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Thursday Quickies: UK Family Edition

De'Aaron Fox calls Kentucky basketball a family and more in today's quickies.

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De'Aaron Fox is one of many Wildcats who loves the brotherhood that comes with being apart of the UK basketball family. In preparation for the NBA Draft Combine, Fox was able to call on the expertise of former Cats, like John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns. Fox said that a lot of former players talk to each other. If you were a Wildcat, you're treated "like family" by the other Wildcats.

So, in essence, John Calipari is building one great big UK family. No doubt one of the richest families to ever exist.

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Your quickies

Fox calls Kentucky basketball a family - 247

Cheek Powers Seventh-Seeded Kentucky into SEC Quarterfinals | UK Wildcats News
Abbey Cheek pummeled two home runs over the wall in left field, as the seventh-seeded Kentucky slugged its way to a 7-3 win over the tenth-seeded South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday night in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.

Kentucky high school football finals moving to Kroger Field | Lexington Herald Leader
The KHSAA state football finals will be played at Kroger Field in Lexington beginning this fall.

NCAA Academic Progress Rates Released | UK Wildcats News
The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report Wednesday, showing that all 22 of the University of Kentucky sports teams surpassed the NCAA cut score.

NBA Draft analysts give thoughts on Kentucky players | Lexington Herald Leader
ESPN analysts Fran Fraschilla and Jeff Goodman previewed the NBA Draft Combine during a teleconference on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Here is the transcript.

UK Women’s Golf Wraps Up Columbus Regional, 2016-17 Season | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky women’s golf season came to a close Wednesday at the Columbus Regional, but not without the Wildcats’ best effort of the NCAA postseason.

SEC announces 2017 Baseball Legends - SEC Sports
The SEC Baseball Legends Presented by AT&T will once again be honored at the SEC Baseball Tournament. Four legends are recognized each year.

NFL's top 10 offenses in 2017: Pats, Steelers look scary - NFL.com
Le'Veon Bell, Tom Brady and Julio Jones are key cogs in three of the most explosive offenses in the NFL today. Which attack reigns supreme? Chris Wesseling ranks the league's top 10 units.

Celtics rout Wizards, take series lead - Sports Illustrated
Powered by Avery Bradley's 29 point (25 in the first half), the Boston Celtics recovered from back-to-back losses to take a 3-2 series lead over the Washington Wizards.

Penguins shut out Capitals, take game seven - FOX Sports
For one of the biggest nights in Washington sports history, it didn't go well. Not only did the Wizards lose in game five, but the Caps lost in game seven to drop their conference semifinals series to PIttsburgh.

Kristaps wants to stay in New York, according to brother - ESPN
Kristaps Porzingis' brother says that the New York Knicks sensation wants to stay with the Knicks, but he also wants the franchise to create a better environment for him to play in. The aging Melo likely won't be in New York much longer, so Porzingis is the star of this team, and the front office would be wise to listen to his request.

The Browns and the Rams aren't favored to win any game - CBS Sports
The oddsmakers don't like Cleveland's, nor Los Angeles' chances in any of their individual games this season.

Tyronn Lue says Dubs-Cavs III mirrors Lakers-Celtics - Yahoo
I don't know that I would go that far, but the rivalry building between these two super heavyweights is pretty legendary. It's likely to continue to be the headline matchup in the NBA for the remainder of LeBron's career.

Snap, company that owns Snapchat, didn't do well in Q1 earnings report - Business Insider
Actually, "bad" is a better way to describe it. Like $2.2 billion lost bad.