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Wednesday Quickies: Jaxson Hayes Edition

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Jaxson Hayes surprisingly gets a UK offer, and more in today’s quickies.

You may be wondering why John Calipari offered Jaxson Hayes, an unranked 2018 recruit who never started in high school. Well I’ll give you 10 reasons: the 10 inches he’s grown since entering high school. The 6’10” big man from Cincinnati hit a growth spurt that we haven’t seen since, dare I compare it, Anthony Davis’ spurt in high school. That frame gives him the potential to accomplish a whole lot. And Calipari isn’t the only coach that’s jumped on board. He also has offers from Texas, Xavier, Ohio State and several other power five schools.

He’s a project player, but it’s not crazy to think he’s worth the risk.

Tweets of the day

First sellout at Commonwealth Stadium Kroger Field since 2015.

Your quickies

A way-too-early look at Kentucky's 2018 football schedule | Kentucky Sports Radio
Previewing the Kentucky Wildcats' 2018 football schedule.

Calipari offers unranked 2018 prospect | Kentucky Sports Radio
John Calipari offered a scholarship to a late bloomer who has never started a game of high school basketball.

Eddie Gran Q&A: Offense preparing for stout Florida defense
Read what offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said after practice on Tuesday.

Kentucky-Florida game sold out - Cats Pause
Kentucky will host its first home sell out since 2015 when the Wildcats host No. 20 Florida at Kroger Field Saturday. - Kentucky Wildcats Football Notebook: Sept. 19
Cats prepare for a typically fast Florida defense. UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran not buying talk across the SEC that the Gators are down.

Austin MacGinnis closing in on Kentucky's career scoring record | Lexington Herald Leader
While working to finish his MBA, Austin MacGinnis is kicking himself into Kentucky record books.

Kentucky football: Of 30 straight losses to Florida, these stick out | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky has lost to Florida in football every time since 1986. That’s 30 straight games. The two teams meet again Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Kroger Field.

How Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can help Kentucky basketball make a run - SEC Country
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wasn't one of Kentucky's top signees in the 2017 class, but the lengthy combo guard could play a key role for the Wildcats.

SEC Country - Wildcats to wear chrome helmets for Florida game
Kentucky and Florida kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, but the shine from Kentucky helmets will likely reflect extra light.

UK Basketball Pro Day Scheduled for October 8 in Rupp Arena | Nation of Blue
The event will be broadcast on the SEC Network, but Rupp will not be open to the public.

NBA player rankings: The top 100 of 2017, according to our bad predictions 4 years ago -
Welcome to Yikesville, population us. There are some Kentucky players in here.

Dolphins Suspend Lawrence Timmons, Trade for Stephone Anthony |
After his suspension and the Dolphins' subsequent trade for Stephone Anthony, it looks like Lawrence Timmons' time with the Dolphins has come to an end.

Is Eli Manning done? The Giants’ offense is so bad, it’s hard to know the answer - The Washington Post
The Giants' offense around Eli Manning is so bad it's impossible to determine his role in the debacle.

Penn State's Franklin denies trying to ice kicker with 56-0 lead
James Franklin has taken a lot of heat for calling a timeout with 11 seconds left to better defend a Georgia State field goal attempt. "We have a standard of how we do things," he said.

MLB's single-season home run record has been broken with 12 days left in the season -
The 2017 season is going to shatter the all-time collective home run record

Eagles defense tops Week 3 fantasy streaming options -
Matt Franciscovich offers up a few Week 3 fantasy streaming options at quarterback, tight end and defense with favorable matchups. The Philadelphia Eagles D/ST unit is due for a bounce back at home.

Former Bears All-Pro CB Charles Tillman training to be FBI agent - ESPN
Former Bears All-Pro cornerback Charles Tillman is training to become an FBI agent, sources told ESPN Tuesday, confirming multiple reports.