The mystery surrounding Hamidou Diallo supposedly made him an intriguing NBA prospect. The theory was the less he showed, the more he whetted NBA appetites. His former coaches said this unknown was a two-way street, making it difficult for Diallo to gauge where he might be drafted and leading to his decision to return to UK.
On and off the softball field, ace pitcher Meagan Prince embraces challenges. She and Kentucky face a formidable super regional opponent in Oregon. UK Coach Rachel Lawson calls Prince “by far one of the most competitive people I’ve met.”
Kentucky’s Wenyen Gabriel, who started 23 games for the Cats but saw his playing time diminish as the season wore on, has been hitting the gym hard in a brief return home to Massachusetts in preparation for next season.
Former University of Kentucky forward Isaac Humphries worked out for the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. The 7-footer said his time in Lexington prepared him well for the multiple workouts he’ll participate in leading up to next month’s NBA Draft
The 11th-seeded Gamecocks defeated Vandy 7-4 in 11 innings in their in the single-elimination opening-round game on Tuesday. The game against Kentucky, the No. 3 seed, begins the double-elimination portion of the tournament.
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter is revealing new death threats over his views on the Turkish government, and he wants to become a U.S. citizen. Kanter’s Turkish passport was canceled over the weekend, leading to his brief detainment in Romania. At a news conference in New York, Kanter says he was the target of two new threats on Monday.
Kentucky shortstop Katie Reed made ESPN’s top 10 plays for Sunday. She dove for a ball, sprang to her feet and threw out the runner in one fluid motion. Both teams said the play showed how capable female athletes can be.