Most people today are either talking about the World Cup or Wimbledon, so since this is (as we all love to point out) a Kentucky blog, I’ll throw you a bone with a quick run down of what’s going on in the world of UK sports.
–Gary Parrish has released his Top 30 prospects for next year’s draft. Included on the list is Terrence Jones (#14), Enes Kanter (#4), and Brandon Knight (#2). He had this to say about Knight:
“John Calipari was pretty much assured of having a point guard selected in the top five for the fourth consecutive year when Knight committed to Kentucky. The 6-3 Florida native is a strong and athletic playmaker who will flourish in the dribble-drive offense (when the Wildcats actually run the dribble-drive offense). So if you’re tired of seeing Calipari in the green room at The Theater, I apologize, because that’s not changing anytime soon.”
I’m not sure there’s anyone else in the world as excited as I am to see the true dribble-drive implemented this season. Nothing will ever beat the hype of last season’s incoming freshmen class, but I’m just as excited about this year’s since Cal is finally getting a full roster of players that will flourish in the offense.
-Check out this video of Cal discussing the plans for next year and the incoming roster:
-Joker’s Gam3day Ready football tour got a huge turnout in Hyden last week. The tour continues this week with consecutive stops in Central City tommorrow, Danville on Monday, and Louisville on Tuesday. If you (or more likely your kids) are entering the eighth grade or below and interested in running football drills for free, make sure you head out to the event nearest you.
-Calipari is once again speaking out about all the Lebron James rumors, this time admitting he’s spoken to the King recently, though about his 3-year old son, Bryce:
“I told (Lebron) I really need to know (Bryce’s) birthday if I’m going to be coaching him. He’s going to be my playmaker. Because of his age, I told him he’s got to be one-and-done, because I’m not going to be coaching that long.”