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Wildcat Quickies: Farewell Isaac Edition

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Isaac Humphries has become the fifth Wildcat to declare that he’s on to bigger and better things (the fourth to decide he’ll sign an agent). Humphries is going to play professional basketball somewhere; we just don’t know where. He’ll look at the NBA, but there’s not a lot of expectation there given his 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game this year.

But while Humphries doesn’t have a pro stat line, he does have pro size. At 7’0”, 255 lbs, the Australian is a commanding physical presence inside. He’ll find his place in professional basketball, even if it’s overseas. We wish the best for the now-former Wildcat, we know he’ll represent the Big Blue Nation well.

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Bumping that last one to remind us all of Humphries’ incredible Elite Eight performance.

Your Quickies

Great moments in Isaac Humphries history - KSR
Both on and off the floor, Humphries had some great moments. From his serenading a TV personality, to the infamous spike, to being the apparent secret key to Kentucky’s success (it’s simple: if he scores, they win...except that one time).

Could Texas steal Mo Bamba? - SEC Country
It wasn’t exactly a closed case, but Kentucky was the presumed favorite to land star big man Mohamed Bamba. But some recruiting experts aren’t nearly as confident as they once were.

And so, again, they flee the nest - The Voice-Tribune
Here’s an interesting perspective on what makes some Kentucky fans believe that the star freshmen will return every year despite the truth already being obvious.

Kentucky gets back to winning ways on the diamond - Scout
Freshman Zack Thompson had a great outing, going 6.2 innings without giving up a run. The Cats blanked UT Martin 8-0.

Kentucky softball also wins in blowout fashion - Herald-Leader
The Lady Wildcats obliterated the Louisville Cardinals, winning 10-1.

Benny Snell getting better at understanding the offense - Vaught’s Views
Wait, so he didn’t fully understand the offense last year? Defenses better look out this year if that’s the case.

Rose ready for his turn - 247
Last year, Snell set the SEC on fire as a true freshman. AJ Rose wants to do the exact same thing this year.

Boston clinches the top seed in the East - ESPN
It’s a great moment for the Boston Celtics. How often is it that a team gets the No. 1 seed in their conference and (probably) the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft? Sure, they’re not going to get past the Cleveland Cavaliers and evil overlord of the Eastern Conference King James, but they’re getting there.

The Chicago Bulls squeak into the payoffs - FOX Sports
A roster with Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo certainly was expected to finish better than eighth in the East, but at least they’re in the playoffs.

Would Cleveland trade the No. 1 pick for a quarterback? - NBC Sports
Considering that they’re thinking of taking Mitch Trubisky over Myles Garrett, I’d hope that they’d be willing to trade the pick.

Seriously, how do you look at that and say, “nah, we’re good. We’ll reach for another quarterback that we’re almost certainly going to turn into a bust.”

St. Louis is suing the NFL - Washington Post
St. Louis is filing a lawsuit against the NFL over the Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles.

The 49ers are apparently open to trading the No. 2 pick - NBC Sports
If Garrett is off the board, you’d think the San Francisco 49ers would look for their quarterback of the future (they certainly don’t have one right now). If Garrett’s still there due to terrible decision-making by the Browns, the 49ers should snag him. Unless they’re trading this pick for an established veteran, I don’t see how it’s a good idea.

Robert Manfred wants change in Cleveland - New York Times
The MLB Commissioner isn’t happy about the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo, and is starting to press Cleveland about making a change.