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Monday Quickies: Another Championship For Darius Miller Edition

Darius Miller won a third straight title in Germany and more in today’s quickies.

Darius Miller may not have made it in the NBA, but he’s proving something that we in the BBN already knew: he was a born winner. A title at UK capped off a great career for the Kentucky native, and he’s now won three consecutive championships with Brose Bamberg in Germany. Whether it’s at home or abroad, the former Cat is always winning.

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Darius Miller Wins Third Straight German League Title | UK Wildcats News
Miller averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the best-of-five easyCredit BBL championship series. He made 10 of 17 shots from behind the arc (58.8 percent). That’s after winning the most valuable player honors in the championship series a season ago, a performance that included an 8-for-9 day from 3-point range in game one.

Nick Mingione, Cats finish most accomplished season in program history - 247
Did we witness the beginning of a golden era in Kentucky Baseball in 2017?

What We Learned at First UK Football Camp of the Summer | Kentucky Sports Radio
The summer season for Kentucky football began with more than a hundred campers the Kentucky football facility.

Time To Give Barnhart Credit – Cameron Mills Radio
For all the success that Barnhart has had and has brought to the University of Kentucky, there are still some members of the Big Blue Nation that refuse to acknowledge what a great job Mitch has done.

Kentucky Crystal Ball picks for three 2018 standouts » UK recruiting news
D1 Circuit recruiting analyst Alec Kinsky is now predicting that the Wildcats will ultimately land No. 1 overall recruit Marvin Bagley, in addition to five-star point guard Javonte Smart and five-star small forward Louis King.

SEC analyst ranks Kentucky's OL among league's best
SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic ranks Kentucky's offensive line among the league's best in 2017. This unit lost Jon Toth, who started 48 consecutive games at center, as well as Ramsey Meyers, but return starters Cole Mosier, Nick Haynes and Kyle Meadows.

Darius Miller just can’t stop winning - KSR
Miller has become a dominant force overseas, playing in Germany and winning championship after championship.

Mingione has changed the program & his players have changed his life - SEC Country
Nick Mingione has turned Kentucky baseball into a legitimate contender in the SEC in just one season of work. But you could argue that his players have had a bigger impact on him than he’s had on his players.

UK benchwarmers rate higher as NBA prospects than all-SEC players - Herald-Leader
This isn’t at all surprising to me. Kentucky’s a pro factory, and this happens at places like this. There are plenty of Alabama football players riding the bench who would do better in the NFL than star players at other SEC schools.

Pens win Stanley Cup - ESPN
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won their second-straight Stanley Cup after defeating the Nashville Predators in six games.

Kyrie has been a pain for the Warriors, especially in elimination games - NBA
Kyrie Irving seems to always do just enough on the offensive end, whether it’s scoring a boatload or hitting the game-winner. This is especially true in Finals elimination games over the past two seasons.

Michael Jordan kicks set record at auction - Chicago Tribune
MJ’s 1984 Olympic sneakers sold for $190,373 at auction...although they couldn’t beat another record-breaking item: a Honus Wagner trading card, which sold for $609,294.

Landon Collins Has Emerged As One Of Top Defensive Playmakers In NFL - FanRag
After a modest rookie season, the New York Giants' Landon Collins took a significant step forward in his sophomore campaign and is becoming a superstar.

Michael Porter Jr., Missouri can move forward together |
His presence will make the task facing new coach Cuonzo Martin a good bit easier. Kevin Puryear, Terrence Phillips and Jordan Barnett, the three top contributors from last year’s Tigers squad, will also return, but at least four four- and five-star freshmen should see big minutes come fall.

US soccer takes page from Costa Rica in draw with Mexico - MLS
A great Michael Bradley goal helped the US draw 1-1, but it may have been with help from the strategy of Costa Rica.

The all-time Bob Stoops era OU team - ESPN
Bob Stoops coached two Heisman winners and 37 All-Americans in his 18 years at Oklahoma. Who's on the All-Stoops era Sooners?

Appreciation for Adam West - Hollywood Reporter
He was always in on the joke.