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Saturday Quickies: DeAndre Williams Watch Edition

Will Kentucky land another big man this weekend?

NCAA Basketball: Evansville at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning and happy Saturday, Big Blue Nation.

There is much talk about the Kentucky Wildcats landing yet another transfer and it could happen as early as Sunday. DeAndre Williams, the 6’9 forward from Evansville, appears to be close to a decision and that decision seems to be Kentucky.

The last time those around the program that felt this confident about a player coming to Kentucky he ultimately picked BYU. Oppositely, nobody was talking about Olivier Sarr committing when he made his decision. It came out of nowhere.

So I’m not sure what Williams will do. I feel pretty confident about the roster as it stands right now if Williams doesn’t pick Kentucky. It’s not a decision that will make or break the season.

But if he does pick the Cats, he will be a nice bonus just in case a player get injured or doesn’t work out. I see him as maybe the 8th or 9th player off the bench, depending on how Lance Ware develops.

We should know within the next 48 hours where Williams will be headed.

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That would be an intriguing line up.

This is significant as the NCAA typically looks towards the former program of the transfer for cooperation in these cases.

Quickies

Kentucky out for Frank Anselem | Cats Pause- The four star center cut the Cats from his list. With the addition of Olivier Sarr and the impending decision of DeAndre Williams, no one should be surprised.

76 Wildcats graduate | UK Athletics- Congrats to all those graduating this week. Unfortunately the commencement ceremonies will be virtual.

Olivier Sarr is worth the fight | WDRB- Sarr’s talent and leadership are worth the gamble that John Calipari is taking. The reward is way higher than the risk.

Tua’s brother transferring from Alabama | CBS- Taulia Tagovaiola, the younger brother of Tua Tagovaiola, is looking for another college football home. Taulia is the third QB on Bama’s depth chart.

Ronaldo Souza out of UFC 249 | ESPN- Souza tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore has been ruled out for the fight. The UFC has been praised for the safety precautions and the testing leading up to the fight. The show will still go on.

Kansas about to pay the price | Sports Illustrated- Bill Self and the Kansas program were complicit in allowing Adidas to pay recruits and funnel them to Lawrence. The NCAA’s response has been swift and harsh. Out of all of the programs under scrutiny, Kansas may get the harshest punishment.

NBA discussions still ongoing | CBS- As the UFC and NASCAR start their sports once again, the NBA is still in limbo. No fans in attendance and a tentative start time in June are two options that seem to be agreed upon.

Live sports to return this weekend | USA Today- As the country reopens, sports are also moving in that direction.