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Thursday Headlines: NBA Draft Edition

Cason Wallace and Oscar Tshiebwe are among the former Kentucky Wildcats looking to hear their name called in the 2023 NBA Draft!

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Cason Wallace and Oscar Tshiebwe Drew Brown - A Sea Of Blue

Tonight is the 2023 NBA Draft, and four former Kentucky Wildcats are hoping to hear their names called tonight.

Cason Wallace should feel pretty confident going into the night. His projections are varied, but most mocks have him somewhere in the late lottery or mid-first round. He’ll likely hear his name called somewhere between 10-20, and hopefully he lands on a team that he can fit in well with.

After that, things are pretty murky. There are some rumors out there that both Chris Livingston and Oscar Tshiebwe have secured guarantees from teams to be picked in the second round. Hopefully that is the case and they can land some kind of a guaranteed deal in the second round because a lot of projections have neither being picked.

Finally, Jacob Toppin is in the draft and most projections don’t have Toppin being selected. However, I’d expect not long after the draft Toppin has a deal in place with a team and will have a chance to compete in Summer League.

A lot of trade rumors are flying right now, and with a lot of question marks in this class outside of the top 3, this could be a very entertaining draft night.

This will also be an open thread tonight, so come join the fun as we see several Wildcats live out their NBA dreams!

How to watch The 2023 NBA Draft

  • Time: 8 pm ET on June 22nd, 2023
  • Location: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York
  • TV Channel: ABC* and ESPN: *The 2023 NBA Draft is airing on both ABC and ESPN, but ABC will only be televising the first round. To watch the second round, you will need ESPN or ESPN+
  • Online Stream: You can watch the 2023 NBA Draft on fuboTV (Start your free trial) or WatchESPN.

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Masai Russell Named Semifinalist For The Bowerman – UK Athletics

Kentucky track & field hurdler Masai Russell has been named a 2023 semifinalist for The Bowerman, collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor presented by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

High 3-star DB Jiquavious Marshall commits to Kentucky - KSR

Kentucky recruiting got to double-dip on Wednesday after landing defensive back Jiquavious Marshall to the 2024 class.

Cason Wallace mocked to Atlanta Hawks - CatsPause

Kentucky freshman Cason Wallace is being projected to go to Atlanta with the 15th overall pick in multiple NBA mock drafts.

Reeves’ return is crucial for Kentucky roster - Herald Leader

A huge deal getting Antonio back.

What Justin Edwards brings to Kentucky Basketball - Courier Journal

“A coach’s dream”

Jordan Burks’ coach expects Burks to make immediate impact at UK - KSR

Burks could be a quick contributor.

Realistic draft night trades - Bleacher Report

These deals could go down tonight.

Penny gets 3-game ban for recruiting violations - ESPN

It stems from illegal visits.

Deion shoots down NFL rumors - CBS

Looks like Deion is here to stay in the college game.

Tyreek Hill under investigation for alleged assault - Yahoo

Not a good look for the Dolphins wideout.