It’s been a tough few weeks for you, Kentucky fans. The football team’s struggles have been going on for a month now and the Wildcats have lost four straight. So on this Friday, we’re giving you all basketball news. Cheer up in time for the weekend.
Here are 4 things to know:
- It was almost certain heading into Thursday that the nation’s No. 3 prospect, De’Aaron Fox, would choose Kentucky.
- And then he did. Fox announced Thursday evening that he’ll suit up for coach John Calipari and the Wildcats.
- The Wildcats open their season Friday night against Albany, but starting guard Isaiah Briscoe’s playing status is questionable.
- The preseason All-SEC teams were announced Thursday. To no surprise, Kentucky led the conference with four selections–– two first-team and two second-team.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- Coach Mark Stoops addressed the media for the final time before Vanderbilt on Thursday. Check out everything he had to say, from the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith.
- Jon Hale of the Louisville Courier-Journal has all the quick practice updates for you.
- Hale also has video of Stoops’ press conference, when the coach indicated he had a quarterback plan but wouldn’t reveal it.
- Get to know Fox a little better, via the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker. Fox could go down as one of the best point guards Calipari has ever had.
- It’s too early in the season to know what the expectations are for the Wildcats basketball team this season. But in a matter of days, the Kentucky will have played three games, including one against Duke, Tucker wrote.
- From Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer: Now that former Kentucky star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is sidelined with an injury, he’s taken on a new role as a coach of sorts for the Hornets.
The best stories around the SEC
- Quarterback Dak Prescott has made his mark already, regardless of whether Mississippi State pulls off the upset against Alabama.
- Check out SEC Country’s potential upset alert for this weekend.
- We’re in for a thrilling Heisman race. LSU’s Leonard Fournette was the leading candidate but then lost some traction after a 31-yard performance against Alabama. Now some are saying Fournette still has time to recover.
- Former UGA quarterback Aaron Murray lost a bet, so we all know what that means. Murray had to don some Florida gear after his Bulldogs fell to the Gators.
- As strange as it sounds, Ole Miss is likely going to pull for Mississippi State this weekend.