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The summer tour rolls up to Alaska.

—Ken Lolla and U of L soccer did an awesome thing for a deserving kid.

—Geron Christian has signed his rookie contract with Washington.

--Hate to be boring, but I’m liking the favorite in this race.

--ACCSports.com thinks Boston College’s Ky Bowman will lead the ACC in scoring next season.

--The Eagles might have never won the Super Bowl if Teddy Bridgewater hadn’t gotten hurt.

—Gold.

—Earl Clark has signed with Buducnost of Montenegro, which means he’ll soon be making his Euro League debut.

--Former Card making kids smile.

—SB Nation’s new NBA mock draft looks at the perfect first round pick for each team.

—The Athletic looks at ($$) the state of Louisville football.

—Peyton Siva highlights from 2017-18.

—Class of 2019 QB commit Jaden Johnson has become U of L’s top recruiter.

—Deng Adel discusses how Donovan Mitchell has helped through the pre-draft process.

—Mitchell was especially helpful before Adel worked out for the Jazz.

—The Deion Branch Skills and Drills Camp is returning to Louisville.

Former University of Louisville and two-time Super Bowl champ and SB XXXIX MVP Deion Branch announces the date of his upcoming 9thAnnual Skills and Drills Camp in Louisville. Save the date of Saturday, July 21st at the Baptist Health Performance Training Facility, 12101 Sycamore Station Place. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the camp is from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The camp is for youth ages 7 to 18. The registration fee is waived thanks to the Deion Branch Foundation so the camp is FREE but you need to register online. THE CAMP AND SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP ASAP. Go towww.deionbranchfoundation.org to register.

Branch says “This year, I decided to change things up a little to help some youth in the community who’ve really wanted to participate but could not afford the registration fee. We will do some offensive and defensive drills and some NFL and college level conditioning to see what your child needs to work on if they want to play football. This camp gives them a chance to learn proper technique, health and wellness plus sportsmanship.”

—The CJ ranks the five biggest games of Louisville’s 2018 football schedule.

—Even with no local teams in the super regionals, Louisville was still a top 10 market nationally for the first two rounds of the NCAA baseball tournament.

—Allan Houston used his induction into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame to honor his father.

—No school is recruiting five-star wing Kahlil Whitney harder than Louisville.

On the recruiting front, Whitney has a wide range of suitors. Among those listed were Duke, Georgetown, Florida State, Illinois, Louisville, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Syracuse. Whitney said he’s yet to take an official visit, but has been to St. John’s, Seton Hall and Syracuse unofficially.

“I will take all of my visits after July,” he said about visits.

One school that’s in the running for a visit is Louisville, who Whitney said is recruiting him the hardest.

“They have been trying to get me up there,” Whitney said. “I’ve been talking with those guys this week, I talk to coach [Chris] Mack and coach [Luke] Murray all the time, those guys are recruiting me the hardest out of all the schools.

“They constantly text me, call me, checking up on me and my family members, just making me a priority,” he added.

—Three reasons this week’s NBA Draft could be absolutely bonkers.

—Chris Mack’s Twitter game remains elite.

--Bobby Reagan has Ray Spalding going to the Jazz in the second round of his latest mock draft for Barstool.

—LeBron staying in Cleveland might make more sense than you’d think.

--Adam Wolf is officially a professional.

—Louisville City FC’s Brian Ownby was voted the U.S. Open Cup Player of the Round.

—Ballard High product and former U of L signee Jo Adell is ripping up the minors.

—Josh Rogers made the SportsCenter top 10 over the weekend.

—Mike Balado recaps ($$) his first season as Arkansas State’s head coach.

—The new NCAA transfer rule changes are actually good. So are the redshirt rule changes for football.

—Class of 2019 guard Jalen Gaffney is taking an unofficial visit to Louisville today.

—Vacate this train. I f—-ing dare you.

—U of L alum Asia Taylor has signed with the Indiana Fever.

—The Louisville Cardinal starts its offseason preview series with a look at the Cardinal quarterbacks.

—Alabama and Florida State have now both offered scholarships to local 14-year-old Kiyaunta Goodwin.

—And finally, a quick heads up that I’m vacationing (and burning) in Hilton Head this week so posting (at least from me) may be lighter than usual. There will be a few guest posts and first round matchups for the LCPT to look forward to.