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1. KSR will have lots more from the McDonald’s All-American Game.
It is Day 2 at the McDAAG and Nick Roush is ready to bring you everything you need to know from Kentucky’s four participating signees, as well as Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox. It will all begin with action from today’s morning practice, followed by the McDonald’s Media Day activities in Chicago.
I’m supposed to be in Chicago with Nick, but that long drive from Memphis damn near killed me. I just didn’t have another trip in me after the tournament run. Sorry, Nick.
2. Join us for a live blog of the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday.
The McDonald’s fun will continue Wednesday night when the actual game is played. I’d like to extend an invitation for you to stop by Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com and join us for a live blog of the game when it tips off at 7 pm on ESPN.
3. Derek Willis will play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game at the Final Four.
Continuing the theme of all-star game talk, last night we learned Derek Willis will travel to Phoenix to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game. That one will be played Friday night and will air on the CBS Sports Network at 6:30 pm. John Calipari said on his radio show that he will travel to Phoenix to support Willis and take in the Final Four festivities.
Willis also has an invitation to compete in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, an eight-team, 12-game tournament featuring 64 of college basketball’s best seniors, on April 12-15 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Calipari said he is working to get an invite for Dominique Hawkins, too.
4. Malik Monk named Wooden All-American.
Monk was one of 10 players named to the Wooden All-American Team on Monday. He is joined by Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Dillon Brooks (Oregon), Josh Hart (Villanova), Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke), Frank Mason III (Kansas), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga) on the team.
The honor makes Monk the sixth Wildcat to earn the Wooden All-American distinction under John Calipari. Tyler Ulis (2016), Willie Cauley-Stein (2015), Anthony Davis (2012), DeMarcus Cousins (2010) and John Wall (2010) are the others.
5. Calipari already campaigning for De’Aaron Fox to NBA GMs.
“You take another point guard before this guy, it’s at your own peril,” Cal said on his call-in show.
It’s too bad Lonzo Ball will go ahead of him — the same Lonzo Ball he abused last Friday.
6. Zion Williamson will get a visit from Kentucky today.
The hottest name in high school basketball is expected to meet with Calipari today. Williamson is the No. 1 small forward in the 2018 class and he already has Drake wearing his Spartanburg Day School basketball jersey.
And he can do stuff like this, which is why he is the best high school dunker ever:
Be careful or you may spend two hours of your day watching his YouTube highlights.
7. Kentucky has eyes on a new target in the 2017 class.
Is there a third name on the board, along with Bamba and Knox?
Rumor has it, yes. And we’ll tell you all about him here on the site later today.
8. John Higgins’ business is getting CRUSHED on its Facebook page.
I won’t link the page because I don’t completely agree with attacking his side hustle, but, man, Big Blue Nation is destroying Higgins in the comments and reviews of the business.
9. Someone made a video package with all of Higgins’ bad calls from the game.
If you can stand to watch it, here you go…
10. Let’s have a fun day to get over March Sadness.
Join us for KSR radio at 10 and here on the site all day long…