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Wednesday’s Top 10: The McDonald’s All-American Game is here

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The focus of today’s top 10 is pretty obvious. Tonight, (at least) four future Kentucky Wildcats will take the stage at the McDonald’s All-American Game, which is where we’ll start things off.

1. The McDonald’s All-American Game is at 7 p.m.

Quade Green, PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Nick Richards will all suit up for the East Team in tonight’s McDonald’s All-American Game, which airs at 7 p.m. on ESPN. From what I gather, the foursome has spent almost all of their time recruiting Mo Bamba and Kevin Knox to join them. Nick Roush has been churning out awesome coverage of the McDonald’s All-American festivities, so to prepare yourself, check it out:

2. KSR will have a live blog for the game

It’s been a few days since we’ve done a live blog, so if you need a fix, or just want to join some fellow Cats fans to talk about the game, check the site around 7 p.m.

3. Get in the mood with these highlights from practice

Impossible to really tell anything from a practice for an all-star game, but those midrange jump shots sure look nice.

4. Calipari finally offered Zion Williamson last night

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After watching his mixtapes for months, I’ve been waiting for John Calipari to offer 2018 phenom Zion Williamson, and last night, he finally did. The 6’7″ 230 lbs. forward  is considered the best player in the 2018 class by 247 Sports and has become a YouTube sensation for his explosive dunks, to the point even Drake has been spotted wearing his jersey. Here’s why:

Williamson visited Kentucky for the Kansas game earlier this year and said he was floored by the experience.

“Indescribable, the environment,” Williamson said. “That environment, I just can’t even describe it, it’s ridiculous.”

5. South Carolina fans really want him

It’ll be a while before Williamson makes his decision, but South Carolina fans have made it clear to the Spartanburg native that they want him, chanting “We want Zion” at a pep rally celebrating the team’s Final Four berth in Columbia a few days ago:

Plenty to focus on before we worry about that, such as…

6. Two new names on the radar

On Tuesday, John Caliapri reached out to two 2017 shooting guards: Mark Smith and Jemarl Baker. With the backcourt cupboard bare after this season, Calipari’s clearly going after depth, particularly guys that can shoot, and both guards can do just that. Smith was recently named Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois and was originally set to play baseball at Missouri, but an elbow injury forced him to focus on basketball instead. The Cats are obviously coming in late to his recruitment and will have to beat out schools like Illinois, Butler, Indiana, Ohio State, Texas, California, Northern Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas State and Missouri, which, given the fact that it’s Kentucky, probably won’t be too tough.

Meanwhile, four-star guard Jemarl Baker recently decommitted from Cal after Cuonzo Martin took the job at Missouri, and the Cats are on his list, along with Maryland, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Duke, Marquette, Virginia, and ASU. He’s known as a great shooter, and the Cats will definitely be in need of those next season.

With the early signing period starting on April 12, it’s gonna be a fast and furious recruitment with both of these players, so stay tuned.

7. Don’t forget Derek Willis in the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday

Willis is headed to Phoenix this weekend after all, to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game. The game will be a great chance for Willis to impress some scouts and further his NBA stock, and he’ll play alongside the likes of JJ Frazier, Moses Kingsley, and Bryce Alford. The game airs on CBS Sports Network at 6:30 PM ET on Friday night. We’ll be watching.

8. Those of you leaving nasty stuff on John Higgins’ roofing company’s Facebook page need to stop

I get that a lot of you blame Higgins’ questionable calls for Kentucky’s loss, and yeah, leaving fake bad reviews may seem funny, but when you think about it, it’s really not. It’s actually embarrassing and a horrible representation of our fanbase. The story has gone national, so please do everyone a favor and stop.

9. “Trading Spaces” is coming back!

I got way too excited yesterday when I heard that TLC is reviving “Trading Spaces,” the home improvement makeover show that ran from 2000-2008. The show was must-see TV for me during high school and college, and I’ll never forget the homeowners’ reactions when Hildi glued hay on the walls or when Doug redid a brick fireplace, which left one homeowner so upset that she could be heard sobbing off camera:

10. KSR starts in an hour

Are you ready?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

15 Comments for Wednesday’s Top 10: The McDonald’s All-American Game is here



  1. Jordon
    9:11 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t know about the rest of you BBNers, but I can’t bring myself to care about the MCD AA game. I’m not over knowing that Willis, and Dom will no longer wear the Blue and White in addition to the fact that Fox, Monk, and Bam are likely out the door as well.

    Worst part about this system is losing guys every year that you grow attached too after one season. That is amplified this year by the loss of seniors who were contributors on the court, and great ambassadors off of it.



    • runtsfan
      9:42 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I agree that who cares about the all star game. But I rarely get attached to the “run and gun and done” wonders. I do get interested in the guys who are around long enough to watch them develop. Hanging on every word for months or years about recruits who will be with you for 4 months is not very satisfying.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:15 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I get more attached to guys who stay longer. I’m more sad about losing Hawkins and Willis than any of the others. So for me, the system makes it easier bc I’m less attached to the newbies. Plus we win a lot, so there’s that.



  2. luke_emberton
    9:40 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    what’s wrong with leaving some fake reviews? Look death threats are just horrible and anybody doing that really needs a come to Jesus moments but throwing a lil shade and a sarcastic review is rather humorous



  3. Booby Petrino
    10:18 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Fake reviews, fake news…the Internet is fake! KSR shared that fake story about Lavar Ball. is this site even real??? 🙂



  4. 8xchamp
    10:18 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    I believe the game starts at 9 eastern.



  5. HillbillyInBC
    10:54 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    I sat next to Paige Davis on a JFK-DFW flight many years ago. Didn’t even know who she was at the time, just that she was very attractive and rather sweet (in spite of being distraught over our departure being delayed).



  6. UKfanman01
    3:38 pm March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Soooooooooo. You can tell the JAR crew are a bunch of liberal sheep by this posting. 8. Hey guys stop trolling the wife. Meanwhile in the last 3 weeks spreading fake news on Lavar Ball, making fun of a coaches wife, and putting a video up showing the bad calls and calling the ref out for all of BBM to see. KSR hasn’t been the focus of negative national attention in the last month? Hmmmm. Just like ole Clinton saying she didnt know what emails were confidential



  7. UoKFB PHAN
    9:50 pm March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe I wrong about this but you would think when you click on the ‘Football’ tab you would get football stories and not basketball stories. OK… yes, my game is football but I’m still not happy with Cats loss to UNC… and yes, I’m going to miss seeing the Kentucky guys Hawkins and Willis on the court. That said… hey KSR… does football matter to you guys or not??? Wait, wait… the Lexington Herald Leader did the same thing about 10 days ago except the article in the football section was a women’s basketball article… so maybe this is acceptable after all.