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Good morning, friends, and happy Friday. Here’s what you can look forward to as we wrap up another July week.
The Peach Jam continues
Yesterday’s action at the Peach Jam brought us updates on Vernon Carey, who will take his official visit to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness; Tyrese Maxey, who is questionable for the remainder of the tournament with ankle problems; Cole Anthony, the best passer in his class; James Wiseman, who continues to impress; and N’Faly Dante, “the next big thing,” per TJ.
Scroll down to the post directly below this one for TJ’s takes on all of Kentucky’s top targets. He’s been working hard, and will be back at Riverview Park today for more Peach Jam fun.
Will Dontaie Allen get an offer?
The biggest story from yesterday to me was Dontaie Allen’s continued rise. The Pendleton County native picked up offers from Florida, Pitt, and Illinois after dropping 33 points in the morning game at the Under Armour Challenge in Atlanta, which was enough to make John Calipari leave the Peach Jam to come see him play. With Cal and Joel Justus in the stands, Allen dropped 30 more points, including four threes. An offer from Kentucky seems imminent; will it come today? Stay tuned to find out.
Quarterfinals of the Summer League
We’ve made it to the quarterfinals of the Summer League, and between that and the consolation bracket, practically all of the Cats in Vegas will be in action today:
|4:00 PM||Brooklyn vs. Indiana (Alex Poythress)||ESPNU|
|4:30 PM||NY Knicks (Kevin Knox) vs. New Orleans (Derek Willis)||NBA TV|
|6:00 PM||Washington (Aaron Harrison) vs. Dallas||ESPNU|
|8:30 PM||Orlando (Isaiah Briscoe) vs. OKC Thunder (Dakari Johnson, Hamidou Diallo)||NBA TV|
|10:00 PM||Sacramento (Wenyen Gabriel) vs. Golden State||ESPNU|
|10:30 PM||Atlanta vs. LA Clippers (Shai Gilgeous-Alexander)||NBA TV|
Yesterday was Shai’s birthday, and his teammates presented him with a cake in the locker room after a loss to the Lakers:
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 13, 2018
The pictures of Croatia’s celebration are awesome
I am firmly in the Croatia bandwagon after their thrilling win over England on Wednesday. After Mario Mandzukic’s game-winning goal in extra time, his teammates mobbed him in celebration, tackling him into the photographer pool:
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) July 11, 2018
The photographer that got knocked down and kissed by Domagoj Vida released his pictures of the moment yesterday and they’re spectacular:
Some images of the dramatic celebration of Croatia's second goal against England during the semi final of the world cup #FifaWorldCup2018 #EnglandvsCroatia #CRO #CROvENG #CROENG #RussiaWorldCup2018 #Russia2018 #Rusia2018 #Nikon #CroaciaInglaterra pic.twitter.com/4wTwObDT8t
— Yuri Cortez (@YuriYurisky) July 12, 2018
KSR is at Conley Bottom
The KSR Summer Tour heads to Lake Cumberland for today’s show. Come on out to Conley Bottom Resort to start your weekend right and see what the gang has to say. Ryan Lemond is almost guaranteed to take his shirt off.