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John Calipari is busy recruiting and more in today’s quickies.

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John Calipari and the UK staff have been busy on the recruiting trail, as Kentucky met with 5-star recruit Zion Williamson and 4-star Tyler Herro yesterday, and Tyler Herro was officially offered a scholarship by Kentucky. Both are 2018 recruits. Herro is a decommit from Wisconsin, and his Crystal Ball is turning more and more in the Cats’ favor. Williamson is still mulling his options and many believe Kentucky and Kansas are the favorites. This work on the trail is likely to yield results for Cal and company.

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Diallo’s three-point shooting is an early point of emphasis | Lexington Herald Leader
UK freshman Hamidou Diallo made two 3-pointers in Kentucky’s exhibition victory over Morehead State on Monday night. Will UK fans see more of that?

First impressions of Kentucky basketball’s freshmen | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky basketball has won exhibition games over Thomas More and Morehead State. Here’s what we’ve seen so far from John Calipari’s six freshmen.

John Calipari: 'We've got a high school team plus six months' - Courier-Journal
Well, he's not wrong. Nearly the whole roster is fresh out of AAU ball.

Kentucky Basketball | Quade Green not worried about point guard battle
Freshman Quade Green, the five-star recruit almost everyone penciled in at that spot as soon as he signed with Kentucky, is adamant his coach’s comments have not spurred his game to another level.

The Best Things Eddie Gran Said After Tuesday's Practice | Kentucky Sports Radio
Eddie Gran was complimentary of C.J. Conrad, Tavin Richardson and the Ole Miss defensive line.

Kentucky Football will Salute Veterans vs. Ole Miss | Kentucky Sports Radio
See how veterans can get two free tickets to watch Kentucky play Ole Miss.

Kyle Wiltjer signs with Greek club Olympiacos - Cats' Pause
After being waived recently by the Toronto Raptors, former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer has signed with Greek pro team and EuroLeague power Olympiacos. - Seven things to know about the Ole Miss Rebels
Kentucky returns to action this week as they’ll welcome the Ole Miss Rebels to Lexington for the first time since 2011.

SEC Country - Rebounding a real concern after undersized Morehead State beat Cats on the glass
No reason to panic just yet, but it definitely raises a red flag that long, tall Kentucky got outrebounded by undersized Morehead State.

Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson top four teams in first CFP poll - ESPN.
Georgia takes the top spot in the season's first College Football Playoff, ranking ahead of fellow SEC unbeaten Alabama. Notre Dame, Clemson, Oklahoma and Ohio State follow.

Browns’ trade for AJ McCarron reportedly fails because team too busy celebrating it - The Washington Post
Even if that report is not quite accurate, the botched trade goes down as another not-so-great moment in the history of Cleveland's quarterback situation. (UPDATE: Grossi’s report has been said to be completely false. The Browns did miss the deadline, but not because they were partying).

Jay Ajayi trade to Philadelphia Eagles increases likelihood for touchdowns, but volume should drop - ESPN
The Eagles upgraded their backfield by adding Jay Ajayi, but what does it mean to the other backfield options in Philadelphia and Miami?

Panthers trade wideout Kelvin Benjamin to Bills -
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is headed to Buffalo. The Panthers have traded the former 2014 first-round pick to the Bills, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Ben McAdoo can survive more losses, but he can’t survive this | New York Post
The New York Football Giants have stopped being the New York Football Giants. Meet the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Giants.

Don't expect David Johnson to come back to save Cardinals | FOX Sports
The Arizona Cardinals, after a week off to recover from their embarrassing performance in London, went back to work Tuesday but don't expect David Johnson to return to rescue the team's sputtering season.

New shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in November - The Blade
There will be plenty of new movies and shows for binge-watchers this November, but a popular sitcom’s departure might leave some scrambling to revisit a fan favorite.