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Diamond Stone says package deal with Malik Newman “all up in the air”

By LARRY VAUGHT Connecticut, Kentucky and Kansas have been perceived as the most likely choices for Milwaukee’s Diamond Stone, the top-ranked player by Scout.com in the 2015 recruiting class, because those three schools are also actively in the hunt for Mississippi guard Malik Newman, a Team USA teammate. The two have indicated they could be …

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Kentucky offers 2015 power forward Caleb Swanigan of Indiana

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari’s work at the Nike Peach Jam last week led him to offer a scholarship to 6-8 power forward Caled Swanigan of Fort Wayne, Ind., according to Scout.com recruiting analyst Brian Snow. Swanigan , a major Michigan State target recently reclassified from the class of 2016 to 2015 and …

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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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