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Former Florida commit Shai Alexander is staying in the SEC, committing to Kentucky on Monday morning. Ryan McDonagh Jersey .Alexander, who decommitted from the Gators in October, chose Kentucky over Syracuse, Texas and UNLV. Florida also remained involved after the parting of ways last month. Forty-three schools reached out to Alexander once he decommitted, sources told ESPN.Alexander, a 6-foot-5 point guard, is ranked No. 44 in the ESPN 100. The Canada native plays at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tennessee).It was fast-paced, thats for sure, said Zach Ferrell, the head coach at Hamilton Heights. Just a ton of phone calls and interest at the beginning, then his family kind of shortened the list from there. It looked like one or two schools every day, coming in and spending time with him, watching practice.The relationship between Alexander and Kentucky moved quickly, with head coach John Calipari offering him a scholarship after going to watch him on October 31. Alexander then took a visit to Lexington on November 4.With Cal coming down and spending time with him, they tried to use all the time that they were allowed, to build the best relationship with him, Ferrell said. They showed him how, in the past, theyve played with multiple guards and the fact that they need to bring in more than one guard next year. Basically, This is what weve done in the past with multiple guards, and this is how we see you fitting into that mix.Kentucky has prioritized the point guard position in the 2017 class, shuffling through a variety of targets over the last six months. Five-star Trae Young (No. 15) has been atop the Wildcats board since the summer, but he is planning to wait until the spring to sign and is also strongly considering Oklahoma and Kansas. Kentucky also brought in Quade Green (No. 22) and Tremont Waters (No. 32) for visits, but Green also has Syracuse high on his list and Waters committed to Georgetown.Alexander, who has a 6-foot-10.5 wingspan, has continued to improve in the last year, rising up the rankings as a junior and then stringing together quality performances in the spring and summer. He averaged 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists in two events with the Arkansas Wings AAU program, and also put up 7.8 points and 5.4 assists in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Canada.Outside of his physical ability, he handles it great, is great off the ball screen. He has a great feel for the game, Ferrell said. What separates him a little bit is he plays with great pace. He plays with a very even keel. He doesnt get sped out of his comfort zone. Going forward, especially at the next level, hell be able to compete with that added intensity, as well as eliminate noise that can surround you in college basketball.Alexander joins a Kentucky recruiting class that was ranked No. 6 heading into the weekend. The Wildcats added five-star frontcourt prospects Nick Richards (No. 12) and P.J. Washington (No. 16) last Thursday, the first two commitments for Kentucky in the 2017 class. In addition to Young and Green, Calipari can now focus on the wing positions, where he is eyeing Kevin Knox (No. 7), Hamidou Diallo (No. 11), Lonnie Walker (No. 19) and Jarred Vanderbilt (No. 23). Tim Thomas Team USA Hockey Jersey . Its the second straight game Bell has scored in extra time for Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four game-winning goals on the season. Tim Thomas Jersey . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.http://www.hockeyauthenticusaonline.us/Phil-Kessel-Jersey/ . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. RIO DE JANEIRO -- When rugby sevens was added to the Olympic program for Rio seven years ago, there was an almost instant clamor for gold in Fiji.Finally, the people of the Pacific had a realistic chance of winning an Olympic medal. The pressure has intensified ever since, and so has the focus of the players.Fiji sevens and rugby -- its more than just a fanatical aspect of Fijian life, Fiji coach Ben Ryan said, Its in their DNA.Nobody flinched after Fiji beat New Zealand 12-7 in the quarterfinal on Wednesday, setting up a semifinal against Japan. The winner plays either South Africa or Great Britain for the gold.Ryan laid out the teams sole aim for Rio -- and its not a modest one.Weve got one aim and thats to win gold medal, not silver or bronze, he said. Were No. 1 in the world, were not trying to be arrogant, were saying this is what we want. Silver will be a disappointment as bronze and fourth place.The Fijians have long been the entertainers in sevens rugby, admired for their preference to run the ball from deep inside their own territory and waving the ball around with one hand looking for any chance to unload it with an unorthodox pass.Some critics have questioned the Fijian players ability to handle pressure, particularly at the Olympics where the entire population of the Pacific island nation will be watching or listening to every moment of every game.Ryan said its a mistake to think his team cant handle the extra attention that comes with being favorites at the Olympics.He pointed out that the Fijians have won the Hong Kong Sevens title -- the most prestigious on the calendar -- more than any other nation. Theyve won the last two world series. He said they deal with pressure daily, more than any rugby sevens player in any part of the world.Were in the papers on the front and back pages -- every night were in the 6 oclock news, he said. Everybodys a household name. The pressure is on them in our bubble in the Pacific every single day.Thats not the same with any other team in this tournament, so theyre used to it. Ryan Suter Jersey. Theyre not getting pressure theyre not used to.Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is in Rio for the games and, just like most Fijians, isnt averse to offering his opinion on matters to do with rugby.I did say to him `there are 12 teams here, theres only one with their head of state here, Ryan said, But hes a great supporter. I can talk to him about (tactics) and hell give me some rugby knowledge. Its great. Its the peoples team.Ryan was coaching England when the International Olympic Committee made the decision to bring rugby back on board for the first time since 1924, but changed the format to sevens -- the faster, abbreviated version of the traditional 15-a-side game.He moved to Fiji in 2013 and began honing the raw materials that already existed -- big, fast men with an innate instinct for the game.The biggest problem Ryan faced initially was the exodus of talented stars leaving with ever-greater frequency to make their livings abroad.So he started putting together the nucleus of a squad around his captain Osea Kolinisau and planned to bolster it sometimes with returning players such as Josua the Fijian bus Tuisova, who is a star in the French competition.Ryan describes Kolinisau as a role model and religious man who is the cultural architect of the team, and he has come to the fore at the most important moments in wins over Brazil, Argentina, the United States and New Zealand.Kolinisau brings a reverence to the game which Ryan said he admires, and which is a big bond for the team in a deeply religious country.Spiritual is a really good way to sum up how the team operates, he said. The singing in the mornings, the signing in the evenings. The prayers.Its like theres two religions in Fiji, he said. On Sunday theres church and no sport, but every other day theres rugby. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '



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