Good morning Big Blue Nation and Happy Saturday. Last night, former Kentucky Wildcat basketball superstar John Wall put the NBA on notice as he dropped 42 points on the Atlanta Hawks as the Washington Wizards closed out the series. Wall scored 20 or more points in five straight playoff games, which is insane.
The Wiz will take on the Boston Celtics in round two as Isaiah Thomas put away the Chicago Bulls. Wall is playing the best basketball of his career as his team is looking to put together a run towards the Cleveland Cavaliers. I'm a Celtics fan, but I'm pulling for Wall. The fact that he isn't in the conversation for the best point guard in the NBA is baffling to me.
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Julio Jones' reaction as John Wall waves bye bye to Atlanta... ☹️ pic.twitter.com/ZB7lOjIB5d— FanDuel (@FanDuel) April 29, 2017
Updates on UK basketball recruits from Friday night’s Nike games | Lexington Herald Leader
UK’s coaches are back on the recruiting trail this weekend, with the Nike, Adidas and Under Armour leagues back in action for the second live recruiting period of April.
Bench-Back Seating to Be Added in South Upper Level | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky football fans sitting in the South upper level will be able to enjoy more comfortable bench-back seating for the 2017 season.
Kentucky baseball crushes South Carolina- Another top 25 win for the #6 ranked Kentucky Wildcats as they open the series in dominating fashion. Game two will take place today at 4:00 PM from Columbia.
Epps focused on helping UK football - 247
Kentucky is getting a hungry wide receiver in June. Epps is fairly new to the game of football. He did not start playing until his junior season.
Issues at UofL are bigger than Papa John and Tom Jurich- WDRB- After the pizza tycoon called out Tom Jurich for being invisible to the board of trustees, the Papa resigned his position on the UofL athletics board which opened the door for Jurich to go on the offensive about the integrity of his department and his coaches. Here's the deal, Jurich is a mob boss running a college athletics department and anyone that steps out of line has to go. Period. But UofL is going to crash and burn for more reasons than just the Turtle Neck in Chief.
Jets draft Jamal Adams, son of former Lafayette and Kentucky football star George Adams | Lexington Herald Leader
Jamal Adams, son of former Lafayette and Kentucky running back George Adams, was drafted in the first round by the New York Jets.
The Minnesota Vikings draft Florida State's Dalvin Cook- CBS- The Vikings may have gotten the steal of the draft in the second round as they drafted Seminoles stud Cook. They look to be fine as they move on from Adrian Peterson.
James Wiseman open to new colleges - Yahoo Sports
Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth sophomore power forward James Wiseman has rapidly risen up the rankings, and Kentucky has taken notice.
Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, reject Lonzo Ball- Yahoo Sports- Lavar Ball's bluster is affecting his son's money and one has to wonder how long Lonzo is going to put up with his buffoon of a father. LaVar is looking for one of the show companies to team up with him on his Big Baller Brand and it's not happening.
Deshaun Watson hopes for Jordan-like status with NFL career - NFL.com
Deshaun Watson knows he's no Michael Jordan now, but he hopes to achieve Jordan-like status after logging 10-15 years in the NFL.
Joe Mixon brings his troubled history and huge talent to Bengals - SBNation.com
Joe Mixon may be the best running back in the draft class, but video of him punching a woman in 2014 will bring scrutiny to the Bengals.
Nike, Under Armour, Adidas not interested in deal with Lonzo Ball - ESPN
Nike, Under Armour and Adidas are not interested in completing a deal with potential top pick Lonzo Ball, his father LaVar confirmed.
Pro soccer in Lexington? Louisville City’s league wants to make it happen | Lexington Herald Leader
United Soccer League, the organization that brought professional soccer to Louisville, is actively gauging whether there is enough interest in Lexington to establish a lower-division franchise that would begin play here in 2019.
Rapper DMX checks into rehab Rolling Stone- Back in the 2000's, there wasn't a bigger rapper than DMX. I was a huge fan and it stinks that he cannot face down his addiction demons.
Ancient human DNA found in cave sediments- Science Daily- Without skeletons or available soft tissue, scientists are finding ways to extract human DNA from their habitats. Are you ready to meet your ancient hominid great uncle?