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NEWSSTAND (5/11): Diallo and Bamba discussion, state finals at Kroger Field

Thursday's CatsIllustrated.com Newsstand covers ground ranging from Hamidou Diallo and Mo Bamba to the state football championships to be held at Kentucky's renamed Kroger Field.

Plenty of new football offers go out; we break down the significance of each. Cam Reddish trims his list. The forums have been as active as ever with top takes and links also abound.

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RECRUITING: Five-star 2018 forward Cameron Reddish down to eight. According to a report the junior standout hoops prospect is cutting his list. Not surprisingly, Kentucky's in play.

ATHLETICS: APR Scores Released: All 22 Wildcat Teams Surpass NCAA Cut Score. John Calipari and Mark Stoops with get $50,000 bonuses for the academic performance of the players in their respective programs.

RECRUITING: Kentucky's offer makes a huge impact on 2019 ATH. Raymond Woodie III is worth paying attention to. UK coaches have visited his school, he's very close friends with a UK commitment, he lived in Kentucky for several years and he's got an impressive offer list (premium).

RECRUITING: COMMONWEALTH TRIP: 2019 five-star targets visit UK and UofL. 2019 five-star prospects Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine visited Kentucky and Louisville this week.

RECRUITING: Breaking down the latest Kentucky football offers (5/10). Taking a closer look at players like Zion Puckett, Doug Nester, Raymond Woodie III and others (premium).

RECRUITING: CLOSER LOOK: UK offers eight sophomores at one Georgia school. Loganville (Ga.) Grayson is home to an enormous amount of talent (premium).

SEC East baseball standings

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Top discussion threads

House of Blue: Blue Smith, potential early enrollee

House of Blue: Blue Smith and OSU?

House of Blue: Cam Reddish....

House of Blue: Raymond Woodie III....

House of Blue: UK offers EIGHT sophomores at one high school

House of Blue: KHSAA state championship coming to Lexington

Rupp Rafters: Best plays in UK history....but it can't be a made shot

Rupp Rafters: Beginning of a dynasty

Rupp Rafters: Hamidou Diallo should return to Kentucky basketball, per NBA execs

Rupp Rafters: "There is a difference between greed and hunger," Bamba says

Rupp Rafters: If Gortat can play in the NBA

Rupp Rafters: In your opinion, UK's top 5 players before you became a fan

Rupp Rafters: Bol Bol vs Marvin Bagley in recent EYBL game

Rupp Rafters: One player away: Diallo

Rupp Rafters: Duke's recruiting insider edition: Kevin Knox

Rupp Rafters: Diallo, perfect example of why college players should be paid

Rupp Rafters: If Diallo returns and Bamba chooses UK, best class ever?

Rupp Rafters: If Bamba signs with Kentucky he would be the best pro prospect on the team

Rupp Rafters: Mr. Bamba....

Rupp Rafters: NBA Combine results

Rupp Rafters: UK basketball has a perfect APR

Rupp Rafters: So now NBA guys are saying Diallo should return

Rupp Rafters: Knox and the 2 spot

Wildcat Lair: 2017-18 season prediction

Wildcat Lair: Chris Doering has praise for Mark Stoops

Wildcat Lair: Finally! Kentucky state football final will be played at Kroger Field

SEC softball tournament bracket

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Top takes

"When in anybody's lifetime with UK football have we seen HC's like Meyer and Saban wanting the recruits that our coaches have been on. I love our staff, we win and we are going up that SEC ladder."

Link: Poetax following Urban Meyer's meeting with Blue Smith (House of Blue)

"UK gets Reddish or Zion, Duke gets the other. Reddish is preferred by both, he is the next Kobe.

Zion is not as polished. Reddish has emerged as the next guy in recruiting circles. I would prefer Reddish. He is skilled and polished. Just what some have heard."

Link: Real Deal 2 on the 2018 class (House of Blue)

"Getting both Bamba and Diallo would put us damn near close to 2014-2015 IMO.

Not saying we go 38-0 obviously, because they won't be as experienced as that season, but they'll be almost as talented."

Link: Tampa_cat54 on next year's possibilities (Rupp Rafters)

Blue Smith met with Urban Meyer on Wednesday
Blue Smith met with Urban Meyer on Wednesday

Content from around the web

RECRUITING: Mohamed Bamba: There's a 'difference between greed and hunger'

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Kentucky high school football finals moving to Kroger Field

ACADEMICS: NCAA Academic Progress Rates Released

BASKETBALL: A mock draft of players in the Calipari era

BASKETBALL: Tyler Ulis has ankle surgery

BASKETBALL: NBA Draft prospect rankings 6.0: Combine process is key for many in 2017 draft class

BASKETBALL: Hamidou Diallo getting criticized by a lot of NBA scouts

TRACK & FIELD: Kentucky track ranked and ready for SEC championships

BASKETBALL: 'Tough decision' awaits UK's Hamidou Diallo with the NBA draft

BASKETBALL: John Wall Says the Wizards Didn't Expect Derogatory Kelly Oubre Chants in Boston

BASKETBALL: Stay or go? NBA execs break down the players at the NBA draft combine

APR: All of Kentucky’s sports teams meet NCAA’s academic benchmark

BASKETBALL: Transcript: NBA Draft analysts talk Fox, Adebayo, Monk, Briscoe and Diallo

SOFTBALL: Cheek’s home runs advance UK softball to SEC Tournament quarterfinals

SOFTBALL: Abbey Cheek Powers Seventh-Seeded Kentucky into SEC Quarterfinals