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Sunday Quickies: Knox Shocks the World Edition

Kevin Knox chooses Kentucky and more in today’s quickies.

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Well, almost no one saw that coming.

Kevin Knox finally made his decision, and shockingly, he picked Kentucky. It seemed like an almost foregone conclusion that Knox would pick an ACC blue blood in Duke or North Carolina, but he shocked everyone in the college basketball world by announcing via Twitter that he was headed to the University of Kentucky. This is a huge turn of events for Kentucky and John Calipari, as with Bam Adebayo signing an agent, Hamidou Diallo entering his name in the NBA Draft and Mark Smith committing to Illinois, it’d been a rough couple weeks for the Cats’ offseason. This will restore faith a bit among some of the Big Blue Nation that had been skeptical of next year’s team.

Tweets of the day

This incoming group of commits are awfully proud to wear Kentucky across the chest, and they want all the top dogs joining them.

This is how the coolest coach in the NCAA celebrates a big addition.

Your quickies

Why Kevin Knox chose Kentucky - USA Today
Knox posts a blog update after his decision. Knox is happy to be apart of BBN, and he’s ready to compete for a national title this year.

Knox adds to Kentucky’s ridiculous 2017 class - CBS
With this addition, Cal has solidified this class as one that can make the Cats immediate national title contenders.

Former Wildcat joins coaching staff at Bryan Station - KSR
Former Wildcat Erik Daniels is now working at Bryan Station on the girls’ basketball coaching staff.

Javonte Smart loves John Wall, Cal’s NBA productions - SEC Country
No. 1 2018 point guard Javonte Smart loved Cal’s 30 For 30, and said John Wall was his favorite point guard.

Bat Cats top Georgia to even series - Herald-Leader
Troy Squires and Riley Mahan led the way for the Wildcats, as Squires drove in four runs and Mahan hit his ninth homer of the year (a team-high) to top Georgia 7-4 yesterday.

Kole Cottam’s jersey number gives him 13 reasons to never quit - Herald-Leader
Most people find the number 13 unlucky. But Kentucky catcher Kole Cottam sees it another way.

Always Dreaming wins the Kentucky Derby - SB Nation
The muddy conditions couldn’t stop Dreaming, as the odds-on favorite won the Derby and a big pay day as well.

Draymond Green taunts crowd, receives first technical of playoffs - FOX Sports
Green brought the attitude that he always has, and it led to his first technical of the postseason. He also had some fun at Jazz fans’ expense as the Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the series.

Capitals avoid a sweep - Washington Post
With their backs against the wall, the Washington Capitals defended home ice and pulled off a 4-2 win. They trail the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 now.

Kelly Oubre Jr. suspended for game four of Wizards-Celtics - Sporting News
After shoving Kelly Olynyk to the floor in game three and getting ejected, Oubre will have to sit out all of game four as well.

Canelo Alvarez defeats Julio Cesar Chavez - SB Nation
Canelo dominated Chavez and won the 12-round bout in a unanimous decision. Canelo is now 49-1-1 for his career.

Get ready for Facebook TV! - Gizmodo
Mark Zuckerberg still insists Facebook isn’t a media company though.