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Rival coach says UK recruiting target Damien Harris is “impressive specimen”

By LARRY VAUGHT When Garrard County played Madison Southern in 2011, Damien Harris was only a freshman at Madison Southern and didn’t play because of an injury. When the teams played again in 2012, the Golden Lions limited Harris to just 47 yards on 15 carries before he re-injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter …

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Top recruit Stephen Zimmerman looking for “natural feel” during his upcoming official visits

By LARRY VAUGHT Stephen Zimmerman is looking for the right “natural feel” when he starts making his official college visits in October. The 6-11 Las Vegas center will visit North Carolina (Oct. 3), Kansas (Oct. 10), Kentucky (Oct. 17), UCLA (Oct. 24) and Arizona (Nov. 7). He won’t take an official visit to Nevada-Las Vegas, …

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Top prospects Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram set UK visits, top junior Jayson Tatum has UK in final 10

Labor Day weekend produced some good news for Kentucky basketball as three top prospects either put UK on their final lists and/or set visits to Kentucky. Georgia forward Jaylen Brown, considered perhaps the best player in the 2015 recruiting class by some, will take an official visit to Kansas Oct. 10 and Kentucky Oct. 17 …

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Gallery: UK targets play for USA U-17 Basketball

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UK targets Malik Newman, Diamond Stone and Harry Giles lead Team USA Win

After holding onto a narrow 39-36 edge at halftime, the 2014 USA Men’s U17 World Championship Team (6-0) broke away from previously unbeaten Serbia (5-1) to take an 89-68 victory at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men semifinal game on Friday night at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Americans will …

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Video: UK target junior M.J. Cage highlights from Vegas tournament

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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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