Posted: 12:28 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Josh Harrellson led the Fly Dragons of China to a 14-4 record, best in the Chinese National Basketball League, and was named Player of the Year. Way to go, Big Jorts.
Tweet of the Morning:
What a great bunch!
SB Nation's Bud Elliott names the 2014 All-SEC Recruit Team. UK has no player on it:
It's interesting to see that Tennessee and Kentucky, which various recruiting websites designated with No. 1 recruiting class status in May and June, respectively, are behind the more traditional powers in terms of bringing in elite recruits. Kentucky doesn't even have a single player on the team!
Larry Vaught interviews Matt Elam. [Hank]
With friends such as this, who needs enemies? It isn't the article so much as the headline which implies disaster. Typical Herald-Leader. [Hank]
[Glenn] I think the headline is fine, it is factual and succinct. Ben Roberts does a great job covering recruiting, and Hank and I will agree to disagree on this one. But his point is well made that sometimes the H/L headlines seem to be more doom and gloom than they should be for a local paper, probably to avoid the appearance of "homerism." I can't really fault them too much for that.
Brad Woodcock at Kentucky Sports Connection has saved me time with this great piece and I'm most grateful. [Hank]
This is much ado about nothing. Note the shot at Calipari.
Idiot. Feel free to send him a mocking comment or tweet. Or, if you want, mail him fifty letters with a photocopy of your one-finger salute. Nah, don't waste the postage on this moron, he's not worth it.
Kyle Tucker's blog post about Nick Richardson.
This is good news:
Touching base with all of UK's commits it doesn't sound like any (so far) plan to take official visits to any schools other than Kentucky.— J.Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) July 31, 2013
That is pretty rare for a 20+ person class at this stage before the season, BTW.— J.Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) July 31, 2013
Makes me happy.
* * The hammer is about to fall soon. [Hank] * The story behind the video of Johnny Manziel getting booted from a fraternity party at UT-Austin that broke the Internet. * Speaking of Johnny Football, he really should stay away from Twitter. Maybe the golf course, too. Celebrity is surely a curse that I hope I never experience.
Consider these tweets from Oscar Combs:
Great to see New Orleans & Washington playing NBA exhibition at Rupp on Oct. 19 at 7 pm. Yum Center's loss is Rupp's gain. Thinking of fans.— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) July 31, 2013
Shame Louisville is so short-sighted. A Kentucky NBA franchise could bring Commonwealth together with 8-10 games at Rupp. Sad. Sad.— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) July 31, 2013
The Big Cuz is always quotable:
Classic DeMarcus, when asked if he'll be playing in alumni game next month: 'If the money is right.' Ha!— Matt May (@TCPMattMay) July 31, 2013
Josh Harrellson is the China league Player of the Year. Wow, Jorts, that's awesome, buddy. Not only that, Eric Lindsey says he may well get another look by the NBA, and I think he's right.