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Kentucky runaway No. 1 in AP preseason basketball poll

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship. The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald’s All-Americans …

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Guest post: Fate deals Julius Randle a cruel blow but his dream can still come true

By LINDA SINCLAIR You work every day of your very young life to attain your dream. The night you have waited for all your life arrives and ends in a way no one could have imagined. You have had butterflies all day, you have counted down on your calendar, you are nervous, you put on …

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Karl-Anthony Towns on platoon system, veterans, practice, John Calipari and more

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun Karl-Anthony Towns has been compared to former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis. The 6-foot-11 forward doesn’t mind the comparisons and is ready to contribute on a team that could easily be two squads in one. “Whatever I have to do for the team will come easy,” Towns said. “We are going …

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Bluegrass Showcase Nov. 28-29 will feature a lot of top players including UK targets Thon Maker and Caleb Swanigan

By LARRY VAUGHT The Bluegrass Showcase at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School will not only feature 7-foot junior Thon Maker, considered the nation’s top high school player by many, but also numerous other highly rated players. Caleb Swanigan of Homestead High School in Indiana, a definite Kentucky target, will play games both Nov. 28 and …

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Coach excited to bring Thon Makers and teammates from Canada to Kentucky to play three times

By LARRY VAUGHT He has one of the top players in the nation in 7-foot junior Thon Maker and has his choice of showcase events where his team can play. However, Orangeville Prep coach Larry Blunt plans to bring his team from Canada to play in Kentucky three times this basketball season starting with the …

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Nineteen former UK players on opening day NBA rosters

Nineteen former Kentucky Wildcats were on opening day NBA rosters, which were released league-wide Tuesday. Kentucky’s total former players in the league trump any other school in the country. UK’s longest tenured member in the NBA is Nazr Mohammed who enters his 17th season in 2014-15, and the third with the Chicago Bulls. Kentucky’s newest …

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Andrew Harrison wants this to be “his team” and playing the way it takes to make that happen

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — He was probably Kentucky’s most criticized player last year, a role Andrew Harrison knew went along with being the point guard on John Calipari’s team. However, Harrison never felt overwhelmed, just confused. Once he decided to return to UK for his sophomore season, he knew he wanted this highly-regarded team …

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Andrew Harrison, Karl-Anthony Towns lead Blue team to victory

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun LEXINGTON – The blue team got the best of the white team in Kentucky’s intrasquad scrimmage Monday night at Rupp Arena. Veteran returnee Andrew Harrison scored 19 points and freshman Karl-Anthony Towns added 18 to lead five blue players in double figures in an easy 94-66 win less than a …

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