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After loss to South Carolina last year, did Calipari chill or players un-chill?

By LARRY VAUGHT After the loss to South Carolina last year, Kentucky coach John Calipari proclaimed he made a “tweak” that helped UK’s postseason runs. Players such as James Young said Calipari merely “chilled” after the loss and let the players play. “I got him to un-chill is what I got him to do. So …

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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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John Calipari has his swagger back and should by the way this team already looks

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari invited local media members to watch his team practice Monday — with the stipulation that only personal impressions, not team or player specifics, could be reported. However, considering that UK kicks off a six-game exhibition tour in the Bahamas Sunday, there were plenty of worthwhile impressions to share. …

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James Young still has flashbacks of national championship game loss

By LARRY VAUGHT It has been almost four months since Kentucky lost the national championship game to Connecticut, but James Young still has flashbacks to that night. “Every once in a while I definitely get a flashback of what happened,” said Young, who was back in Kentucky this week to work at camps here and …

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James Young says experience will make Willie Cauley-Stein, Harrison twins better and feels Alex Poythress can fill his role

By LARRY VAUGHT James Young insisted Tuesday he was not that surprised Willie Cauley-Stein opted to return for his junior season even though he was projected as a first-round draft pick like Young and Julius Randle were. “I mean, he wanted to come back and win a national championship, so he has to do what …

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James Young to Cats: “Don’t listen at all” to any 40-0 talk

By LARRY VAUGHT James Young says Kentucky had a “good season” last year when the Wildcats reached the NCAA title game before losing to Connecticut. However, he admitted Tuesday during the John Calipari ProCamp that the preseason talk about the team going 40-0 and winning the title was overwhelming at times. “Don’t listen at all,” …

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NBAdraftblog.com analyst on what kind of fit Julius Randle and James Young are in NBA

By LARRY VAUGHT Ed Isaacson of NBAdraftblog.com has been a good friend of vaughtsviews.com and has a site filled with NBA summer league info. Despite his busy schedule, he took time out to share a few insights on the recent draft that sent Julius Randle to the Lakers and James Young to the Celtics. Question: …

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