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John Calipari admits to CBSSports.com that coaching former players in NBA “appeals to me”

By LARRY VAUGHT Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com not only got to watch Kentucky practice this week, but he got an interview with coach John Calipari and the UK coach talked about a variety of things that he has not gone into with the media covering UK since last season ended. Rothstein asked Calpari if he …

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UK targets Malik Newman, Tyus Battle, Henry Ellenson, Harry Giles, V.J. King, Diamond Stone, Caleb Swanigan, Jayson Tatum make USA team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (July 29, 2014) — After tipping off training camp on July 24 with 32 athletes, which were pared down to 17 finalists on July 26, the official 12-member 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team has been finalized. The roster includes nine members of the 2013 USA U16 National Team that …

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James Young finally cleared to play after suffering concussion in car accident

By LARRY VAUGHT James Young had a new, short haircut — he says he just felt the need for a change a few days ago — when he came to the John Calipari ProCamp. The former Wildcat said his new team, the Boston Celtics, didn’t dictate the change in hair style. “It was just time …

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James Young to Cats: “Don’t listen at all” to any 40-0 talk

By LARRY VAUGHT James Young says Kentucky had a “good season” last year when the Wildcats reached the NCAA title game before losing to Connecticut. However, he admitted Tuesday during the John Calipari ProCamp that the preseason talk about the team going 40-0 and winning the title was overwhelming at times. “Don’t listen at all,” …

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Alan Sullivan offers insights into Wah Wah Jones

By LARRY VAUGHT The tributes to Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones continue to roll in and I just wanted to make sure you saw this post here by Alan Sullivan because of the insights he has about Jones. Here’s what Sullivan posted: “My father, Claude Sullivan and Wah were best of friends and after Wah’s sports …

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Diamond Stone says package deal with Malik Newman “all up in the air”

By LARRY VAUGHT Connecticut, Kentucky and Kansas have been perceived as the most likely choices for Milwaukee’s Diamond Stone, the top-ranked player by Scout.com in the 2015 recruiting class, because those three schools are also actively in the hunt for Mississippi guard Malik Newman, a Team USA teammate. The two have indicated they could be …

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Top prospect Diamond Stone likes way John Calipari produces players

By LARRY VAUGHT A groin injury has limited Diamond Stone, one of the nation’s top players in the 2015 recruiting class, to mainly watching the USA Basketball under 17 team tryouts in Colorado Springs so far. However, the talented 6-10 center from Milwaukee hopes to be back on the court soon. “I am doing what …

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