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Monday Quickies: NBA Draft Week Edition

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Your Quickies

Team USA camp opportunity for Calipari with top recruit - Lexington Herald Leader
John Calipari will coach three UK basketball players and four Wildcats recruits at the Team USA U19 training camp in Colorado Springs this week. Even for the UK players and recruits that don’t make the cut, this is a great experience with Calipari and his staff.

De’Aaron Fox rises up to No. 2 overall -
The Lakers take a point guard at No. 2, but it's Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox.

UK Picks Up 28 All-America Honors for 2017 Track & Field Season | UK Wildcats News
28 Kentucky Wildcats earned All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) during the 2017 season indoors and outdoors.

“Look for Kentucky to be the last team standing” for Naz Reid. -
Kentucky is in the mix for a host of elite big men in the Class of 2018, and Naz Reid is among them. While guys like Marvin Bagley and Bol Bol seem to be higher on UK's wish list, still thinks Reid ends up a Wildcat.

Isaac Humphries has 'unbelievable' pro day workout - 247
Kentucky big man Isaac Humphries had an 'unbelievable' pro day workout in front of 22 NBA teams Saturday in southern California.

Boom! Here are 10 of the most ferocious hitters in the SEC - SDS
Saturday Down South just released their top 10 “most ferocious hitters in the SEC,” and Mike Edwards was second on the list.

Basketball team shows no mercy for father/son campers | Kentucky Sports Radio
Week two of the father/son basketball camp started this weekend as campers got to play with some of the players at the Johnson Center basketball courts.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman Will Do Anything to Win Musical Chairs | Nation of Blue
Goodman’s colleagues and fans aren’t surprised.

We’re bored, so let’s run through some NBA hypotheticals -
In our latest podcast, we play NBA Would You Rather with serious and silly topics.

What's next for Celtics after dealing top pick? - ESPN
The Celtics continue to rack up assets after trading the top pick of the 2017 NBA draft. Knowing GM Danny Ainge, there are more, bigger moves to come.

Cam Newton, Mike Vick among best QB prospects I've scouted -
Cam. Luck. Rodgers. Those are just a few of the QBs Bucky Brooks has had a chance to scout during his nearly two decades in the business. See his ranking of the best he's evaluated at the position.

5 teams that should put up more production in 2017 | PFF
PFF Fantasy editor Daniel Kelley identifies the teams that lost the most fantasy production in 2016 to figure out which teams should improve this year.

Madison Square Garden move proves tricky for Big Ten - ESPN
Yes, Big Ten basketball gets to own the spotlight with its postseason tournament at the world's most famous arena, but it hasn't come without some questions and some coaches trying to figure things out.

How would a fidget spinner spin in space? - Mashable
Fidget spinning in orbit.

Here’s what Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods means for Instacart - Recode
A potentially big impact, but also a silver lining.

Five of the Best Electric Bikes Money Can Buy | Digital Trends
An ebike is a great way to add pedal-assistance to your daily commute or your trek along the trailhead. Here are 5 of DT's favorite models.

New trailers: Transparent, Flatliners, Detroit, and more - The Verge
If you missed the Hulk Hogan–Gawker battle last year, it looks like this Netflix documentary will be able to catch you up. Nobody Speak is about the "trials of the free press."

Powell sorry for Louisville fallout, says ordeal 'worth it' | Lexington Herald Leader
Katina Powell says she is "so sorry" about the fallout of the sex scandal that resulted in sanctions against Louisville's basketball program, but adds that her experience was "worth surviving." During the Facebook Live interview, Powell said she held no grudge with the school, but added that "they knew what it was going in."

Pete Rose unveils sculpture depicting his headfirst slide - ABC News
Rose wore an all-white Reds cap and his Reds Hall of Fame jacket for the sculpture unveiling and an on-field ceremony before the second game of the series against the Dodgers. Rose thought it appropriate that he was depicted sliding headfirst, something he said he started doing when he was 9 years old.