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Monday Headlines: Rise of Tyrese Maxey Edition

The former Wildcat had a career night on Sunday.

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NBA: Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of weeks ago, James Harden was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for role players and draft capital.

Most speculated that 76ers star Joel Embiid would benefit the most from Harden’s departure, but early on, it appears Tyrese Maxey is also thriving in the spotlight.

The former Kentucky Wildcats star has scored at least 22 points in each of his last five games, but he really put on a show Sunday night when he exploded for a 50-point performance against the Indiana Pacers.

Maxey made 20 of his 32 shot attempts (7/11 threes), grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists, and even added three blocked shots.

His performance was simply sensational and is a promising sign for the 76ers organization as well as their fanbase that he’s ready to take the next step towards becoming a star in the NBA. Philadelphia has been a contender in the Eastern Conference for quite some time now but has never been able to get to the NBA Finals with their current core group.

Maxey being able to take over games and play complimentary basketball alongside Embiid, Philadelphia’s other role players, should positively impact the future of their team.

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Healthy Lamb Adding Another Weapon for UK Volleyball Offense - UK Athletics

Erin Lamb will be the first to admit that the 2023 volleyball season has been a bit of a roller coaster. The Kentucky junior has had more than her share of both good and bad times.

Behind the scenes with new UK commit Travis Perry - Cats Pause

In this Cats’ Pause exclusive, we spent a day in Eddyville with Travis Perry, who worked himself from a seventh-grade varsity starter to the state’s all-time leading scorer to Kentucky’s newest commit.

Lamb’s 14 Kills, .480 Night Sends No. 13 Kentucky Past Georgia – UK Athletics

The No. 13 Kentucky Volleyball team got 14 kills and a .480 afternoon from Erin Lamb to sweep Georgia Sunday afternoon as UK collected its sixth top-50 RPI win and fourth in a row in from of over 3,900 people in Rupp Arena.

Get to know new 4-star Kentucky commit Travis Perry - Cats Pause

The all-time leading scorer in Kentucky High School history will play for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky Falls Short of Matching Up With Alabama - Vaught’s Views

Were you surprised at how it ended?

Texas A&M fired Jimbo Fisher because program ‘stuck in neutral’ - ESPN

He’s not incorrect.

What’s Gone So Wrong For Kentucky This Season? - Vaught’s Views

Not sure where to start.

Penn State fires offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich - ESPN

Was he really the problem?

Missed opportunities put Kentucky offense behind once again - KSR

They’re running out of time to fix it.

Cardinals get win over Falcons in Kyler Murray’s return - USA Today

Does this help change his future in Arizona?

90-year-old Kentucky man goes to first game at Rupp Arena - KSR

Such a cool story.

Who will Texas A&M football hire after Jimbo Fisher? - USA Today

An early list of candidates.