I’m guess this was purely a financially motivated move since he comes a lot cheaper than Chase Daniels, who they signed to a three-year deal worth $21 million last year. Foles gets $11 million over two years with just $7 million guaranteed. And the Eagles only get $1 million in cap savings.
They lost Dontari Poe, but got a capable replacement for a one-year deal worth $8 million. That’s not a bad way to do free agency. The only quibble I have is why just one year, which is great for Logan, but could leave the Chiefs looking to replace that position again.
The dynamic freshman swatted the ball into Derek Willis’ waiting hands, then scooped up a pass and waited for the Shockers to foul. Two free throws later, Kentucky held a 62-59 lead with 10 seconds to play.
That gave Wichita State one last chance to save the game, and Shamet decided to take it himself. He took the ball the length of the floor to set up a final shot, but struggled to shake the Wildcat defense. As he rose up for a potential game-tying three-pointer, Kentucky big man Bam Adebayo switched off his assignment to make sure the ball never even approached the paint.
The win pushed the Wildcats into the second week of the NCAA tournament. They’ll face the winner of Sunday night’s game between UCLA and Cincinnati in the Sweet 16. Wichita State, meanwhile, will have to grind through an offseason trying to forget the image of an open Conner Frankamp in the corner, just waiting for Shamet to unload the ball.