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Today On KSR: It’s Week 3 of Fall Camp

Good morning and welcome to a new Monday. (Groan.)

Over at the UK football practice facility, it’s Week 3 of fall camp as the Cats’ season opener gets closer and closer. We have a ton of football content on the site from a busy weekend, so click that football tab up at the top to catch up on all you missed. There will be plenty more to come today, tomorrow and beyond until they tee it up with Central Michigan in 12 days.

Go Cats.

Will Mark Stoops pick a quarterback this week?

It’s unclear if and when Stoops will name his starting quarterback before the opener, but it’s almost time to make the decision behind closed doors. After Saturday’s scrimmage, UK’s head coach said, “I think we have to settle in and see where we’re going to go… We’ll zero in on that probably when we get closer to the Monday of game week.”

If he’s shooting for next Monday, this week will be huge for Gunnar Hoak and Terry Wilson as they each try to separate themselves in the race. If Saturday’s scrimmage is any indication of how it will play out, Wilson is the current favorite considering how he shined over the weekend with his best practice to date.

Hopefully we’ll know more when Eddie Gran talks to the media tomorrow.

The KSR Football Podcast returns tonight.

With the first football game less than two weeks away, it’s time to debut a new season of the KSR Football Podcast. Nick Roush, Jared Lorenzen and I will record a new episode tonight with a special guest taking the fourth spot where Freddie Maggard once sat. The new episode will go online late tonight or early tomorrow morning, so get ready.

UK welcomed a new class of students to campus last night.

Welcome to Lexington, Class of 2022.

VIDEO: Isaiah Briscoe and Hamidou Diallo working out in New York. 

The gym at Life Time Athletic at Sky in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City has become a popular place for offseason pickup games between pros. It’s where Nick Richards and Hamidou Diallo earned minor NCAA violations last summer for working out with an NBA trainer for free; it’s also where those two played against the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Carmelo Anthony, among others.

Diallo is back at Life Time Athletic this summer (within the rules this time) and he’s working out with his former UK teammate, Isaiah Briscoe. Briscoe shared a clip of the action on Instagram and you can spot guys like Enes Kanter and Mo Bamba in on the fun too.


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So, Zion Willamson is pretty good.

Duke wrapped up its Canadian tour on Sunday with a 45-point win over something called a McGill University. Zion Williamson was the star with 36 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. It was quite impressive to all who watched on ESPN+.

78 days until the Champions Classic!

Speaking of that, I have no idea when Champions Classic tickets go on sale.

People continue to ask us about Champions Classic tickets and we continue to not have any idea when they’ll be available. Once we do, you’ll be the first to know. I promise.

New 247 Sports basketball rankings to come out this week.

The fine people behind 247 Sports basketball rankings will provide us with an update this week now that the summer basketball circuit is over. It’ll be interesting to see where UK’s three commits — Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney and Dontaie Allen — land on the new list.

TJ Walker will have more recruiting talk for you at noon in his Monday Insider Notes.

The radio show is back in studio.

The KSR Summer Tour has come to a close. Thanks to all who came out to see us these last couple of months. It was a grind, but it was worth it to meet so many nice people and visit so many nice communities. We’ll do it again next year!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for Today On KSR: It’s Week 3 of Fall Camp

  1. nicky
    9:25 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    Oh NOW Briscoe gets a jumper!

    • Jiminy Crickets
      10:26 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

      Go back and look at his HS tapes. He had a jumper. He lost it at UK because he bulked up to play the 3 spot at at height of 6’2. After he left he skimmed down quite a bit and worked on his perimeter game. It’s no surprise he’s gotten his shot back

    • A_Blue_Wildcat
      5:04 pm August 20, 2018 Permalink

      @Jiminy Crickets , He was never a good shooter. Shooting 35% on threes in highschool doesnt mean anything. He was never a good shooter because all of his shot mechanics were broke and he never took the time to properly fix them, add this with his terrible shot selection and its no wonder he couldn’t shoot worth a damn at a higher level than highschool.

  2. Ben27
    9:51 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    Player to keep and eye on! Reese Smith a junior at Boyle County High School. He was MVP of their game against Ballard High School. He played both ways. Safety on defense and receiver on offense. He has speed and most importantly great hands. He is a Randell Cobb type player who hates to lose! I would love to see him in Lexington in 2020.

    I went to the game to watch Ballard’s quarterback Austin Carr and he had a good game, but lacked the sure handed receivers that Reese provides for Boyle County. Two of his interceptions were off his receivers hands. Would love to see Kentucky offer him a preferred walk on, as Louisville has already offered.

    • KYcats11
      3:31 pm August 20, 2018 Permalink

      Definitely don’t want Austin Carr though.

  3. bigblue2284
    9:58 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    Of course, they were playing a less than stellar team we know that. I was a big skeptic of Zion before this trip but man he has wowed me. Not with the numbers so much but with the way he is a ball hawk that is super athletic and aggressive. He doesn’t play like a freshman, even a 5* freshman.

  4. jimmer
    10:02 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    Can we PLEASE stop getting Duke updates?!?!?! Yes I know it’s the first opponent. But stop the Duke updates.

    • rickwhitetx
      11:39 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

      Amen to that! It really chaps my hind quarters to see all the love ESPN gave to Puke’s Canada trip when they gave us little to nothing playing 4 pro teams in 5 days. Puke just played 3 Canadian colleges in 5 days.

  5. Bill3
    10:04 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    McGill University is a top academic university. Just sayin’ …

    • Iamheasyouarehe
      1:41 pm August 20, 2018 Permalink

      That would be more interesting in a College Jeopardy episode. Jus’ sayin’

  6. jbev
    10:09 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    I have yet to complain about this. But I find it funny that KSR has been complaining about how we’re going to have to hear about Duke constantly from the media, yet they’re posting about them just as much as everyone else.. c’mon boys. I’m fine to hear about them 2 weeks or so leading up to the game, but let’s hold off until then.

    • Jiminy Crickets
      10:32 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

      ^^^^this. Please stop with the OMG Duke is good. I’m so impressed. Did you see Zion?

      It’s pathetic actually. They weren’t getting preseason #1 votes, and “top recruiting class of all time” hype for nothing. Did you expect them to struggle against McGill. UK looked good on their Canadian trip, beat duke in opening game and then struggled the rest of the year, losing to an average Indiana in opening weekend. The teams we played THIS year were better but all of them were shells of the real national teams (3 of 4 played without top 3-4 players off normal roster). These games are fun, but they mean just barely more than a practice.

    • jimmer
      11:40 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

      Second time on the air Matt has complained about Duke getting all the hype. He’s right….especially considering how KSR continues to hype and talk about them.

  7. ukbradstith
    10:27 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    Man, Zion and RJ and freaking amazing. Going to be a tough one, that’s for sure.

  8. catsfan27
    10:32 am August 20, 2018 Permalink

    Early October for Champions classic tickets. I reached out and that was the response I got.