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Barleycorn’s Top 10: Happy Spring Game Day!

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1. The Blue-White spring game is tonight.

The spring football season will come to a close tonight when Blue meets White in the annual intrasquad spring scrimmage in Lexington. Attendance is expected to exceed last year’s game and there is still room for you to get in there. If you can make it, tickets can be picked up for free at the Commonwealth ticket office outside the stadium prior to the game. If you can’t make it, the SEC Network will air the entire game tonight at 7:30 pm. But we hope you can make it!

2. The Jordan Brand Classic is also tonight.

The JBC tips off live on ESPN2 at 8 pm tonight, right in the middle of the UK spring game, so get those DVRs ready!

Kentucky has the most players in the game with four — Quade Green, Nick Richards, P.J. Washington and Jarred Vanderbilt — followed by Duke and Alabama with two each.

Kentucky was the star of last year’s game when De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk shared MVP honors:

Run it back tonight?

3. What did you think of One And Not Done?

I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I’ll have a full recap of highlights and my favorite moments here on the site a little later today once I get it done, so be on the lookout for that. I’ll slide it in somewhere in the middle of all of the spring game coverage we have coming your way throughout the day.

4. Let’s check in on those results from ESPN’s online poll about Calipari.

Yesterday asked its readers what they think of John Calipari. There were three options and now it’s time to view the results from over 28,000 voters:

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Well done, BBN.

5. Mohamed Bamba is No. 2 in final 2017 rankings.

Rivals released its final rankings for the Class of 2017 earlier this week and Mohamed Bamba saw a jump from No. 4 to No. 2. Kevin Knox, the other available five-star prospect, came in at No. 9.

The UK signees’ final rankings are as follows:

13. Jarred Vanderbilt
14. P.J. Washington
16. Nick Richards
21. Quade Green
31. Shai Alexander

The final Top247 should be coming out soon.

6. Mark Smith still plans to visit Kentucky.

This week’s commitment from Jemarl Baker will not keep Mark Smith from taking his visit to UK. He told T.J. Walker, “That doesn’t change my interest at all,” and he plans to be on campus soon.

Smith is probably fourth in line behind Bamba, Knox and Johnson on Kentucky’s list right now, but the communication is not over.

7. How about Evelyn Akhator????

Kentucky women’s basketball had a big night last night when Evelyn Akhator went THIRD OVERALL to the Dallas Wings in the WNBA draft. It was the highest draft pick in the program’s history.

Makayla Epps went 33rd to the Chicago Sky, making it the first time UK Hoops has had two players go in the same draft.

8. Bruiser Flint added to Indiana staff.

One of Coach Cal’s best buds is now at IU… Rivalry back on? The new head coach and the AD have both said they’re interested in re-opening the series. I think Tom Crean was the problem.

9. The NBA regular season is over.

Check out Mrs. Tyler’s recap of the year for the Wildcats in the pros. I guess now we root for John Wall. He’s the biggest of the seven names in the playoffs.

10. Kentucky Sports Radio radio is at Griffin Gate Marriott today.

Stop by Griffin Gate at 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington for a live broadcast of this morning’s show.

Go Cats!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 Comments for Barleycorn’s Top 10: Happy Spring Game Day!

  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    9:45 am April 14, 2017 Permalink

    One and Not Done was great. It actually totally changed my wife’s opinion on one and dones because of the Dajuan Wagner situation. I really enjoyed it and suggest it to anyone who hasn’t watched it.

  2. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    9:48 am April 14, 2017 Permalink

    It is just dawning on me this morning that we will have NO scholarship juniors or seniors on our team next year(unless Johnson comes)…that is pretty crazy. If Bamba and another guard (Smith please) come that will be a very deep but young team.

  3. Basteballer
    11:53 am April 14, 2017 Permalink

    Again with the IU fake rivalry? No, thanks. They bring nothing to the table.