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Former Florida commit Shai Alexander is staying in the SEC, committing to Kentucky on Monday morning. Nike Shox Nz Bianche .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). Scarpa Nike Shox R4 Bianche Nere|Uomo . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. Nike Shox Outlet Italia . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. http://www.nikeshoxoutletitalia.it/nike-shox-nz.html . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Devan Dubnyk has been one of the best goalies in the NHL lately. Good thing for the Minnesota Wild, too, because they havent provided him with much offense.Dubnyk got a little more help Wednesday night as the Wild earned a 3-1 victory over the road-weary Winnipeg Jets.Mikko Koivu, Jonas Brodin and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which has totaled eight goals while going 2-2-1 in the last five games. It was only the second time in 10 games that Minnesota scored at least three.We were able to get enough, said Parise, whose empty-net goal secured the win. Its kind of been the same story: Devan played really well.Dubnyk made 15 saves and has allowed only 13 goals in his last 11 games since Oct. 25, stopping 319 of 332 shots for a 1.20 goals-against average and .961 save percentage. Among goalies to play at least eight games this season, he leads the league with a 1.55 goals-against average, .948 save percentage and four shutouts.Yet he has just eight wins in 15 starts.Hes been great, Brodin said. We feel confident playing in front of him. Hes really good right now.Dubnyk credits his defense.We were great in our end all night. That is what weve been doing, he said.Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg, which is 0-4 on a five-game road trip -- its longest of 2016-17. The Jets have been outscored 15-5 during their worst slide of the season.I thought we played with the puck in their zone quite a bit, created some really good looks that their goalie made some big saves on, Wheeler said. The bounces didnt go our way.Koivu scored his first goal in 11 games with 58.7 seconds left in the second period for a 1-0 lead.Behind the net, Jason Zucker won a battle with Josh Morrissey and passed to Koivu alone in front. A wrist shot by the Wild captain beat Connor Hellebuyck.Wheeler thought he tied the game midway through the third when a shot from Toby Enstrom went off his skate and into the net. Nike Shox Nz Scontate. But a video review showed Winnipeg was offside entering the zone.Brodin made it 2-0 on the power play 79 seconds later when his slap shot from the top of the right circle went off the blade of Brandon Taney and over Hellebuycks blocker. It was the defensemans first power-play goal since Dec. 5, 2013.We were just about an inch shy on just about everything that happened for us tonight, Jets coach Paul Maurice said.Wheeler scored his own power-play goal less than a minute later, swatting home the rebound of a shot by Dustin Byfuglien.In the third period we started to put a few more at (Dubnyks) feet and started to get some into that area, but he did a pretty good job at protecting that house area for sure, Morrissey said.Dubnyk slid across the crease to rob Morrissey with 5 minutes to go in the first period and stopped Mark Scheifele in front in the opening minute of the second.Hes had too many of those big saves lately. That means were having defensive breakdowns, but we know that hes back there and hes going to give us those saves when we need him, Wild forward Jason Zucker said.Game notes Drew Stafford, a 21-goal scorer last season, returned to the Winnipeg lineup after missing 15 games with an upper-body injury. To make room, the Jets assigned C Quinton Howden to Manitoba of the AHL. ... Winnipeg also placed D Tyler Myers on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 11, with a lower-body injury. ... Wild D Marco Scandella returned after missing 10 games with a high right ankle sprain. ... Minnesota reassigned D Mike Reilly to Iowa of the AHL.UP NEXTJets: Friday at Nashville.Wild: Friday against Pittsburgh. NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys ' ' '