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Saturday Morning Links

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.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

17 Comments for Saturday Morning Links

  1. CatGrad7072
    10:08 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Uh, I think you mean Friday evening. Rough night at the piano bar?

  2. BBN
    10:16 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    I understood the Peach Jam was held in N. Augusta, South Carolina. Did KSR intentionally say it was being held in Augusta, Georgia in order to prevent the crazy element of Kentucky fans from driving out there and making a presence? Matt clearly said he and Drew were in Augusta, Georgia several times this week during the radio show. It could not have been a mistake. Unless, of course, the event really was held there. The Nike website says N.Augusta, S.C.

  3. Stuart Hammer
    10:33 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    1 – Haha, nice catch.

  4. Man.......
    10:34 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    This guy just can’t get right.

  5. i.b.poe
    11:08 am July 21, 2012 Permalink


  6. i.b.poe
    11:09 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    @ #2

  7. Reality
    11:09 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    2 – maybe they went to Augusta, GA and then didn’t notice they were being driven to N Augusta, SC? When you go to Cincy and somehow wind up in Newport on the Levee, do you make sure you clarify you’re not in Cincy anymore? And if some crazy Cats fans were driving around Augusta, GA confused, then I’m sure they could ask around or look up on their iPhones that it was actually in SC. Then those crazy Cats fans could drive across town to SC and not get butthurt.

  8. HOO HOO
    11:17 am July 21, 2012 Permalink



  9. BBN
    11:22 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Understandably, they did not want BBN crazies showing up and approaching them in the lobby of the Ramada hotel or at the event. That is the only reason you would say you are in Augusta, Georgia numerous times during the week and even mention The Masters golf event which we all know is in Georgia, not South Carolina.

  10. BBN
    11:23 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    In any event, they lied to the listeners about the location of the event. Not good radio coverage…

  11. HOO HOO
    11:32 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hahaha!! Lemme guess, Noel will play this season? Ha!!! If you lie about next years players you know your lying about this years. He’s ineligible –get over it. Just pray you make the nit

  12. hey dumbazz
    11:47 am July 21, 2012 Permalink

    8-9-10-11…. get a life… trolls. Pathetic. …And not that it matters but Augusta ga is about 4 miles from N. Augusta SC … stop cryIn’, ya little pillow-biter. Go clean ur room or mow the lawn before ur mom gets upset.

  13. Stuart Hammer
    12:06 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    Augusta, Georgia and Augusta National Golf Club is not even ten minutes away from North Augusta, South Carolina. Why do you think they’re both called “Augusta”? Because they’re in the same location. Geography!

  14. BurnerTurner5
    1:12 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    That adds up to 101%.

  15. HOO HOO
    1:33 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    OK, I’ll mow my lawn. Like a responsible house owner. Not like a trailer owner from pikeville who only does it when protective services comes to remove their children

  16. theSkinny81
    3:18 pm July 21, 2012 Permalink

    15 – 2012 National Champs. Our 8th….

  17. Mac
    7:42 pm July 22, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t care what you are doing of how cheap and lame you are… Don’t know how you got this job… But you must be mindful of the nuts