Happy Saturday, BBN! It rained every day this week but this weekend’s weather is looking absolutely fantastic. I am looking out of my front window as I am typing this and I cannot wait to get my day started.
Speaking of getting things started, Skyy Clark started his official visit to Kentucky yesterday and things seem to going quite well for the elite guard prospect:
Official visit at UK literally couldn’t be going any better. Amazing energy #BBN— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) June 11, 2021
Skyy Clark’s visit is important on many levels. It was uncertain if he would remain committed to Kentucky after Joel Justice took the job at Arizona State as he was the lead recruiter for Clark and the family had grown quite close to Justice. The visit reaffirms that his commitment to Kentucky is solid and he isn’t going anywhere.
Secondly this is a BIG recruiting weekend for Kentucky basketball and Skyy Clark has become a recruiter in his own right. He has taken the mantle of trying to get other elite players to follow him to UK. Being there in person and having such a positive experience is extremely important. These are the first recruiting visits since COVID.
Third, his Montverde teammate Jalen Duren, the number one prospect in 2022, is reclassifying to 2021 and Kentucky is in play. Duren will visit the last week of June. While Clark and Duren won’t play at UK together, the two will be competing in the Peach Jam in July and I guarantee Kentucky will be a point of discussion between them.
Tweets of the Day
Louisville's recruiting coordinator says deuces in the middle of an official visit weekend. https://t.co/RAdoBWnXnU— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) June 11, 2021
Scott Satterfield has a multitude of issues on his hands. Primarily it doesn’t seem like anybody really wants to coach or play for him. That’s one player and one coach bolting from the program in just a matter of days. There were more during the offseason as well. L’s Down, baby.
Louisville found a way to spell the word “Official” wrong on the welcome materials they gave for their Official Visits this weekend pic.twitter.com/0ZROk7z71E— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) June 12, 2021
The ineptitude of Louisville football continues to be astounding and hilarious. It’s not a dumpster fire yet but said dumpster is drenched in gasoline.
Skyy Clark rocking Kentucky blue | KSR- “We are loving every second of it,”said Kenny Clark, Skyy Clark’s father.
Jalen Duren reclassifying | Cats Pause- Duren is a 6’10, 230 lb. elite prospect. He will make a major impact anywhere he goes and Kentucky is making a major push for him. The G-League is reportedly going to throw an excess of $1 million dollars.
What does playoff expansion do for the local teams? | WDRB- Rick Bozich thinks that, out of the local teams, Kentucky has the best shot to eventually crack the top 12 of the NCAA college football playoffs.
Bryce Hopkins explains why he turned down Louisville | KSR- It came down to reaching his top potential for the NBA. He also loved the fan interactions.
What is Kentucky getting with new coach Chris Collins? | Your Sports Edge- The defensive coordinator from Georgia State has high praise for Collins.
The Suns have the Nuggets on the ropes | CBS- Devin Booker and Chris Paul combined for 55 points as the Suns put the Nuggets in a 3-0 hole.
Expanded playoffs means college football should ditch a game | Sporting News- I don’t agree with this but it is an interesting proposal from Mike DeCourcy.
Former Michigan State star ordered to stay home during murder trial | SI.com- Keith Appling has been charged with killing 66 year old Clyde Edmonds in a dispute over a gun.
Reds bash five homers in route of Rockies | MLB.com- The Reds have one six of their last eight and Joey Votto is looking good after his rehab stint with the Louisville Bats.