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Wednesday Quickies: McDonald’s Game Edition

Fans will get a chance to see two future Wildcats in action tonight

High School Basketball: McDonald’s High School All American Portrait Day Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

While Kentucky is fully in NCAA Tournament mode planning for its Sweet 16 matchup with Houston on Friday, two future Wildcats (and hopefully a couple more) are participating in the McDonald’s All-American Game festivities in Atlanta this week.

The game, which takes place tonight, will feature Kentucky signee Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney, who has committed to John Calipari and Kentucky. Additionally, Kentucky’s two top targets in the 2019 class, Matthew Hurt and Jaden McDaniels, will also be playing.

The actual game usually doesn’t reveal a whole lot since it is an exhibition, but the practices usually draw quite a bit of attention and reports have been positive out of practices about how Maxey and Whitney have looked. Whitney participated in the Powerade Jam Fest on Monday night in the dunk contest, and he and Maxey have been working together on the court quite a bit.

Hopefully Maxey and Whitney have developed even more chemistry playing together this week and are able to sway Hurt and McDaniels to join what is setting up to be a really fun and exciting team in Lexington next year.

The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 or the WatchESPN app. Make sure to tune in to see some future Cats in action.

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Maxey has been turning heads in Atlanta.

What a career for Maci Morris.


Who Kentucky fans should keep an eye on at the McDonald’s game - Herald Leader

Not only Whitney and Maxey, but keep an eye on Matthew Hurt and Jaden McDaniels.

Maxey and Whitney recruiting Jaden McDaniels in Atlanta - KSR

McDaniels is being quiet on the recruiting front, but he hears from the future Cats.

Tyrese Maxey shines during second open practice - Cats Pause

Maxey has the ability to be a leader from Day 1.

Fan forecast looks strong for Big Blue Nation - Herald Leader

The BBN should show up at full force in Kansas City.

Five things to know about Houston - Courier Journal

The Cougars’ defensive strength will be a major test for Kentucky.

Power rankings have Kentucky 8th of Sweet 16 teams - Bleacher Report

It’s better than some other rankings have placed the Wildcats.

Reid Travis making the most of postseason - Cats Pause

In his senior year, Travis is relishing the opportunity and has been a key piece for Kentucky.

Three things learned from UK spring football practice - KSR

Tight end Keaton Upshaw has been turning some heads.

Nebraska basketball eyeing Fred Hoiberg after firing Tim Miles - ESPN

Will Hoiberg return to the college ranks to go to Lincoln?

Eight questions about the college basketball coaching carousel? - Yahoo

There are a lot of SEC openings and a high level of intrigue with which coaches will fill them.

Jamal Murray talks about his reputation as an irritant - Yahoo

A nice feature on the former Cat.

How important is Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee’s title hopes? - The Ringer

Bledsoe has a key role on a Bucks team that will likely win the East.

Pass interference now reviewable in the NFL - ESPN

For at least the 2019 season, pass interference -- both offensive and defensive -- will be reviewable.

Jon Gruden says he cried for three days after Kahlil Mack trade - Bleacher Report

Ummm... okay...?