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Today on KSR: Happy National Donut Day!

Good morning, BBN! And Happy Friday to all of you!

As a matter of fact, there’s another reason to celebrate this morning: it’s National Donut Day!

Today, numerous donut shops and stores are celebrating the holiday by giving out free donuts and participating in various promotions. Some of the quick deals I’ve seen online are with Krispy Kreme (one free donut) and Dunkin’ (one free donut with any beverage purchase), but check with your go-to spot for today’s specials to celebrate.

Speaking of donuts, I know of someone in particular who will be celebrating today: UK football signee Michael “Donut” Drennen II.

Drennen wore a donut shirt to announce his commitment to UK, via @Scott_Schrader.

For that reason alone, and that reason alone, let’s watch some of Drennen’s ridiculous highlights to get the day started:

The NBA is BACK

On Thursday afternoon, the NBA’s Board of Governors officially voted to approve the league’s 22-team format to restart the 2019-2020 season in Orlando, with July 31 being the return-to-play date.

With this finalized plan, 16 teams already in playoff position will be invited to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, along with six other teams in outside contention being brought in to fight for the eighth seed.

Among the 22 teams invited to Orlando, as many as 20 former Kentucky players will take the floor.

Who and for what team? Here is the entire list below:

Eastern Conference

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Eric Bledsoe

Boston Celtics

  • Enes Kanter

Miami Heat

  • Bam Adebayo
  • Tyler Herro

Washington Wizards

  • John Wall (injured)

Western Conference

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Anthony Davis
  • Rajon Rondo

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Patrick Patterson

Denver Nuggets

  • Jamal Murray

OKC Thunder

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Nerlens Noel
  • Hamidou Diallo

Dallas Mavericks 

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Wenyen Gabriel

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Darius Miller (injured)

Sacramento Kings

  • De’Aaron Fox

San Antonio Spurs

  • Trey Lyles
  • Keldon Johnson

Phoenix Suns

  • Devin Booker

The NBA Draft date is set

While discussing the return-to-play plan yesterday, the NBA also revealed when its draft will be held.

And to no one’s surprise, it’s going to be a pretty significant wait.

As of today, the NBA has set the Draft Lottery for August 25 to determine the first 14 selections, followed by the NBA Draft on October 15.

In response to this news, the NCAA has also officially moved back its withdrawal deadline to August.

Players testing the NBA Draft waters will now have until August 3 or 10 days after the draft combine (still TBD) to decide. The original deadline was June 3.

All five of Kentucky’s starters from the 2019-20 roster – Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards, Ashton Hagans, and EJ Montgomery – have announced they intend to stay in the draft and forego their remaining eligibility, so this does not apply to them. This will, however, affect teams with players still contemplating their futures, such as LSU (Darius Days, Javonte Smart, and Trendon Watford), Michigan State (Xavier Tillman and Aaron Henry), Arkansas (Isaiah Joe), Alabama (John Petty), and Tennessee (Yves Pons).

The wait continues…

Kentucky football set to participate in protest

With the country protesting police brutality and racial injustice each day over the course of the last week, Kentucky football is set to participate this afternoon.

According to our very own Matt Jones, Mark Stoops and Courtney Love will be joined by members of the football team for today’s protest in downtown Lexington.

Kentucky falls to Coach Duggs and the Tennessee Volunteers

After leading late into the third quarter, Kentucky wasn’t able to pull off the upset against Coach Duggs’ undefeated Tennessee squad last night, falling by a final score of 36-26.

One heck of an effort falls short in Lexington.

It’s basketball day on KSR

After making my debut on the radio show Monday morning, I’ll be returning today to talk all things UK basketball and recruiting on Kentucky Sports Radio.

Have any questions? Let us know in the comment section or on Twitter (@JackPilgrimKSR).

More importantly, tune in from 10 a.m. to noon.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

1 Comment for Today on KSR: Happy National Donut Day!



  1. Proctor331
    10:04 am June 5, 2020 Permalink

    Will LSU supposedly scheduled to receive their NOA any day now and Miller leaving Memphis; how much does this open the door for Kentucky with Cisse since he is now pushing back his decision date