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Saturday Quickies: Package Deal Edition

Zion Williamson and Immanuel Quickley’s package deal proposition, and more in today’s quickies.

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Zion Williamson and Immanuel Quickley have instantly become the talk of the tow in Lexington after yesterday’s Adidas Gauntlet game. Two of the top-10 players in their class, they went head-to-head and showed why they’re such highly-touted recruits. And afterwards, they dropped a huge bomb to reporters, saying it’s possible that they’ll make their college choice together. This is huge for Kentucky, as they’re the favorite for Quickley and they’re a legitimate candidate for Williamson. Getting both would be a base for what would likely become Calipari’s most star-studded class ever.

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Your quickies

Possible No. 1 recruit in 2019 likes Kentucky early on | Lexington Herald Leader
James Wiseman, who could move up to the No. 1 ranking in the class of 2019, wants to take an official visit to UK, and the Cats’ are watching.

New recruiting leader emerging for 5-star Bol Bol? | Lexington Herald Leader
Bol Bol, one of the top basketball players in the 2018 class, has a list of visits in mind, and analysts might be circling a new recruiting favorite. - UK offers a 13-year old who isn't your typical 13-year old
This is no typical 13-year-old. He's already 6'6". I don't see this as a premature offer when you're looking at someone this young and this size.

Kentucky picked to finish fifth in the East by SEC media - Cats Pause
It doesn't look like Mark Stoops needs to worry that his team may think they've arrived after reaching its first bowl game since 2010. The SEC media saw to that Friday.

Romeo Langford: Kentucky 'stands the same as before' - SEC Country
Romeo Langford is the top SG in the 2018 class, but it's still not clear where Kentucky stands. He plans to cut his list to seven by the end of the summer. Perhaps getting a limited Team USA role didn't hurt Cal's chances after all.

DeMarcus Cousins to play in second NBA Africa game | Kentucky Sports Radio
DeMarcus Cousins will play for Team World in the second NBA Africa game that will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reacting to Floyd Mayweather's and Conor McGregor's world tour - ESPN
The Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor world tour was a mess; McGregor did all he could to overhype the fight and both fighters said things they really shouldn't have.

Bulpett: Danny Ainge can take a bow, he deserves it | Boston Herald
You can go back to blaming Danny Ainge tomorrow for trading Kendrick Perkins.

Tim Tebow exceeding expectations in high-A ball | ProFootballTalk
When Tim Tebow got a minor league promotion to the high-A St. Lucie Mets, the move was widely mocked as an attention grab by the Mets organization, putting the former football star in a higher class of baseball than his skills could justify. But so far, Tebow is proving the doubters wrong.

Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal charge stemming from Rio incident - USA Today
The U.S. swimmer was officially cleared on Friday night after the bizarre robbery story that landed him in a lot of hot water.

Chapman blows it in ninth as Yankees lose crusher to Red Sox | New York Post
Gary Sanchez got the Yankees a lead and a parade of relievers delivered a one-run advantage to Aroldis Chapman in the ninth, but the Sox came from behind to win it.

Darrelle Revis, Earl Thomas among top CFB DBs I've scouted -
Taylor. Polamalu. Reed. Bucky Brooks has seen some of the NFL's greatest defensive backs during his nearly two decades in scouting. See how he ranks the top 10 he's evaluated.

'War for the Planet of the Apes' Completes Rare Trilogy That's Great | Hollywood Reporter
Few franchises are patient enough to craft the buildup to something like 'War.'