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Kentucky sets first-round record

Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky dominated the first round of Thursday night’s NBA draft and passed some other powerful college programs with the five players selected.

John Wall, the overall No. 1 pick by the Washington Wizards, DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth pick by Sacramento, Patrick Patterson, the 14th selection by Houston, Eric Bledsoe, [...]

Marquis Teague commits to Kentucky

Associated Press

Teague, ranked as the No.2 player in the Class of 2011 by Rivals.com, can't sign a letter of intent until November.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Marquis Teague said he was ready to commit to the University of Louisville at least twice during a two-year recruitment by the Cardinals.

But when Teague, a standout junior basketball [...]

Cousins says NBA stock is too high to return to UK

Associated Press

Cousins says NBA stock is too high to return to UK

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —DeMarcus Cousins was simply looking for a place he could be accepted, a school that would embrace his “goofiness” as he put it.

He found all that and more at Kentucky, where the 6-foot-11 center matured into one of [...]

Kentucky signs high school star

Associated Press

Brandon Knight put on a UK hat as he announced he'll attend Kentucky.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—John Calipari’s rebuilding project at Kentucky is well under way.

The Wildcats signed center Enes Kanter and received a commitment from guard Brandon Knight on Wednesday, two players Calipari hopes can step in and fill some of the holes [...]

Kentucky’s Calipari busy on recruiting trail

Associated Press

Calipari busy on recruiting trail

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Kentucky coach John Calipari isn’t wasting any time trying to fill the massive holes in his roster after freshmen All-Americans John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins opted to leave for the NBA.

Calipari spent Thursday in Virginia and North Carolina. He will split time this weekend between the [...]

Patterson leaves door open on Kentucky return

Associated Press

Patrick Patterson: 'Half in, half out'

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Wildcats forward Patrick Patterson says he hasn’t necessarily closed the book on his college career, even though the school announced he was going pro.

“I’m half in and half out right now,” Patterson said in an interview with The Associated Press Saturday while he [...]

Kentucky’s Wall, Patterson, Cousins, Orton, Bledsoe all declare for NBA Draft

Associated Press

Wall, Patterson, Cousins, Orton, Bledsoe all declare for NBA Draft

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins delivered on their promise to help coach John Calipari return Kentucky to national prominence.

Next stop, the NBA.

The freshman All-Americans are among five Kentucky players who declared for the NBA draft on Wednesday, an exodus [...]

Three Wildcats Named Freshman All-America

Associated Press

University of Kentucky freshmen Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall were all named to the CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-America team.

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LEXINGTON, KY – University of Kentucky freshmen Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall were all named to the CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-America team.

Bledsoe averaged 11.3 ppg, while hitting 49 three-pointers and shooting 38 [...]

The AP All-America's first team

Associated Press

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Having a couple of freshmen on The Associated Press’ All-America team is nothing new. This year, however, they are from the same school.

Kentucky‘s John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins were on the All-America team announced Monday.

Joining them were Ohio State junior Evan Turner, who received all but one first-team vote, Syracuse junior Wes Johnson [...]

West Virginia 73, Kentucky 66

Associated Press

Head coach Bob Huggins (R) of the West Virginia Mountaineers gets set to address the crowd as his playes celebrate with the East Regional trophy (held by Da'Sean Butler #1) after West Virginia won 73-66 against the Kentucky Wildcats during the east regional final of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the [...]