UCLA guard Bryce Alford came prepared for all the questions he’d inevitably get asked about his former teammate, Lonzo Ball, after his Memorial Day draft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. Alford spent his senior year at UCLA alongside Ball, where they finished their season 31-5, and made a push all the way to the Sweet 16, before being ousted by Kentucky. “He can play anywhere,” Alford said when asked about how Ball might fit with the Lakers young core. “Obviously, I think this (the Lakers) would be a good fit for him, but that dude can fit in with just about anybody. He makes everybody around him better, whether it be a guard or a big or anybody. That dude is a special kid.” “Their (the Lakers)
The ever-thoughful Matt Jones, founder of Kentucky Sports Radio, had some interesting views on the future of the Vols football program a few days ago: As you can see, his reasoning for this is because UT cannot offer the same type of television exclusivity as in years past. However, one can argue that the level of in-state talent has increased significantly over the years, resulting in Tennessee being able to select more “homegrown” talent - amongst other variables that offsets the lack of out-of-state recruiting and also disproves his statement. Jones’s overall point makes sense, however it is mostly a shock-jock type of statement to keep UK fans riled up and interested until basketball season.
Welcome to the refreshed Rock Chalk Talk! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports community, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card. We’re collecting all of the stories here. and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us! Rules for the Fanpost contest: 1. Readers (aka people who are not on the masthead) should go to the FanPosts section and write a post with the headline 'Why I'm a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks'. 2. The post should be under 800 words. 3. SB Nation will