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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Karl-Anthony Towns Edition

Towns was back in Lexington to talk about going 38-1, the much-discussed UK superteam, and how John Calipari compares to his current NBA coach.

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With not much else going on in the summer, it’s great to see the Cats are working hard to be the best possible versions of themselves next season.


Your Quickies

Karl-Anthony Towns returns to Kentucky for youth camp | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns can’t escape the news of the potential of the Minnesota Timberwolves next year, but he tries to by shooting commercials and working on his game.

Photo Gallery: Iron Cats | UK Wildcats News
The 2017-18 Kentucky men's basketball season has already started for the Wildcats in the weight room and in the sand pit. Check out the photos.

UK Football: Disrespected and Underrated Going Into 2017 | Big Blue Banter
Kentucky football never gets the credit they deserve, but when they are coming off a 7-6 season returning 17 starters you think it would change the national perception, not to mention the amount of respect being directed toward Mark Stoops' program.

Report: Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns recruiting Kyrie Irving to Wolves -
Both Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns have been doing their part to recruit Irving on the idea of playing alongside them in Minnesota.

Towns: An honor for John Wall to be recognized as 'one of the greats' | Lexington Herald Leader
Karl-Anthony Towns expands on what it means for John Wall to be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame.

UK Going for 40,000 Season Tickets with Yahtzee Campaign | UK Wildcats News
Inspired by Mark Stoops and his staff’s recruiting rallying cry of “Yahtzee,” UK has announced a quest for 40,000 football season tickets. If 40,000 is reached, one lucky section of fans at Kroger Field will be rewarded with the opportunity to play Yahtzee at each home game this season for two free 2018 season tickets.

University of Kentucky offers scholarship to Western Hills football star Wandale Robinson | Lexington Herald Leader
The University of Kentucky offered a scholarship offer to Wandale Robinson, a 2019 recruit who attends Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Kentucky Defensive Production Analysis | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky linebackers and defensive backs accounted for an exorbitant percentage of the team’s season-ending statistical categories a year ago. Kentucky is extraordinarily reliant on its linebackers and safeties.

'My New Kentucky Home' project helps freshman find way at UK | Lexington Herald Leader
A new program designed to build connections and teach life skills to incoming freshman athletes a big hit at the University of Kentucky.

The Cavaliers' nightmare summer keeps getting worse -
The Kyrie Irving trade rumors are the latest thing to go wrong for the Cavs this offseason.

One NFL player has an $11-an-hour side job helping people
In case you were looking for a new NFL player to get behind in the 2017 season, ESPN’s Jenna Laine introduced us to Bernard Reedy who in addition to trying to secure a spot on the Bucs, has a job with a company called Care Ride that provides transportation to people in wheelchairs.

Every NFL Team's Biggest Sleeper Heading into Training Camp
Everyone loves to root for underdogs in the NFL. Fans become instantly attached to players who seemingly come out of nowhere to experience success. While it often seems that way, that's never truly the case. Those players earn their way onto the field with hard work and a penchant for making plays.

ESPN to air 4-part series chronicling PJ Fleck's first season at Minnesota |
Titled "Being P.J. Fleck," the documentary-style, multi-episode program will follow the day-to-day life of Fleck, who burst on the national scene in 2016 as he led Western Michigan to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

NBA: Kyrie Irving's trade request shows he learned from LeBron - ESPN
James is responsible for the empowerment of the modern basketball superstar, and Irving is showing how well he has learned to dictate terms before they're dictated to him.

Bobby Washington played in NBA, but says nothing was more special than his time at Dunbar | Lexington Herald Leader
On Saturday night, Bobby Washington’s high school career received Kentucky’s ultimate validation. The former Dunbar guard — who would later coach Bryan Station to the 1989 Sweet Sixteen semifinals — was among 18 inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Elizabethtown.