AP-Kentucky Sports Digest
Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — PJ Washington learned at the NBA Draft combine that his game and body needed more work. Kentucky’s top returning scorer and rebounder plans to heed that advice that season along with showing leadership needed for yet another talented squad of underclassmen. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING. 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
NEW YORK — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying a fraud trial in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment facilitator Thomas “T.J.” Gassnola told a jury he delivered the money in cash to the coach, Orlando Early, on a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2015. He said the coach told him he was going to give it to a personal trainer for recruit Dennis Smith Jr. By Tom Hays. SENT: 420 words.
SEC THIS WEEK
UNDATED — No. 2 Georgia travels to face No. 13 LSU on Saturday in what could be the undefeated Bulldogs most difficult game of the season. Elsewhere in the SEC, Missouri is a 28-point underdog heading into a road game vs. No. 1 Alabama. SENT: 570 words, photos.
ACC THIS WEEK
UNDATED — Duke’s visit to Georgia Tech shapes up as the best game of a sparse weekend around the Atlantic Coast Conference. SENT: 450 words, photos.
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