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Who have been the best defenders in UK basketball history

By LARRY VAUGHT Bleacher Report columnist Bobby Reagan had an interesting post this week about the five all-time best defenders in Kentucky basketball history. He went with Anthony Davis No. 1 and Nerlens Noel No. 2. They were followed by Dale Brown, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Rajon Rondo. All certainly were legitimate defenders and there’s no …

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Guest post: Wall, Jones, MKG are fan’s favorite UK players; who are yours?

By TINA COX I am fortunate to have family and friends that understand I will eventually turn a conversation into UK basketball. I have been asked on several occasions if I had to pick my three favorite past UK players who would they be. I thought this would be an easy question but it was …

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Mike DeCourcy takes look at comparing UK’s 2011-12 team to next season’s team

By LARRY VAUGHT Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy was the first to tell me how special he thought Kentucky’s eventual 2012 national championship team could be several months before that season even started. Now that Kentucky coach John Calipari will have his deepest and most experienced team in his six seasons at UK, I wondered …

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Guest post: John Calipari book signing draws crowd, interesting tidbits on recruiting, pasta and more

Vaught’s note: Kentucky fan Kelly Harper was among those at coach John Calipari’s book signing in northern Kentucky and shared these insights on what the night was like. Enjoy. By KELLY HARPER Who could bring over 500 people to a book signing in Northern Kentucky on a Monday night? Only Coach John Calipari. The Big …

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s support for former teammate’s gay announcement no surprise

By LARRY VAUGHT Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was a special player at Kentucky. He had that infectious smile you had to love and that non-stop motor on the court that inspired teammates and frustrated opponents. He also had to overcome a stuttering problem — and did he ever. That’s why his reaction this week when former high …

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Jay Bilas on Cats: Highest rated class “does not mean it was the best class ever”

By LARRY VAUGHT ESPN analyst Jay Bilas says that Kentucky coach John Calipari “spoiled” everyone with the enormous success he had his first three years at Kentucky relying on one-and-done players before the Cats lost in the NIT last year and are struggling to find their identity this season. Bilas says “blending and learning to be …

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Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist could both miss up to 20 games with hand injuries

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s been a tough week for former Kentucky stars and top 2012 NBA draft picks Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The Bobcats announced Wednesday that Kidd-Gilchrist will be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken left hand, an eerily similar injury to what Davis suffered earlier this week. Kidd-Gilchrist, the …

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Young making a name for himself; Calipari says “kind of like” MKG in transition

By LARRY VAUGHT He’s maybe not quite the national name of Julius Randle or twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison. Yet freshman James Young is impressing not only coach John Calipari, but also NBA scouts who have watched the Wildcats practice. “Everybody that walks in the building, the guy that they’re saying is the standout is …

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