Big Blue Nation lost one of its own on Monday when Ryan Monahon, a 16-year-old from Bracken County, was tragically killed in a car accident in Brooksville. “Money,” as he was known around Bracken County High School, was described by his friends as “the biggest UK fan they know.” I think the picture (taken from his Twitter account) will vouch for that too.
We ask that everyone in #BBN keep Ryan’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
— We’re just over 24 hours away from an announcement that could directly affect the 2014 NCAA National Championship. If the Harrison twins commit to Kentucky, UK can go ahead and hang banner No. 9/10. If Andrew and Aaron commit to Maryland, the Terps will be good and Kentucky fans can still hope for Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins.
Matt and I will be on the road at 5:00 tomorrow (on our way to get something special for you) but KSR will cover the announcement in some form. I’ll let you know how in tonight’s night post.
— Where is John Calipari today? He’s in Massachusetts watching Goodluck Okonoboh. Okonoboh is the 8th-ranked center in the class of 2014, according to ESPN Recruiting.
— Can John Wall save the stagnant Washington Wizards? ESPN The Magazine wants to know. In an interview with the magazine, our favorite point guard said he wants to be an NBA All-Star and a Hall of Famer. Check it out.
— From UK football, the news of CoShik Williams’ season-ending injury is incredibly sad. Williams busted his tail and waited his turn to be Kentucky’s guy, only to miss out on the opportunity in his senior season due to the hip injury. His college career is now over and we wish him the best in recovery and pursuing an NFL career.
— Eric Prisbell from USA Today was on this morning’s radio to talk about the Harrison twins. Have a listen…