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Saturday Quickies: Get Well Soon Jarred Vanderbilt Edition

Jarred Vanderbilt suffers an ankle injury and more in today's quickies.

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Jarred Vanderbilt and the whole of Big Blue Nation suffered a scare last night when Vanderbilt tumbled to the floor with an ankle injury in the Jordan Brand Classic. It looked serious, but Vanderbilt has since said otherwise, even taking to Instagram to let everyone know he's OK.

Catastrophe avoided. Let's hope that even if it's just a minor injury, he'll heal up quickly.

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Your quickies

Gilgeous-Alexander looking forward to ‘really special’ future for UK basketball | Lexington Herald Leader
UK basketball signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will play in the Derby Festival Classic in Louisville on Saturday night. He’ll be a Kentucky Wildcat next season, and he could play an important role for the Cats early in his college career.

Coaching staff offers four new prospects - 247
The Kentucky coaching staff offered their first prospect from West Virginia.

Calipari pays in-home visit to top center Moses Brown " UK news
Brown is the No. 6 overall player in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports rankings.

Former Kentucky WR Jeff Badet lands at Oklahoma - SEC Country
A former Kentucky wide receiver has found a new home. Jeff Badet, who announced his intention to transfer in January, has signed with Oklahoma.

Akhator, Epps have different nights, but same result: a shot at WNBA dream | Lexington Herald Leader
With the third pick in the WNBA Draft, the Dallas Wings made forward Evelyn Akhator the highest Kentucky player ever taken. Makayla Epps had to wait longer than projected before going to the Chicago Sky.

Swimmers to Host Sun Shall Shine Spring Intrasquad Meet April 21 | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky swimming and diving will host the second annual Sun Shall Shine spring intrasquad meet April 21, honoring those who have courageously battled cancer.

Family asks for no mention of Louisville or Duke at Kentucky fan’s funeral | Kentucky Sports Radio
Tilford L. Underwood of Paducah was a great man and true Kentucky fan.

What to watch, when to watch as former UK stars open NBA playoffs | Lexington Herald Leader
John Wall, Rajon Rondo and Patrick Patterson will be among the former Kentucky standouts participating in the upcoming NBA playoffs. In all, eight ex-Cats are rostered on playoff teams. Here’s a guide to finding them in action.

Kansas commitment K.J. Lawson apologizes for profane comment against Tubby Smith - ESPN
K.J. Lawson, who announced this week that he's transferring to Kansas, apologized Thursday after directing a profane comment at Tubby Smith, his former coach at Memphis.

Marshawn Lynch agrees to terms with Raiders -
Marshawn Lynch has not been traded yet, as the Seahawks still hold the running back's rights, but NFL Network's Mike Silver reports Lynch has agreed to terms to a new contract with the Raiders.

Tony Dungy shares his memories of Dan Rooney | ProFootballTalk
Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy started his NFL career 40 years ago in Pittsburgh, undrafted after teams went through 12 rounds of picking new players.

2017 NBA playoffs -- Cleveland Cavaliers hoping to make joyful noise - ESPN
The Cavaliers' regular-season ride was full of all sorts of pitfalls. With that grind over, can Cleveland return to the fun-filled form that propelled them to their first title last season?

Kristaps Porzingis skips team meetings out of frustration - ESPN
This is a bad sign for the New York Knicks. Porzingis is the future of the franchise, and if they don't show that they have a direction, he won't be happy.

Hue Jackson reportedly prefers Myles Garrett to a QB - NBC Sports
Finally, a reasonable voice to keep the Browns from making a disastrous decision (maybe).