This isn’t the first time we’ve posted the above picture, but spring break is coming up and so is the spring football game, so it seems like a natural fit to post once again. The spring game is 34 days away. If you’re not one of the over 30,000 fans who have already reserved tickets, you can do so right here.
Moving on to a few notes from the KHSAA Sweet 16.
We’ve had plenty of coverage today on Dominique Hawkins’ 21-point, 10-rebound performance to lead Madison Central to a thrilling comeback win over Ballard in today’s State Championship. Orlando Antigua was on hand to watch the young star again, and stuck around to watch the Sweet 16 MVP presentation to Hawkins as well. Hawkins scored 107 total points in four games, the 12th-highest point total of all time (h/t Kyle Tucker), and he and his team showed a will to win once again that I am sure greatly impresses the UK staff.
But Dominique Hawkins wasn’t the only one who caught the eye of the UK staff during the Sweet 16. A source tells KSR that Orlando Antigua called the home of Holmes Sophomore guard James Bolden, talked to a family member of his, and expressed Kentucky’s interest after Bolden recorded 29 points and 13 rebounds in an overtime loss to Hawkins and Madison Central. Calipari and Antigua both were outside of the Holmes locker room following the loss in Friday’s quarterfinals and talked with Holmes head coach Jason Booher about their interest in Bolden, who has already been offered a scholarship at Xavier and drawn interest from Cincinnati and Purdue.
Dominique Hawkins stole the show at this year’s Sweet 16, but James Bolden and Holmes are likely to be in the spotlight in these next few years. Bolden (like Hawkins) has also referred to Kentucky as his “dream school”.