Kentucky sophomore first baseman Evan White accepted an invitation to play for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and will play against international competition in July, USA Baseball announced Friday.
With an eye toward this summer’s Olympic Trials, the fields for the women’s 100-meter hurdles and men’s 100-meter dash at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., this year are packed. Former University of Kentucky star Kendra Harrison, who has the top three times in the world this year, headlines the 100 hurdles.
After a second-place finish at the SEC Championships and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala., earlier this month, Clay County product Tyler “Chip” McDaniel is ready to help lead the Cats this weekend at the NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.
Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the second straight season on Thursday afternoon. Fellow ex-Cat Anthony Davis, a first-team choice last season, only received one first-place vote and missed out on All-NBA honors this time.
Some college teams picked up their first victories of next season when key players decided to withdraw from the NBA draft pool and return to school. The Reds pitching staff hasn’t gained strength from numbers. More random notes.
Kentucky men’s tennis sophomore William Bushamuka and freshman Ryotaro Matsumura are at-large selections for the NCAA singles tournament, which begins Wednesday in Tulsa, Okla. Bushamuka is set for a matchup with Virginia’s Collin Altamirano and Matsumura will face Mackenzie McDonald of UCLA, the tournament’s overall six seed. For the women, UK’s Aldila Sutjiadi will meet Virginia’s Julia Elbaba in the Round of 64. On Thursday, Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi will take on No. 31 Melissa Lord and Carol Zhao of Stanford.