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John Calipari now has offered 12 players, including 7 post players, in 2015 class

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari is certainly making his recruiting presence known as he has now offered at least 12 players in the 2015 recruiting class scholarships, a high number for the UK coach to target — and seven of them are post players. The latest addition is 6-4 wing Antonio Blakeny of …

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UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown says it is “exciting time” for in-state recruiting

By MIKE MARSEE, Danville Advocate-Messenger Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown said Saturday the Kentucky coaches have long since targeted top-tier players that are in the Class of 2015, but he expects others to emerge at Kentucky’s camps next month. “This year it’s a solid group. We’ve identified the guys that we’re going after, and we’re …

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Devin Booker’s father on UK next year: “This is going to work out fine with the situation they have.”

By LARRY VAUGHT Melvin Booker has never doubted how his son, guard Devin Booker, would fit in at Kentucky after he picked the Wildcats over Missouri — the school where Melvin Booker was Big Eight Player of the Year in 1994. “It is going to be a great fit for him. I was proud of …

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Pitt confirms that Barry Rohrssen leaving to join John Calipari’s staff

By LARRY VAUGHT Even though there is still no official word from Kentucky, Pittsburgh has announced that assistant coach Barry Rohrssen is leaving to join John Calipari’s staff at UK and fill the vacancy created when Orlando Antigua left to become head coach at South Florida. The move has been rumored since Antigua’s departure even …

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Kentucky signee Karl Towns’ official senior year mixtape

Kentucky bound center, Karl Towns Jr., has been named Gatorade’s National Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season. He will be playing in Nike Hoop Summit Saturday night.

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Trainer has helped push UK signee Tyler Ulis to get him ready for next level success

By LARRY VAUGHT For trainer Eric Nawracaj, working with future Kentucky basketball player Tyler Ulis has been easy because of the “drive and determination” the Chicago point guard has. “I am pushing him to the next level because that is what it will take to be successful player at Kentucky. I work hard with him. He has …

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Father hopes UK fans in Indy will come see Trey Lyles in state title game Saturday night

By LARRY VAUGHT The way Tom Lyles sees it, destiny brought Kentucky to Indianapolis to play in the NCAA Tournament the same weekend his son, Trey, will be playing for a state championship in downtown Indianapolis also. “If you look at from day one to now, on day one everybody gave Kentucky a chance to …

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Will Ohio Mr. Basketball Luke Kennard pick Kentucky or Duke?

By LARRY VAUGHT First a win over a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney on Sunday, but now could UK coach John Calipari be ready to land a highly-touted target in the 2015 recruiting class? Five-star junior guard Luke Kennard of Franklin, Ohio, will likely either pick Kentucky or Duke tonight at his high …

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