The work week could start on a high note for the fans off the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team as five star center Ugonna Kingsley is set to announce his college decision at 2 PM on Monday.
Kentucky is the heavy favorite here as the big man has already announced that he will reclassify from 2023 to 2022 and will be available to play this season. With an already stacked frontcourt, the thought is that Kingsley can learn and play this year, then by 2023, he will be solidified as Kentucky’s starting center.
There has been a rumor floating around that Kingsley will redshirt. I highly doubt this because Calipari has rarely used redshirts throughout his career and there aren’t many five stars that would just want to come and sit for an entire season (unless their name is Shaedon Sharpe... sorry but I had to).
It doesn’t appear as if Kingsley will be able to travel to the Bahamas.
John Calipari should continue his red hot recruiting streak tomorrow with more to come right around the corner.
Tweets of the Day
Happy 45th Birthday to legendary UK All-American @TimCouchQB who was No. 1 pick in 1999 NFL Draft after a SEC record-breaking season. He led UK to 1999 Outback Bowl against Penn State. My, oh my, Chase is about to catch dad and Brady isn’t too far behind. @UKFootball @SECNetwork pic.twitter.com/EMFiVZNhk4— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) July 31, 2022
Tim Couch and Will Levis playing golf together today bringing together UK QB past and present pic.twitter.com/h7xoHIqyol— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 30, 2022
I hope (but doubt) that I look like Tim Couch at 45.
Tim Couch looking to help victims in Eastern Kentucky | WKYT- The Eastern Kentucky native is there for the people he grew up with.
NIL is helping college athletics, not hurting | LHL- With a little more regulation, NIL could be an amazing opportunity for college athletics but the NCAA still seems to be in no rush to enact anything of consequence.
Looking back at the 2017 SEC coaching hires | SDS- In a word: YUCK.
Karl-Anthony Towns looking forward to twin towers in Minnesota | KSR- While the rest of the NBA has moved towards a fast-paced, three heavy offense, the Wolves seem to be going backwards.
Sahvir Wheeler focusing on late game execution | Courier-Journal- This is great news as Wheeler had some struggles closing out games as the point guard (see St. Peter’s).
Kentucky’s roster is loaded, ready for No. 9 | The Athletic- This team may be better than last year’s team. Hopefully the ending will be better.
Joe Mixon and Zac Taylor are cool | ESPN- Joe Mixon had been critical about late game personnel during the Bengals loss in the Super Bowl.
Bills’ Josh Allen involved in training camp fight | CBS- The QB took exception to being bumped by a defensive lineman.
Reds top Orioles with 3 bombs | Reds Reporter- Tyler Mahle pitched a great game but it may have been his last as a Red.