As Pat Riley stood up alongside Bam Adebayo to pose for photos during his introductory press conference Friday afternoon inside AmericanAirlines Arena, the Heat’s team president made a bit of a bold prediction. “One day,” Riley said as Adebayo held up his No. 13 jersey flanked by Coach Erik Spoelstra, “this jersey is going to be hanging up in the rafters.”
Former University of Kentucky standout Kendra Harrison had the fastest time in the first round of the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Friday at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Harrison finished in 12.54 seconds. The semifinals and finals are Saturday.
The Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets earned high marks for taking Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, respectively. The Miami Heat taking Bam Adebayo at No. 14 is considered to have been a bit of a reach.
University of Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe, who was not among the 60 players chosen in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, will play for the the Philadelphia 76ers in next month’s summer leagues, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com reported.
University of Kentucky forward Isaac Humphries, who was not among the 60 players chosen in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, will play for the Washington Wizards in next month’s summer leagues, Fox Sports Australia’s Olgun Uluc reported.