Before I throw you guys my 4 p.m. Headlines for today, I wanted to take this time to let you know that this will be my last post for Wildcat Blue Nation. I am accepting a beat writer position for the Kentucky Kernel covering basketball recruiting and former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA. I would like to thank Paul Jordan for everything he has done for me in the past year and three months. I truly enjoyed my time and experience here at WBN and I really do appreciate the chance to get to publish my writing. I want to thank the staff of WBN as I enjoyed working alongside them as well. That being said, here are your afternoon headlines for today.
The two Kentucky Wildcats making the jump to the NBA Draft, Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin, both improved their rankings in CBS’ NBA Mock Draft. Noel was last listed at going with the second overall pick, behind Ben McLemore of Kansas, but Noel has now jumped McLemore in the standings and sits at the top pick in the draft. Goodwin was last listed at pick number 21, but has improved himself to pick number 17.
UK released the Men’s Basketball non-conference schedule today, you can view it here.
In UK Hoops news, the women’s basketball team has hired former WNBA Assistant Coach Jeff House to be an assistant to Matthew Mitchell, as former assistant coach Matt Insell took the Ole Miss Head Coaching job.
Class of 2016 basketball recruit Jayson Tatum received a scholarship offer from Coach Cal earlier this week. Tatum is the first player from the 2016 class to receive an offer from the Wildcats.
ESPN released its final rankings for the Class of 2013, and the future Wildcats are riddled throughout the top 25. Julius Randle came in at #3, Andrew Harrison at #5, Dakari Johnson at #7, James Young at #8, Aaron Harrison at #9 and Marcus Lee at #25.
Coach Cal put out an article on his own website earlier this week entitled “The Untold Story at Kentucky” in which he goes into some detail about the academic honors his players have accumulated but not received attention for.
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