I bring you today’s Morning Wakeup from my franticly typing fingers this late Sunday morning! In attempts to get you as much of a recap from yesterday as possible in the quickest of fashions, I’m going to keep this brief and cut right to the chase. Here’s what you missed:
Keaton Upshaw committed to UK Football
– Keaton UpshawðŸ“ (@UpshawKeaton) July 1, 2017
The 6’7” 230-pound tight end committed to play for Mark Stoops yesterday afternoon. Another big get for Stoops, Upshaw chose BBN over Louisville, Cincinnati and West Virginia among many others. He is the sixth commitment coming in from Ohio in the 2018 class for Vince Marrow, joining tight end Brendan Bates.
With victory on the horizon for this upcoming season, Kentucky’s 2018 class has bumped up to No. 20 in the 247 Composite Rankings.
Team USA & Cal’s Wildcats are killing it in the FIBA U19 World Cup
In their first game of the FIBA U19 World Cup, the Americans came out ahead, winning 108-48 over Iran. Kentucky Wildcat, Hamidou Diallo, had the team-high 17 points and 4 rebounds followed by P.J. Washington’s 13 points and 4 rebounds. Both players lead Team USA in scoring in all games where stats were kept.
Cameron Reddish, a power forward target in UK’s 2018 class, was arguably the best player for Team USA in yesterday’s match. He had 14 points and scored all three of this three-point attempts. Check out the full stats from Team USA’s win below or click here for six take-aways from the game.
Summer League is well under way
In keeping an eye on our Wildcats participating in the Summer League in attempts to work their way into the NBA, we have some updates for you. Derek Willis and Dakari Johnson were in Orlando yesterday, playing for the Pistons and Thunder respectively, competing for the first time against in each other.
Johnson’s Thunder defeated Willis’ Pistons 92-91, with Dakari dominating the paint and racking up an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double. Willis finished with two points, two rebounds, 2 steals and one assist in his ten minutes of play. Check out Nick Roush’s story here for game highlights and further analysis.
Another former Wildcat, Bam Adebayo, showed off his skills for the Miami heat, bringing home a double-double comprised of 14 points and 10 rebounds. In the team’s loss to Charlotte, Adebayo added two assists and three blocks.
Stay tuned to KSR for all of your Summer League info!