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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Jordan Brand Classic Edition

Keldon Johnson may be out for the JBC, UK gymnastics makes history, UK baseball gets destroyed, and more!

Basketball: Spalding Hoophall Classic Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Big Blue Nation! Tonight at 5:00 PM on ESPN 2 we will get another preview of what we are going to see with two of John Calipari’s recruits.

Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro will showcase their skills at the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, New York. Johnson (if he can play) is looking to follow up the McDonald's All American Game with another standout performance.

This will be the first time that many Kentucky fans will get to see Tyler Herro play outside of mixtapes and highlight videos.

Tune in, it should be a good showing.

Tweets of the Day

Keep working, Tyler.

Sit out if there is any question. Any question at all. Jarred Vanderbilt injured his foot at the JBC last year.

That’s one helluva way to end a baseball game.


Tyler Herro working on landing Ashton Hagans | FloHoops- Tyler Herro has been playing with Hagans for a while. This is what he had to say about him at the JBC practice, “He plays full court, 94 feet, he’s really just a dog,” Herro said. “He plays defense, he can facilitate and stuff like that.”

And what will Herro bring to Kentucky? “I think I’ll bring my scoring, my shooting, they kind of lacked that this year, I would say,” he said.

Kentucky fans got their hopes up with Kevin Knox | SEC Country- I never truly bought into the whole “Kevin Knox might stay” storyline. I do believe that it may have been a struggle for him, but in the end he did the best thing for himself.

Kentucky gymnastics makes history | Lexington Herald Leader- For the first time ever the women’s gymnastics team is headed to the national semifinals thanks to a second place finish in the Minnesota Regionals. Congrats to all involved!

Gamecocks slam Cats 15-1 | UK Athletics- South Carolina returned the favor for their 14-1 blowout loss from Friday night in a 15-1 blowout win yesterday. The Cats will pick themselves up off of the mat and will wrap up the series at 2:00 PM. The game will be on ESPNU.

Romeo Langford ready to end recruitment | Sports Illustrated- John Calipari stopped recruiting the talented shooting guard months ago due to the two not seeing eye-to-eye. But Langford is a local kid from Southern Indiana and remains the top recruit left without a commitment. He is down to Vanderbilt, Kansas, and Indiana. My money is on Kansas with Lagerald Vick opting to hire an agent.

Football team looking to extend streaks, not just end them | Lexington Herald Leader- The only streak left to break for the Cats is that damned losing streak to Florida. Other than that, Kentucky is looking to extend winning streaks vs. Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Missouri.

Chris Mack announces staff at UofL | WDRB- Mack’s staff will include former Wake Forest coach and John Calipari buddy Dino Gaudio. It will also feature Bill Murray’s son Luke.

Patrick Reed looks to emulate Tiger Woods by winning today | ESPN- The leader heads into the final round of The Masters with a three shot lead over Rory McIlroy. Can the swashbuckler close the deal like Tiger has done so many times before?

Gary Trent, Jr. enters draft | CBS- That’s three Duke players off the board with Marvin Bagley and Trevon Duval also entering the draft. The only one left is Wendell Carter and you can expect him to declare any day now. With no Grayson Allen, Duke is going to be a lot like Kentucky was this season. If K doesn’t get to a Final Four with the top three players of the 2018 class, will he opt out of one and done?


I pissed off some Duke fans but what I said is 100% true.

Death toll rises to 15 in hockey team bus crash | The Sporting News- The Junior League hockey team the Humboldt Broncos were riding a bus when it was struck by a tractor trailer truck. Out of the 29 people on the bus, 15 are now dead. Our prayers go out to the families, friends, and fans at this time.