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Wednesday Headlines: Special Season for Kentucky Basketball Edition

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Kellan Grady. Sahvir Wheeler. Drew Brown - Sea of Blue

Despite being fully loaded deep into the depth chart, Kentucky is coming in at No. 10 in the AP pre-season top-25 rankings. While being ranked as a top-10 team wouldn’t be disrespectful for most college basketball programs, Big Blue Nation probably expected to be a bit higher early this fall. However, Kentucky would of course prefer to be outside the top-10 preseason rankings and instead find themselves in the Final Four next spring.

Kentucky in-conference transfer Sahvir Wheeler believes Kentucky is going to “do something special” this season.

“I feel like I’m the best playmaker in the country,” Wheeler said at UK Media Day. “I feel like with the guys I have here, we’re going to do something special.”

The Wildcats are indeed loaded and that’s probably why head coach John Calipari sought so hard for the playmaking point guard. Wheeler led the SEC in assists last season with more than seven per game. Having so many talented athletes and shooters around him on the court will allow Wheeler to flourish in a Kentucky offense that has always favored a point guard.

“We know that we can be the best team in the country. We’re sacrificing that, sacrificing what we do best for the greater good of the team. Everyone is buying into that. Everyone wants to win.”

Tweet of the Day

Monster performance by AD.


Quickley drops stunning crossover on Maxey - Kentucky Sports Radio

Possibly a trip involved... but still good Wildcat vs. Wildcat action.

Mississippi State playing at higher level on offense this season - Vaught's Views

This weekend is no small test for Kentucky.

Josh Ali returns to Kentucky football practice - Kentucky Sports Radio

Much needed boost for a depleted receiving core.

Braves’ Morton fractures fibula in Game 1 World Series win against Astros - ESPN

Yet was able to retire three batters on the fractured leg... amazing.

Simmons working out with 76ers, treated for back & mental health - Yahoo!

Who else is ready to move on from this?

Packers place Allen Lazard on reserve/COVID-19 list - ESPN

Another weapon will miss Thursday night’s action.

Braves takes down Astros in Game 1 thanks to late trade acquisitions - USA Today

Love to see it.

NFL’s investigation into Washington Football Team won’t be released - ESPN

Roger Goodell stinks.

Jokic leaves game vs. Jazz with knee injury - Yahoo!

Hoping he only banged knees.

Mel Kiper’s NFL draft 2022 rankings - ESPN

How many Wildcats will make this list by the end of the year?