Tuesday, May 19, 2009

John Wall coming to Kentucky

This morning it was announced that John Wall, the No. 1 rated high school player in the country will go to Kentucky. If you are a UK fan, like myself, you are pretty much beside yourself with the possibilities of next basketball season. The roster for next year, even if Jodi Meeks doesn't return, is pretty incredible. It is definitely the #1 recruiting class in the country.

This roster is brought to you by John Clay from the Lexington Herald-Leader. You can see his post here: http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2009/05/19/updated-uk-basketball-roster/

Notice from the roster the five freshmen: DeMarcus Cousins, Jon Hood, Daniel Orton, Eric Bledsoe & John Wall. It is definitely the Fab 5 of the 21st century. I joke that with this roster the NCAA will announce that Kentucky will have to play in the NBA next season.

Now we have to see whether Jodi Meeks will return to Kentucky or not. I hope he does, but it wouldn't be the end of the world if he pursues his NBA dreams this year. Go Cats!

I'll leave you with a little taste of John Wall.

Friday, May 15, 2009

General Quarters & Tom McCarthy Will Try It Again In The Preakness

General Quarters, with Julien Leparoux aboard, didn't have a good race at the Kentucky Derby (he came in 10th). The muddy track conditions were hard on the horse. After the race GQ had a mud ball in his nostril the size of a tennis ball. He also was bumped at the gate, like most other of the horses in the race.

Now both are off to run in the Preakness. His odds are 20-1, the same as when odds were first released for the Kentucky Derby. This time out he will have to go against many of the same contenders, including Derby winner Mine That Bird. However, now the overwhelming favorite is Rachel Alexandra, the filly who won the Kentucky Oaks by 20 lengths.

I hope that the race conditions for the Preakness are better than the Kentucky Derby. Good luck to family friend Tom McCarthy and his horse General Quarters.