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Friday Quickies: Nike EYBL Edition

A major recruiting event tips off today, NFL Draft news and more in today’s quickies.

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The Nike EYBL begins today, one of the biggest events for high school prospects to shine in the spotlight, under the watchful eyes of college coaches.

Kentucky targets Marvin Bagley III and Cameron Reddish will be on display over the course of the four sessions this weekend.

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Nation’s top high school hoops stars head to Indy area - Indy Star
In addition to the EYBL, Under Armour is hosting an event that will feature Moses Brown and Naz Reid, both players that Kentucky has shown interest in.

Mark Stoops makes an offer to Bear Bryant kin - KSR
Bear’s great-grandson, Paul Tyson, has received a scholarship offer from Kentucky. Tyson is a 6’4” 210-lb pro style quarterback. Jacksonville State is the only other school to have offered Tyson a scholarship so far.

Stephen Johnson’s story of Tourette’s continues to inspire - SEC Country
When Johnson opened up about his struggles with Tourette’s Syndrome, he became a guide to two young children struggling with the same issues as well.

Kentucky football NFL Draft primer - Courier-Journal
Most of Kentucky’s future pro NFL players are going to be undrafted free agents. Here’s a look at them, as well as Jon Toth and Boom Williams as we head into draft day two.

Five things to know about Boom - SEC Country
Williams is one of Kentucky’s best running backs. Ever. He’s small, but he’s a shifty, big-play type of back.

Cal will likely have his youngest team ever, and will still be good - CBS Sports
Eight of the top nine scorers are gone. But what’s it matter? Calipari is reloading, and the Cats will be good as always. At least that’s what Gary Parrish thinks. I’d like to air a bit more on the side of caution until next season starts.

“Papa John” is no longer on the Louisville Athletic Board - Nation of Blue
How quick they turn on you for speaking the truth...

Raptors overcome puzzling problems to take down Bucks - Sports Illustrated
The Toronto Raptors certainly didn’t go without their struggles in their six-game series against the Milwaukee Bucks, but they figured it out eventually. Even a 34 & nine performance from Giannis Antetekounmpo couldn’t stop the Raptors in game six, as they finally put the Bucks away and won the series 4-2.

Deshaun Watson could bump Tom Savage back to backup in Houston -
I would assume that will be that case. Watson has high expectations, and Savage was a complete unknown in the league until he took over for Brock Osweiler last season.

What scouts say about No. 1 pick Myles Garrett - New York Times
Most people are very high on Myles Garrett. He seems to have it all; the size, the strength and the athleticism required to play defensive end in the NFL.

The Chicago Bears and a Mitch Trubisky mystery - ESPN
The Chicago Bears paid the motherlode for former Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback Mike Glennon...and then they went and drafted Mitchell Trubisky, a quarterback that many thought was one of three “QBs of the future” in this draft. Confused? So am I. But they also traded up one spot to draft him, and gave up multiple draft picks in the process.

Masahiro Tanaka pitches complete game shutout - FOX Sports
Tanaka was dominant, outdueling Chris Sale and leading the New York Yankees to a 3-0 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Penguins top Capitals, Crosby/Ovechkin duel is great - ESPN
It was a great game one, and a great battle between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. This series looks as though it’ll live up to the hype.

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane - LA Times