By LARRY VAUGHT
Senior Myisha Hines-Allen is one of the top players for Louisville, the top seed in the NCAA Tournament Lexington Region that plays Stanford Friday night about 9:45.
Her brother, Josh Allen, was one of the top players on the Kentucky football team last season and he has said often he can beat his older sister in basketball.
“It’s always great when you can have family come see you play because I’m not from here, so just the fact that they can come and see me grow as a basketball player,” Hines-Allen said Thursday.
“But he’s a big guy now. He can probably just like body me to the paint, but he’s not a basketball player, so he can’t shoot. So I’ll just take that advantage.
“But yeah, he’s a football player, so he’s pretty strong. I’ll give him that.”
She knows her mom and brother will be at Friday night’s game. She’s hoping her sisters might be as well.
“My sister just got a new car, she’s from Maryland, so she did the drive, so hopefully my other three sisters will drive in the car with her,” Hines-Allen said. “Hopefully my family all comes down. But I know for sure my mom and my brother will be here.”
The Kentucky linebacker says his sister wears UK blue when she watches him play football.
“I wore it once,” she laughed and said.
Does he wear red to watch her play basketball?
“Well, he has, in this year. But he will tomorrow,” she said.