This weekend has certainly been an exciting one for Kentucky fans. Hopefully, that positive momentum carries into Sunday. From big-time football commitments to ‘Cats going crazy in the NBA, it’s been an undoubtedly action-packed weekend for Big Blue Nation.
Read below to catch up on all the exciting news from yesterday and what to look forward to today.
Kiyaunta Goodwin picked… Kentucky!
The 6-foot-8 offensive tackle is not only one of the biggest commitments during the Stoops Era, but one of the biggest Wildcats grabs in program history. Saturday evening, Goodwin picked UK over other powerhouses such as Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson.
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) April 17, 2021
The verbal commitment already has Wildcat fans looking forward to the fall. The Louisville native will surely prove to be another sturdy brick in the “Big Blue Wall.” Plus, it doesn’t hurt he’s just another recruit stolen straight out from underneath the Cardinals’ noses.
The Bat ‘Cats look to take series against Georgia
After losing to the Bulldogs on Saturday night, the Wildcats’ game on Sunday is going to be a rubber match. Kentucky was never able to break through Georgia’s lead last night after trailing for the majority of the contest.
F | No. 20 Georgia 8, UK 7
Battled 'til the end. Series will be decided on Sunday afternoon in Athens. 1 p.m. ET start.
— Kentucky Baseball (@UKBaseball) April 18, 2021
Their game on Sunday will be an important one. After their loss to Georgia, the ‘Cats are sitting at .500 in conference play. The Wildcats will look to take the series at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Julius Randle will aim to continue his hot streak
There’s no denying Julius Randle has been nothing short of astounding this season, but Friday night he took that statement to new levels. The former Kentucky star went ballistic, dropping 44 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists to lead the Knicks to victory.
Julius Randle is the first Knicks player with 40 Pts, 10 Reb and 5 Ast in a single game since Bernard King did it on March 22, 1985 in a win against the Pacers. pic.twitter.com/mIzwFK66gO
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 17, 2021
Sunday night, Randle will have another opportunity to exert his dominance against the New Orleans Pelicans. Tune in to ESPN at 1 p.m. ET to see Randle go head-to-head against former Duke Blue Devil Zion Williamson.
D’Eryk Jackson is out for next season
As much as I would love to only bring good news about this weekend, yesterday wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Linebacker D’Eryk Jackson is out for the 2021-2022 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.
The 2020 recruit found limited playing time last season, but grinded all year to position himself for some serious minutes this coming season. Unfortunately, his hopes will have to wait due to a freak accident that occurred during warm-ups last week.
Mark Stoops confirms that linebacker D'Eryk Jackson has suffered a season-ending injury. "He was doing a really good job."
Says it was a non-contact injury during warmups last week.
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) April 17, 2021
All the best wishes to Jackson as he recovers from his injury and takes the challenge head-on like a true Wildcat.