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James Young says experience will make Willie Cauley-Stein, Harrison twins better and feels Alex Poythress can fill his role

By LARRY VAUGHT James Young insisted Tuesday he was not that surprised Willie Cauley-Stein opted to return for his junior season even though he was projected as a first-round draft pick like Young and Julius Randle were. “I mean, he wanted to come back and win a national championship, so he has to do what …

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Kentucky men’s basketball program honored by NABC for Team Academic Excellence

For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence. The second annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recogne outstanding academic achievement, selected 125 colleges and universities with cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or better …

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Who is the one basketball player that media members already are anxious to see play?

Question: Who is the one player you are already anxious to watch play during the upcoming basketball season and why? Ryan Lemond, Kentucky Sports Radio: “Gotta be my man Alex Poythress. I really feel like this is gonna be a break out season for Alex. He has showed signs of it off and on during …

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Guest post: Fan speculates on who will be John Calipari’s starting five

By TINA COX There is a buzz amongst the BBN. In just a few weeks we will be able to get a glance of what we will see in the upcoming season. On the roster we have: NINE McDonald All-Americans, ONE definite lottery pick and in the 11 and 12 spots two Kentucky All-Stars. Most …

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Dominique Hawkins glad to have twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison back at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT No one was happier than Dominique Hawkins when he found out that twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, two players he competes with for playing time, were returning to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons. “With them back, it takes pressure off me,” said Hawkins Thursday during a press conference to discuss his recent …

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Patrick Towles likes the overall “phenomenal talent” UK athletics has

By LARRY VAUGHT One thing that impressed me the most about Patrick Towles during UK’s spring football practice was his maturity, including the way he applauded during the Blue-White Game when Kentucky All-Americans from other sports were being introduced to the crowd. “All-Americans deserve credit. Actually, at the end of the third or fourth quarter …

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Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy respects decisions Cats made to stay at UK

By LARRY VAUGHT Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy respects the decisions that Kentucky’s Alex Poythress, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison made to stay at Kentucky and says the decisions “all made sense” to him compared to the surprise decision by Willie Cauley-Stein also to stay at UK. “For Dakari and Marcus, …

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Clarksville writer says Alex Poythress’ comfort level and confidence “hit their stride, you will see a monster on the court”

Alex Poythress returned home to Clarksville, Tenn., during a break at Kentucky and worked a summer camp at his high school that George Robinson, a sports writer with The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, said thrilled the camp participants. “Kids at the camp were excited to see Alex. They were hanging on his every action. If …

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