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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: NBA Draft Recap Edition

It was a wild and memorable night for the Wildcats in the NBA Draft.

Jamie Boggs

John Calipari put four more Kentucky Wildcats into the NBA Draft last night, and one of them found homes with other former Wildcats.

Jarred Vanderbilt, who was originally drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 41st pick but traded to the Denver Nuggets, will team up with Jamal Murray and Trey Lyles.

Meanwhile, Hamidou Diallo, who was drafted 45th by the Brooklyn Nets and then traded to the Charlotte Hornets, will team up with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Malik Monk.

That is, until he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he would team up with former Wildcats Patrick Patterson and Dakari Johnson.

The depth of Kentucky players in the NBA grows every year, and Kevin Knox (drafted ninth) will also be joining a former Wildcat in Enes Kanter with the New York Knicks.

Unfortunately, Wenyen Gabriel went undrafted, but he’ll at least earn a summer league invite with someone, then likely a training camp deal. He could be a candidate for a two-way contract with an NBA team, though it’s more likely he spends 2018-19 in the G-League or overseas.

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Hamidou Diallo drafted by Nets, then traded to Hornets and Thunder | Lexington Herald Leader
After the draft, ESPN reported that Diallo had been traded to the Thunder. However, that trade cannot be officially completed until July 6. Terms of the deal were not immediately reported.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on his flashy floral suit | Kentucky Sports Radio
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's flashy floral suit has been one of the highlights of the night, but the new Los Angeles Clipper said he didn't originally plan on wearing something so bold.

Jacob Tamme Hopes Hall of Fame Induction will Inspire Kentucky Kids | Kentucky Sports Radio
The Danville native is honored to be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame.

Kentucky star Kevin Knox responds to New York Knicks fans booing his pick - Cats' Pause
Kentucky forward Kevin Knox didn't mince words when asked about Knicks fans booing his selection. - Kentucky and the 2020 football recruit rankings
Here's what you need to know about the recent player ranking releases as they relate to the Wildcats.

Jacob Thomson Named CoSIDA Academic All-America - University of Kentucky
Kentucky Track and Field Senior Jacob Thomson was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country team, selected by CoSIDA.

Kunc, Alumna Bryant Advance on Day One at USATF Outdoors - University of Kentucky
Kentucky Track and Field Senior Jacob Thomson was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country team, selected by CoSIDA.

Kentucky Basketball | Best player to wear each jersey number - Courier Journal
You can probably name the best player to wear 00 for UK, but can you name the best to wear 88? We're picking the best for each UK jersey number.

NBA draft 2018: Analysis, every pick, grades, trades, rumors, surprises - The Washington Post
The Mavericks shook up the top of the draft with a big move. Get the latest picks and analysis.

Jameis Winston expected to be suspended by NFL -
Jameis Winston is facing some time away from the field. The NFL is expected to suspend Winston for violating the league's personal conduct policy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

36 Years and No World Cup Goals: Peru Eliminated by France - The New York Times
The lone goal came from 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé, who was not born when France last won the Cup in 1998.

Lionel Messi, Argentina's World Cup Hopes in Tatters After Loss vs. Croatia | Bleacher Report
Croatia pulled off an audacious upset of Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday and defeated the South Americans 3-0 to ascend to the top of Group D, assuring La Albiceleste can no longer finish first in the pool.

Cavaliers select Collin Sexton of Alabama, and he makes immediate pitch to LeBron James to stay: NBA Draft 2018 |
The Cavaliers selected point guard Collin Sexton from Alabama with the eighth pick of the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday

Why Yankees’ historic pace only hints at how good they can be - New York Post
The first day of summer played out pretty much like every game day of spring for the Yankees. They hit homers. They got a sturdy start.