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Bearcacts Box Lunch: Luke Fickell, DerMarr Johnson, D’Angelo Russell

Everything is coming up Fickell, plus some former Bearcats are still playing basketball and the NBA trade market is getting wild.

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The internet is a big, wide open, scary place. Why should you have to dive into its depths and find stories that pertain to the Cincinnati Bearcats when we can do it for you? Here’s what the world wide web has to offer today.

Luke Fickell has had a nice week on the recruiting trail, bringing in Arquon Bush and Taj Ward. (Tom Groeschen; Cincinnati Enquirer)

I for one will never get tired of reading about Luke Fickell. (Grant Taylor; The Herald-Dispatch)

DerMarr Johnson and Ruben Patterson are not only former Bearcats, they are also favorites in the 2017 Big3 Basketball Championship. (Dave Clark; Cincinnati Enquirer)

Speaking of, make sure you get your votes in for the second round of the All-Time Favorite Cincinnati Bearcat Basketball Player Tournament. Links to each region below.

College basketball coaches may like the “baseball rule” but would it actually work? (Matt Norlander; CBS Sports)

Former Ohio State Buckeye D’Angelo Russell and Dwight Howard were both traded yesterday as the market heats up before the NBA Draft.

Russell’s trade was the first step in the Lakers’ attempt to lure Paul George and maybe even LeBron James. (Harry Lyles Jr.; SB Nation)

Meanwhile, there was some Twitter magic that occurred just before Howard was sent to Charlotte. (Patrick Basler and Molly Podlesny; SB Nation)