Well hello there, bud. Good morning to you.
I’m back behind the wheel of Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com today after two days away from the internet. I had to unplug for a couple days for some private matters, but I have returned as we continue to transition from UK basketball fun to the offseason grind.
So join me in previewing what’s ahead on the docket for today and beyond, and then tune in to Kentucky Sports Radio radio at 10 am. I’ll be on there too. Hashtag double duty today.
UNC’s Nassir Little stole the show in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
With big names like R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson on the court Wednesday night, it was Nassir Little who shined the brightest and took home McDonald’s All-American MVP honors. The UNC signee scored 28 points, three shy of the game’s all-time record, in his West Team’s defeat of the East.
Barrett and undecided prospect Jordan Brown weren’t far behind in the scoring column with 26 points each.
See all the stats in the official box score:
Confession: I was unable to watch the game, but I do know Kentucky’s Keldon Johnson made the winning plays down the stretch — against Barrett, of all people.
Karl-Anthony Towns went crazy last night.
Towns went for 56 points and 15 rebounds in Minnesota’s win over Atlanta last night. In doing so, the former Wildcat became the youngest player to have a 50/15 game since Shaquille O’Neal in 1994.
It also set a new Timberwolves franchise record in scoring, previously held by Mo Williams, not Kevin Garnett, surprisingly.
UK’s NBA prospects have gone home to weigh their decisions.
Easter Weekend is Decision Weekend for Kentucky’s NBA hopefuls. The players who aren’t already home will soon be going home, and they’ll all come back to Lexington next week with a decision in mind. We all have our own guesses and predictions of what they’ll each do, but it won’t be long before we know what they’ve actually decided. The news should begin to trickle out on Monday (or maybe even earlier) and continue throughout the week as they finalize their plans.
It’s Opening Day in Major League Baseball.
Only seven months until baseball is over!
Congratulations to our new Editor-in-Chief, Mrs. Tyler Thompson.
As I said, I was off the grid the last two days, so I did not extend a public congratulations to our new Editor-in-Chief, Mrs. Tyler Thompson. Tyler is now the boss of the internet’s ugliest website, and we’re very excited to have her in an extended role behind the scenes.
Many of you received this news as a sign of me quitting, but I regret to inform you that I am not going anywhere. You’re stuck with me. I will write for KSR until my fingers fall off because I’m married to the game.
I need Talladega 500 advice.
Four short weeks from this very moment, I will be in an RV heading toward the Talladega 500 — and I need some help. If I may be honest with you for a moment, I’m a little nervous about my first RV/Talladega experience. If any of you out there have been, I’d love to pick your brain about what to know and expect. You can e-mail at [email protected] or slide in my DMs on Twitter at @DrewFranklinKSR. I just need someone to tell me I’m going to be okay and let me know what should be on my prep list. Thanks in advance.
Chris Mack was introduced as the head coach of Louisville yesterday.
I already miss Rick Pitino.