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Wildcat Quickies: Worth the Wait Edition

Playing with Booker again worth the wait for Ulis. Funeral arrangements for "Herky" Rupp. Calipari's amazing draft streaks remains intact. More.

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Suns’ Tyler Ulis: ‘Being able to play with Devin again was worth the wait’ - Lexington Herald-Leader
Former Kentucky star Tyler Ulis took part Friday in the Phoenix Suns’ introductory news conference for its three NBA Draft picks. "Being able to play with Devin (Booker) again was worth the wait," Ulis said of being chosen with the 34th overall pick. "We’re really close. Best friends," Ulis added.

My thoughts on how the NBA Draft played out -
Coach Cal said it best when it comes to who makes it in the NBA and who doesn't regardless of draft position. "The bottom line is this: NBA teams may miss some in the draft, but very rarely do they miss in evaluating players playing in the NBA," Cal said. "There’s too much data and too many comparable players for them to miss."

8 Notes from My (Fan) Experience at the NBA Draft - Kentucky Sports Radio
The NBA decided KSR wasn't important enough to get a media credential for last night's Draft, so they went to the event decked out in UK gear, and here's their recap.

Funeral arrangements finalized for "Herky" Rupp - WKYT
Herky Rupp was a 6’4" forward who played at Kentucky for three seasons from 1959-1962 appearing in a total of 14 games and scoring 11 career points. But in a little known fact, the Kentucky coach let his young son score the first ever basket in Memorial Coliseum after the construction was complete and the goals were put in place. RIP.

It came down to the wire, but one of the NBA Draft's most amazing streaks lives on -
Skal Labissiere is the 22nd straight one-and-done prospect to play for John Calipari and be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. That's 18-for-18 at Kentucky, and 22-for-22 in Calipari's entire coaching career.

Undrafted Alex Poythress to play for Magic in summer league - Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky’s Alex Poythress, who wasn’t selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y., will play for the Magic in the Orlando Summer League.

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Friday Summer Fan Stories - Kentucky Sports Radio
Every Friday from now until football season, KSR gives a post up to fans. This one goes through the story of a young man who passed away 17 years ago this past May 16th. He died of a cancerous brain tumor at the young age of 34, but the Cats gave him several memorable going away gifts. Try not to cry.

FIBA U17: 1 on 1 with 5-star Wendell Carter - Scout
Wendell Carter, Scout's No. 3 overall recruit, scored 14 points in USA's opening round win in the FIBA U17 World Championships. Following he game, Carter talked to Scout about playing international ball, teaming up for Austin Wiley again, plus broke down Harvard, Duke and Kentucky.

Clay Travis accuses John Calipari of paying players - 247
A guest on Bo Mattingly's Sports Talk with Bo show, Travis unleashed on Calipari. "I think John Calipari cheats his ass off," Travis said . "I think if he wrote a tell-all book it would be a best seller, and it would be about how to get guys in with test score grades that don't deserve to get in there, how to get grades changed."

Former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer signs with Houston Rockets -
Wiltjer signed a three-year contract with the Rockets after going undrafted in Thursday's NBA Draft.

Dear schools: Here's how not to body shame girls next year - Mashable
Female students should not be held to antiquated, unbalanced and frankly sexist standards when it comes to dress codes.

Top 10 Best Disaster Movies Ever Made - IGN
We're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder.

Astros to call up top prospect A.J. Reed, per report - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston is finally calling up first base prospect and former Wildcat star A.J. Reed. He's been on a hot streak, batting .412 with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in his last eight games for the Grizzlies.