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Today on KSR: NFL Draft Aftermath

© Christopher Hanewinc | USATSI

© Christopher Hanewinc | USATSI

Kentucky Makes School History in 2019 NFL Draft

The Wildcats had a player selected in each of the first four rounds of the this year’s NFL Draft. This awesome feat only becomes more impressive once you consider that is the very first time it has happened for Kentucky. Overall, the Wildcats saw a total of five players selected in the draft, which ties their total for the last six drafts combined.

The picks went down like this: Josh Allen was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the seventh overall pick in the draft, Lonnie Johnson Jr. was selected by the Houston Texans in the second round with the 54th overall pick, Mike Edwards went to Tampa Bay in the third round as the 99th pick, Benny Snell Jr. was the Pittsburgh Steelers 4th round selection with the 122nd pick, and offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei was selected by the New York Giants in the seventh round with the No. 232 pick.

Not to be left out are the un-drafted free agents from Kentucky who have already reportedly signed with NFL teams. Chris Westry (CB) reportedly signed with the Dallas Cowboys, Dorian Baker (WR) tweeted that he is signing with the Cleveland Browns, CJ Conrad (TE) has signed with the New York Giants, and Bunchy Stallings (OL) will be signing with the Jaguars, joining Josh Allen in Jacksonville.

Kentucky had an awesome three days at the NFL Draft, and their five selections were among the highest in all of college football.

The Nike EYBL Continues

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is in Atlanta watching the nation’s top college basketball recruits play in the opening weekend of the Nike EYBL. If you aren’t following him, you need to do so now. If you are following Jack, you’d know John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff have already watched R.J. Hampton, Cliff Omoruyi, Isaiah Jackson and Terrence Clarke.

Here’s a recap of the biggest stories Jack’s covered so far at the event:

The EYBL wraps up today, so be sure to follow KSR throughout the day as Jack continues to give great coverage on the event.

NBA Playoffs Continue 

The conference semifinals continue today as the Boston Celtics start their series with the Milwaukee Bucks at 1:00 p.m. ET, and the Houston Rockets kick off their series with the Golden State Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET. Be sure to tune into the Bucks’ game to watch former UK star Eric Bledsoe who has been playing some great basketball lately.

Yesterday’s scores saw the Toronto Raptors take a 1-0 lead on the Philadelphia 76ers thanks to star Kawhi Leonard’s outstanding 45 points and 11 rebounds. Also, the Denver Nuggets finally wrapped up their series with the San Antonio Spurs in a 90-86 game seven victory.

The win came in large part thanks to former Kentucky star Jamal Murray. Murray played great, leading both teams in scoring with 23 points. He also grabbed five rebounds, notched four assists and had the game-clinching shot on a national stage.

This was a huge moment for Murray – he is slowly but surely turning into a NBA star right before out very eyes in these playoffs.

Former Kentucky gymnast Shelby Hilton has passed away

Heartbreaking news to report from the UK Athletics family, as a former University of Kentucky gymnast has died at the age of 25.

Shelby Hilton, a four-year letter-winner for the Wildcats from 2012 to 2015, lost her four-year battle with cancer on Friday night.

“Shelby inspired us all with the courage she showed throughout her fight and her strength will remain an example for everyone who had the honor of knowing her,” UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart said in a press release. “The UK family mourns her passing and offers heartfelt condolences to the Hilton family.”

For more on Shelby and her legacy at UK, click here.

All of us here at KSR pray for the Hilton and UK gymnastics families during this difficult time.

Article written by John Reecer