Those players who aren’t affiliated with Kentucky tend to have some jealousy, among other feelings, when the word “Kentucky” is uttered. Kansas’ Thomas Robinson seems to be a little tense, even two months after his Jayhawks lost in the national championship. In response to Anthony Davis’ “Check My Stats” shirt, Robinson stated, “If you check my stats I’d be the No. 1 pick.” Is that so?
In both matchups this year, Davis was the winner. He had 14 points and six rebounds against Robinson’s 11 points and 12 rebounds. He did outscore Davis 18-6 in the second game, but Davis has such a versatile stat line, like Rajon Rondo, that you don’t know what he’s capable of bringing that night. Davis finished with six points and 16 rebounds. Davis is a multi-dimensional player; Robinson is very talented in the post, but Davis is just that much better. There is a gap in the talent in between the first pick and the other nine in the Top 10 in the NBA Draft. Just trying to state the obvious.
Speaking of checking stats, a record nine players were selected from Kentucky’s baseball team in the MLB Draft this week. Despite their early exit, the Cats had a successful season, and this is just another example of the progress this team made this year. The players are not guaranteed any spots, as those who are juniors have the option of returning next season. Below is the lost of those players who were selected:
1.)Round 8: # 255. Brian Adams (Padres)
2.)Round 8: # 272. Luke Maile (Rays)
3.)Round 11: # 340. Taylor Rogers (Twins)
4.)Round 18: # 561. Thomas McCarthy (White Sox)
5.)Round 20: # 620. Tim Peterson (Mets)
6.)Round 21: # 664. Alex Phillips (Tigers)
7.)Round 23: # 707. Cameron Flynn (Marlins)
8.)Round 27: # 820. Jerad Grundy (Twins)
9.)Round 30: # 932. Michael Williams (Rays)