Posted: 11:14 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013
By Glenn Logan
On this day in 1982, Sally Ride was announced as the first female U.S. astronaut.
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Kentucky on ZAGS: Wiggins, Towns Jr. Rooming at Hoop Summit / Nerlens to Draft / Andrew Harrison zagsblog.com/category/kentu…— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 19, 2013
So Wiggins gets yet another Kentucky commit in his ear ...
You have to really like the inroads we are making in Ohio.
ESPN has released their TOP 150. For the Barker fans, he’s #141. Several of our offers made the list. (Hank)
Think facilities don’t matter? Not so fast, my friend. (Hank)
Are you kidding me? I thought he was all Texas or is he just teasing? (Hank)
Jamal Adams bio. Sure enough, Kentucky appears on his list. (via Hank)
He had three Ohio signees in his initial recruiting class, but UK’s two commitments for 2014 are both Ohio prep standouts and Stoops and Marrow seem to be in position to land many more Ohio players in their second recruiting class.
This is very different from the Phillips regime, and one has to wonder why not only Phillips, but other coaches, have ignored Ohio for so long. (via Hank)
His coach calls him a "physical freak" because of his size and speed, and Ohio junior running back Mikel Horton has Kentucky among the schools he’s most interested in.
More recruits out of Ohio. In fact, it seems like we are going there more often than anywhere else, lately. (via Hank)
Very interesting lineup. I think Louisville will have a tougher row to hoe than most people think. I like Tennessee a little better than Scott does, and I’m skeptical about Gonzaga and Indiana being top 25 teams next year.
The finalization of the Rivals150 for the Class of 2013 showed that the Kentucky basketball program will be welcoming the best class in the country to Lexington. This particular group could be the best of any class, for any school, ever.
I think this is right. Also Bossi:
"If I could unlock what they are doing to get all those kids to buy in then I could make a lot more money as a consultant to other programs around the country than I do as an analyst," he said.
It’s also interesting to read about the largely ignored players in this group, Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis react to the situation of being considered far down the bench. You can’t underestimate these guys, and the impact they will have on the team. It won’t likely show up as big minutes or big numbers, but it will be there.
We’ll get a look at 2014 stud Karl Towns Jr. in the Nike Hoop Summit. We’ll have an open thread as usual for this one.
Very nice article over at SB Nation’s Swish Appeal about A’dia Mathies’ selection by the L.A. Sparks.
Mathies really didn’t play the point, though, certainly not for the last couple of years, anyway. Not sure that role would work for her, but she’d have to learn the position. She is a good and willing passer, so there’s that.
The Bat Cats’ tough stretch gets tougher this weekend.
The ladies are on a roll. They really need to keep it going.
When Golda Borst took over the Kentucky women’s golf program, the Wildcats were 77th in the country in the polls. Today, the Wildcats sit at 32nd.
Could this be a game-changer? Be skeptical. (Hank)
Year2 at Team Speed Kills analyzes the question in significant detail.
I come down on the side of, “It depends.” If the lead is larger than 20 points with more than a half to go, I say you need to get it under 20 at the half. If it’s larger than 20 points with less than a half to go, I say you need to go ahead and play him until it gets back to single digits or he fouls out.
There is no perfect way, of course. Every situation has to many variables for a hard-and-fast rule, and I would imagine that many times, coaches just go with their gut.
I agree. Cronin has done a very good job at UC.
News you can use. How this year’s bracket challenge winner filled out her bracket.