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— Remember when it was discovered that Lance Thomas purchased $100,000 worth of jewelry during his senior year at Duke? That’s a lot of money for a senior in college to spend on jewelry, right? There has to be some shady dealings, right? Well, it turns out the purchase was legit, according to the NCAA. The NCAA concluded its investigation of Thomas’ extravagant spending and found no wrongdoing in the case. College basketball’s governing body determined that Brooklyn-raised Lance Thomas, son of a New Jersey Ford plant manager in a single-parent home, acquired a $70,000 loan for $97,800 worth of jewelry as a 21-year-old student at Duke University without any financial assistance that would compromise his amateur status. It makes perfect sense!

— In spending news of a different magnitude, Andrew Wiggins went Targeting in Huntington.

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And when Andrew Wiggins goes Targeting in Huntington, UK fans find a way to get a picture.

— ESPN’s Dave Telep wrote an interesting entry on his blog yesterday about the changing culture of high school basketball. Telep, like many others in his position, notices a sense of entitlement with the elite high school basketball talents in recent years. Kids these days think they’ve already made it when they’re invited to big time AAU events and high school all-star games, when it’s really quite the opposite. Instead of using the events to better themselves for the next level, today’s prospects think they’re on top of the world and they lack humility and an appreciation for where they are as teenagers. Remember, kids, not every McDonald’s All-American makes the NBA, some don’t even shine in college.

247 Sports released its final Class of 2013 college basketball rankings today. Kentucky has three of the Top 5 players, five of the Top 10, six of the Top 15 players and seven of the Top 60, with hope still out there that the No. 1 player will finalize the class. That. Is. Insane.

1. Andrew Wiggins
2. Julius Randle
3. Andrew Harrison
5. Aaron Harrison
8. Dakari Johnson
10. James Young
14. Marcus Lee
59. Derek Willis

[See the full list here]

— And on today’s podcast, Matt and Ryan Lemond were at Home Run Burgers in Louisville for two hours of Kentucky Sports Radio radio discussion. Have a listen at TalkRadio1080.com.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

20 Comments for TwinSpires.com’s Free $20 Wager Wants Late Afternoon Notes and Today’s Podcast



  1. cat
    4:06 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    this cant be right…. can it?? if so, wow.. if not, still wow!



  2. James Stanklin
    4:09 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    yeah, that DQ soda is so good I couldn’t put my cup down before I went into Target either.



  3. Smart Person
    4:12 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    I hope he knows lexington has the nicest targets in all the land.



  4. Correction
    4:21 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    4 out of top 5 unless you typo-ed



  5. Correction
    4:22 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Oh I get it, we don’t have wiggins…yet



  6. Correction
    4:24 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    **Knock on wood** please Wiggins bring your talents here



  7. Experienced
    4:26 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew looks buttered lolz 😗☁🍃



  8. I Say
    4:35 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Isnt that 6 of the top 10 and 7 of the top 15?



  9. #8
    4:41 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats, you’ve got the counting down. Now if you could just improve your reading comprehension you’ll be ready for the second grade.



  10. Mike Damone
    5:00 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Is that Wiltjers little brother? Good looking kid!



  11. Jim jones
    5:11 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Nice lookin DQ spit cup



  12. The real Tyler Lykins
    5:18 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    I sure wish I was that boy in the picture



  13. Experienced
    5:18 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    10- lololol D’f? HAHAHAHAHAHA



  14. Sam
    5:33 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Willis moved up 150 spots or so to 59?!?!? Didn’t he fall out of the top 200? If this is correct, then he has made a huge jump, and must be impressing observers at these post regular season camps.



  15. Pooh
    5:57 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    I know that kid in the picture with wiggins. He’s the best 9th grade point guard in eastern KY



  16. Correct
    6:12 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    By the rankings above we have 6 and 7 of the top 10 and top 15. Not 5 and 6 as the article incorrectly states above.



  17. Willie cole
    6:33 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    I think that kid was laying out of school



  18. Bill Clinton
    6:42 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    That fella with Wiggins looks a lot like a guy who likes to drop 40 on Stinky at the Community Center.



  19. shawn
    9:36 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Who cares about Wiggins, that man’s about to get married. We all need to save him before its to late. The kid needs to go to Vegas, he’s luckier than Kate Middleton’s underwear.



  20. JoeBob
    8:56 am May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Is that Gumby Montgomery’s boy?