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Friday Quickies: Greatest Class Ever(?) Edition

Kentucky may have the greatest recruiting class ever, and more in today's quickies.

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Happy Friday, BBN. Kentucky might just have the greatest recruiting class of all-time, according to the Recruiting Services Consensus Index. They have Kentucky's class ranked No. 1, obviously, but it's not just that. The RCSI has been ranking classes since 1998, and this is the highest-scoring class in the Index's history.

That isn't all that surprising when you think about the fact that Calipari pulled in eight commits (counting Diallo), and all of them are five or four-star players.

This of course means that there will be great expectations for these Cats, but that's something they're well aware of.

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Your quickies

Final rankings say 2017 could be UK’s best recruiting class | Lexington Herald Leader
UK’s class of Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox, PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt, Shai Alexander, Nick Richards, Jemarl Baker and Quade Green is No. 1 overall in 2017. By one measure, this signing class is Calipari’s best at UK.

Calipari explains final hours of Hamidou Diallo's NBA Draft decision - 247
John Calipari takes us behind the scenes of Hamidou Diallo's stay or go NBA Draft decision.

NCAA baseball tournament Lexington Regional preview, June 2, 2017 | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky plays host to the NCAA Tournament regional this weekend. The Cats aspire to win a national championship. They say this first step requires not being distracted by tournament setting.

A Way Too Early Look at the SEC East | Kentucky Sports Radio
Florida and Georgia look like the favorites, but can someone like Kentucky rise up and win the division?

Kentucky’s SEC home and away opponents announced for 2017-18 | Lexington Herald Leader
Operating by the new league scheduling model adopted in 2015, Kentucky’s permanent home-and-away opponents are Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. UK’s two rotating home-and-away foes this season are Missouri and Texas A&M. Kentucky meets every other league team only one time each, to form an 18-game slate.

Julius Randle transforming body during the offseason -
Working out with Amoila Jamil Cesar, Randle looks like a whole new person. The scary thing is that Randle was already an athletic beast prior to these workouts and this body transformation.

Kentucky a No. 1 seed in new Bracketology - 247
It's June 1 but it's never too early to start thinking NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky basketball: A closer look at SEC scheduling | Lexington Herald Leader
The SEC announced conference opponents for each school next season. Here’s a look at Kentucky’s foes since the league expanded to 14 teams in 2012-13.

Way too early look at the SEC East - KSR
This year will potentially be one of the best for Kentucky when it comes to competing in the SEC. They’re returning a lot of starters and they’re coming off an up year. Here’s what the rest of the conference looks like as well.

Derek Willis had one regret about his Kentucky career - Cats Pause
He feels he didn’t work as hard as he could’ve. He said he went out after practice and hung out with his friends when he could’ve stayed in the gym, and worked harder and longer.

Baltimore Ravens corner Tavon Young injures knee in practice - ESPN
Ravens cornerback Tavon Young tore his ACL during practice Thursday and will likely miss the 2017 season.

Super Bowl LII dream matchups: Who do you want to see in Minneapolis? -
With the NBA Finals featuring the rubber match everyone wanted, what's the dream Super Bowl LII? Marshawn Lynch vs. Richard Sherman and Co.? Yeah, that's enticing. What else? Let's debate!

Tavon Young injury doesn’t justify staying away from OTAs | ProFootballTalk
With the Ravens losing cornerback Tavon Young to a torn ACL during an offseason workout on Thursday, the I'm-right-your-a-idiot mindset that currently permeates politics and sports will result in those who blindly support players like Odell Beckham Jr. skipping offseason workouts.

Michael Porter Jr. hopes to lead Missouri Tigers to Final Four - ESPN
Michael Porter Jr., the No. 1 prospect in the nation, told ESPN that he wants to take Missouri to the Final Four next season.

Thursday 10: The best non-conference games of the 2017 college football season - 247
Mark your calendar now: These are games you won't want to miss.

New York Jets trading Calvin Pryor to Cleveland Browns -
The New York Jets have agreed to trade former first-round pick Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker Demario Davis.

Silicon Valley comes out strong against Trump’s decision to abandon Paris agreement - The Verge
Tech execs fear for the planet, and their businesses.

Sorry, 'Wonder Woman' won't fix everything wrong with DC superhero movies - Mashable
Dear Warner Bros., one great movie doesn't redeem what you've done to a great franchise.

Netflix is finally acting like a network by canceling shows - Polygon
It’s tough, but about time

Twitter might charge for Tweetdeck, but Twitter itself will probably remain free - Recode
Some people want the company to expand its business beyond advertising.

One Of The Heroes Of The Portland Attack Met With A Girl He Helped To Protect - BuzzFeed
Micah Fletcher met Destinee Mangum yesterday for the first time since the attack.

The Essential Phone is an intriguing indulgence - The Verge
It’s often said, by people outside Silicon Valley, that people inside Silicon Valley spend all their time solving niche problems that only affect them. When the architect of Android, Andy Rubin,...

Walmart has employees deliver packages on their way home from work - Mashable
The retailer takes aim at Amazon.

NKU basketball finds doors opening after breakthrough season | Lexington Herald Leader
Northern Kentucky University made the 2017 men's Division I NCAA basketball tournament in its first year of eligibility. The underdog Norse played a competitive game before losing to Kentucky. As a result, NKU Coach John Brannen says new doors have opened for the Norse this off-season. One of them was Brannen throwing out a first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds game.