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NBAdraftblog.com analyst on Calipari’s recruiting, how many 2015 1st-round picks Cats may have

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 about John Calipari and the 2015 NBA draft. Question: Now that John Calipari has had five straight years …

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Media members anxious to see Karl Towns, Tyler Ulis, Harrison twins play

Question: Who is the one player you are already anxious to watch play during the upcoming basketball season and why? Mary Jo Perino, former WLEX-TV sports anchor: “There are just so many players to choose from, which is a nice problem to have. But for me, I am most excited to see Karl Towns play. …

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Guest post: Fan speculates on who will be John Calipari’s starting five

By TINA COX There is a buzz amongst the BBN. In just a few weeks we will be able to get a glance of what we will see in the upcoming season. On the roster we have: NINE McDonald All-Americans, ONE definite lottery pick and in the 11 and 12 spots two Kentucky All-Stars. Most …

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Gary Parrish projecting Karl Towns (4) and Willie Cauley-Stein (8) as 2015 NBA lottery picks

By LARRY VAUGHT Gary Parrish, College Basketball Insider for CBSSports.com, is already looking at the lottery picks in the 2015 draft and has two Kentucky players on his early projection list. He has Duke’s Jahlil Okafor No. 1, SMU’s Emmanuel Mudiay No. 2 and Arizona’s Stanley Johnson No. 3. All were UK targets. But at …

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Kentucky signee Karl Towns moves up final rankings to top five spot he deserves

By LARRY VAUGHT When Kentucky landed 7-foot New Jersey center Karl Towns Jr., I thought he was one of the marquee recruits in the nation. He was as well spoken as any high school player I had ever interviewed and he had skills on the perimeter few 7-footers have ever had. Plus, he’s had experience …

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Guest post: Fan offers impression of new Cats from Jordan Brand Classic

Vaught’s note: Kentucky native Laura McDonald now lives in New York but still closely follows her Kentucky Wildcats. She was in New Orleans in 2012 when UK won the national title and was in Dallas a few weeks ago when the Cats lost to Connecticut in the national title game. Friday she went to the …

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Karl Towns expects to have a “blast” playing at UK with Willie Cauley-Stein

By LARRY VAUGHT If you want to see why Karl Towns such be a good fit for Kentucky next year and likely a player fans are going to embrace from day one, just look at his reaction to news that Willie Cauley-Stein will be back at UK — a move that likely will cost Towns …

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Karl Towns, Trey Lyles both have length and size; play tonight in Hoop Summit

By LARRY VAUGHT Future Wildcats Trey Lyles and Karl Towns have been roommates at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., this week and will play against Team USA tonight. Towns measured 7-foot without shoes and weighed 248 pounds. Trey Lyles was 6-10 without shoes and 250 pounds. So Kentucky obviously has size in this …

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