Today is the day you can meet Keldon Johnson at KSBar and Grille. Johnson is kicking off his #KJTour at our favorite spot in Lexington and you can meet him there between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm.
Each signature will cost you $30 and there will be merchandise available for purchase as well. Stop by earlier in the day to pick up a numbered control card to reserve your place in line.
Other upcoming meet-and-greets:
Wednesday, April 24: Tyler Herro
Thursday, April 25: Maci Morris and Jonny David
Thursday, May 2: PJ Washington
For more information, follow the KSBar and Grille Facebook page.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shined in Game 4 loss.
The Warriors beat the Clippers to take a 3-1 lead in the series, but Sunday’s game in Los Angeles was big for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The former Wildcat scored a career-high 25 points in the losing effort, setting a new franchise high for points by a rookie in a playoff game. He had 14 of his team’s first 17 points.
Gilgeous-Alexander’s rookie season probably has only one game left in it, at Golden State on Wednesday, but it has been a great first year in the league for the 31st-ranked player in the 2017 high school class. He is a young star in the making with the Clippers.
Be sure to catch up on all of our coverage from the Jordan Brand Classic.
Our ace basketball recruiting guru Jack Pilgrim did a great terrific job out in Las Vegas all weekend. Catch up on his work:
— Future Kentucky Wildcats shine in the Jordan Brand Classic
— Jaden McDaniels remains patient with recruiting process, undecided on decision date
— Jordan Brand Classic opponents give their scouting reports on three future Kentucky Wildcats
— Tyrese Maxey would “love” to play with RJ Hampton at Kentucky
— Kentucky signees content with current roster, but would welcome new additions “with open arms”
— After “hectic” recruitment, Keion Brooks Jr. says he couldn’t be happier with his decision to attend Kentucky
It’s NFL Draft week!
Josh Allen has only three more sleeps before he is announced as a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He took Hyundai back to his hometown to tell the story of how the high school kid no major college football program wanted became one of the top NFL prospects.
The draft gets started Thursday night.
Nick Richards did not enter the NBA Draft (as far as we know).
Midnight marked the deadline for early entrants to enter the NBA Draft. Nick Richards was the only Kentucky player who had not made a decision as of yesterday, and it appears the deadline passed without him throwing his name into the mix (unless he did so without telling the fans). This means he will be back for his junior season, barring a transfer out of the program.
Now we wait for EJ Montgomery to make a decision about his future. He is testing the waters and has until May 29 at midnight to return to school.
How are we supposed to wait another week before Game of Thrones?
As expected, last night’s episode ended on a cliffhanger. Next week all hell breaks loose. But what do we do between now and then?????
Michigan State in the mix for Kerry Blackshear Jr.
If Kentucky is going to land the services of grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr., it will now have to beat out Michigan State, among the many other teams. The Spartans’ Nick Ward declared for the draft over the weekend, opening up a place for Blackshear on a team considered to be one of the best, if not the best, entering next season. Expect Tom Izzo to reach out with serious interest in Blackshear Jr. to join his team, if he hasn’t already.
It is a full house on KSR today.
I’ll be in studio with Matt, Ryan and Shannon to discuss the weekend and everything ahead. Be sure to tune in.