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Malik Newman expects to get along well with Marshall County Hoop Fest fans

By LARRY VAUGHT Mississippi guard Malik Newman doesn’t intend to make his college choice until afer his senior season at Callaway High School in  Jackson, Miss., ends. However, because he has Kentucky on his list, he knows he’ll likely get a rowdy reception when he plays in the Marshall County Hoop Fest in early December. …

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Jay Bilas sees outstanding quality in draft, would take Joel Embiid first

By LARRY VAUGHT Here’s a bit more that was not directly UK-related from what ESPN analyst Jay Bilas had to say Tuesday during a teleconference talking about Thursday’s NBA draft.   Q. Overall how do you rate the quality of the Draft? JAY BILAS:  “I think it’s outstanding.  I think it’s one of the deepest …

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James Young doesn’t know any Wichita State players, but CBS-TV knows a marquee matchup

By LARRY VAUGHT ST. LOUIS — Perhaps nothing says more about the Kentucky-Wichita State matchup than UK freshman James Young admitting he could not name one player on Wichita State. Not one player off a team that went to the Final Four last year. Not one player off the nation’s only unbeaten team. Not one player …

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Kentucky freshman Julius Randle finalist for Oscar Robertson Player of Year Award, Wayman Tisdale freshman award

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected 15 outstanding players as finalists for its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Trophy and six standout freshmen as finalists for the Integris Wayman Tisdale Award. Members of the association’s board of directors chose the finalists and the entire 975-member USBWA will vote …

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Are the Cats overrated or underachieving? Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy offers insights

By LARRY VAUGHT With Kentucky now 15-5 — remember all the preseason speculation about the team maybe going 40-0 with perhaps the all-time best recruiting class — is it time to admit the Wildcats were overrated going into the season? Or is it time to acknowledge that the team has just underachieved going into Saturday’s …

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Randle on Midseason Top 25 for Wooden All American Team

Los Angeles (January 22, 2014)— The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Midseason Top 25 today on ESPN. Chosen by the Wooden Award Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are the front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious individual honor based on their play so far this season. ESPNU will follow up …

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Gym rat Montaque Gill-Caesar likes the family atmosphere at Huntington Prep, still waiting on reclassifying decision

By LARRY VAUGHT If he had his way, Huntington (W.Va.) Prep junior Montaque Gill-Caesar says he would “stay in the gym because that’s the only way you get better.” No one can vouch for that better than Norrie (Clevenger) Price, a former Mercer Countian and part of the host family for Gill-Caesar in Huntington now. “He …

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Gill-Caesar likes UK’s winning tradition, way Calipari doesn’t “sugar-coat” anything

By LARRY VAUGHT Five-star guard Montaque Gill-Caesar plays in some of the nation’s premier events against some of the nation’s elite talent. Yet the Huntington (W.Va.) Prep junior, who recently scored 56 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a win, says he’s especially excited about playing in the Marshall County Hoop Fest this weekend. “Just …

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