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Saturday Quickies: KY Boys Tour Edition

Meet up with Hawkins and Willis during their autograph tour, and more in today's headlines!

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Kentucky college basketball recruiting podcast with Ben Roberts | Lexington Herald-Leader
Lexington Herald-Leader columnist John Clay and recruiting reporter Ben Roberts talk Kentucky basketball recruiting. Ben talks about his impressions of UK’s recruits at the McDonald’s All-American game. The two discuss who might be leaving and staying from this past season’s team, and upcoming recruiting events.

Kentucky contacts former N.C. State signee - 247
Former N.C. State signee Thomas Allen (6-2, 180) is the third guard contacted by Kentucky since the season ended Sunday.

Talent becomes team: UK basketball's 2016-17 journey -
A great photo gallery that goes through another special season for Kentucky Basketball.

Dieting in Reverse: Wildcat QB Johnson trying to grow into his job as team’s No. 1 signal-caller |
In the midst of spring practice, Johnson – who threw for 2,037 yards, rushed for 327 and accounted for 16 touchdowns – admitted his slender frame caused him concern facing physical SEC defenses. That’s where that diet comes in. Eating four meals and four snacks a day, Johnson’s daily intake is around 5,000 calories.

Kentucky Tennis Takes Down No. 45 Vanderbilt, 4-3 | UK Wildcats News
The No. 24 Kentucky men’s tennis team took down No. 45 Vanderbilt, 4-3, at the Currey Tennis Center on Thursday night. UK improves to 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference.

Do NBA Scouts Put More Stock in NCAA Tournament Games? | Bleacher Report
The NCAA tournament creates a high-stakes setting that magnifies performance, and NBA evaluators each watch it through their own custom scouting lens.

Kentucky football: Derrick LeBlanc brings new intensity to defensive line - SEC Country
Derrick LeBlanc was hired at Kentucky just a month and a half ago, and Wildcats defensive linemen have already felt the impact of his arrival.

Kentucky’s Willis confirmed for Portsmouth — ‘he’ll do well here’; Hawkins on wait list | Lexington Herald-Leader
Derek Willis will play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament next month. Former UK teammate Dominique Hawkins is on a wait-list. The event each spring in Portsmouth, Va., gives players another chance to impress scouts from the NBA and overseas.

Kentucky offers five from 2018 class - 247
Kentucky football added some defensive tackles to their big board. Alim McNeill is rated a 93 by 247Sports and is considered the nation's No. 13 defensive tackle.

UK football commitment will enroll early next year " - UK recruiting news
Kentucky football commitment Alex Reigelsperger will be an early enrollee for the Wildcats next season.

SEC has more top basketball recruits for 2017 than any other league | Lexington Herald-Leader
The Southeastern Conference has 13 top-50 basketball recruits lined up for next season. No other conference has more. The SEC also had three teams in the Elite Eight last weekend. No other league had more than one. Coaches and players say things are looking bright for the conference.

Tiger Woods won't play in 2017 Masters - ESPN
For the third time in four years, the Masters will be without Tiger Woods, who announced Friday night that he will be unable to play next week as he continues to recover from back woes.

2017 McDonald's All-American Michael Porter Jr. confident in SEC basketball's future - SEC Country
The SEC led all conferences with three teams in the Elite Eight, and the future looks promising with several McDonald's All-Americans on the way.

Where to watch every 2017 SEC Spring Football Game - Capstone Report
For the second consecutive year, every Spring Football Game played in the Southeastern Conference will be nationally televised by an ESPN network. This year’s games are highlighted with an immersive experience into SEC officiating at the Georgia game on Saturday, April 22, and a unique field-access view during the Alabama game that same afternoon.

ACC to consider North Carolina as championship host again after LGBTQ law change - ESPN
The ACC again will hold championship events in North Carolina now that the state has rolled back a law that limited protections for the LGBTQ community.

A WrestleMania 33 preview for people who don't watch wrestling -
Going to a WrestleMania 33 viewing party? Here’s what you need to know.

Uber driver picks up her boyfriend's other girlfriend and then sh*t really hits the fan - Mashable
A Twitter user nicknamed #UberBae picked up her boyfriend's other woman in her Uber, and shared a Twitter thread that will take you on a ride.

Samsung became the heir apparent to the mobile tech throne this week - Polygon
Best phone, best smart watch, best mobile VR

Watch SpaceX relaunch its Falcon 9 rocket in world first - The Verge
We went to Cape Canaveral, Florida to see the company make history.

New Frederick Douglass High School names head basketball coaches | Lexington Herald-Leader
The athletic department of the new Frederick Douglass High School, set to open in August, has added two new family members. Kurt Young was introduced as boys’ basketball head coach and Shawn Ransom as girls’ basketball head coach on Friday.