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Wildcats Quickies: Best Fans Edition

UK sets attendance mark. Bluegrass Boys are in. Brooks looks back on '06 breakthrough. Murray at Celtics workout. Power Five schools offering beer sales in 2016. More.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Not many programs can claim they have the best fanbase in any sport.

When it comes to college hoops, no one is questioning that Kentucky Basketball not only has the best fanbase in its sport, but one of the best across all sports, both college and professional. They proved that once again after leading college basketball in attendance last season.

Way to go BBN!

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Your Quickies

Kentucky leads nation in home attendance -
Kentucky averaged 23,361 fans per home game during the 2015-16 season. It’s the sixth time in seven seasons under Coach Cal that UK has averaged at least 23,000 fans.

"Bluegrass Boys" entered in The Basketball Tournament | Lexington Herald-Leader
University of Kentucky alumni basketball team among 60 teams entered in The Basketball Tournament, which gets underway in July.

John Calipari says the 76ers should take Jamal Murray with the No. 1 pick - ESPN
Kentucky coach John Calipari says the Philadelphia 76ers should take former Wildcats guard Jamal Murray with the first pick in the NBA draft over LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram.

Evan White third-team All-American - Vaughts Views
A sophomore from Gahanna, Ohio, White batted .376 this season with 15 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 40 RBI.

Rich Brooks looks back on 2006 breakthrough 10 years later - LCJ
Brooks won just nine of his first 34 games across three seasons at Kentucky. Fan pressure on Barnhart reached a new high after Brooks’ 2006 team fell to 3-4 following a 49-0 loss at LSU in October. Then began one of the golden periods of UK football.

Why the Mac Jones saga showcases everything that is wrong with college football recruiting - Kentucky Sports Radio
Mac Jones committed to Kentucky back on July 27, 2015. At the time, he was a three-star prospect with offers from Mercer and East Carolina, a sad reminder that commitments nearly two years from when a prospect can sign an NLI means nothing.

Murray at Celtics workout: 'I'm the best player in the draft' - ESPN
Jamal Murray showed off his competitive drive at a workout for the Celtics, shooting the lights out and declaring he'll fit in wherever he goes.

Skal Labissiere says he'll workout for the Lakers next - 247
The Lakers have yet to schedule a workout with former LSU Tigers star Ben Simmons but it appears as though they will be bringing in another standout freshman, though it's hard to see them taking Skal at No. 2.

The World's Highest-Paid Athletes List - Forbes
The world’s 100 highest-paid athletes banked a cumulative $3.2 billion over the last 12 months, up 17%. Floyd Mayweather repeats in the top spot with a record payday of $300 million.

Analyst: UK football coach’s ‘sub-tweet’ at Mac Jones not smart - Lexington Herald-Leader
UK football doesn’t need right now is a self-inflicted wound on the recruiting trail. That’s what new quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw seemingly provided Tuesday night with a tweet directed at four-star quarterback Mac Jones.

Ohio State joins growing number of Power Five schools offering beer sales in 2016 -
Ohio State tested beers sales in premium seating areas and will offer them to all fans this fall.

Bristol Palin Marries Kentucky Native Dakota Meyer -
(Entertainment Tonight)- Bristol Palin is now married to Kentucky native Dakota Meyer. Entertainment Tonight says they were able to confirm the marriage on Wednesday.

Celebrating #NationalBestFriendsDay, Kentucky Style | Kentucky Sports Radio
Wednesday was National Best Friends Day and no one was celebrating harder than the Wildcat mascot.

Here is the most ridiculous screencap in ESPN history - Awful Announcing
And ESPN wonders why they are losing subscribers.

State Baseball Tournament puts new two-week format to test - Lexington Herald-Leader
The Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament begins Thursday with a slate of four first-round games. The rest of the first round is set for Friday with the quarterfinals scheduled for Saturday.

2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft: How to watch on TV, schedule, draft order -
Here's everything you need to know to get you ready for the 2016 MLB Draft, which begins tonight.

The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of Marshall Henderson - UPROXX
After squandered a possible NBA career, the former Ole Miss star is just trying to take ownership of his life.