Evening notes: Miller scores 7, Pros tickets for Rupp available, APR benchmark raised

A few notes from the day:

  • Playing for the U.S. team against a Chinese pro team in an exhibition game, Darius Miller played 17 minutes (everyone on the team except one player had 17 minutes), with 7 points (2-4 FG) and 8 rebounds. The U.S. team was paced by Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins and his 24 points. A full box score can be seen here.
  • More tickets for the Pros game in Rupp Arena were released today. They were previously being held for sponsors but are now available for public sale. Last I checked, tickets were available for upper and lower sections. Buy them here.
  • John Calipari promoted his new financial literacy program today, which was aimed at fourth- to sixth-graders. The Herald-Leader has details here. When a press release comes, I’ll have more.
  • Two days after the NCAA presidential retreat, and changes are already under way, with a proposed new APR score requirement. All the details, including how UK’s major sports would have fared, is here.
  • John Calipari appeared on multiple radio stations today promoting ticket sales for the Pros game in Louisville, including a spot on KSR. He talked about how Doron Lamb could be great if he had a great summer — which the team will see when they come back — and how Terrence Jones has beefed up. He also said Rajon Rondo has been practicing with the Dominican team, and how all the players are embracing the Dribble Drive Motion but aren’t used to the pace of his practices (I have attended one practice, and Al Horford was a very vocal guy in urging the team to maintain a good effort). And, he was midway through talking about NCAA reform when his call was dropped.
  • Qua Huzzie, the sophomore linebacker who we learned was transferring out of UK yesterday, has landed at Murray State, according to their team roster.
  • Ryan Harrow played in the NC Pro-Am the other day (which, by the way, should be the benchmark for what UK offseason basketball could be. Read this article about the NC Pro-Am and tell me it couldn’t work for UK). Watch Harrow’s highlights below.

  • In a UK soccer note, Jason Griffiths has returned to UK as a student-assistant. Griffiths was the first UK player ever taken in the MLS SuperDraft when the New England Revolution selected him in 2010. He is currently rehabbing while coaching at UK and plans on returning to his professional career when healthy.