Good morning! Today brings us the last day of one of the top high school basketball recruiting events of the entire year. Our own, TJ Walker, has been in Augusta, SC for the annual Peach Jam. In case you have missed anything, he has been posting seemingly nonstop over the past few days with any and all recruiting news that you could possibly need.
I would sit here and link each story that I think are the most important for you to see as the event wraps up, but I think each and every one is worth a read. To visit TJ’s page and get caught up, click here.
Now onto to the rest of the news you need to know to start your day…
Great Article on Josh Allen from the Herald-Leader
Our friends over at the Lexington Herald-Leader wrote a fantastic article about one of Kentucky football’s top players entering next season. Fans know Josh Allen as an electric player who very well could be a first round pick in next year’s NFL Draft. What most fans don’t know is the struggles that he has had to go through to get to this point.
Trust me, it is well worth the time to sit down and read and learn more about a guy that will definitely be playing on Sundays in 2019. You can find that article by clicking here.
Two former Cats continued Summer League play yesterday
The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas continued yesterday for two former Cats. Marquis Teague, playing for the Toronto Raptors, scored 10 points, while also dishing out 2 assists and pulling down a pair of rebounds.
While Marcus Lee might have transferred, I still consider him as a Kentucky player in the NBA and yesterday he got the start for the Cleveland Cavaliers and scored eight points and had six rebounds.
There is nothing that will make me happier than seeing these two players play in the NBA next season. Each one was their own fire plug to each team that they were on.
Saturday Down South makes bold UK Football predictions
That time of the year is finally here. It is “bold prediction” time for all of the major football writers/websites. While I take most of these with a grain of salt, I do like reading in to what an outsiders opinion of Kentucky football this year is.
The commonality I usually see is that people don’t really know what we are going to see. If the quarterback position turns out to not be an issue, we could be in for a pretty good season. On the other hand, if the position struggles, six wins may become harder and harder to get.
Saturday Down South seems to believe that the latter will happen this season. In more positive news, they also think that Kentucky will win 10 games in 2020. Yes, you read that correctly. Kentucky football will win ten games in 2020. Please don’t pinch me.
For the explanation of why they believe what they do, click here.
Martin Truex Jr. wins Quaker State 400
Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver to win the Quaker State 400 back to back years with his performance in last night’s race. While I did not attend the race, I was driving south on I-71 when race traffic was getting out and it seemed that traffic was moving fairly efficiently.
I will say that if you have never been to a race of Kentucky Speedway, you really should consider it one year. It is a lot of fun and will give you a lot of respect for what these drivers have to do week in and week out.
This also gives me a chance to post this video again. It is definitely worth a watch, but if anything the screenshot for the video is fantastic. Personally, I think it could be caption contest worthy.
That is the news you need to start your day. I hope you have a great Sunday. Go Cats!