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Quickies: Tyrese Maxey Decision Day Edition

Maxey makes his decision today.

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Today’s the day that five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey makes his decision. Maxey is the No. 13 player in the class of 2019, but may just reclassify to 2018. Either way, a Kentucky commitment is likely to come today. The Wildcats are favored in Maxey’s Crystal Ball, holding 92 percent of the predictions. The Southern Methodist Mustangs are second with 8 percent. SMU had a lot of buzz until Maxey’s father left the SMU staff. With that having happened, there’s not much speculation about where Maxey will go: most agree that UK will be the choice.

Maxey will announce at 5 p.m. tonight.

Tweets of the day

That’s former Kentucky Wildcats James Paxton.

As overplayed as it might be, I will never get tired of the “Pitino thought Mitchell needed another year” jokes.

Your quickies

If P.J. Washington is a first round pick he will stay in the draft | Kentucky Sports Radio
P.J. Washington has an easy out from Kentucky- be drafted in the first round.

Former UK pitcher throws no hitter for the Mariners | Kentucky Sports Radio
James Paxton threw only the sixth no-no in franchise history.

Sacha Killeya-Jones to visit three ACC schools, maybe more | Kentucky Sports Radio
Former UK big man Sacha Killeya-Jones is considering several schools and will begin visits this week. - RCS Columbus: Lexington QB Beau Allen still a major priority for UK
2020 Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen's first offer was from Kentucky. He's become very familiar with the Wildcats over the course of his early recruitment.

Two UK players make players to watch list - Cats' Pause
Two UK players appeared on's top 150 players to watch list.

No. 17 Kentucky Scores Resume-Building Road Win - University of Kentucky
Luke Heyer continued his onslaught against opposing pitchers and Chris Machamer picked up his ninth save of the season as No. 17 Kentucky scored a 7-6 road victory over No. 19 Indiana in a game filled with potential postseason implications.

Softball Cats Peaking as Postseason Play Begins - University of Kentucky
Heading into Sunday's doubleheader against South Carolina, the Kentucky softball team had not yet clinched a spot in the SEC Tournament. The Wildcats needed either a win against the Gamecocks, or to get help from some particular league rivals.

Chris Paul makes his first conference finals appearance - ESPN
After 13 NBA seasons, Chris Paul is headed to his first conference finals. The 33-year-old made sure of it, scoring 41 points in the Rockets' closeout Game 5 win.

Report: Suspended Saint Mark Ingram wants a new contract – ProFootballTalk
Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for four games for violating the league's PED policy, which is a curious time to ask for a pay raise. But that's apparently what Ingram is doing.

New York Mets trade pitcher Matt Harvey to Cincinnati Reds - Yahoo
Matt Harvey's time with the Mets has come to an end. He was traded to the Reds on Tuesday.

Manziel fine after precautionary hospitalization – ProFootballTalk
Yes, free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel was briefly hospitalized in Texas on Monday. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Manziel was quickly determined to be fine.

ESPN Plus strikes $750-million deal with UFC for 15 fight cards a year - LA Times
UFC partners with subscription service ESPN+ for a portion of its fights starting next year, as bigger deal looms.

Five stats you need to know about Cavs’ sweep of Raptors | NBA | Sporting News
The Cavaliers completed their sweep of the Raptors on Monday night, winning Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup in blowout fashion. It was a crushing loss for a Raptors team that implemented a new system in the offseason to better prepare themselves for LeBron James and the Cavs, only to suffer the same defeat as the season before.