Happy Friday to you and yours.
Let’s kick it off with the morning rundown before we have an electric day of Kentucky sports talk.
Kentucky granted Ashton Hagans’ wish.
Ashton Hagans got the UK scholarship offer he wanted on Thursday. The five-star point guard in the Class of 2019 received a phone call from John Calipari and Kenny Payne, who told him the good news. Hagans will now have to decide if he wants to jump on the opportunity to become a Wildcat, and if he’ll do it as early as next season or play one more year of high school basketball. For months there has been some buzz that he may reclassify and be eligible for 2018-19 play. Kentucky’s scholarship offer is for either year.
Keldon Johnson Injury Update: He’s going to be OK.
UK signee Keldon Johnson rolled his ankle in Thursday’s national quarterfinal game, but he’s going to be fine. Johnson may even be able to play today in the semifinal, although that remains to be seen.
The injury occurred early in the game when Johnson’s left foot came down on the foot of an opposing player. He hobbled off the floor and was taken back to the locker room, but returned to the bench to watch Oak Hill go on to win without him, 75-53.
Oak Hill back in action on ESPN2.
If you enjoy watching the GEICO Nationals high school basketball tournament, you’ll be excited to know Johnson’s Oak Hill squad will play University School (FL) in the first semifinal game at 3 pm today. After that, PJ Washington’s dad and younger brother will be in the second semifinal game when Findlay Prep takes on Montverde Academy in the 5 pm semifinal. Montverde features the No. 1 overall player, Duke commit RJ Barrett.
WATCH: Matt House talks defensive progress after UK Football practice.
I went to an amazing event last night at the Castle.
Our dear friends at CastlePost launched their new “Nashville Knights at the Castle” concert series last night and it’s one of the cooler events I’ve ever attended. I could write a novel on it but I’ll give you the abbreviated version: a group of singer/songwriters sat around and talked about how the hits we know from the radio came together. They told behind-the-scenes stories of the song-making process, the music industry, and about many of country music’s big stars. It was very interesting to hear what all goes into making a hit (and how random it can be), and then they each performed songs they wrote. That’s not a great explanation, but it was awesome. Trust me. I will definitely be back for the next one, and then the next on, and so on.
Click here to see the upcoming schedule and purchase tickets.
Did the Today Show fall for Shannon The Dude’s fake Sister Jean Twitter account?
It sounds like it:
— MrTT (@MrTylerKSR) March 30, 2018
Alan Cutler to co-host KSR with Ryan Lemond today.
WLEX’s Alan Cutler is a month away from retirement, so we’re handing him the KSR radio show to share stories from his 30-year career as a Lexington sportscaster. Our own Ryan Lemond, who worked many years with Cutler at WLEX, will be in studio to help say goodbye to his old colleague and travel buddy. Tune in at 10 am.