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Today on KSR: Just over here, waiting on Kerry Blackshear Jr.

We expected Kerry Blackshear Jr. to make some sort of announcement Sunday. That didn’t happen. Monday came and went. Now, there appears no end in sight to the Kerry Blackshear Jr. saga.

There are a few things to keep us occupied while we wait for Blackshear’s decision. The most pressing matters are on the Kentucky football recruiting front. This week’s Rivals Five-Star Challenge could turn into a UK party.

Yesterday three UK targets made news before any recruits even took the field at the prestigious prep football camp. Four-star Ohio defensive end Darrion Henry said he will announce his college decision this Saturday. Four-star defensive tackle Dallas Walker followed that news by abruptly announcing he will reveal his college decision today, choosing between UK, Auburn and Texas A&M. That came out just a few hours after four-star defensive back Enzo Jennings teased a “big announcement,” one that will likely determine his college football future. His high school teammate, UK commit Justin Rogers, lobbied for support from the Big Blue Nation.

If just one of the two incredibly talented targets roll the dice, it would show the nation’s top prospects that Kentucky is a real player on the recruiting front.

De’Aaron Fox Finishes Third for Most Improved Player

The former Wildcat point guard earned 77 votes, trailing only D’Angelo Russell and Pascal Siakim, for the Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award. In his second season, the Sacramento King increased his production from 11.6 points and 4.4 assists per game to an average of 17.3 points and 7.3 assists per contest. His efforts helped the Kings finish with their best record since 2005-06.

Another former UK point guard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, tallied votes for Rookie of the Year. He finished fifth with seven third-place votes.

Kareem on AD

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer shared words with the MVP before last night’s NBA Awards and gave his take on the Lakers’ addition of Anthony Davis.

Team USA Advances

A pair of penalty kicks by Megan Rapinoe pushed the USWNT into the World Cup quarterfinals. The matchup against Spain was too close for comfort, even after Rapinoe put the second PK in the back fo the net with 14 minutes left in the contest.

Even though it was close, the US still has not trailed in the World Cup since 2011. The next game is this Friday afternoon against France.

Chip McDaniel lands another PGA Event

The former UK golfer continues to ride a wild wave of momentum. After the Clay County native made the cut at the U.S. Open, he finished in the Top 50 at the Traveler’s Championship. This weekend he’ll play in the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club as a sponsor’s exemption. He’ll return to Lexington for the Barbasol Championship next month.

KSR is taking your calls

Matt Jones had a busy first day back on Kentucky Sports Radio. After going through three weeks of topics, he’s ready to take your calls for two hours on KSR. Get that rotary ready to roll.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

21 Comments for Today on KSR: Just over here, waiting on Kerry Blackshear Jr.

  1. 4everUKblue
    9:03 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

    I may be in the minority but I enjoyed Matt’s vacation maybe more than he did. Tom Hart, Laura Rutledge and Michael Eaves were very good, maybe there’s somethings Matt could learn from them.

    • ClutchCargo
      9:16 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      There’s a saying: the wise man learns more from the fool than the fool learns from the wise man. Decide for yourself who is the fool in this scenario. Haha

    • 4everUKblue
      9:49 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Already have.

    • 4everUKblue
      10:05 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Here’s another saying: Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

    • 4everUKblue
      10:50 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry Clutch I misread your comment.

  2. Smyrna_Cat
    9:04 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Today is the day for Blackshear!!!!

    • runningunnin.454
      9:47 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Hope so, Spanky needs a nap.

    • Smyrna_Cat
      10:11 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Spanky does indeed!

    • bouzoukiman
      10:19 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Haha. RG FTW!

      You’re welcome Nick for me posting the link to that Spanky GIF on the Show Thread yesterday. 😉

  3. meeksfor3
    9:10 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

    I understand giving credit to McDaniel but several other KY guys are playing in PGA events and no mention of them. JB Holmes, Josh Teater and Justin Thomas all played in the Travelers with Teater and Thomas both finishing higher than McDaniel.

    • ukcamel
      10:37 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Justin Thomas went to Bama, but I’m with you on needing more JB Holmes updates.

    • meeksfor3
      12:26 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

      But he is from Louisville Kentucky and played at St X.

  4. Catscats23
    9:20 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

    And those guys have spots on the tour. Chip is getting in each week by playing Monday qualifier tourneys (and a sponsor exemption). Hes fighting for a spot on tour and playing pretty well.

  5. ClutchCargo
    10:03 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Just give me some 4* football recruits and I’m good with whatever Blackshear decides to do.

  6. catheaven
    12:26 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Enjoyed Tom Hart, Tony Vanetti, and Laura Rutledge, in that order. Rest of the time, ten minutes into podcast I turned it off. I really really missed Matt and am so glad he’s back. Was great to hear your voice yesterday and today, Matt.

    • panicpat
      1:12 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Oh really. So you enjoy listening to Matt speak down to Ryan and talk to him like a child. No thanks I’ll pass. Would much rather have drew, Ryan, and Shannon do the show themselves.

    • 4everUKblue
      1:40 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

      If Matt never did another show it wouldn’t bother me in the least, I agree with panicpat.

  7. binarysolo
    1:22 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Is there a remote chance Blackshear is fielding calls from overseas pro teams?

  8. UKrulesall
    1:32 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Don’t understand what he is waiting on. Just decide already. Get on campus and help witch ever team you choose.
    No one is benefiting from him continuing to drag it out.

  9. jim tom
    2:11 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Blackshear smackshear. Don’t care

  10. Bluebloodtoo
    2:32 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Another day, another medium for trolls and haters to bash blackshear while feigning to be members of the BBN.