Gooooood morning Big Blue Nation! How was your Friday evening? Mine was spent at a piano bar in downtown Louisville, drinking bottom shelf rum for $3 a pop. Not a bad deal and I’m not complaining. Anyway, let’s not waste your time. I’m hungry and that dancing sausage is looking at me funny.
— Top recruit Julius Randle shines at the Peach Jam, despite his Texas Titans falling in a 74-65 defeat to Howard Pulley Friday morning in the EBYL Finals. Randle contributed 31 points and 17 rebounds in the loss.
— Julius Randle faced class of 2014 phenom Andrew Wiggins, in a showdown of two of the best high school players in the nation. Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader has more on their matchup that lived up to the hype.
— Along with Andrew Wiggins, who Calipari is chasing heavily, Julius Randle is the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2013 class. He has expressed his high interest in Cal and the Cats. “Kentucky says it all,” he said, “Kentucky’s a great school.” Whenever you make your visit to Lexington, Julius, prepared to be blown away. We’re the gold standard.
— The glitz and glam of the high profile coaches and stars at the Nike Peach Jam have often stolen the headlines this week. But John Calipari isn’t the only coach from the Commonwealth making his presence felt in North Augusta, South Carolina. Murray State wants in on the action too. Strangely, there was no sign of the Cardinals. Bold strategy for Rick Pitino.
–Switching gears from potential Cats to former Cats, Terrence Jones absolutely destroyed the NBA Summer League, and Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale took notice. Jones finished the summer league schedule averaging 18 points and nine rebounds.
— CBS Sports has their fan poll cranked up with Kentucky flavor, and it looks like the BBN has left its mark. Let’s keep it that way.
— Garnet and Black Attack, an SB Nation blog for the South Carolina Gamecocks, previews South Carolina’s conference football opponents. They break down the game against the Cats, and it seems like 2010 is stuck in Cock’s fans memories. If you remember, the last time USC visited Commonwealth Stadium, Mike Hartline, Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb lead the Wildcats to victory over Steve Spurrier and quarterback Stephen Garcia. It is safe to say the blogger expects revenge.
That’s a wrap. Now go get a box of donuts, a cup of coffee and enjoy your morning. I’ll see you back here shortly.