It’s been a rough 48 hours at the KSR compound. After Drew started the fire, he promptly passed the torch to me. Naturally, the next move was to pour gasoline on the fire. If you thought the blog was reduced to ashes, don’t you worry. It’s time to rebuild Rome in a day.
If anybody can make it happen, it’s Johnny Juzang. The five-star sharpshooting wing from Studio City, California recently reclassified to the 2019 class. If the No. 30 player in America picks UK, as 91% of the 247 Crystal Ball selections predict, John Calipari will once again have the top-ranked class in the country. Not too shabby.
Juzang will choose between UK, Virginia, Kansas and Oregon. There’s no set time, but Evan Daniels anticipates it to happen in the afternoon/early evening. Juzang’s announcement isn’t the only big news of the day.
The Nike EYBL Resumes
The nation’s top prep basketball circuit is back in action tonight. John Calipari’s coaching staff is expected to be in Indianapolis to watch the best of the best on the hardwood. We’ll let you know exactly who they’re following throughout the weekend.
While the assistants are hard at work, Coach Cal is galavanting across the Italian countryside. Look who he ran into in Capri!
NFL Rookie Mini-Camps Begin
Former Wildcats will wear NFL uniforms for the first time when they take the field across the country for three-day NFL rookie mini-camps. Big George already got a crack at it last weekend. Chris Westry, Lonnie Johnson and Josh Allen are just a few who will be on the field this weekend.
First day of work ? pic.twitter.com/EDPC5Z99Ib
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) May 10, 2019
UK Softball’s SEC Tournament Opener
A rain delay forced the Kentucky softball team to wait until Friday to open SEC Tournament play in College Station, Texas. The fourth-seeded Wildcats will take on the fifth-seeded Ole Miss Rebels at 11:00 a.m. ET on the SEC Network.
UK Baseball Fights for the SEC Tournament
Not every team makes the SEC Baseball Tournament. The Bat Cats are currently tied with Alabama for the 12th and final spot in the tourney. This weekend they’re on the road for a three-game series with South Carolina, who is just one game behind UK in the SEC standings. To secure a spot they’ll need to take care of the Gamecocks in Columbia beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
De’Aaron Fox Cashes In
He’s the featured player in the latest bit for Head and Shoulders. I will personally go out of my way to purchase every product endorsed by Wildcats, except this. Maybe if he started with Rogaine, I could get behind this ad, but what do I say to the god of hair? Not today.
— De'Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) May 9, 2019
Take a Chill Pill
Aaron Rodgers is set to make a cameo in the next episode of Game of Thrones and I’m afraid T.J. Walker’s head might explode. My KTR partner and I were a little late, so we went over 90 minutes in the latest episode to talk about ‘The Last of the Starks’ and preview the big battle at King’s Landing. Were we a little frustrated by some of the things from the episode? Sure, but I believe the best is yet to come Sunday night.
Best News Ever?
Yesterday I arrived at the dentist’s office at 10:30 expecting to receive a root canal. I walked out of the office 30 minutes later without one needle in my mouth. Does it get any better? I think not. That’s what happens when you don’t schedule your dental appointment for 2:30.
KSR is on the Road
Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are at the State Dock Marina in Jamestown for this morning’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. There’s no better way to kick off lake season than with KSR at Lake Cumberland beginning at 10:00 a.m.