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Wednesday Quickies: NBA Draft Deadline Edition

We're upon the final day of players choosing whether to stay or go.

Today is the deadline for players who have entered the NBA Draft to withdrawal their name and return to college. This is of course a huge day for Hamidou Diallo; it's rumored that he has decided to return, but we're still waiting official confirmation. With this new rule allowing players to test the waters, the Wildcats aren't the only ones waiting...

Tweets of the day

Conflicting reports...

Your quickies

Will he stay or go? Kentucky’s Diallo must decide by Wednesday | Lexington Herald Leader
The University of Kentucky freshman basketball player has until midnight Wednesday to withdraw his name from the 2017 NBA Draft if he wants to retain his collegiate eligibility.

Seven Wildcats Earn Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Honors | UK Wildcats News
Seven University of Kentucky football players earned a spot on Athlon Sports’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams.

Former Wildcats react to new Joe Craft Center locker room - 247
A newly renovated locker room at the Joe Craft Center will greet a new crop of incoming freshmen. It's safe to say former Wildcats aren't as excited.

SEC baseball: Kentucky gets South Carolina in first tournament game | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky will face South Carolina in its first game of the SEC Baseball Tournament at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday in Hoover, Ala.

ESPN has four Wildcats in the first round of new mock draft - 247
ESPN's Chad Ford has four Wildcats going in the first round of his most recent mock draft.

Sutjiadi and Adachi Readied for NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky women’s tennis players Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi are set to compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships beginning Wednesday.

Enes Kanter receives death threats, will seek U.S. citizenship | Lexington Herald Leader
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter is revealing new death threats over his views on the Turkish government, and he wants to become a U.S. citizen. Kanter’s Turkish passport was canceled over the weekend, leading to his brief detainment in Romania. At a news conference in New York, Kanter says he was the target of two new threats on Monday.

NFL will have medical evaluation tent on sidelines | ProFootballTalk
On a day when the NFL would have been wise to borrow college football's overtime procedures, pro football is instead adopting something else from the amateur game.

NFL relaxing touchdown celebration rules for players -
On Tuesday, the league announced it will relax its rules on touchdown celebrations. Commissioner Goodell said via a letter sent to fans, the NFL wants to allow players "more room to have fun" after big plays.

100 reasons we can't wait for college football to come back - ESPN
How much do we miss college football? (A lot!) With 100 days until the first full week of games, it's about time to talk Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin, why Jim Harbaugh should watch "Bull Durham" and the Biggest. Opener. Ever.

OBJ, Nike sign richest shoe deal ever for an NFL player - FOX Sports
It was only a matter of time. Odell Beckham Jr. is nearly a bigger star off the field than he is on it, and he's showing he has the potential to be one of the best wide receivers ever. The contract could be worth as much as $48 million.

Calvin Johnson works with Raiders WR's at OTAs - NBC Sports
The Raiders are getting help from Megatron, one of the all-time greats at his position (who retired so early).

Gregg Popovich praises Golden State Warriors - SB Nation
Pop says the Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs because of a lot more than just the talent on their roster.

Netflix’s newest movie carries on the tradition of finding inspiration on Twitter - Polygon
It’s a smart business move for studios and networks.

Microsoft is placing a big bet on its new Surface family - The Verge
For the first time in Surface history, Microsoft will start shipping two new products (Surface Pro and Surface Laptop) worldwide at launch. June 15th will see these new products launch, and a big expansion for the Surface Studio all-in-one PC, too.