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  1. 2014 NBA Draft Preview: Top Ten Players in five years?

    Jun 23, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Who will we look back on as the best players in this draft?

  2. POSTERIZED: James Young with one of the best dunks of the year on UConn

    Apr 7, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Kentucky freshman James Young puts down one of the best dunks of the season.

  3. POSTERIZED: James Young skies high for Andrew Harrison’s ally-oop (VIDEO)

    Mar 29, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

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    There was no way Luke Hancock could prevent James Young from dunking this pinpoint pass.

  4. No. 11 Kentucky bounces back, surviving on the road against Missouri

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Marcus Lee

    Julius Randle finished with 18 points, nine boards, three assists and three steals and Kentucky’s three perimeter players — the Harrison twins and James Young — combined for 55 points, seven assists and just three turnovers as No. 11 Kentucky picked up a huge win on Saturday, knocking off Missouri on the road, 84-79. The…

  5. No. 11 Kentucky needs leaders to emerge at Missouri

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

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    After winning three straight games, No. 11 Kentucky didn’t put its best foot forward, so to speak, in their 87-82 loss at LSU on Tuesday night. Defensively the effort wasn’t where it needed to be, with LSU shooting nearly 51% from the field and Johnny O’Bryant III torching the Wildcat big men for 29 points…

  6. Kentucky’s got the talent, but here’s why they will not win a title this year

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Back in December, when Kentucky got dropped by North Carolina on their visit to Chapel Hill, I wrote this column and this sidebar taking stock of Kentucky’s status and potential this season. I think it’s worth revisiting now. If you don’t feel like reading through 1,000 words of two month-old writing, here’s a summary of…

  7. Tyler Ennis, Jabari Parker among nine on midseason Tisdale Award list

    Jan 24, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

    Syracuse Tyler Ennis

    One day after releasing its midseason list for the Oscar Robertson Award, which is given to the best player in college basketball, the United State Basketball Writers Association released its midseason list for the Wayman Tisdale Award. The Tisdale Award is annually give to the nation’s best freshman as voted upon by members of the…

  8. Interior play pushes No. 14 Kentucky past Vanderbilt

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Given how young No. 14 Kentucky is, with just one upperclassman (Jarrod Polson) part of the playing rotation, there were bound to be growing pains during non-conference play. And there are still some lessons to be learned by this group as the move deeper into SEC play with an eye towards the NCAA tournament. Saturday’s…

  9. No. 18 Kentucky’s young backcourt shows signs of progress in win over No. 6 Louisville

    Dec 28, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

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    With their best player sidelined due to serious cramping issues, No. 18 Kentucky trailed No. 6 Louisville 52-51 with 11:01 remaining. And given how young John Calipari’s team is, and their lack of a signature victory to date, that moment represented a major point in the Wildcats’ season. And Kentucky’s young backcourt rose to the…

  10. New Year’s Resolutions: Kentucky Wildcats

    Dec 27, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Belmont v Kentucky

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  11. Kentucky is a flawed team, but does that mean they can’t contend?

    Dec 14, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    Kentucky v North Carolina

    We are now 11 games into the college basketball season, but No. 11 Kentucky still appears to be a long way away from being a team capable of winning a national title. The Wildcats are sitting at 8-3 after Saturday’s 82-77 loss to No. 18 North Carolina, with one final chance against Louisville to try…

  12. Kentucky freshman James Young saves ball into own basket (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Kentucky freshman wing James Young was just trying to do the right thing and make a hustle play to keep the ball inbounds after teammate Willie Cauley-Stein’s block. But instead of saving the ball to a teammate, Young threw the ball behind him in the hopes of just keeping the play alive, but inadvertently threw…

  13. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  14. 2013-2014 College Basketball Dream Team

    Oct 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins, Niko Roberts

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  15. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Wing Forwards

    Oct 23, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (R) drives to the net on Marquette Golden Eagles guard Trent Lockett during the first half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  16. Freshman guard James Young an early standout for Kentucky

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

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    It’s not often that the case can be made for a McDonald’s All-American being an overlooked player during the preseason. Only 24 high school players receive that honor in the spring of their senior season, and for the most part they all receive a great amount of attention due to the fact that they’re expected…

  17. 2013-2014 Season Preview: Top 15 Impact Freshmen

    Oct 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    McDonald's All-American Game

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  18. You want Kentucky throwing down slo-mo dunks? You got it (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

    Alex Poythress

    While I am going to guarantee right now that these dunks will be nowhere near the best dunks that this season’s Kentucky team throws down, this is still a pretty cool video. Like, for example, at the :25 second mark, when the camera angles used make it look like a soaring James Young jumped off…

  19. Aaron and Andrew Harrison, James Young officially enrolled at Kentucky

    Aug 28, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    Fans in Lexington can breathe a bit easier today, as the three missing McDonald’s All-Americans — James Young and the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron — have officially enrolled in classes at Kentucky. This season, John Calipari brings in one of the best recruiting classes of all-time, but with half of that class attending summer…