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Andrew Harrison did not anticpate how much his return would impact UK

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun It took Andrew Harrison time to get settled into a routine as starting point guard at the University of Kentucky. What started out as a shaky beginning turned into a solid ending for Harrison, who helped lead the Wildcats to five straight victories in the NCAA Tournament — a run …

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Aaron Harrison on NBA combine, transition defense, Tyler Ulis, practices, national title and more

By HAL MORRIS, Advocate-Messenger Here’s more with Kentucky sophomore guard Aaron Harrison: Question: What did the combine UK held do for you? Harrison: “I think it helped me a lot. I think I did pretty well in it, and it was good for all of us, good for our school.” Question: Was it cool to have …

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Aaron Harrison ready not only to win but also have more fun this year

Video by Savannah Stevens By HAL MORRIS, Advocate-Messenger LEXINGTON — Aaron Harrison admits a lot of last season was difficult. But after a huge run through the NCAA tournament, which ended with the Wildcats advancing all the way to the national title game, Harrison does not expect a similar season of misery this time around. …

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Watching what he eats has made Dakari Johnson slimmer, more athletic

Video by Savannah Stevens     By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun Dakari Johnson’s body weight has changed. So has his basketball skills. During the team’s combine at the Craft Center last week, Kentucky coach John Calipari said Johnson’s slimmed-down weight and his performance on the court drew the attention of the NBA scouts who were …

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Andrew Harrison has learned rather than play angry, just play determined

Here are a few insights Andrew Harrison offered at Kentucky’s Media Day on Thursday: On what he has learned about himself since last year … “I enjoy my teammates and hopefully they enjoy me. As a point guard you really can’t play angry. You have to play within your team. I feel like I made …

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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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Guest post: UK Dance Team ready for crowd-pleasing show at Big Blue Madness tonight

By NICOLE HENLEIN Hey Big Blue Nation! My name is Nicki Henlein and I am a sophomore on the UK Dance Team! I am too excited to be blogging here on vaughtsviews.com about what the UKDT is up to! I am sure you all are aware, but Big Blue Madness is tonight and we are …

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