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This time John Calipari lets Drake do his talking for him at Big Blue Madness

LEXINGTON — It’s not like Kentucky does not have a team of stars — or potential basketball stars. Coach John Calipari even had a who’s who of 2015 recruits sitting and watching Big Blue Madness here Friday night. However, the Big Blue Madness star turned out to be rapper Drake, a national figure that UK …

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Would state title with friends or national title at UK be biggest thrill for Trey Lyles?

By LARRY VAUGHT Trey Lyles says winning the state title last year with childhood friends was “probably the funnest time I’ve had in my life,” and he’ll never forget the state run and postseason all-star games he got to participate in. But would winning a national title, especially with the Final Four being in his …

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Karl-Anthony Towns really “juiced up” about Big Blue Madness

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman Karl-Anthony Towns has been to Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness twice, but Friday night will be his first one as a UK participant. “It’s crazy because I’ve been to two Big Blue Madnesses so far and for two years you keep seeing yourself on the stage but you’re not up there yet. …

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Freshman class impresses E.J. Floreal

By MIKE MARSEE, Advocate-Messenger E.J. Floreal said he has also been impressed with the Wildcats’ freshman class. “I  think that they’re also really tough. They understand that they’ve got to battle or they’re going to get left behind. And they’re fun to be around, obviously,” he said. A couple of individual assessments: • Guard Tyler …

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Trey Lyles always made a “commitment” to team

By LARRY VAUGHT Tom Lyles, who says his son, Trey, is “a little different” from most players, knows he is prepared for college basketball. “It was me and Trey that started this thing. We would stay hours upon hours working out. We would watch and study film together,” Tom Lyles said. “He was determined about …

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Trey Lyles plans to be his “own type of player” at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky freshman Trey Lyles is versatile enough to score inside or grab a rebound and lead a fast break. He can hit from 3-point range, enjoys passing and doesn’t mind playing defense. “I can play a couple different positions. I’m a team-first guy and always have been. I just do whatever it …

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Demanding workouts in Bahamas with coach Kenny Payne helped Trey Lyles

By LARRY VAUGHT Trey Lyles had a magical few months playing basketball last season when he led Indianapolis Arsenal Tech to an Indiana state championship and then played in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit. After that, it became a bit of a “long summer” after a medical procedure …

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Sam Malone sees a lot to like in Kentucky freshman players

By LARRY VAUGHT Senior walk-ons Sam Malone and Brian Long both like what they have seen of their freshmen basketball teammates. “He’s such a big body and big kid, and he’s very versatile. He can step out a little bit and he’s going top be a great player for us,” Malone said of Trey Lyles. …

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