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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: The Waiting Game Edition

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UK Basketball is waiting on 3 NBA decisions. UK Baseball is now awaiting its postseason fate as they’re now on the bubble.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky is awaiting a few things right now. In basketball, the Wildcats are waiting on NBA Draft decisions from PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel. Vanderbilt and Gabriel seem more likely to return, Washington seems likely to leave and stay in the draft.

Those decisions have to be made by May 30, and are likely to be made before then, so this week could be a tense one.

On the baseball front, the Bat Cats are now awaiting a decision on their NCAA Tournament fate. After a loss in the first round of the SEC Tournament to the Auburn Tigers yesterday, the Wildcats are now on the bubble of the tournament.

Tweets of the day

In any other rookie class, Bam Adebayo makes an All-Rookie team.

Your quickies

Auburn eliminates Kentucky from SEC Baseball Tournament | Lexington Herald Leader
UK's run at the SEC Tournament is over after one game. Auburn defeated UK 4-3 in 11 innings in the first round of the tournament at Hoover, Ala., on Tuesday. The Wildcats now wait to learn whether they'll make the NCAA Tournament.

2018-19 college basketball rankings: Why Villanova has fallen out of the top 5 of the Top 25 (and one) - CBSSports.com
Kentucky is fourth. Villanova, which is expected to lose four starters, is No. 7.

Kentucky coach John Calipari: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be 'unique' - Cats' Pause
Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is just scratching the surface of his potential.

CatsIllustrated.com - Louisiana DB reveals top ten
Slidell, La., cornerback Ishmael Burdine released his list of 10 favorites on Tuesday and Kentucky made the cut.

The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E47: Live from the NBA Combine with Reid Forgrave | Kentucky Sports Radio
CBS' Reid Forgrave joins the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast LIVE from the NBA Combine.

No former Cats on NBA All-Rookie teams for only second time under Calipari | Kentucky Sports Radio
Bam Adebayo got robbed.

Kentucky football: Which in-state prospect will be next Wildcats commit? - SEC Country
Kentucky football has landed two commitments from the commonwealth in the last two weeks. Who's next? A look at three in-state prospects the Wildcats are pursuing.

Mets agree to a deal with Jose Bautista - New York Post
The Mets are taking a shot on Jose Bautista after the Braves gave up on him two days ago.

Jets trade Christian Hackenberg to Oakland Raiders - NFL.com
The New York Jets traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters.

NBA Playoffs 2018: Why hero ball is back in style - SBNation.com
What’s old is new again in the NBA. Here’s how the NBA stylistic evolution came full circle.

LeBron James on Data Saying He's Slowing Down: The Dumbest S--t I've Ever Heard' | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
LeBron James doesn't care what the numbers say—he knows his game better than anyone else.

Brandi Chastain's Hall Of Fame Plaque Looks Like Basically Anyone But Her - NPR
The bronze depiction of the U.S. soccer legend called to mind Jimmy Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt and Gary Busey. Chastain took it in stride: "It's not the most flattering, but it's nice."

Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons lead 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie first team | NBA.com
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes