Kentucky forward PJ Washington posted a video on Twitter on Wednesday apparently of himself with the cast off of his left foot and moving effortlessly.
Wildcats coach John Calipari said on Jim Rome's radio show that Washington did not practice Wednesday and he didn't know if he'd play in Friday's Sweet 16 game against Houston in Kansas City, Mo. "It's day-to-day," Calipari said.
Washington, Kentucky's leading scorer (14.8 points per game) and rebounder (7.5), has been sidelined since spraining his foot in a Southeastern Conference semifinal March 16. He was initially placed in a walking boot but later put in a hard cast.
Hokies' starter in legal trouble
Virginia Tech's Ty Outlaw has been charged with possession of marijuana, potentially jeopardizing his status for the remainder of the NCAA tournament.
The sixth-year senior was charged Thursday of last week, the day after he and the Hokies arrived in San Jose, Calif., for the first round of the NCAA tournament, according to records on the Virginia Courts Case Information website. His hearing is set for April 11.
Outlaw started and scored seven points Saturday as the fourth-seeded Hokies beat Saint Louis 66-52.
Virginia Tech plays top-seeded Duke in Washington, D.C., on Friday night.
Outlaw also started the Hokies' second-round game against Liberty, finishing with 11 points and a career-best 11 rebounds in a 67-58 victory.
• San Diego State forward Jalen McDaniels is entering the NBA draft again. The 6-10 redshirt sophomore's provisionally entered the draft last year and worked out for 11 NBA teams before withdrawing his name less than 90 minutes before the deadline to retain his college eligibility.
• UCLA sophomore forward Kris Wilkes also declared for the NBA draft. He was the Bruins' top scorer last season, averaging 17.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
• Teams in the Sweet 16 have 28 international players on its rosters. Virginia leads the way with five and Gonzaga has four, including Japanese big man Rui Hachimura and French forward Killian Tillie. Duke's leading scorer, R.J. Barrett, is from Canada and Oregon senior guard Ehab Amin is the only Egyptian left.