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Sunday Quickies: End of the recruiting period edition

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No more high school basketball for college coaches for a while.

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Peach Jam is always a huge event. Most of the best players are there. It’s a great opportunity for up and coming players to burst on the scene. And it’s a wonderful opportunity for college coaches to get a feel for how these guys may perform at the next level.

It used to be the beginning of a busy July recruiting period, but with the new recruiting guidelines handed down last year, it is the only observation week in July. So if a coach did not make it out this weekend to take a look at a new prospect, tough luck.

The bigger problem is for the players. What if you had an off weekend at Peach Jam? What if you happened to be injured for this week? What if you live on the west coast and your team did not go to Peach Jam. Good luck getting noticed during the four days college coaches are allowed to watch high school players during the biggest AAU month on the calendar.

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2020 five-star guard Josh Christopher hopes spike in Kentucky interest leads to offer from dream school - KSR

Ah, the old “dream school” remark that has been a kiss of death for many recruits lately.

College coaches at Peach Jam are not happy with the NCAA drastically reducing the recruiting calendar - CBS Sports

Coaches are not shy about discussing their disappointment in the new recruiting guidelines.

Pair of PGA winners with Kentucky ties join tour legend in Barbasol Championship field - Herald-Leader

Kentucky alum and four-time PGA Tour winner Steve Flesch and WKU grad and 14-time PGA Tour winner Kenny Perry will be playing in Nicholasville.

A horse named Lorenzen and NASCAR anthems: More tributes pour in - Courier Journal

More love continues to big shown for 22.

Kentucky superfan Drake wears a Memphis shirt to the dentist - KSR

Because of course he is now a Memphis fan.

With referees, Kentucky knows that a wrong can be a right - Herald-Leader

John Clay outlines a few examples of times when a challenge flag could have cost the Wildcats on the court.

UK Athletics director named chair of men’s NCAA basketball committee - Courier Journal

We can all still complain about the brackets, though, right?

Whole Hog and then some: Arkansas reportedly spent most money on food for athletes - NBC Sports

Seems like a pretty strong recruiting point to me.

Beyond Football: Get to know Kentucky commitment Jutahn McClain - Cats Illustrated

How long can McClain hold a hand stand? Read this article to find out.

New Primetime Flintstones cartoon in development with Elizabeth Banks - Newsarama

This is a movement we can all get behind, right?

AD would put Lakers’ roster up ‘against anybody’ - ESPN

Davis has a lot of confidence in his new squad.