Its Election Day and early reports are of low turnout…hopefully its because you have been here reading the blog all day. Some notes….
— Tonight is the NBA Draft Lottery as has been mentioned on here a number of times. It begins at 8 pm and we will have the results soon after. Between the drama of Wall finding out his home, Cousins thinking one team might take him #1 and the potential for Lebron’s targets to open up if New Jersey or the Clippers get the first pick, there is no doubt that there hasnt been a Draft Lottery with more potential for importance in the Bluegrass state in a long time.
— Kyle Cain, who was a PF recruit who at one time considered UK, told Zagsblog that he was dropping the Cats because he was worried UK would recruit over him. Some folks have taken this story as a bad thing and proof of some nonexistent problem. What that tells me is that Calipari is trying to set up this program like Pete Carroll did his USC program. Come here if you can play and are willing to compete. If you arent, then forget about it. I like that.
— It bears repeating that ESPN is saying again today that no one can verify the Lebron-Cal-World Wide Wes story that came out yesterday. That suggests to me that there is very little to it.
— There is a reason that Perry Stevenson’s Twitter is without a doubt, a must follow. Because he sends off random goodies like this:
Lunch time! These turkey sandwiches are gonna be AMAZING
Yes Prairie Dog, I am sure they will be.
— The Jorts and Hood team in China played game 2 today and both had big games. Jon Hood, who was held scoreless in the first game, bounced back and went for 13 points and 7 rebounds. Jorts came through with another good game, with 10 points and 6 boards. Both guys seem to be playing well on the tour and getting some good competition. That can only help for next year.
— I was told by a person close to Joker Phillips that as coach, he wants UK football to recruit speed, speed and more speed. If that is the case, then the two commitments yesterday at WR/DB, both showcase that his objective is going to be reached.
— Big Ten Commissioner confirmed to the College Presidents today that the Big Ten is moving forward with expansion. As we have said on here before, the amount of teams they add and where they add them, could lead to a 16 team SEC and problems for Louisville. It is the biggest story in college sports this offseason and bears your attention.
— Finally, if you are around, please stop by Big Blue Country in Louisville from 6-7 pm and see the radio show. We will talk sports before I go off and get all political (not on this site, dont worry) for the rest of the night. It should be fun.
No word yet on Terrence Jones and his decision, but we will let you know as soon as it happens…if it happens. And if not, you will always have one Jones around the Big Blue…