Good morning, folks. Waking up with a five-star point guard on the roster sure does make for a great start to the day. Let’s get into the news and notes you need to know to start your Thursday.
TyTy Washington commits to KENTUCKY
The first domino has fallen regarding Kentucky basketball’s point guard situation for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
After having zero point guards signed on for the upcoming season going into May, 2021 five-star prospect TyTy Washington finally changed that on Wednesday, announcing his commitment to Kentucky via SportsCenter’s Twitter account.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 13, 2021
Washington, the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect in ESPN’s latest player rankings, chose UK over Arizona, Kansas and LSU.
It was a late-night commitment, so if you need to catch up on what this means, allow us to help you out.
One guard down, more to go.
Richie Farmer and Liam Coen join the show
It’s Guest Week on the radio show this week and the lineup just keeps getting better.
After Vince Marrow and Riley Welch came on KSR yesterday, another pair of excellent guests will grace the airwaves on Thursday morning: former basketball player Richie Farmer and current football offensive coordinator Liam Coen.
If you missed everything that Marrow and Welch had to say on Wednesday, you can easily check that out below. Coach Marrow had some confident words about Michigan’s program, as well.
UK Softball advances in SEC Tournament
While we were all sleeping, the Kentucky Softball Team earned a huge victory in its opening-round matchup of the 2021 SEC Tournament, taking down the Georgia Bulldogs 3-0 as the Wildcats advance to the quarterfinals.
The game didn’t end until close to midnight and it’ll be a quick turnaround for Thursday night’s outing against the 3-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide, which is slated for a 7:30 p.m. EST first pitch on the SEC Network. However, Kentucky won’t play until at least 35 minutes after the game before is finished, so expect a bit of a delay.
A win in the ??? uni’s
— Kentucky Softball (@UKsoftball) May 13, 2021
Skyy Clark transferring high schools once again
Skyy Clark remains committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, but he’ll finish his high school career down in Florida.
On Wednesday, Jason Jordan of Sports Illustrated reported that Clark, a 5-star point guard from the class of 2022, will transfer high schools to play out his senior year at the prestigious Montverde Academy. Clark previously played at Ensworth High School located in Nashville, TN before shutting down his junior season back in January due to COVID-19 concerns. There have been rumblings since March that Clark would eventually transfer to a high-level prep school, it was just a matter of which program that would be.
Clark, who is listed at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, is ranked as the No. 12 overall player from his class by 247 Sports and the second-best point guard. He initially committed to the ‘Cats back in October and was named as one of the few underclassmen to make Sports Illustrated’s All-American roster this past season.
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