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UK basketball players still trying to decide who will be dancing at Madness

10/17/2014 10:52 AM

By: Rachel Harris As the 32nd annual Big Blue Madness approaches, the players speak about their anticipation of the night and trey to answer the question on everyone’s mind – to dance or not to dance  Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Devin Booker

10/15/2014 05:36 PM

To help us set the stage for this coming basketball season, we’ve put together a Player Preview Series, where we interviewed each and every player to hear their thoughts on topics such as: Calipari’s platoon system, high expectations, and team interaction. A deep shooting threat has always been a point of weakness on Calipari’s talented teams. Freshman guard, Devin Booker, could be the guy to fill that void this year.  Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Dominique Hawkins

10/15/2014 05:34 PM

Big Blue Madness is just around the corner which means the journey for #9 is upon us. To help us set the stage for this coming season, we’ve put together a Player Preview Series, where we interview each and every player to hear their thoughts on topics such as: Calipari’s platoon system, high expectations, and team interaction. Here is sophomore guard, Dominique Hawkins, a Kentucky-native looking to use his experiences in China and the Bahamas this off-season to make an... Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Derek Willis

10/15/2014 05:33 PM

The journey for #9 is upon us. Big Blue Madness is just a few days away, and to help us set the stage for this coming season, we’ve put together a Player Preview Series. We interviewed each and every player to hear their thoughts on topics such as: Calipari’s platoon system, high expectations, and team interaction. Here is sophomore forward, Derek Willis, a Kentucky-native looking to use his long, athletic frame and versatility to more playing time in his second... Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Tyler Ulis

10/14/2014 07:07 PM

He wasn’t the highest-rated player in the class, but point guard Tyler Ulis has been, arguably, the most impressive of UK’s young players so far. KSTV sat down with the freshman guard to look ahead to the upcoming season and his goals for himself and the team.  Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Trey Lyles

10/14/2014 07:05 PM

UK welcomes in another new highly regarded recruiting class, but this one isn’t carrying as much of a burden, with so many talented players from last season returning. That means freshmen like Trey Lyles, rated by Scout.com as the nation’s top power forward, can simply try to fit in. Lyles talked about that, as well as what it was like finally putting on his UK jersey, in our preseason one-on-one conversation.  Read more 

ESPN's Jay Bilas previews UK's upcoming basketball season

10/12/2014 04:16 PM

The ESPN cameras were in Lexington this week for UK’s NBA Combine and Jay Bilas was one of the experts broadcasting the action. He took some time to talk with KSTV about the combine, as well as the biggest challenge facing this UK team and how the UK job has changed John Calipari.  Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Alex Poythress

10/09/2014 06:33 PM

The 2014-‘15 Kentucky basketball season is right around the corner, and who better to preview it than the players themselves? Over the past two nights, Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl Anthony-Towns, Aaron Harrison, and Marcus Lee have talked with KSTV about their expectations for this upcoming season. Here is returning junior forward, Alex Poythress, who is coming off of a HUGE tournament in the Bahamas and is primed for a breakout season.  Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Dakari Johnson

10/09/2014 06:27 PM

Excitement is amping up for the 2014-‘15 Kentucky basketball season, and who better to preview it than the players themselves? Over the past two nights, Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl Anthony-Towns, Aaron Harrison, and Marcus Lee have talked with KSTV about their expectations for this upcoming season. Tonight, we feature three more returning guys…. starting with sophomore center, Dakari Johnson.  Read more 

KSTV's Player Preview Series - Marcus Lee

10/09/2014 11:13 AM

Big Blue Madness is less than two weeks away and excitement is amping up for this upcoming basketball season. Last night, we featured Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl Anthony Towns, two 7-footers who are primed to make a huge impact as Kentucky embarks on a 9th National Championship run. Here is another 7-footer, Marcus Lee, a sophomore center who came on strong during Kentucky’s run to the national finals last April. During the off-season, Lee has worked on his strength and... Read more 

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