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Thursday Quickies: Emma King Edition

Matthew Mitchell lands a big 2019 commit and more in today’s quickies.


The Lady Cats have landed a huge commitment from Emma King. The Lincoln County star is in the class of 2019, This past season, King averaged 17.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as she led her team to a 12th Region championship game appearance. Welcome to the BBN, Emma!

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Emma King commits to Kentucky - Herald-Leader
Matthew Mitchell started his recruitment of King early, which was a huge help in getting her to commit to Kentucky over others.

Briscoe turning heads in workouts - SEC Country
Isaiah Briscoe wasn’t in the best draft position at the end of Kentucky’s season. But he’s improving his stock with his workouts in this evaluation period.

Calipari invites capitol police officer to be the Y at a Kentucky game - KSR
A classy move by Cal - In the wake of a disastrous attack on several public officials, a capitol officer was shot. Calipari has invited that wounded officer to be the Y at a Kentucky game.

Watch UK basketball’s first summer workout - Cats Pause
The Cats just got on campus, but they’re already working hard inside Nutter Fieldhouse to up their game.

De’Aaron Fox featured in new Foot Locker ad - Cats Illustrated
Fox plays a big part, but the star here is Lonzo Ball, who makes some great jokes about his dad, LaVar Ball.

The best trait for each SEC starting QB - SEC Country
For Stephen Johnson, it’s his option-elements. He’s athletic and can run. Pair that with Benny Snell and you’ve got quite the ground attack.

It’s official: McGregor-Mayweather will happen - Yahoo Sports
Coor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have finalized and scheduled their fight for August 26. I never thought we’d get this far.

Warriors had to own their identity - ESPN
You can’t be at your best if you try to be something you’re not. The Warriors knew what they were, and that’s why they’re champions.

LeBron now faces the future - New York Times
What will the king do now? The Warriors aren’t going away any time soon, and while he may be a legend, he’s not getting any younger. This Cavs team can only get so much better right away.

Sherman denies that he ever requested a trade - FOX Sports
Richard Sherman said he never asked to be traded from the Seattle Seahawks, and that they engage trade talks every year.

Mike Sullivan wonders if Pens can three-peat - NHL
The Pittsburgh Penguins just won their second straight title, but we’re already considering whether or not they can make it three.

Dolphins minicamp interrupted by swarm of bees - ESPN

United Airlines customer sues for being pushed to ground - CNN
The alleged incident happened in 2015, but this is the wrong time for United to get more bad press.