Good morning! I hope you are having a very Happy Easter and if you do not celebrate Easter, then a very happy Sunday morning! Now onto to the news you need to know
1. Future Cats in the Derby City Festival Game
Future Cat, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander took home MVP honors along with WKU-signee Tavieon Hollingsworth. Alexander scored 29 points while adding 6 assists and 9 rebounds. SGA is one of the more underrated Kentucky signees in recent history. Since he didn’t play in the McDonald’s All-American game or Jordan Brand Classic, Kentucky fans don’t know much about him. He is a future stuff combo guard for the Cats. UK Target Mark Smith also participated in the game scoring 7 points and added 6 assists and 4 rebounds. He will be visiting Lexington next week.
2. Jarred Vanderbilt will undergo X-Rays tomorrow
Kentucky commit Jarred Vanderbilt will undergo x-rays tomorrow. He was injured on this play during Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic:
The play Jarred Vanderbilt got hurt. Putting no weight on the foot at all. pic.twitter.com/jdd7EQqgyd
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) April 15, 2017
Vanderbilt posted on his Instagram story assuring that he was okay. Here is to hoping the X-Ray will confirm this.
3. UK Baseball goes for the series win today
UK Baseball’s comeback against Missouri fell short today as the Cats fell 9-8. Kentucky won game one on Friday 5-2 behind Sean Hjelle’s 7 scoreless innings. The Bat Cats will turn to Sophomore Justin Lewis to win the series in Columbia. First pitch is scheduled for 1pm.
4. UK Softball will also go for the series win today
No. 21 Kentucky upset No. 3 Florida yesterday to even their weekend series at 1-1. Check out the highlights below and be sure to watch the series finale at 1pm!
5. Top 100 Recruit Visiting UK Today
David McCormack will visit the Cats today. McCormack is the number 2 center in the class of 2018 and is currently playing for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. The 6-10, 300 pound center does not currently hold an offer from Kentucky, but does hold one from Kansas, Louisville and Georgetown to name a few. If McCormack would sign with the Cats, he would be 9th Cat to come from Oak Hill joining the likes of Doron Lamb, Rajon Rondo and Ron Mercer.
6. Derek Willis’ Final Stats from the PI Tourney
Over the past few days, former Kentucky Wildcat, Derek Willis played in the PI Tourney. The Portsmouth Invitational is a four day tournament that features 64 of the top seniors in College Basketball. Over his three games, Willis averaged 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. The event was attended by NBA Scouts, so let’s hope Willis was able to show enough to earn a future NBA tryout.
7. Former Cats in Action Today
Hawks at Wizards (John Wall)- 1pm on TNT
Trail Blazers at Warriors– 3:30pm on ABC
Bulls (Rajon Rondo) at Celtics (James Young)- 6:30pm on TNT
Thunder (Enes Kanter) at Rockets (Kyle Wiltjer)- 9pm on TNT
8. April the Giraffe finally had the baby!
If you have been on Facebook at all over the past two months, you have followed the never-ending story of April the Giraffe; the giraffe that has been in labor for two months. Well… the wait is finally over and April had the baby yesterday. If you want to watch the birth you can click here. I will warn you though, it isn’t as beautiful as some had may be hoped.
9. If you don’t celebrate Easter…
If you don’t celebrate Easter, not to fear! There are plenty of other reasons to celebrate on this day. For example it is also:
- Foursquare Day
- Go Fly a Kite Day
- National Eggs Benedict Day
- National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day
- National Librarian Day
- National Wear your Pajamas to Work Day
Don’t ask me who comes up with these days, but any reason to eat Eggs Benedict is a good enough one for me!
10. Today’s Birthdays!
And if you don’t want to celebrate any of those holidays, you can always celebrate the following celebrity birthdays!
- Chance the Rapper- 24
- Martin Lawrence- 52
- Akon- 44
- Kareem Abdul-Jabaar- 70
- Bill Belichick- 65
- Nate Diaz- 32
- Pope Benedict XVI- 90
- Charlie Chaplan would be 128
Thank you all and have a great Sunday! As always, we have you covered all day. Until then… please follow me on Twitter @GormleyKSR.