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Tuesday Headlines: NBA Cats Being Recognized Edition

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Quickley, Bam, and Randle have had great seasons.

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A few former Wildcats drew some recognition from ESPN, being named to the Worldwide Leader’s NBA Regular Season awards list.

First up was Immanuel Quickley, being named to the All-Rookie team. Quickley proved a lot of the draft night projections wrong, asserting himself as a key member of the Knicks rotation and often finding himself in the lineup at end of games.

This rookie season should be a good launching pad for Quickley’s career as he looks to earn a more prominent role in the New York rotation.

Next up, Bam Adebayo named Second-Team All-Defense. The numbers speak for themselves. Adebayo is one of the most versatile defenders in the league, and is arguably deserving of being first-team and a contender for DPOY.

And finally, Julius Randle recognized as All NBA Third-Team.

Randle is the league’s most improved player, no question. He’s the catalyst behind New York’s turnaround this season, and arguably deserves MVP votes.

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Kentucky is another mountain to climb for Sahvir Wheeler - Herald Leader

Another climb for a guy who has had to get through multiple obstacles.

Sahvir Wheeler really likes Kentucky’s roster - KSR

Definitely some good pieces for a guy who likes to distribute.

Chin Coleman talks recruiting philosophy - Bleacher Report

It’s all about character.

Is Kentucky the most underrated SEC football team? - Cats Pause

A lot depends on the QB position.

Isaiah Jackson projected 25th in draft - CBS

Jackson is the lone Wildcat projected in the first round.

Bob Baffert won’t be allowed to race horses at Belmont - ESPN

Now that Medina Spirit didn’t win the Preakness...

This year has been the year of no-hitters - Bleacher Report

Already four this year.

The Japanese Olympics are on the brink - Yahoo

The Olympics could be in trouble.