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Tuesday Night News and Views

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Greeting, friends. Great to see you again.

I hope your Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 went well. As we watch the Cleveland Lebrons and Golden State Warriors play another close one, let’s discuss some of the stuff that happened in UK sports today.

Landon Young named top performer at Rivals Five-Star Challenge; reaffirms his commitment 

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Class of 2016 commit Landon Young gained some welcome recognition today, when Rob Cassidy and Woody Womack named him one of the top Southeast performers at the Rivals Five-Star Challenge this weekend. The four-star OT received praise for his size and athleticism and could even have “star” potential once he puts on some upper body mass. Young’s been gaining some attention from other big football programs lately (like defending national champs Ohio State) but he took to Twitter this evening to reaffirm his commitment to the Cats.

Good stuff. Can’t wait to see you in blue, Landon.

Pitino gets contract extension

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Kentucky coach and current U of L coach Rick Pitino will be with the Cardinals a little bit longer. Rick signed a contract extension today worth a reported $70 million, which runs through the 2025-2026 season.  Pitino will be the ripe age of 73 at the end of this new deal – which seems surprisingly young.

Scout releases new class of 2016 rankings

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Scout.com released their new rankings for the class of 2016 today. Potential member of next year’s team, Jamal Murray, bounced up to #12. He should announce his decision on reclassification sometime this month. Some other noteable standings include: Kobi Simmons (5th), Malik Monk (7th), Josh Langford (10th),  Jonathan Isaac (14th), and Miles Bridges (24th). Check out the full rankings here.

Miles Bridges lists Kentucky in Top 8

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Speaking of Miles, the young man tweeted his top 8 school today — which included the Cats.

 

Come on down.

Wanna be Special Assistant to John Calipari?

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With Tony Barbee being promoted from Special Assistant to Assistant Coach this offseason, a new position opened on Coach Cal’s staff. If you think you’re qualified/you enjoy wasting your time, you can apply here.

Willie, Dakari, and Devin get rave reviews from Chad Forde

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

As the most important night of UK’s season gets closer and closer (kidding), a few Cats have been working their way up the NBA Draft Boards. In this column released today by Draft Guru Chad Forde, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, and Devin Booker receive special praise. Booker and Cauley-Stein have been showing unexpected athleticism, while Dakari has apparently lost weight (again) and is showing that he has the potential to be a back-up center for years to come. Get em, boys.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s show with Buzz Baker!

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Josh Hopkins was slated to host KSR tomorrow, but unfortunately, he had some Hollywood stuff come up that he needs to attend to. But luckily, the ever-awesome Dave Baker is stepping up to the plate. Tune in at 10 AM to catch Buzz in action.

That’s it for now. See ya’ll later.

 

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

6 Comments for Tuesday Night News and Views



  1. Bigr
    11:48 pm June 9, 2015 Permalink

    It is Chad Ford. Pat Forde is the dbag from Louisville.



  2. Kyle
    11:55 pm June 9, 2015 Permalink

    You also misspelled Calipari. There are two As not three. Pretty sure you just committed a crime in the Bluegrass.



  3. UK Football Fan
    12:24 am June 10, 2015 Permalink

    I just read on ESPN.com college football recruiting section that Landon Young is rated as the No. 1 player in the Entire state of Kentucky and the #140 overall player in the Class of 2016 by ESPN. That’s pretty eye opening.

    He is going to be a beast when he opens up a lot of wide open holes on the offensive line for future UK running backs and quarterbacks. Also love the fact that he is from Lafayette High School right here in Lexington.



  4. Eric
    7:51 am June 10, 2015 Permalink

    Please tell me letting Dave Baker host KSR came with the stipulation that he can not have chris from richmond on. My head will explode if i have to hear that idiot.



  5. sa_hunt
    8:32 am June 10, 2015 Permalink

    Why does your post say Tuesday June 6th 2015 when it was the 9th?????



    • Caleb Epley
      10:51 am June 10, 2015 Permalink

      Clearly, editing isn’t my strong suit.