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Wake up with UK Baseball, John Wall and NBA mock draft

Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 11.15.36 PMGood morning, readers of KSR. What started off as a fairly dry day quickly turned exciting… so let’s get started with what you need to know:

UK Baseball crushes Tennessee

The No. 8 Kentucky Baseball team rolled over Tennessee Friday night, defeating the Volunteers 15-5. The Wildcats are now 34-16 overall and 16-9 in league play. This team’s 16 SEC wins makes them the winningest Kentucky team against conference opponents since the 2012 team went 18-12 in league play. 

Shoutout Stephen Johnson

The Bat Cats got off on the right foot, partly thanks to QB Stephen Johnson and his opening pitch. The Kentucky Baseball account tweeted this video during the game, so what do you think? Think we’re looking at a multi-sport athlete?

Bat Cats back in action

The Wildcats will go for round two this afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m., but it’s Senior Day, so be sure to get to the Cliff a little early. Seven seniors will be recognized before the game: Marcus Carson, Colton Cleary, Connor Heady, Gunnar McNeill, Zach Reks, Logan Salow and Storm Wilson. The series closer is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.

Kentucky Tennis advances

In more “other UK sports” news, both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams have advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships.

The No. 17 Women’s team advanced after defeating No. 45 Dartmouth 4-2. The Wildcats are now 17-8 on the season. Kentucky will face No. 10 Michigan at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Be sure to check out @UKWomensTennis for updates.

The No. 32 Men’s team swept No. 40 Georgia State 4-0, improving their record to 15-12 on the season. The Cats will play today at 5 p.m. Follow along with @UKMensTennis.

John Wall hits game-winning three, Wizards force Game 7

Former Cat John Wall stayed quiet in the first half of Game six of the NBA Palyoffs, scoring just three points. Luckily, the point guard came alive during the second half, scoring 26 points, including a game-winning three-pointer. The shot pushed the Washington Wizards to a 92-91 victory over the Boston Celtics. The series is now tied at 3-3, so the teams will meet again for Game 7 Monday at 8 p.m.

To say he was hype would be, well, an understatement. John Wall gonna John Wall (this is why we love him).



ICYMI: NBA Combine Mock Draft

We’ve had lots of coverage of this year’s NBA Combine, but the fun doesn’t end quite yet. Following Friday’s activities, Draft Express released their idea of what the 2017 Draft will look like.

They have De’Aaron Fox going at No. 5 to the Orlando Magic; No. 7 Malik Monk to the New York Knicks; No. 32 Bam Adebayo to the Phoenix Suns. And yes, they included Hamidou Diallo on their mock list – he was placed at No. 35 to the Orlando Magic. Another interesting placement? Lonzo Ball at No. 2 to the Phoenix Suns. Personally, I’d never take Ball over Fox, and, for no one particular reason other than Tyler Ulis’ sanity, I hope this doesn’t happen.

Trouble in Paradise

While looking for updates about Ulis’ recent ankle surgery, I found something much more alarming. What’s going on with everyone’s favorite bromance?! Although Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker both attended Derby last weekend, no one can find any pictures of the pair. What started off, I’m sure, as conflicting schedules or maybe some miscommunication has prompted fans to worry about the state of the friendship. When one fan tagged the players and included #weneedanswers, Booker replied he texted Ulis but did not receive a reply. What’s going on in Phoenix?!

via @dbook

via @dbook

via @tulis3

via @tulis3

Friendly Camp Cal reminders

A month from today, John Calipari’s summer camps will once again be underway. Coach Cal issued a friendly reminder of his popular camps via Twitter yesterday afternoon — first for the overnight basketball camps on June 11-14 and June 18-21 and then for the father/son camp on June 9-10, June 16-17 and June 30-July 1. For more info, check out

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Article written by Maggie Davis

9 responses to “Wake up with UK Baseball, John Wall and NBA mock draft”

  1. runningunnin.454

    If the Suns draft Ball, you would have to question their sanity.

  2. Han

    I guess you take the best available guy when you draft top 5, but Phoenix doesn’t need another PG unless Bledsoe’s leaving soon. Ulis is a good backup and they still have Knight on the roster. They might still have rights to Andrew Harrison, too–I don’t remember.They could always package that pick and Knight, who they tried to move, and trade down a few spots.

    They will end up with one of our guys, though. They always do. Could be Fox, could be an undrafted Briscoe on summer league squad. Could be Bam if they get confused and think he’s a guard. Don’t really need Monk with Booker there, and if Hami stays in draft, I guess they could take him and stash him in D-league, but he’s an unproven Monk. Point is Phoenix really likes drafting our guards.

    1. Peas and Carrots

      Andrew Harrison plays for the Grizzlies

  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Ball is a bit taller than Fox, and I believe he had a better % on his 3 pointer, but I agree. I don’t see how you take him over The Swipa. Maybe some of this depends on a team’s style of play. Who knows?

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Not to mention that whoever takes Ball has to deal with that nutty dad.

    2. runningunnin.454

      Maybe they would drive him out in the desert with the sidewinders…and leave him.

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      And as soon as Zo is picked, dad will seek out the camera. If Zo isn’t picked #1, dad will complain about it. Regardless of where he was picked, dad will immediately say “WE’RE not taking less than X dollars!”

  4. Shawn Kemp

    Why support a local business when you can direct people towards a three billion dollar company like Shake Shack? smh

    1. catdaddyd

      Because they hire local people to work there, and competition/free market is good for the community.