By now we all know the devastating news that we lost the Greatest Ever, Mohammed Ali, late Friday night. Nick did a great job compiling tributes to Ali that you can check out here. We lost a legend, and none can compare.
And now, for your morning update.
The UK Freshmen Basketball players arrived on campus
Yesterday the freshmen we’ve been dreaming about since they made their declaration of loyalty to the BBN arrived on campus. Sacha Killeya-Jones and Bam Adebayo were quick to take advantage of the campus University of Kentucky Snapchat filter to show fans they are here and ready to get things underway.
#2 recruit in 2017 Mohammed Bamba plans to visit Lexington
247 sports is reporting that the #2 recruit in the country, Mohammed Bamba, will visit the University of Kentucky later this month. The 5-star 7-foot center had quite the performance at the Nike EYBL event against the nation’s top player, also a 7-foot center, DeAndre Ayton.
Tai Wynyard finishes 3×3 World Championships as the second-leading scorer
Tai Wynyard entered the 3×3 World Championships as the reigning MVP. His team also won the tournament last year. Wynyard and his New Zealand team finished pool play 4-0 but fell in the semifinals to Qatar. Wynyard finished the event as the second-leading scorer and was even dubbed the Player of the Day following yesterday’s performance against Hungary. Hopefully this will be something to build on going into the season at UK.
Quarterback commit Mac Jones has been participating in the Elite11 Finals in Los Angeles
It’s no secret Mac Jones has been blowing up nationally in recruiting. This weekend he was one of 24 of the nation’s top quarterbacks invited to participate in the Elite11 Finals event in Los Angeles.
— Sanjay Kirpalani (@SanjayKirpalani) June 5, 2016
UK Football Summer Camp kicked off this week
Saturday Night Prime Time Camp was held last night with another showcase coming today. A few of the names in attendance include: OLB Steven Franklin, RB Morgan Ellison, DT Antwan Owens and QB Trevor Oakes. It looks like 2017 quarterback commit, Walker Wood (Lafayette High School in Lexington) was also in attendance at the camp.
Great day at Uk today
– Walker Wood (@Wood7Walker) June 5, 2016
The NBA Finals resume tonight
We have Game 2 of the NBA Finals tonight with the Golden State Warriors vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at 8:00 p.m. Pick your poison, but I’m with Steph all the way this season.