Good morning, Big Blue Nation!
Kentucky Wildcats senior Ben Stow played in his first British Open over the weekend. While the Wildcat golfer did not make it past Friday’s cut, he became the first Kentucky alumnus to qualify for the major while still a student at Kentucky. He finished on Friday tied for 108th place at 11-over-par on Friday at Muirfield. Amongst the seven amateurs that played, he had the third-best finish.
Chandler Shepherd has been named as a Cape Cod League All-Star. The CCBL All-Star Game will be played on on July 27 at Red Wilson Field with first pitching coming at 4:30 PM. He currently has a 0.93 ERA in the collegiate summer baseball league, which ranks fourth in the in ERA. Both Shepherd and A.J. Reed are playing for the Harwich Mariners this summer.
At ESPN Insider, Fran Fraschilla, Jeff Goodman, and Dave Telep look at Andrew Harrison’s star potential and how he will perform for the Kentucky Wildcats and what kind of NBA projections that he will have. Goodman compares him to the other Calipari point guards, saying “has the size that nearly all the others lacked (except for Evans), and he also possesses the ability to make those around him better.”
The three of them also did the same for Julius Randle. Former coach Fran Fraschilla says that “if there is one player in the country who could make a run at Andrew Wiggins as the first pick in the 2014 NBA draft, it’s Randle.”
It’s possible that Kentucky might land the package of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones. Both schools are on their list and they want to play college basketball together.