And you definitely read that meme in Morgan Freeman’s voice. I know I did. Go ahead and read the entire Top 10 in his voice too…
1. The potential “package deal” played each other again last night.
Immanuel Quickley and Zion Williamson went head-to-head again last night, with Williamson’s team getting the best of Quickley’s, 84-59. Williamson went for 29 points and nine rebounds; Quickley’s night was much quieter, although he did hit this floater over his buddy (and future college teammate, hopefully).
— Overtime (@overtime) July 28, 2017
You can watch a replay of the game here.
2. Quickley v. Ball today in Vegas.
It’s not quite the national draw of Williamson against Big Baller Brand, but Kentucky fans should get excited about their next point guard (probably) taking on LaMelo, Lavar and the Evil Empire today in Las Vegas. It’s an 8 am local tip for the guys, so it’ll get going around 11 am on the East Coast.
PUNISH HIM, Immanuel.
3. UK Football Media Day is Sunday.
Kentucky is mixing it up this year (with the new practice rules) and beginning its fall camp on a Sunday, which means we — the capital J, Journalists — will be grinding on a Sunday. Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com will have all of the coverage from media day here on the site throughout the whole day, so join us after church as we bring you a ton of preseason football coverage throughout the afternoon, night and all the way up until the first kickoff in September.
4. Isaac Humphries found a new basketball home, at home.
In case you missed the exciting news, Isaac Humphries signed a contract with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League. He turned down opportunities from the Adriatic League, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s BBL, and the Greek Basket League, among many others; deciding instead to begin his professional career in his hometown, where he can be with friends and family. A two-and-done at UK, Humphries went undrafted last month, then was signed and cut by the Washington Wizards prior to his first summer league game.
5. Basketball team taking a break from summer workouts.
Wednesday night’s #MidnightStrong workout in Commonwealth Stadium was the Wildcats’ last for a couple of weeks. You should check out the photo gallery from the night on UKAthletics.com and then get really, really, really excited about this basketball team. They’re all in much better shape than you or I am this summer.
6. John Calipari going to Canada, eh?
Vegas was fun, but it’s time for Calipari to move on to the Great White North in search of more talent for his basketball program. Calipari is expected to attend yet another AAU event this weekend; this time, with all eyes on a rising star in the 2018 class: Simi Shittu.
Interest in the five-star forward is high on Kentucky’s end — how high, you ask? Well, Cal is leaving several of his other targets in Sin City to take a closer look. The hope is Shittu will be the next talent to slide down that recruiting pipeline from Canada to Kentucky, joining the likes of Jamal Murray, Trey Lyles, Mychal Mulder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. (And Drake, I guess.) Molson for everyone if this kid commits one day.
7. Karen Sypher to be released from prison today.
She’ll be surprised to learn that nothing at Louisville changed during her seven years behind bars. They’re all still scumbags, just as they were in July 0f 2003 when Rick Pitino gave her that quarter of a minute of passion that changed both of their lives forever.
8. Tweet De Jour:
Left: loves stripping healthcare
Right: loves strippers pic.twitter.com/iqnpl1eNOH
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) July 28, 2017
9. NFL training camp is underway.
It’s a big summer for contract guys like Avery Williamson in Tennessee and then NFL hopefuls like Boom Williams in Cincinnati, Marcus McWilson in Oakland, Farrington Huguenin in Pittsburgh and many others. We’ll keep close tabs on all of the former Wildcats as they battle for spots this preseason. We’ll also remind you, often, that the Titans are going to the Super Bowl.
10. One more radio show without Matt Jones.
There is one more show to go within Matt’s five-week vacation. Survive it, and then KSR returns to its regularly scheduled programming on Monday. It’s Ryan Lemond and me (so almost a regular show) plus a special guest appearance by Jeff Ruby in the second hour. Give us a call and a listen, if you will.