Happy Monday, Big Blue Nation. After a busy week of spring football, basketball recruiting, NBA decisions and the Nike Hoops Summit, we have a week without a whole lot happening.
A few Wildcats still on the fence will receive official feedback from the NBA this week. Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt are still playing the waiting game, while conflicting reports leave Hamidou Diallo’s status uncertain. The new feedback should help all three make final decisions and provide some roster clarity, before we officially enter “summer radio season.”
Calipari’s Recruiting Road Trip Continues
Coach Cal spent the weekend recruiting guards in the 2019 class. He spent Saturday with Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine, the top two wings in 2019. Sunday was reserved for point guard Tyrese Maxey, his second visit to Texas in a week. He’ll have a few more in-home visits before the period concludes on Wednesday.
The first round match-up between the Celtics and Bucks turned into a one-on-one match-up between Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe. The former Cardinal won the battle (and embarrassed Bledsoe in the process).
TERRY ROZIER IS A KILLER! ? pic.twitter.com/aHE63AsIKN
— Celtics Direct (@CelticsDirect) April 15, 2018
Bledsoe’s first playoff appearance ended in a loss, as did Karl-Anthony Towns’. KAT only had eight points in the three-point loss to the Rockets. The Thunder beat the Jazz and the Pacers upset the Cavs on Sunday. Enjoy it while you can, Pacers’ fans.
This is all i’m thinking about until Game 2 pic.twitter.com/4upBCo3ebp
— R?b Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) April 15, 2018
Tonight’s Playoff Schedule
Bam Adebayo is the only former Kentucky Wildcat in action tonight. The Heat will take on Philly at 8:00 on TNT, two days after Adebayo scored only six points in game one. The Warriors host the Spurs at 10:30.
A New Aaron Torres Sports Podcast
After spending a weekend in Portland at the Nike Hoop Summit, Aaron Torres will put on the headset to share his thoughts on Tyler Herro, Keldon Johnson and other “stars” in the 2018 recruiting class. Don’t miss it.
Welcome Back, Tyler
Good news folks, we made it one week without Mrs. Tyler and the site did not burn to the ground. After a week of rest and relaxation, Mrs. T is back on the blog.
Prepare to hear plenty of hilarious stories from this weekend’s Roast and Toast of Matt Jones. Let’s just say Ryan Lemond did the most Ryan Lemond thing ever.