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Platoon system not confusing or a problem for Dakari Johnson

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchster Sun LEXINGTON — Dakari Johnson doesn’t mind sharing his minutes. He’s just happy to be on the court. The University of Kentucky sophomore center doesn’t see a big problem with coach John Calipari’s two-platoon system, designed to divide his team half and allot an ample amount of playing time. “It’s not …

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Andrew Harrison, Karl-Anthony Towns lead Blue team to victory

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun LEXINGTON – The blue team got the best of the white team in Kentucky’s intrasquad scrimmage Monday night at Rupp Arena. Veteran returnee Andrew Harrison scored 19 points and freshman Karl-Anthony Towns added 18 to lead five blue players in double figures in an easy 94-66 win less than a …

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John Calipari wants to see Karl-Anthony Towns “fight more” with other bigs

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Freshman Karl Anthony-Towns has skills that Kentucky coach John Calipari says are rare for a 7-foot center. “He’s a skilled big player. If he gets it around the basket, he just has a knack for getting it in the basket,” said Calipari. However, Calipari said his freshman needs to learn …

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Watching what he eats has made Dakari Johnson slimmer, more athletic

Video by Savannah Stevens     By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun Dakari Johnson’s body weight has changed. So has his basketball skills. During the team’s combine at the Craft Center last week, Kentucky coach John Calipari said Johnson’s slimmed-down weight and his performance on the court drew the attention of the NBA scouts who were …

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Photo Gallery: Big Blue Madness Men’s Introductions

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This time John Calipari lets Drake do his talking for him at Big Blue Madness

LEXINGTON — It’s not like Kentucky does not have a team of stars — or potential basketball stars. Coach John Calipari even had a who’s who of 2015 recruits sitting and watching Big Blue Madness here Friday night. However, the Big Blue Madness star turned out to be rapper Drake, a national figure that UK …

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How many bigs can John Calipari play together

By LARRY VAUGHT How many bigs can Kentucky play together at one time? That’s a problem coach John Calipari must solve, but it is also a dilemma almost any coach would love to have, considering that Calipari will be choosing among junior Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomores Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee, and freshmen Karl-Anthony Towns and …

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Marcus Lee likes going against the best bigs on a daily basis

By MIKE MARSEE, Advocate-Messenger There’s no way to know how much the hard work Marcus Lee has done in the offseason will pay off in terms of playing time this season. He is part of what appears to be an even better group of big men than the Wildcats had last year. “So far we …

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