Sidelines with John Clay

Links: Chad Ford updates his mock draft; Magic interviews Frank Vogel

From left, prospects Jaylen Brown, Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray and Brandon Ingram talked before the start of the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in New York.
From left, prospects Jaylen Brown, Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray and Brandon Ingram talked before the start of the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in New York. Associated Press

Links and notes for Wednesday:

▪ After Tuesday night’s draft lottery, ESPN’s Chad Ford has his mock draft 7.0 set. Ford has Jamal Murray going to the Boston Celtics with the No. 3 pick. He has Orlando taking Skal Labissiere at No. 11. He has Tyler Ulis going to the Denver Nuggets with the No. 15 pick.

▪ Kentucky football has added an assistant strength and conditioning coach for football, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. Deonte Mack follows Mark Hill from Bloomington to the weight room in Lexington.

▪ The Cats are among those on Jedrick Will’s Top 10 list, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. The offensive tackle from Lafayette is one of the nation’s most coveted recruits.

▪ UK’s Chip McDaniel is tied for the lead in the NCAA Golf Regional. The former Clay County star shot a 67 on Tuesday.

▪ Kentucky softball is preparing for this weekend’s NCAA Regional at John Cropp Stadium. A pair of freshmen, Abbey Cheek and Katie Reed, have played an important role in the Cats’ success this season.

▪ Kentucky baseball picked up a 4-1 win at Murray State on Tuesday. The Cats close out the regular season with a home weekend series against Missouri.

▪ Rick Pitino reported that center Chinanu Onuaku underwent a successful heart procedure and will probably stay in the NBA Draft.

▪ Devin Booker brought a friend and luck to the Big Apple for the Phoenix Suns. Booker was the team’s representative at the NBA Draft lottery. He was joined by 16-year-old Suns fan Jenna Warren, who has Down Syndrome.

▪ Reports say Oklahoma guard Austin Grandstaff will transfer from the Final Four team. Grandstaff started out at Ohio State before moving to Norman.

▪ In the Indians’ 13-1 rout of the Reds on Tuesday night, Cincinnati gave up a grand slam with walks. You read that right.

▪ The wife of ex-Eastern Kentucky University basketball coach Jeff Neubauer, now at Fordham, has apparently been tweeting about his alleged affair.

▪ Saturday Down South takes a look at how Eddie Gran’s previous backfields compare to the one he now has at Kentucky.

▪ We’re three days away from the Preakness.

▪ Looks like ex-UK manager and former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel could land on his feet with the Orlando Magic.

▪ The Warriors will try to return to being the Warriors on Wednesday night, down 1-0 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s a 9 p.m. game on TNT.

▪ A 6-year-old was severely injured by a foul ball at a Charlotte Knights’ minor league baseball game. The boy suffered a skull fracture and concussion.

▪ The SEC will follow the ACC’s lead and go to a more collaborative effort on replay calls this football season.

▪ You can read my random notes column for the print edition here.

ESPN sets TV schedule for first college football weekend

Thursday, Sept 1

8:00 - South Carolina at Vanderbilt (ESPN)

Saturday, Sept 3

7:30 (a.m.) - Georgia Tech vs. Boston College at Dublin, Ireland (ESPN2)

12:00 - Oklahoma at Houston (ABC)

12:00 - Hawaii at Michigan (ESPN)

3:30 - LSU vs. Wisconsin at Green Bay (ABC)

5:30 - Georgia vs. North Carolina at Atlanta (ESPN)

8:00 - USC vs. Alabama at Arlington, Texas (ABC)

9:00 - Clemson at Auburn (ESPN)

Sunday, Sept 4

7:30 - Notre Dame at Texas (ABC)

Monday, Sept 5

8:00 - Ole Miss vs. Florida State at Orlando (ESPN)

Note: More games to be added.