All-Star WeekendÂ Begins Tomorrow
Nine former Wildcats will be in New Orleans to participate in a variety of events designed to showcase the best the NBA has to offer. Â Here’s where you’ll find them:
- Rising Stars ChallengeÂ (Friday, 9 p.m.): Karl Towns, Devin Booker, Jamal Murray, Trey Lyles
- D-League All-Star GameÂ (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.): Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress
- Skills ChallengeÂ (Saturday, 8 p.m.): Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Devin Booker
- All-Star GameÂ (Sunday, 8 p.m.): Anthony Davis (starter), DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall
All of the events will air on TNT except theÂ D-League All-Star game, which can be seen on NBA TV.
The Cubes is Cal’s Newest Podcast Guest
Most know him as the Dallas Mavericks’ owner; others as the guy who invests in small businesses on ABC’s Shark Tank. Â Now see Mark Cuban in a different light as John Calipari’s podcast guest. Â The Cal Cast is available on iTunes and anywhere you can get podcasts.
WatchÂ Lynn Bowden Dunk
It’s almost too much fun to see the crazy things the future football star can do. Â Here’s what happens when he messes around with a basketball in an empty gym.
We get up ðŸ¦ pic.twitter.com/YCQeSffMXw
â€” Lynn Bowden (@H_Huncho) February 15, 2017
That boy’s good.
Shots Fired at Courtney Love
Blake Bone is quite the comedian. Â The wide receiver did some deep diving to clown on Kentucky’s middle linebacker, Courtney Love.
— Blake Bone (@_KingOVO) February 15, 2017
Love’s response was simple: “2011 State Champs .” Â Still, Bone wins this round. Â I just wish players would bring back the shoulder pads that are three times too large. Â Love looks more like a Ninja Turtle than a linebacker with those nine-inch pads.
P.J. Washington is Excited to be in the Bluegrass
The future Wildcat will play at Marshall County High School Friday night at 7:30 and Saturday evening at 6:30.
Can't wait to play in Kentucky this weekend ðŸ™ðŸ¾ðŸ”µâšªï¸BBN
— PJ Washington (@pjwashington_25) February 15, 2017
As a KSR blogger, it’s my job to encourage you to watch Washington play. Â As a fan of good basketball, I implore you to see Washington play in person before he comes to UK. Â He is without a doubt my favorite player in this class and will leave Kentucky as one of my favorite players in the Calipari era.
To make this simple: he’s a younger version of Draymond Green. Â A 6’8″ smack-talking power forward that rebounds like a traditional post on the defensive end, Washington is much more dynamic on the offensive end. Â Playing for the sixth-ranked team in the nation, he leads Findlay PrepÂ in assists and three-pointers made, shooting at a 35 percent clip from behind the arc. Â According to Ben Roberts, in one game this season both Findlay Prep point guards had to sit out of the first half for disciplinary reasons, so Washington ran the point.
Please,Â jump on the P.J. Washington bandwagon before it gets too crowded.
I Want to Hate Oregon’s Jerseys, but I Can’t
The concept of glow-in-the-dark jerseys is the most idiotic thing in human history. Â They have no utility. Â The only time the players might notice them is during pregame introductions, that’s it. Â Still, as a child of the 90’s I’m obligated to appreciate the tackiness. Â Not only was any and everything glow-in-the-dark cool, cartoon college sweatshirts were a fad I was sad to see disappear. Â Donald Duck on the chest is the best thing Oregon uniforms feature. Â See what you think by turning the channel to ESPN.
A Walk-Off in Westwood
The UK softball team suffered a loss to the No. 5 UCLA Bruins in the first leg of last night’s doubleheader, but they returned with a vengeance for the second game. Â In the top of the 11th inning, Jenny Schaper took one into deep left centerfield.
Here’s how Jenny Schaper’s home run looked deep into the LA night to give UK the win over #5 UCLA. pic.twitter.com/9ZqXxKawof
â€” UK Softball (@UKsoftball) February 16, 2017
The 2-1 winÂ was sealed with a 6-5-3 double play in the bottom of the 11th. Â The 22nd-ranked Wildcats have three more games before they return to Lexington: UC-Davis and Oregon tomorrowÂ night, and Saturday against Cal State Northridge.
The season begins for the Kentucky baseball team this weekend in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Â The BatCats will take on the Tar Heels Friday at 3:00, Saturday at 2:00 and Sunday at 1:00. Â Follow @TreyHuntsmanKSR for updates throughout NickÂ Mingione’s firstÂ weekend as UK’s head coach.
Did Mitch Make It?
Mitch Barnhart hit the road to Fayetteville with UK Hoops. Â He isn’t going just to be a cheerleader. Â During today’s pregame shoot-around, he got in on the action. Â Unfortunately, this photograph doesn’t show his form, nor if the bucket fell through the net.
Based on the trajectory and Barnhart’s eagerness, I’m going to say yes, yes it went in.