It’s almost Friday. Almost. Notes:
– Ohio State is in trouble. Miami is in trouble. Blame the system? Hell no! Blame LeBron James! Or at least that’s what I think CBS basketball blogger Matt Moore is saying his latest post. Moore points out that there are three prominent schools with ties to LeBron James and now Kentucky is the only one not in trouble right now. And that’s unbelievable to him. Read if you dare by clicking here.
– We’ve heard plenty about the possibility that a few former Kentucky players might be spending their lockout time taking some classes in Lexington. Tracee Hamilton of the Washington Post loves it. Loves it! In her Wednesday column, she applauds John Wall for looking to go back to school and thinks it sends a great message to the kids. Read her article here. It’s slightly more intelligent than the first.
– Even though they dropped two straight against that crafty Domincan team this week, the UK Pros team featured three players ranked in the NBA’s Top 100 list compiled by Sports Illustrated. Rajon Rondo checked in at #27, Tayshaun Prince was ranked at #61 and John Wall rounded out the group at #72. Full list here.
– As we approach and end to the month of August, we get closer and closer to the end of the Kaleb Tarczewski watch. Tarczewski’s AAU coach told the Arizona Star that the five-star big man is still sticking to his original schedule and should announce his college choice at the end of the month. He’s going to choose between UK, Kansas, North Carolina and Arizona.
– Because I’m hoping that Sports Illustrated will send me a royalty check, here’s another link to their fine work. In a recap of the preseason’s first week, a number of winners and losers were picked, including Randall Cobb, who earned some praise. Here’s what they had to say about his fine work:
Looks like the Packers definitely have another play-maker in second-round receiver/return man Randall Cobb. Green Bay lined Cobb up in the slot against Cleveland, and the Browns couldn’t cover him, giving up a Packers-best three catches for 60 yards, all of them good for first downs on gains of 13, 19 and 28 yards.
If you missed Kentucky Sports Radio this morning, check out the podcast below. Matt recapped another fun night of exhibition basketball and talked about what the Miami scandal could mean for the Cards. Give it a listen.