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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Hamidou Diallo Decided Edition

it felt like an eternity, but Hamidou Diallo made a decision late Wednesday night.

Hamidou Diallo finally made his decision to stick with Kentucky, and boy was it worth the wait.

Tweet(s) of the Day:

Pretty much.


Hawkins may never play a second in the NBA, but he's more than earned the right to be an NBA prospect and even get a training camp invite. Big Blue Nation is thrilled to see him getting to enjoy and live up this process.

And so it begins...

Your Quickies

Diallo withdraws from NBA Draft | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky freshman Hamidou Diallo’s NBA decision had Big Blue Nation on pins and needles late Wednesday night.

UK Men’s Basketball to Host Virginia Tech in 2017-18 Season | UK Wildcats News
Virginia Tech went 22-11 last season and are expected to return six of their top eight leading scorers from that team, which made the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky Football: An early look at the Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 247
An early look at the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, who Kentucky will face to open the 2017 season.

UK Welcomes Thousands of Athletes for NCAATF East Prelims | UK Wildcats News
Nearly 2,000 of the best collegiate athletes in the country will compete at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex this weekend as Kentucky will serve as host for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships Thursday through Saturday.

Issac Humphries: Playing for Kentucky prepared him for NBA workouts | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky forward Isaac Humphries worked out for the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. The 7-footer said his time in Lexington prepared him well for the multiple workouts he’ll participate in leading up to next month’s NBA Draft

Cameron Johnson transfer: Pittsburgh's misguided attempt to restrict his options |
Pittsburgh is welcoming criticism with its decision to limit the schools to which coveted coveted forward Cameron Johnson can transfer.

Bushamuka Advances to Second Round of NCAA Singles Tournament | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky men’s tennis junior Will Bushamuka advanced to the second round of the NCAA singles tournament on Wednesday with a win over Tuki Jacobs of South Alabama.

WATCH: Wenyen Gabriel boxing to get ready for season - 247
Kentucky sophomore Wenyen Gabriel's workout plan is pretty impressive, as are his arms.

Bossi's Best: Seven most memorable five-star recruitments -
John Wall and Terrence Jones were among the most memorable recruitments in recent memory.

Kentucky football beat out LSU for 2017 defensive back recruit - SEC Country
Kentucky was once just another offer Michael Nesbitt wanted to add to his list, but then the Wildcats became serious contenders.

Tim Tebow, minor league player, major league celebrity coming to Lexington | Lexington Herald Leader
The Tim Tebow show comes to Lexington this week. The former football star is paying his dues in the South Atlantic League for the Columbia Fireflies. And while his stats aren’t very impressive, his ability to draw crowds still is.

Odell Beckham Jr. of New York Giants signs richest shoe deal for NFL player - ESPN
Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has reached a five-year shoe deal with Nike that is worth approximately $5 million per season, sources told ESPN.

Dre Kirkpatrick broke his hand in "freak accident" | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals are back on the field this week, but cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was a surprise addition to the injured players watching due to a broken hand.

Hard luck Kentucky Derby contender Thunder Snow returns to racing Saturday | Lexington Herald Leader
Trainer Saeed bin Suroor told the Dubai Racing Channel on Tuesday that the 3-year-old colt will run in the Irish 2000 Guineas at Curragh Racecourse in Ireland on Saturday.

Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day - Mashable
A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is advertising a role for a "cat cuddler."

Spider-Man: Homecoming ties into The Avengers in a very interesting way - Polygon
It’s like Spider-Man was there all along.

If You Like Dogs And Random Questions, Then Just Take This Quiz - BuzzFeed
Because you deserve it.

And now, a brief definition of the web - The Verge
What exactly is the web? It seems like a stupid question because we all know the answer: the web is the thing Tim Berners-Lee invented in 1989, right?

The new HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 trailer is out and everyone is going to war - Recode
HBO just dropped the new Season 7 trailer on YouTube and I’m not sure if any more work is going to get done today.