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Top prospect Diamond Stone likes way John Calipari produces players

By LARRY VAUGHT A groin injury has limited Diamond Stone, one of the nation’s top players in the 2015 recruiting class, to mainly watching the USA Basketball under 17 team tryouts in Colorado Springs so far. However, the talented 6-10 center from Milwaukee hopes to be back on the court soon. “I am doing what …

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Junior standout Jayson Tatum has “very high interest” in Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT His summer has gone well and been what he calls “very competitive” as he has played with older players. But St. Louis junior guard Jayson Tatum says being part of the USA under 17 team tryouts has been different than anything he’s done all summer. “You have 30 or 40 of the …

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Devin Booker impresses CoachCal.com writer

By LARRY VAUGHT Summer rumors always are going to be part of Kentucky basketball. Like the rumor that was spreading earlier that incoming freshman Devin Booker was struggling in pick-up games against returning players. CoachCal.com writer Eric Lindsey watched Monday’s practice and refuted that rumor. “If that’s the case, he’s come a long way quickly. …

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Carlton Bragg will play in Marshall County Hoop Fest and could face UK target Derrick Jones

By LARRY VAUGHT Cleveland power forward Carlton Bragg got his UK scholarship offer last season not long after he played two impressive games in the Mustang Classic in McCracken County, including one against incoming UK freshman Trey Lyles and Arsenal Tech. “If there ever was a high school game made for ESPN, our game with Arsenal Tech …

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Coach says UK target Carlton Bragg has had “solid summer”

By LARRY VAUGHT From all that Villa Angela-St. Joseph coach Babe Kwasniak can tell, Carlton Bragg has had a “solid summer” and continued to impress college coaches. “I worked the Seph Curry Select Camp for the top 20 guards. All the ESPN recruiting guys were there and so was (Scout.com recruiting analyst) Evan Daniels. I know …

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Video: Steve Mott talks about changes to the Season Never Ends calendar

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Jack Givens admires job Calipari does, believes experience will benefit Cats and Harrison twins

By LARRY VAUGHT Jack Givens, Final Four MVP on Kentucky’s 19778 national championship team, says it is “tougher now” for coach John Calipari to put together a championship team because of the way players leave early for the NBA. Givens’ championship team had four seniors — Givens, Rick Robey, Mike Phillips and James Lee — …

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UK target Stephen Zimmerman eliminates Louisville in a classy way

By LARRY VAUGHT Every year certain recruits impress you with their demeanor and ability to handle the recruiting pressure. Ohio guard Luke Kennard did that before he picked Duke over UK. Madison Southern running back Damien Harris has done that with his high-profile recruiting. So has Las Vegas big man Stephen Zimmerman, a long-tie target …

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