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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Devin Booker Homecoming Edition

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Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Booker knows Missouri game will be emotional. Booker is due for a step back because freshman. An emotional Mizzou contest is a likely spot for it.

Tweet of the Morning

True. Same with Notre Dame, Indiana, and a bunch of other schools.

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  • In case you missed it, only Isaiah Briscoe was among the Kentucky signees selected for the McDonald’s All-American game. Skal Labissiere was ineligible, but would have likely been selected had he been eligible. Charles Matthews was not selected.

    Several UK recruits including Cheik Diallo, Jaylen Brown, Malik Newman, Brandon Ingram, Caleb Swaniagan, Ivan Rabb, Stephen Zimmerman were also selected.

  • Steven Adams, center for the Oklahoma City Thunder and former Pittsburgh Panther, says U.S. colleges should be recruiting New Zealand more. I think he has a point, and John Calipari seems to agree with him.

  • John Clay profiles DeWayne Peevy for the Herald-Leader. Peevy appears to be next in line to take an AD job outside Kentucky. Mitch Barnhart has been doing great work in getting and "coaching up" his subordinates, apparently. Consider this:

    Thanks in part to Twitter, Peevy and Calipari hit it off from the start. Indiana Coach Tom Crean had told Calipari he needed a Twitter account. Calipari asked Peevy about it. Thanks to his wife, Allison, Peevy had already played around with Twitter enough to know how to set up Calipari’s account.

    "The rest is history," said Peevy of @UKCoachCalipari, which boasts more than 1.3 million followers. "That helped with our relationship because we talked about three or four times a day. Cal didn’t tweet but we talked back and forth about what we should tweet."

    We have Tom Crean to thank for @UKCoachCalipari? Oh, dear God…

  • SEC Live will air from Rupp Arena this Saturday.

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