If Hamidou Diallo leaves Kentucky for the NBA Draft without ever playing for the Wildcats, he will join a select list of ballyhooed UK recruits — Gunther Behnke, Shawn Kemp, Enes Kanter — who have made it to the UK campus but, for different reasons, became “none-and-done” players at Kentucky.
Bam Adebayo confirmed Tuesday that he is hiring an agent and staying in the NBA Draft. He is the fifth University of Kentucky basketball player to do so, following De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries.
Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The former University of Kentucky star injured his hand in Game 2 as the Bulls took a surprising 2-0 lead over the top-seeded Celtics.
UK’s basketball coaches were in three different states watching the top recruits from the classes of 2018 and 2019 this past weekend. John Calipari attended Nike games in Virginia and Adidas games in Texas, watching top Kentucky targets Marvin Bagley, Cameron Reddish, Immanuel Quickley, Romeo Langford and Zion Williamson.
Kentucky defeated LSU 10-2 in the rubber game of the weekend series Sunday. That gave the Cats three wins in a week of four games against ranked opponents. Sophomore Justin Lewis, a cousin of former UK basketball star Chuck Hayes, limited LSU to six hits (including four infield singles).