General manager Jed Hoyer did say “strictly hypothetically” Bryant would start out at “the very low levels” of the minors and hopefully “move quickly through those.”
The slot value for the second pick is $6,708,400.
Renovation planned for UK’s Rupp Arena
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rupp Arena’s latest proposed makeover will make it a stand-alone facility that state and local officials hope will reinvent downtown.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Mayor Jim Gray and officials from Lexington Center on Wednesday announced a renovation plan that will separate the 37-year-old home of Kentucky men’s basketball from the adjoining convention center, which will be expanded 100,000 square feet. Lexington Center Board chairman Brent Rice said a funding plan will be finalized within 45 days.
Rupp’s 23,500-seat capacity will remain but adds chair-back seats to the upper deck, expanded concourses and a new center-hanging scoreboard.
IU’s Ewald, Purdue’s Webster on watch lists
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indiana players are among those being watched for possible postseason football honors.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Wednesday that Indiana senior kicker Mitch Ewald has made the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award preseason watch list for the third consecutive season. Ewald is tied for third on IU’s career list with 44 field goals, fourth with 105 extra points and sixth with 237 total points.
The Augusta Sports Council has announced that Purdue senior Cody Webster has been named to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award honoring the nation’s top collegiate punter. Webster last year had a 42-yard average on 70 punts, including 29 inside the opponents’ 20-yard line and 17 that traveled more than 50 yards.