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Photos from UK Men’s Basketball Photo Day 2014

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Video: Highlights from Kentucky’s 93-57 win over the Puerto Rico national reserves

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John Calipari’s major concern now is developing players and getting them better

By LARRY VAUGHT With all the options he could have with his talented and deep roster, Kentucky coach John Calipari has one primary motive as his team prepares to start a six-game exhibition trip Sunday to play three veteran teams in the Bahamas. “I worry about developing individual players. How do we get each one …

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Kentucky men’s basketball program honored by NABC for Team Academic Excellence

For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence. The second annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recogne outstanding academic achievement, selected 125 colleges and universities with cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or better …

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Derek Willis has no regrets over not being redshirted last season

By LARRY VAUGHT When all the rumors surfaced that freshman Derek Willis might be contemplating a transfer from Kentucky, his former high school coach at Bullitt East quickly denied it. “I watched his body language on the bench and just like any freshman, if you are not a superstar like you were on your high …

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Derek Willis knows he must “dedicate” himself more to basketball, prep coach denies transfer speculation

By LARRY VAUGHT During a conversation with Kentucky freshman Derek Willis during the NCAA Tournament, he said “without a doubt for sure” when asked if he had become a better player during his first year with UK. He also stressed he already knew what he had to do during the offseason. “I am just going …

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Andrew, Aaron Harrison still weighing NBA evaluations

By LARRY VAUGHT Don’t expect a decision quickly from guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison about the NBA draft. The Kentucky freshmen have until Sunday to declare for the draft or stay at UK and based on what their father told Houston’s Fox 26, it looks like a decision is several days away. Aaron Harrison Sr. said …

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Aaron Harrison: “We like road games, kinda”

By Keith Taylor The Winchester Sun LEXINGTON — Aaron Harrison is ready for the Wildcats to take the next step and knows what it will take for Kentucky to become more disciplined going into road contests at LSU and Missouri this week. Following a successful three-game homestand, four of the team’s next five games are …

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