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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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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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One-and-done working just fine for John Calipari and the players

DALLAS (AP) — Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari.  He’s a pariah to some, successful only because of his ability to attract one-and-done stars destined for the NBA. They point to him as a scourge of college basketball, arguing that he’s complicit — responsible, even — in stripping “student” from student-athletes. Then there are …

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Despite 9-43 record in Milwaukee, former UK star Brandon Knight knows he must be positive

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — Long after the end of practice, the sound of a bouncing basketball echoed down the hall and up the stairs from the Milwaukee Bucks practice court. It is Brandon Knight again, coach Larry Drew’s point guard pupil doing the basketball equivalent of staying late after school to study. He’s certainly …

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UK coach John Calipari needs Derek Willis, other Cats to live in the gym like Tyreke Evans, Brandon Knight did

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari still thinks Derek Willis has a chance to find a key role on this team. “He didn’t shoot the ball well, but I liked his post feed,” said Calipari about Willis’ play at Vanderbilt Saturday. “I like his size on the court. He hadn’t been shooting the ball …

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Andrew Harrison on Bob Cousey Point Guard of the Year watch lists

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Freshman guard Andrew Harrison was one of 45 players to earn recognition as a member of the watch list of candidates for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award in was announced Tuesday. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes …

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Andrew Harrison does not mind big expectations being placed on him by Calipari, fans

By LARRY VAUGHT Sometimes pressure can overwhelm a player, even a star player. Andrew Harrison understands that, but the top-rated point guard in the 2013 recruiting class insists that won’t happen to him. He knows the legacy of potent point guards Kentucky coach John Calipari has produced — Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose, John Wall, Brandon …

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Even Brandon Knight can’t say who is Calipari’s best point guard

By LARRY VAUGHT Who has been John Calipari’s best point guard? Since there have been so many, guess how former UK point guard Brandon Knight answered Monday night? “We’re going to all feel like it’s ourself. I think that’s why we’re at the level that we’re at right now,” Knight said. “We’re all confident. But …

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