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Being in Rupp Arena “excited” Diallo

Hamidou Diallo (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Hamidou Diallo had been in Rupp Arena before, but never when Kentucky had a basketball game. That changed Saturday when Kentucky hosted Auburn and Diallo’s, UK’s newest signee, not only was on the bench in street clothes for the game, but he also took some shots before the game.

“For him to be in there, he was excited. That’s what I asked him. He had been to other college basketball games — been to great atmospheres. So I think for him it was neat to see it,” said Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus.

Cats understand what Diallo can do to help this year

Hamidou Diallo

By LARRY VAUGHT

De’Aaron Fox is not sure how any high school player could join an elite college basketball program at midseason and be able to make an immediate impact.
“It would have been extremely difficult for me. I didn’t really struggle at the beginning, but I think in the middle of the season when everybody is starting to try to hit their peaks and you’re just coming in – you’re at the bottom of the barrel, you don’t really know what’s going on – I think it’s extremely difficult coming in midseason like that,” said the Kentucky freshman point guard.

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Hamidou Diallo and coach Tom Espinosa

Hamidou Diallo and coach Tom Espinosa

By LARRY VAUGHT

There’s nothing quite like Kentucky Derby day in the Bluegrass and what a glorious day we do have today.

No, I didn’t make one of the Derby gala events Friday night and like most of you I will watch the Derby on my TV later today.

So to help you pass some time today, here are links stories I wrote this week for www.lex18.com.

Start with this one about Allen Edwards knowing he always wanted to be a coach and now having chance at head coach at Wyoming.