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Anthony Davis developing into a team leader for USA Basketball

Vaught’s note: This is part of a story posted at www.usab.com about former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis, who is part of the USA national team training in Colorado Springs. By USA Basketball At 19 years old without a single professional game to his name, Anthony Davis had no idea what to expect when he made …

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Who have been the best defenders in UK basketball history

By LARRY VAUGHT Bleacher Report columnist Bobby Reagan had an interesting post this week about the five all-time best defenders in Kentucky basketball history. He went with Anthony Davis No. 1 and Nerlens Noel No. 2. They were followed by Dale Brown, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Rajon Rondo. All certainly were legitimate defenders and there’s no …

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Jack Givens not a one-and-done fan, but would rather have those players than playing against them

By LARRY VAUGHT FRANKLIN, Ohio — Jack Givens is not a fan of the one-and-done scenario even if coach John Calipari is making it work at Kentucky. “I am not a fan of the one-and-done situation. I am a Kentucky fan, so I want guys to stay longer so I can see them pay more. …

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Who will John Calipari have on Non-UK Pros team for alumni game?

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari never lacks for creativity or intrigue. The 3rd annual UK Alumni Charity Basketball Game will be Sunday, August 24, and will have a different format this year after last year’s game was touted as the 2010 UK team versus the 2012 national championship team. This year the game …

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Guest post: Wall, Jones, MKG are fan’s favorite UK players; who are yours?

By TINA COX I am fortunate to have family and friends that understand I will eventually turn a conversation into UK basketball. I have been asked on several occasions if I had to pick my three favorite past UK players who would they be. I thought this would be an easy question but it was …

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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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Mike DeCourcy takes look at comparing UK’s 2011-12 team to next season’s team

By LARRY VAUGHT Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy was the first to tell me how special he thought Kentucky’s eventual 2012 national championship team could be several months before that season even started. Now that Kentucky coach John Calipari will have his deepest and most experienced team in his six seasons at UK, I wondered …

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Guest post: NCAA has power to negate one and done if it wants

Vaught’s note: Steve Vance is a long time UK basketball fan who occasionally provides commentary on UK basketball. Today he shares his thoughts on the one-and-done — and assumes that Julius Randle will declare for the NBA in a few hours at his press conference — and even has a humorous reference to Hayden “Sidd” …

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