Kentucky basketball’s annual pilgrimage to the NBA Draft is upon us. Thursday night John Calipari will be with Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the green room at the Barclays Center to see the two Wildcats selected in the lottery. Yesterday Knox worked out with Charlotte Hornets, but his stock might be rising too high to fall to No. 11 overall. If SGA remains in the lottery, the L.A. Clippers are the most likely destination.
Three other Wildcats could be drafted. It’s unlikely that we’ll hear Wenyen Gabriel’s name called. Nobody knows who might take Jarred Vanderbilt in the second round. A year after Hamidou Diallo was a fringe first round pick, ESPN believes he’s a rising second round sleeper.
Today at noon Coach Cal will hop on a teleconference to talk about all of his players in the NBA Draft. Stay tuned for updates today and throughout the week on Kentucky Sports Radio dot com.
Ashton Hagans is Officially a Wildcat
The top-ranked junior point guard in America is now a Kentucky Wildcat. Hagans finished high school on Friday and moved to Lexington yesterday. He unpacked and setup his dorm in the Wildcat Coal Lodge in time to attend yesterday’s Kentucky basketball camp.
Following Hagans’ reclassification, 247 Sports updated their rankings to make him the No. 2 point guard in the 2018 class and the No. 12 player overall. Kentucky’s 2018-19 roster is now (almost) complete.
Reid Travis Visits
The Stanford grad transfer power forward will be taking his first college visit this week. He’s expected to be in Lexington tomorrow. His other suitor, Villanova, has yet to have a reported date scheduled for a visit. Kentucky is considered the favorite. It would not be a surprise if Travis pulled the trigger and completed UK’s roster before the end of the week.
Mexico handed Germany the greatest early upset of the 2018 World Cup and created a legendary call.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 17, 2018
All credit for the upset should go to the Ruddy’s. Celebrating their honeymoon in Cancun, the Kentucky fans traded in their UK gear for Mexican national jerseys just in time to see the monumental upset.
Today’s Schedule on FS1:
- 8:00 a.m.m: Sweden vs. South Korea
- 11:00 a.m.: Belgium vs. Panama
- 2:00 p.m.: Tunisia vs. England
#KSR120 is Happening
KSR’s summer project is officially underway. By its end, KSR will physically touch every corner of the Commonwealth in all 120 counties. Allow Matt Jones to explain:
Tony Vanetti takes over KSR
Hold onto your butts.