On May 24th, 1979 Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. was born. 18 years later he was the 9th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft and went on to be named to 7 All-Star teams, 7 All-NBA teams, and was a two time NBA scoring champion. Often overlooked nowadays, T-Mac is a classic “what could have been” star. He absolutely was a star from 2000-2007, but he was so unbelievably talented that he still always left fans wanting more. T-Mac’s 2002-2003 season with the Orlando Magic is simply one of the best statistical seasons in NBA history: 32.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.7 steals.
As a basketball fan I hope that everyone will join me, on his 35th birthday, in celebrating the career that Tracy McGrady had. It is one of the best kept secrets of the past 20 years in the NBA.
On to the news and views…
2014 Women’s Football Clinic
The UK Football Women’s Clinic is back after selling out last season. The date has been set for Saturday, July 26th and the fee will be $75. For more information follow this link to the UK Athletics website.
Julius Randle or Noah Vonleh???
Though Julius Randle continues to be considered by many as the 4th best player in the upcoming NBA Draft, teams in the lottery have been exploring other prospects. Notably, Noah Vonleh has seen his name climbing draft boards of late. However, Seth Davis stepped up today in support of our boy Julius Randle saying “People who rank Noah Vonleh above Julius Randle are making a mistake.”
UK Baseball Falls to Florida
After defeating three straight ranked opponents to earn a spot in the SEC Tournament semi-finals, the Bat Cats lost to the Gators 6-5. The Wildcats finished the regular season 35-23.
The NCAA baseball tournament selection show will be held Monday at noon. After their SEC tournament run, UK should be definitely make the postseason.
UK Softball Loses to UCLA
The Wildcats dropped Game 1 of the 3-game NCAA Super Regional series 6-4 this evening. Kentucky took a 4-2 advantage into the bottom of the 6th inning, but a 4-run outburst by the Bruins allowed them to steal Game 1 away from the ‘Cats.
UK returns to the field tomorrow in a do-or-die game at noon, and then the “if necessary” Game 3 will be at 3.
It was a pretty slow news day, so that is all I have for today.
Hopefully your Memorial Day weekend is going well! Mine is off to a great start as I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hanover College today (contact me on Twitter for my home address so you can send me money).