I hope everyone out there is having a Happy Mother’s Day. I would especially like to wish the Happiest Mother’s Day to my own mother who continues to be an inspiration to me on a daily basis. She is without a doubt KSR’s biggest fan and has read nearly every word on this blog (even the BTI posts) since its inception. Thanks for all you have done for me and I love you dearly.
A couple of quick notes:
— I admit to being rather unexcited by the various Power Forward prospects for 2010 that UK is adding here in the final months. But having said that, if Dibo and Cain dont get me excited, I am a big fan of Kadeem Jack. The young man from NYC is a very talented player with not only tremendous upside, but the ability to contribute right away. His decision to not attend prep school has led to a bit of “last girl in the bar at the end of the night gets all the men’s best offer” syndrome, as he is now being recruited by both North Carolina and Kentucky, a one-two punch that almost no recruits actually get to receive. I like Jack’s game and think he could be a GREAT late option that potentially could pay huge dividends. Plus, he went to Shagari’s high school…so he has that going for him…which is nice. Expect a visit in the coming weeks.
— Congrats once again to the UK graduates who took to the aisle on Saturday. The one’s from the team are obviously guys we know, but a large group of those that “walked that aisle” are also KSR readers and tremendous UK fans. Congrats folks and good luck with whatever lies ahead.
— Along those lines, I spent some time with Wayne Turner at the Barnstorming Event in Ashland and he told me that he is one class away from picking up his degree after this summer. I have huge respect for those that come back to school to complete their studies and Wayne, who I didnt know before but found to be extremely nice and very funny, has shown a lot character in getting the job done. A big congratulations to him.
— Today is the day that Patrick Patterson leaves Lexington to first head to his home for a couple of days, and then off to get ready for the NBA Draft. I listened to his first interview with KSR the other day and he said that his dream was to “go to a school and make a name for myself and be remembered for working hard.” I think he succeeded in that here in Lexington.
— The John Calipari coaching rumors continue to flourish. I catch up on my week’s Tony Kornheiser shows on weekends and yesterday heard both Bob Ryan and David Aldridge, two longtime NBA reporters say that it was an “open secret” that John wants to coach in the NBA and is just hoping for the right scenario. Both hoped he stayed in college and thought that it was most likely he would do so. But both also believed that the Bulls would not be that place, primarily because they wont pay the money it would take to get him.
— Betty White ruled on SNL. The muffin skit will go down in SNL lore, but I thought the entire show was fairly well done. 88 years old and getting it done…you get em Betty!
We have more as the day goes on…podcast goes up tonight and registration kicks in as well. Plus in the night post, some insight from our man Woo on Enes Kanter, who he spent a few days working out with over the last week.