: Wolves' Towns finds he's huge in China -
At the end of an eight-day tour, Wolves' center Karl-Anthony Towns was a bit overwhelmed by the impression he's made. "You don’t have many chances to experience a culture like this," Towns said. "It’s one of those of things you can’t put any money [value] on what it means to gain the kind of knowledge I have here in China. I’ve been walking the streets, visiting the monuments, taking in everything China has to offer."

Must-win 2016 game: Kentucky Wildcats - ESPN
Kentucky's hopes of qualifying for a bowl game would be helped dramatically with a road win at Missouri. Thier must-win game of 2016 if that's to happen: Oct. 29 at Missouri.

Breaking Down NBA Future of Kentucky's Skal Labissiere and finding his NBA comp - Bleacher Report
Similar to Labissiere, former Longhorns center Myles Turner was underwhelming during one season at Texas, but the Pacers still took a chance on him with the 11th pick in the 2015 draft because of his jumper and shot-blocking.

Is Elam Ready? Cat’s 2016 Schedule Features Five Centers on the Rimington Trophy Watch List - Kentucky Sports Radio
For three years, Kentucky’s Matt Elam has been polarizing figure. As a highly touted in-state prospect, Mark Stoops beat Nick Saban and Alabama for the big nose tackle, but he's yet to live up to the hype.

Stansbury wants Kentucky, Louisville on WKU hoops schedule -
Rick Stansbury took questions for about an hour Wednesday in his office, giving his thoughts on a wide range of topics. WKU needs to look at itself as being on the same footing with major programs, Stansbury said, and that starts with scheduling.

Calipari announces UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp -
UK head coach John Calipari is excited to announce the inaugural UK DrillZ and Skillz Camp. The UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp will be broken up into two sessions and is scheduled for Saturday, July 23.

Kentucky offering revolutionary season ticket package with new seats every game - SDS
The school is only offering 500 Pocket Passes this season and are guaranteeing at least two lower bowl seats this season with purchase of the pass.

Team USA notes: Updates on Trae Young, P.J. Washington and Hamidou Diallo - Lexington Herald-Leader
A few quick notes from the Tuesday night session of Team USA U17 and U18 training camp.

Could LeBron James, Cavaliers Come Back and Win NBA Finals? - Rolling Stone
If Cleveland Cavaliers do impossible and come back to win NBA Finals, it'll be ultimate comeuppance for Golden State Warriors.

Ranking the Top 25 Seniors of the 2016-17 College Basketball Season - Bleacher Report
Freshmen rule the roost when it comes to college basketball hype, but seniors like Villanova's Josh Hart are the experienced leaders most likely to determine which teams dominate the 2016-17 season.

Why Apple isn't talking about Virtual Reality just yet - Mashable
The famously secretive company is happy to let competitors work out all the kinks in new technology first.

The Nate Boyer Diaries - ESPN
Awesome read on the former Green Beret, who became a long-snapper for the Texas Longhorn and got a shot with the Seattle Seahawks.