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Calipari says Ulis playing in Chicago will be “hard deal”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari says Saturday will be “hard” for freshman point guard Tyler Ulis when he returns to his home to Chicago to play against UCLA. “It’s a hard deal. The one thing I think we can expect him to do is play hard and compete and battle because that’s who …

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Signee Skal Labissiere “fell in love” with UK watching Anthony Davis play

By LARRY VAUGHT BENTON — When he was a high school freshman, Skal Labissiere admits he “fell in love” with Kentucky basketball. “Coach Cal, I fell in love with Kentucky my freshman year watching guys like Anthony Davis and that team that won the (national) championship. I was cheering for them. I didn’t say anything, …

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ESPN analysts know how good Kentucky can be with or without platoons

By LARRY VAUGHT After watching Kentucky play six exhibition games in the Bahamas in August, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas knows just how good the Wildcats can be this year. “Look they’re probably going to drop a game here and there. They’re not going to go undefeated, I don’t think, but over the course of the …

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Nineteen former UK players on opening day NBA rosters

Nineteen former Kentucky Wildcats were on opening day NBA rosters, which were released league-wide Tuesday. Kentucky’s total former players in the league trump any other school in the country. UK’s longest tenured member in the NBA is Nazr Mohammed who enters his 17th season in 2014-15, and the third with the Chicago Bulls. Kentucky’s newest …

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Will John Calipari have that one special player this year

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky ‘s roster is so deep that John Calipari is openly contemplating a two-platoon system. However, while this could be his deepest team, no one is sure he will have that one special player. “Well, here’s the problem. When you start talking John Wall and Anthony Davis and even DeMarcus (Cousins), you’re …

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“Since it ain’t broke” Karl-Anthony Towns’ parents will continue not to sit together at games

By LARRY VAUGHT His father, Karl Towns, played college basketball at Monmouth and often worked him out long hours in the gym to refine his skills — something that did not always please his mother, Jacqueline Cruz. “My mom hated it some days. She would ask my father why he was working me so hard …

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Anthony Davis on USA experience: “I learned to grow as a player”

Here is what former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis had to say after helping Team USA beat Serbia Sunday in the gold-medal game. Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) What does it mean for you to get this gold medal? It means a lot. We came here and worked real hard to try and get this. Everybody …

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DeMarcus Cousins helps USA show “the world that anything is possible”

DeMarcus Cousins had 11 points and nine rebounds Sunday in Team USA’s gold-medal win over Serbia in Spain Sunday. “Those first five minutes of tonight’s game they knocked us back. I thought DeMarcus Cousins had about five plays in the middle of the first half that really turned a positive eight-to-ten points for us then …

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