The wait is almost over.
Kentucky small forward Kevin Knox is expected to announce his NBA Draft decision sometime today. He flew home to Florida yesterday to make a final decision, one that is reportedly coming “down to the wire.”
There are more than a few reasons why Knox could turn down the NBA for one more year at Kentucky. Age is a factor. If Knox declares he would be one of the youngest players in the NBA. If he waits a year, next year’s draft class is not nearly as talented as the 2018 class. There’s also the National Title card his father continues to hold over his head.
While you’re convincing yourself that a return is possible, do not forget that he’s projected to be a lottery pick.
SI.com Top 100: No. 11
NBADraft.net: No. 11
ESPN Top 100: No. 14
Sporting News: No. 12
Today will be filled with angst, but do not fret. Your phone will meow with a KSR alert as soon as news breaks.
Calipari is on the Road
While current players mull over their future, John Calipari is recruiting their successors. Last night he was in Texas to see five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey. It looks like the Maxey’s got the memo: meat is the way to Cal’s heart (and that Texas brisket looks fantastic).
UK Football to Scrimmage
This afternoon it will be in the 60s. Tomorrow morning there will be snow on the ground. That is exactly why Mark Stoops bumped up the weekly scrimmage at Kroger Field to this afternoon.
The head coach will break down everything that happens around 6:00. Yesterday he had to meet with the media to reveal that Jordan Jones injured his shoulder during Tuesday’s practice. It will require surgery and he’s not expected to return until camp starts in August. Jones’ back-up at the beginning of spring, Jamin Davis, is also out for the spring season with a knee injury. Hopefully it’s the last injury news we hear for quite some time.
See everything Stoops had to say after yesterday’s practice that was open to the media.
The Keeneland Spring Meet Starts
Enjoy the beautiful weather before it’s gone.
Bald Eagle Embraces Former UK Baseball Player
The home opener for the Minnesota Twins featured a few theatrics during the National Anthem, one of which did not completely cooperate. A bald eagle was released, but did not immediately return to his handler. Instead he sought out the shoulder of former Kentucky Wildcat, James Paxton. Paxton’s patriotism is unquestioned after he refused to flinch.
This bald eagle decided to switch up its national anthem routine ? pic.twitter.com/lGXZeqaIDt
— ESPN (@espn) April 5, 2018
The Masters’ Leaderboard
Before you see who’s ahead, laugh audibly at Sergio Garcia.
— Jared Christopher (@JaredLChris) April 6, 2018
Tiger is seven shots back at +1, but the real story is Tony Finau, who somehow shot a -4 a day after dislocating his ankle in the Par 3 Contest.
KSR is on the Road
See the KSR crew LIVE in Lexington at Central Equipment on Red Mile Road and you might just be lucky enough to watch Ryan Lemond chase a greased pig.