In case you missed, make sure you watch this video of 2014 Kentucky commitment Karl Towns discussing why he chose to pay tribute to the victims of Friday’s tragic Newton, CT shootings:
In NFL news, Seattle Seahawks safety Winston Guy (a.k.a. The Predator) has been reinstated off the NFL suspension list. He was previously suspended three games for taking a banned substance, and hopefully the former Cat can help the Seahawks make a late-season playoff push, as they are likely to clinch a wild card berth, but still have an opportunity to win their division.
Nerlens Noel is just 10 games into his college career, but the freshman phenom ranks in the top-10 nationally in blocks (39) and steals (28), and he’s on pace to finish top-five in NCAA freshman history in both categories. He’s also the only NCAA player averaging at least 10 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists per game.
He’s also on pace to break Rajon Rondo’s single-season UK record for steals (87) . At his current pace in 39 games, Noel could tie Jason Kidd for second all-time among NCAA freshmen with 110 steals. He’s no Anthony Davis, but that doesn’t mean he won’t finish his collegiate career as an all-time UK great.
In NBA news, the Oklahoma City Thunder recalled Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. Hopefully, the former Wildcat and first-round draft pick can finally begin living up to his potential now that he’s healthy and in a good situation in OKC.