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Friday / July 19.
  • Drake Needs 3-point Shooting Lessons From Ray Allen

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    Drake and Ray Allen each highlighted a Midnight Madness event on Friday, but that’s about where the similarities end.

    Drake air-balled a 3-point attempt at Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness, while Allen, who was featured at UConn’s First Night and remains undecided about playing in the NBA this season, is the league’s all-time leading 3-point shooter.

    Despite his miss, Drake’s mere presence may have an impact on Kentucky visitors like Malik Newman, who previously said he was excited about the possibility of meeting the rap star.

    “[Calipari] said Drake might come this year,” Newman, the top point guard in the nation, told the Clarion-Ledger before the visit. “That would be a really good event to go to. It really lets me know what they’re working with and that [Kentucky] has a lot of connections.”

    Allen did chest bump coach Kevin Ollie, who led the Huskies to the NCAA championship last April in a win over Kentucky.

    While Kentucky — and its nine McDonald’s All-Americans — has designs on the NCAA title this year, UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma told the fans that Storrs, Conn., is “the basketball capital of the world.”

    UConn, after all, is the only program to win the men’s and women’s title in the same year and they’ve done it twice — in 2004 and 2014.

    Meantime, in Lexington, Drake called Kentucky coach John Calipari “one of the most important people in my life,” and said he was “like the George Clooney of the hardwood” because of his hair.

    Villanova coach Jay Wright, who was in studio at ESPNU, might have something to say about that, since he has long been compared to Clooney in looks and sartorial splendor.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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