Can we talk about Thurby for a moment? Because I think it’s the dumbest thing ever. I’m a Derby guy, through and through, like horses and all that… but Thurby? Come on. What kind of name is that? Who did that? It’s terrible. I’m all for an additional day of being a degenerate during our state’s biggest weekend, but can we call it something else? Anything else. Just not Thurby. It’s horrible. It makes me hate today.
Okay I’m done. To the goods…
1. Kevin Knox could announce his decision at any moment.
The five-star small forward is officially on Commitment Watch beginning now through the next couple of days, per the timeline his father gave earlier this week. Knox Sr. told Adam Zagoria the family is seeking some air time on ESPN this weekend for the announcement, and the decision date/time is dependent on that. There are no “Recruiting Nation” specials on the schedule, so ESPN will have to find a place to slide Knox in on another program or Knox will have to go another route to give the news. Whatever the case may be, it will be sometime between now and Sunday, so they say.
2. Vince Marrow and Darin Hinshaw to visit Jarren Williams today.
Kentucky is all in on reeling Jarren Williams back into his commitment and now the Big Dog is involved in his recruitment. Coach Marrow and Coach Hinshaw will make their way to visit Williams at his high school just outside of Atlanta this afternoon, in hopes of convincing the young quarterback to come back to the Wildcats. However, they’re up against yet another competitor as Williams announced this morning that he just picked a scholarship offer from Georgia.
3. Another QB target will visit campus tomorrow.
If Williams can’t be swayed back to the good side, the Cats still have eyes on Kevin Doyle, a pro-style quarterback out of the D.C. area. Doyle told Justin Rowland he will make the trip to Lexington on Friday. Darin Hinshaw and Steve Clinkscale were in to watch him throw it around on Wednesday.
4. Isaac Humphries is gone.
As finals wrap up for the fall semester, the departing Wildcats (all eight of them) will pack up their 150 pairs of shoes and their Playstations and leave Wildcat Coal Lodge behind.
Isaac Humphries said goodbye this morning after his two seasons in the program:
Lex it's been real.
Thank you to everyone. On to the next chapter in life…where ever that may take me #BBNforever âœˆï¸
— Isaac Humphries (@IsaacHumphries7) May 4, 2017
I like to think Isaac spiked a basketball on his way out.
5. Tai Wynyard listed as “available” for his national team this summer.
The Junior Tall Blacks hope to have Wynyard inside for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 this summer. The Wildcat big man is available for selection by the New Zealand team and its coach, Daryl Cartwright, said they are pleased to have him.
6. Carlton Bragg transferring to Arizona State.
Former Kansas big man Carlton Bragg has a new home in college basketball as he has announced his transfer to play for Bobby Hurley at Arizona State. Bragg was a five-star power forward out of the 2015 recruiting class when he accidentally announced his commitment to Kentucky. At the time, Bragg really wanted to go to Kentucky, but Calipari wasn’t ready to take him because he was holding out for some other bigs, who he ended up not getting.
7. 87 percent of you said you would change your name to Kroger for $100K.
In our fun poll from the radio discussion, we learned that 87 percent of you would change your name to Kroger if you were getting paid $100,000 per year over 10 years to do it. Then 30 percent of you said you would go as low as $25,000 per year for the permanent change. The next move is for Kroger to cough up the money so one of you will do it.
8. Update on Hamidou Diallo…
There is no update on Hamidou Diallo.
But the combine starts Tuesday!
9. Stick around for a thorough preview of the Oaks coming out today.
We’ve brought in horse racing expert Ed DeRosa to help us handicap the Oaks and the Derby so we can all get mega rich together. He’ll start with his Oaks preview today and then we’ll tackle the Derby picks tomorrow. Read it and then I’ll meet you at the airport once we cash the winning tickets.
10. KSR is in studio today, at Oaks tomorrow.
The Movie Madness bracket will be decided tomorrow while we’re standing in the rain at Churchill Downs. Hope to see you there!
Thurby is still terrible by the way.