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Guest post: Fans and players enjoyed unique experiences in Bahamas

Vaught’s note: Jennifer Palumbo is a WKYT-TV news anchor and avid UK sports fan. Enjoy her perspective on what she saw when she was in the Bahamas with her husband, Joe, for part of UK’s exhibition tour. By JENNIFER PALUMBO When I heard the Kentucky Wildcats were playing in the Bahamas in August, I told …

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Not playing “very hard” on Trey Lyles but he says he is close to being back on court

video courtesy Kentucky Wildcats TV By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman Trey Lyles has not played in Kentucky’s five games in the Bahamas and said after Saturday’s win in Nassau that he was “working my way back” from an injury. “I had an injury a couple months ago and just working my way back from it,” said …

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Karl Anthony-Towns impressing coaches and teammates

By LARRY VAUGHT Before Kentucky left for the Bahamas, coach John Calipari admitted that 7-foot freshman Karl-Anthony Towns was even better than he expected. Remember Towns is a McDonald’s All-American, consensus top 10 recruit in the 2014 class, has already played for the Dominican Republic national team and was tabbed as a potential No. 1 …

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Guest post: This time the hype is real about John Calipari’s Kentucky team

By RENE CORNETTE If last year taught us anything, it was not to buy into the early season hype but what’s happening in the Bahamas is not hype. It’s proof. Proof of just how far ahead a John Calipari coached team can be when it returns key role players from a National Championship runner-up team. …

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John Calipari want to keep “anything from sabotaging what we are doing”

By LARRY VAUGHT During Monday’s win, Kentucky coach John Calipari spent time working one of the ESPNU cameras. On Tuesday, the UK coach joined the ESPNU TV crew to talk about his team’s easy exhibition win over the Puerto Rico Reserves. “I have had to coach 9-10 guys before, but probably not guys this talented,” said Calipari on …

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Jay Bilas: “I am not sure (ESPN) SportsCenter has enough time for all these highlights” from UK win

By LARRY VAUGHT How impressive was Kentucky in Tuesday’s 93-57 exhibition win over the Puerto Rican Reserves in Nassau? “I am not sure (ESPN) SportsCenter has enough time for all these highlights,” said ESPN analyst Jay Bilas during the game. “Sometimes more than one guy is going after it when you throw it up there and …

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Willie Cauley-Stein on injury, NBA, Calipari, passing and more

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein said on ESPN Monday that “I feel great” even though he’s not playing during UK’s exhibition games in Nassau. “I have been doing individual workouts and a lot of weights.  My ankle feels good,” said Cauley-Stein, who broke his ankle during the NCAA Tournament. He told ESPN’s Jay Bilas …

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John Calipari’s major concern now is developing players and getting them better

By LARRY VAUGHT With all the options he could have with his talented and deep roster, Kentucky coach John Calipari has one primary motive as his team prepares to start a six-game exhibition trip Sunday to play three veteran teams in the Bahamas. “I worry about developing individual players. How do we get each one …

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