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Friday Quickies: Daimion Collins Edition

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So much going on headed into the weekend.

High School Basketball: NOV 08 Pangos All-American Festival Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Today was opening day for Major League Baseball. One of the most accomplished coaches in college basketball history announced his retirement. Kentucky football players continue to have pro day activities. And the transfer portal is the most confusing free agency scenario in sports history. What a time to be alive.

One big note specific for Kentucky fans is that 2021 signee Daimion Collins has been named as a finalist for the MaxPreps National Player of the Year award. He is joined by other nominees Kennedy Chandler, Jalen Duren, Chet Holmgren, and TyTy Washington.

No Kentucky commit has ever won the award, but Collins has a strong chance. The winner of this year’s award will be named on April 13th.

Tweet of the Day

Coach Cal was very complimentary of Roy Williams’ career and congratulatory of his decision to retire.

Quickies

Nolan Hickman, Daimion Collins selected to Iverson Classic roster - KSR

While the transfer market is getting all the buzz, Kentucky’s incoming freshmen continue to impress.

Goldschmidt, Arenado deliver, Cards open fast, top Reds 11-6 - ESPN

Of all of the opening day games I have seen the Reds play, this was definitely one of them.

UK beats Michigan, Notre Dame for four-star eastern Kentucky standout Grant Bingham

Kentucky football continues to kill it on the recruiting trail.

How Kellan Grady models his game after Steph Curry - KSR

Can Kentucky’s former Davidson star bring any of Steph’s magic to Lexington?

North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Roy Williams retires - ESPN

Who will be the next leader of UNC’s historic program?

Intel on Kentucky’s 3 big decisions: Isaiah Jackson, Davion Mintz and Keion Brooks Jr. - The Athletic

There are still so many unknowns for next year’s roster. What will these three guys end up doing?

Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis backs up first-round NFL draft hype with stellar pro day - Courier-Journal

Davis certainly stood out as being a special kind of talent.

2021 Men’s Final Four Preview: Does UCLA Have Any Magic Left? - Sports Illustrated

Will Johnny Juzang lead his Bruins to a ring in his first year?

10 men’s college basketball prospects to watch at Geico Nationals - ESPN

Kentucky commit Nolan Hickman will be in action, so make sure you check it out.

Rams propose ‘Tom Brady rule’ after almost getting burned by Buccaneers QB on odd play during 2020 season - CBS Sports

All I really want in life is to have a rule named after me.