Credit: UK Athletics

Monday News and Notes

Breaking down the latest news around college basketball, recruiting, and the NBA

Kentucky played their first exhibition of the season beating Georgetown college 80-53. Immanuel Quickley led the Wildcats with 16 points, while point guards Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans both finished with 14 points. Center Nick Richards went down with an ankle injury but reports after the game regarding the injury did not appear serious. Jake Ohmer scored 25 points as the leading scorer for Georgetown College.

Georgia Tech traveled to Alabama for a scrimmage and lost 93-65. Jaden Shackleford finished with 21 points and Kira Lewis score 20 for the Crimson Tide while Evan Cole led the Yellow Jackets with 18 points coming off of the bench.

Four star 2020 recruit JJ Traynor will be making his college decision decision this week. Traynor who ranked #88 by Rivals and #77 by 247 Sports, is reportedly down to Cincinnati and Louisville.

The Lakers are still holding out hope that Demarcus Cousins could return to the team this season. He is currently rehabbing an Achilles injury that is likely to have him out the entire season, but if he is able to return it would be a big lift for the team considering the preference of Anthony Davis to play power forward.

Kevon Looney will miss the next two games and possibly more with a hamstring injury. The Warriors have struggled as a team to start the season losing both of their games by large margins so they need him back in action as quickly as possible.

Adidas is attempting to buyout the endorsement contract of Wizards point guard John Wall. He is currently expected to miss the entire season with an Achilles injury after missing time with a knee injury in the previous year. His contract with the company was scheduled to pay him $25 million over the course of the deal, but a buyout would be a  significantly less amount upfront.

Kelly Oubre has been fined $10,000 for his comments towards referees in the Nuggets/Suns game. Oubre has been off to a good start this season averaging 21.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2 steals in 29.7 minutes per game.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow me on Twitter