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Quickies: NBA Draft Decision Day Edition

Three Wildcats will make their decisions to stay or go today.

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After all the speculation, the day is finally here. PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel will make their decisions as to whether or not they will return to Kentucky or keep their name in the NBA Draft.

It’s a mixed signal on all three, as Washington is looking for a first-round guarantee, Vanderbilt has plenty of executives interested in him in the back-half of the draft, and Gabriel might want to play pro basketball bad enough to head overseas if he doesn’t get drafted.

The tough decision will have to be made today, as it’s the final day to withdraw from the draft while still maintaining NCAA eligibilty.

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What I would do if I were P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel | Kentucky Sports Radio
While three UK players juggle the pros and cons of staying in the NBA Draft, I try to put myself in their shoes.

Five Things You Missed from UK Football Recruiting During Memorial Day Weekend | Kentucky Sports Radio
The Cats are making progress in Michigan and on the offensive line.

Kentucky Says Goodbye To Five Seniors | Kentucky Sports Radio
UK Athletics Yesterday was a dark day for Kentucky Baseball. The Cats did not get a bid for the NCAA Tournament thanks to their 13-18 conference record. The end of the 2018 season also brought the end to five seniors' careers.

EJ Montgomery explains Duke fallout at McDonald's All-American Game - SEC Country
Duke was the leader for 5-star big man EJ Montgomery. Then he spent a week with four Blue Devils signees at the McDonald's All-American Game and committed to Kentucky two weeks later. He explains what happened.

Nick Mingione maintains championship aspirations, commits to staying in Lexington - SEC Country
A day after Nick Mingione and his Kentucky baseball team learned they had been left out of the NCAA Tournament, the Kentucky coach reaffirmed his expectations for the program and let everyone know that he would remain at the helm.

Kentucky safety Marcus Walker dismissed - Cats' Pause
Kentucky backup junior safety Marcus Walker has been dismissed from the team following an arrest on drug charges last week.

CatsIllustrated.com - Getting to Know: Incoming UK running back Chris Rodriguez
Ola head coach Jared Zito has spoken with Cats Illustrated periodically since his star running back, Chris Rodriguez, started to be recruited by Kentucky.

Rockets missing 27 straight 3-pointers went beyond bad luck - SBNation.com
There is failure at the worst possible time, and then there is missing 27 in a row from the 3-point line against the Warriors in Game 7.

Kevin Durant addresses criticism that he can't carry a team - The Mercury News
Kevin Durant shrugged his shoulders. The Warriors forward hardly sounded offended about the argument. Nor did he sound defensive about the question. But he remains aware of the commentary.

For Celtics ownership, the money is all about winning | Boston Herald
Each roster decision will be based on its own relative merits, but it seems safe to assume at this point that money won’t break up the Celtic

Stephen Jones isn’t sure why Dez Bryant hasn’t signed – ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys didn't want receiver Dez Bryant. The Cowboys aren't sure why no one else does. ”I don't know the details as to why he hasn't picked a home," Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said Tuesday, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Nick Foles didn't shoot down a trade to the Browns because he says he never knew about it - CBSSports.com
Were the Browns interested in trading the No. 35 overall pick for Foles?

It's official: FC Cincinnati has joined MLS, will begin play in 2019 - Cincinnati.com
Welcome to Major League Soccer, Cincinnati.