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Kentucky only program to have multiple players picked in draft first round five straight years … and more notes

By UK ATHLETICS Former Kentucky players Julius Randle and James Young were selected in the opening round of the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., becoming the 14th and 15th Wildcats taken in the draft’s opening round in the last five years. Randle was selected seventh overall by …

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John Wall says John Calipari “loves Kentucky too much” to leave for NBA

By LARRY VAUGHT It’s nice to see that John Wall still thinks so much of his college coach, John Calipari. And also nice to see that he obviously believes he knows where Calipari’s heart remains. USA Today Sports asked Wall after Washington beat Chicago in the NBA playoffs Sunday if Calipari should return to the …

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Whether to declare for draft or stay at UK “muddy, convoluted” for Alex Poythress this year

By LARRY VAUGHT Antoine Poythress thought it was “crazy” that coach John Calipari and his staff had to start talking about NBA draft possibilities with players hours after Kentucky lost to Connecticut in the national title game, but he also knew the time frame for making future decisions made that a necessity. “You have zero …

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Despite 9-43 record in Milwaukee, former UK star Brandon Knight knows he must be positive

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — Long after the end of practice, the sound of a bouncing basketball echoed down the hall and up the stairs from the Milwaukee Bucks practice court. It is Brandon Knight again, coach Larry Drew’s point guard pupil doing the basketball equivalent of staying late after school to study. He’s certainly …

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Calipari on NBA talk: “I don’t listen to any of it, and I don’t think my team does”

By LARRY VAUGHT It was no surprise with Kentucky playing in Brooklyn that there would be talk about John Calipari and the NBA even though Nick Nicholas, who covered the game for me, said there was “hardly any New York press” at the game because of NFL, major league baseball and Knicks-Nets stories occupying the …

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Calipari on NBA rumors: “My focus is here and I don’t get into all that, rumors and innuendo.”

By LARRY VAUGHT Once again, the NBA rumors are flowing about John Calipari — this time getting a mega deal with the New York Knicks. Once again, the Kentucky coach is doing all he can to downplay them. “I don’t pay any attention to it. The job I have to do here, to develop these …

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Photo Gallery: Pelicans, Wizards play NBA exhibition game in Rupp

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John Wall will donate $1 million of new $80 million deal to Washington charities

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall has a new contract and big hopes down the road for a championship, something Washington hasn’t done since 1978. At a news conference Thursday to announce a contract extension for five years and $80 million, the Wizards’ star point guard sat beside owner Ted Leonsis, team president Ernie Grunfeld and …

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