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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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1978 Kentucky national championship team planning roast of coach Joe B. Hall

By LARRY VAUGHT Jack Givens was part of the 1978 national championship team at Kentucky under coach Joe B. Hall and he can’t wait to be part of special dinner roasting his former coach Dec. 6 as part of a UK basketball weekend. “You are going to hear a lot of stuff you have not heard …

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Fans still enjoying reliving 41-point outing Jack Givens had in 1978 national title game

By LARRY VAUGHT FRANKLIN, Ohio — When Jack Givens got an invitation to the Ohio UK Convention, he accepted almost immediately. “I thought it would be fun,” he said Saturday during his appearance at the 25th annual affair for Kentucky fans in southern Ohio. “I love meeting new people. I am finding more and more Kentucky …

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