College Basketball: Kentucky has received a commitment from the top recruit in the 2015 class. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Karl Towns this morning announced he is coming to Lexington.
The 7 foot center from New Jersey also announcing he is reclassifying and skipping his senior year of high school, meaning he will be eligible beginning in the fall of 2014. Towns played for Kentucky coach John Calipari this past summer as a member of the Dominican Republic national team.
As Kentucky gets set to play Samford this evening, there will be one familiar face on the Samford bench. Former Wildcat Scott Padgett is an assistant for the Bulldogs. Tip off from Rupp Arena at 6, with Countdown to Tipoff at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
WPSD-Paducah reports on its website that Murray State’s basketball program has landed a key player for the future. 6-4 guard DeMarcus Croaker of Orlando, FL is the 27th best shooting guard in the nation according to some recruiting services. Croaker reportedly made his verbal commitment to the Racer program over the weekend.
College Football: As WHOP Sports reported this morning, Kentucky Sports Radio.com says new Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops is interviewing former Wildcat player and current Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown for the same position in Lexington today. KSR also reported that former Wildcat running back Chad Scott, also on the Texas Tech staff, is being considered for running backs coach for the Wildcats.
Former University of Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during ceremonies this evening in New York. Fulmer will be joined by former Miami coach Jimmy Johnson, along with Texas A& M’s RC Slocum and 14 players in being honored. Fulmer was head coach at UT from 1992-2008 and won the 1998 national championship.