Good Sunday morning, BBN! Left’s kick off the end of your weekend the right way — by rounding up some of yesterday’s news and getting you ready for what’s in-store today.
Tyler Herro and girlfriend Katya Elise Henry announce they are expecting a baby
Yesterday afternoon, the former Wildcat announced on social media he is going to be a father.
Congrats to Tyler Herro and Katya Elise Henry pic.twitter.com/toQhTLC0ev
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 5, 2021
“Don’t need a wishlist, I’m already gifted,” wrote Herro. Congratulations to Tyler and Katya!
Tim Couch named to College Hall of Fame ballot
The National Football Foundation (NFF) and the College Football Hall of Fame recently released the class of 2022 ballot with a plethora of former players to go along with a handful of former coaches, including Kentucky’s very own Tim Couch.
Full Ballot: https://t.co/aaQg2Yxvv6
— Football Foundation (@NFFNetwork) June 2, 2021
It’s his ninth straight year on the ballot, and given his incredibly impressive resume, it seems as though it’s only a matter of time till the former No. 1 overall pick gets in.
Draft buzz builds for Boston and Jackson
Two Wildcats cracked the first round in Jeff Goodman’s 2021 debut mock draft for Stadium. Here’s where he slotted Isaiah Jackson and Brandon Boston Jr., as well as what he had to say about each prospect:
18. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Miami) – Isaiah Jackson, 6-10, 210, PF, Fr., Kentucky
Jackson is raw and still a major work in progress, but displayed glimpses of someone who can be a big-time defender and rim runner at the next level. It’ll just take time. Jackson needs to put on weight, but he’s long and athletic, can run the court well, and can impact the game with his ability to alter and block shots.
24. Houston Rockets (from Milwaukee) – Brandon Boston Jr., 6-7, 185, SG, Fr., Kentucky
Boston is ultra-long and can score, although he struggled to do that for much of his time at Kentucky as a freshman. But he could become a Brandon Ingram-type of player due to his body frame and the potential to score consistently as he adds strength.
Isaiah Briscoe declares for 2021 Big3 Draft
The former Wildcat could be taking his talents to the Big3, a 3-on-3 basketball league founded by Ice Cube in 2017.
BREAKING: Former #Kentucky standout Isaiah Briscoe has declared for the 2021 BIG3 Draft!
— Big3 N3ws (@Big3N3ws) June 1, 2021
Briscoe spent the past season with the Iowa Wolves, the G-League squad associated with the Minnesota Timberwolves. His last stint in the NBA came in 2019 with the Orlando Magic, where he averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 assists per game.
The Big3 combine was today, and the draft is happening in the coming weeks. Along with Briscoe, the draft pool features some big names like fellow former Wildcat Jodie Meeks and former NBA player Metta World Peace.
— BIG3 (@thebig3) June 4, 2021
Today’s NBA Action
The NBA Playoffs march on today, with Tyrese Maxey and the Philadelphia 76ers hosting the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Semifinals at 1:00 pm E.T. on ABC. Soon after that, Rajon Rondo and the L.A. Clippers play host to the Dallas Mavericks in a decisive Game 7 matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
Who are we feeling today, BBN? Let us know in the comments. Or better yet, come tell us in person at KSBar! Either way, be sure to check back in with us for BBNBA recaps following today’s action.
Fight Night at KSBar and Grille
If you come by to watch some playoff basketball, you might as well stick around for the boxing matches.
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) June 5, 2021
Come watch with us as Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul duke it out in the main event, and former Bengals star Chad Johnson makes his debut in the ring. You won’t wanna miss it.
Have a great Sunday, Kentucky!