John Calipari will not stop recruiting until every top recruit in 2018 and 19 agrees to come to Kentucky. That feels like an undeniable fact after news broke yesterday that Coach Cal is trying to convince Tyrese Maxey, the No. 2 point guard in the 2019 class, to reclassify and come to Lexington next year.
If Maxey makes the surprise move, Coach Cal will have more guards than he knows what to do with next season. It could also create some surprising attrition on the current roster. There are many ways you can read into Calipari’s decision, but one thing is certain: Calipari will stop at nothing to reclaim his
iron recruiting throne.
The Nike Hoop Summit is Coming
And KSR will be there for all the action. Aaron Torres will arrive in Portland today to see Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro during open practice. Stay tuned throughout the day for updates.
The 1998 Title Team is in Town
The Comeback Cats have returned to Lexington for a 20-year reunion. Tubby Smith and nine of his players will be at All Sports tomorrow from 4:30-6:30 to sign autographs. If you have a new 1998 Championship Maker’s Mark bottle, you can’t miss this opportunity.
They aren’t the only ones signing autographs this weekend.
The NBA Playoffs are Set
Jamal Murray nailed a game-tying three in the final minutes of the Nuggets-Timberwolves “Loser Leaves Town” game, but the Nuggets were too dumb to keep feeding the blue arrow. In overtime Towns’ Timberwolves willed their way to a playoff berth. The Big KAT finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds, while Murray scored 20.
A look at the entire playoff field:
UK Baseball Escapes from Upset
A three-win team took Kentucky to the wire. Western Carolina tied the game in the sixth inning to put the Bat Cats in the danger zone, until Luke Becker saved the day with a solo shot. Kentucky won 7-5 to start their five-game road trip.
The Final Spring Practice
I can’t believe that time has already arrived. We’ll hear for the defense one final time before tomorrow night’s Blue/White Game.
Register for the Go Big Blue Four-Miler
Saturday morning the UK athletic facilities will open their doors to the public for a four mile fun run through campus. Not only is it a rare opportunity to see everything UK has to offer, you’ll get free tickets to a UK baseball and softball game for beating Ryan Lemond. Do yourself a favor and register here.
There was not one, but two baseball brawls yesterday. Folks, America’s pastime is not dead.
Is there a sport with more embarrassing “fights” than baseball? pic.twitter.com/YeROs8kWXR
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) April 11, 2018
Yankees and Red Sox BRAWL! pic.twitter.com/BFuyGlqQVr
— Jesse Foster (@Jesse__Foster) April 12, 2018