Kevin Knox has entered the NBA Draft and he’s hiring an agent therefore we know for sure he isn’t coming back. P.J. Washington will head to the combine if he is invited but unless he is a guaranteed first round pick, he will most likely come back to Kentucky.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will make an announcement on Monday and all indications are that he will enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent. Hamidou Diallo hasn’t made a decision yet and his camp has been tight-lipped for the most part; but the money is on him declaring for the draft.
As for the rest of the team, I will be shocked if anyone else declares for the NBA. Wenyen Gabriel may decide to play overseas and there may be a transfer depending on if Calipari adds any more pieces. In the end, I expect to lose, in all, three to four players off of this year’s team.
Kevin is one of the greatest kids I’ve coached. He was a great teammate, a great student and a great player. He is mature and responsible well beyond his years.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2018
Kentucky’s offense shines in latest scrimmage | SEC Country- Eddie Gran has been, at times, furious at the lack of offensive consistency. But yesterday his side of the ball had their time to shine. Mark Stoops is still looking for a practice where both units look good together.
Why Kevin Knox turned pro | Lexington Herald Leader- Knox and his father both weighed the pros of the NBA and coming back to Kentucky. In the end the pros for the NBA stacked up. Father and son credit John Calipari and Kentucky for getting him ready for his career in professional basketball.
Knox turns pro: what it means for Kentucky | Courier-Journal- What it means is once again Kentucky’s leading scorer will not be on the court next season. Who will step up in his place? The leading candidate is incoming freshman Keldon Johnson. He has all of the trademarks of a star and will be one of the most vocal players on the court from day one.
Does Tyler Herro see a commitment coming from Ashton Hagans? | Go Big Blue Country- Herro and Hagans have been making twitter goo-goo eyes at each other! What does it all mean???!!!! If Shai does go to the NBA, then tune in for major movement from Hagans and reclassification.
Jordan Brand Classic details | Bleacher Report- The game will be played tomorrow night at 5:00 PM from Brooklyn on ESPN 2. Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson will both play.
Look out for my preview later today.
Sean Hjelle and Cats dominate Gamecocks | UK Athletics- UK opened a can on South Carolina 14-1 in the opening of their series last night. Hjelle gave up one unearned run and struck out eight in seven innings. They play again tonight at 6:00 PM at the Cliff. Hopefully by the end of the weekend the Cats are back to .500 in the SEC.
Number 20 Softball sweeps Middle Tennessee | UK Athletics- After run ruling the Louisville Cardinals earlier this week, the softball team won two more against Middle Tennessee State.
Malik Monk dominates in win | The Hive- The Hornets beat the Magic 137-100 and Malik Monk was unleashed. The former Cat went for a career high 26 points and eight assists. After an uneven rookie campaign, look for Monk to break out next season. He was born for this.
UofL fan group suing to regain vacated title | Courier-Journal- A group of delusional Cardinal fans are going to sue the NCAA in order to get their vacated 2013 title back after it was removed due to the hooker scandal. “Who knows where it’s going to end up?” Cotton said. “If you don’t fight, you will lose. If you do fight, you at least have a (chance), I hope.”
I am now dumber for reading this.
Steve Spurrier to coach in upstart football league | ESPN- There will be a football team in Orlando for the Alliance American Football league. The upstart league will begin the day after the Super Bowl next season. Spurrier, 73, said “The fact I can do this in Orlando makes it that much sweeter. I’m fired up and ready to go.”
Takeaways from The Masters Day 2 | CBS- Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, and Phil Mickelson all struggled on day two. Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the tournament today.
10 greatest Wrestlemania matches featuring Canadians | The Sporting News- Expect a lot of Brett Hart here.