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Wednesday Quickies: Nike Peach Jam Edition

Future Wildcats will be in action tonight and throughout the week, while Kevin Knox is a rising star.

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Good morning.

Tonight, the Nike Peach Jam tips off in North Augusta, where many of the nation’s top high school hoopsters will be in action.

The action begins with a furious bang tonight when Tyrese Maxey (Houston Hoops) and Cole Anthony (PSA Cardinals) square off, followed by James Wiseman and DJ Jeffries (Bluff City Legends) vs Vernon Carey (Nike Team Florida) later in the evening.

This is going to be a fun week.

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Kevin Knox is a star in the making.

Your Quickies

Practice Report: Reid Travis finally takes the floor -
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New UK track and field coach Lonnie Greene is ready to win | Lexington Herald Leader
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SEC Wild Card Players in 2018
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This summer's breakout high school basketball prospects - MaxPreps
UK targets Kira Lewis and Jaden McDaniels could continue to excel this summer. Will one or both of them score a scholarship offer from the Wildcats?

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LeSean McCoy calls allegations against him “completely false” – ProFootballTalk
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