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Wednesday Quickies: Burger Boys Edition

Several future Cats will compete in tonight’s McDonald’s All-American Game, and more in today’s quickies!

High School Basketball: McDonald's All-American Powerade Jamfest Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With this basketball season now in the rear-view, it’s time to focus our attention on who’s next. Thankfully for Kentucky fans, there’s a lot of greatness coming in. And several of those great future Wildcats are putting their skills on display in the McDonald’s All-American events.

Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt, Nick Richards and P.J. Washington will all be playing in the McDonald’s All-American game as UK commits. Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox will also be on display, two uncommitted players that John Calipari is targeting.

The game will be at 6 p.m. ET tonight in Chicago.

Tweets of the day

There are plenty more tweets showcasing future Kentucky talent on Ben’s Twitter feed.

How do you replace someone that’s built like Dwight Howard? You go out and get yourself someone with arms like that. Hopefully he’ll come to the Bluegrass.

Your quickies

Who leads for top basketball recruits Bamba & Knox? | Lexington Herald-Leader
Five-star basketball recruits Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox have been the center of attention at the McDonald’s All-American Game this week in Chicago. Both players are considering Duke and Kentucky.

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Daniels on Quade Green: “I thought Quade was awesome during the practice on Tuesday. He really showed his vision and his craftiness and how creative he can be with the basketball, in terms of being able to create shot opportunities for others. And with Quade – and I think this bodes well for Kentucky – is when he’s surrounded by really good players, he raises his game. And that’s when he’s at his best."

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A great read on arguably the most important player to the 2017-18 Kentucky Wildcats and how he's preparing the new recruits coming in.

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Jarred Vanderbilt Learned What Working Hard Means From James Har -
“It was great getting to meet him,” said the 6-8 Vanderbilt, who is here to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game Wednesday night. “We just kept in touch from there.”

Washington set to show his game to UK fans | The State Journal
“I just like the way he coaches talent. He gets everybody to play together and I feel like at the University of Kentucky is the best place for me to develop my game and get ready for the next level for a long period of time,” Washington said of John Calipari and the Kentucky effect.

UK Basketball Mohamed Bamba, Kevin Knox receive creative UK recruiting pitch - LCJ
Two of the best uncommitted recruits in the 2017 class hear recruiting pitch from Kentucky signees. The chances of adding Bamba and Knox, ambitious as it sounds, appear legitimate.

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