The future of America’s pastime is up for grabs for Major League Baseball’s 30 organizations as the MLB draft got underway last night.
The University of Louisville had a big night, sending three players to the majors in the draft’s first round, and one more in the second. Kentucky’s Kyle Cody did not hear his name called in either opening night round, which assures him a worse spot than in the 2015 draft, when he was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 73rd pick.
The draft will continue on through Saturday until all 40 rounds are complete. (Forty??!!). You can follow along on the draft’s website, but that sounds like a really boring weekend and I don’t recommend it.
Some quick news to kick off your day and then I have an early tee time to catch at Madisonville Country Club…
Shaquille O’Neal encouraging his son to consider Kentucky.
John Calipari has Shaq on his side in the recruitment of Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal. A four-star power forward in the 2018 class, O’Neal likes Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky, but his father prefers Kentucky out of the bunch.
“My dad actually wants me to lean towards Kentucky,” O’Neal told 247Sports. “He has a good friendship with the coach there. I know a lot about that school because a lot of kids dream about going there. I like their style of play.”
Tyler Ulis to work out with the Hornets today.
Charlotte will work out a couple of point guard options today in Tyler Ulis and Cat Barber, as well as a handful of other prospects. Ulis was last seen in Denver auditioning to become Emmanuel Mudiay’s backup with the Nuggets.
Check out these highlights of Tai Wynyard at the FIBA 3×3.
He may love the spin move more than Julius Randle.
Scout.com updated its Class of 2018 rankings and Marvin Bagley is still No. 1.
Bagley recently trimmed his list to six schools: Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Kentucky and UCLA. He’s the top overall player in Scout.com’s new rankings for his class.
New Albany’s Romeo Langford is the third-ranked prospect.
Here’s a cool throwback of Muhammad Ali raising the Y at Rupp Arena.
— Garrett Wymer (@GarrettWKYT) June 10, 2016
Tune in to a football edition of KSR today.
We kick off Matt’s vacation rotation with Nick Roush, Freddie Maggard and Rivals.com’s Justin Rowland in studio to talk Mac Jones and other football goodies. Those three will fill in for Matt and Ryan Lemond on this Football Friday edition of KSR.