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Jackson Davis Verbally Commits to Rice; Education a Major Factor

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Lafayette High School's Jackson Davis has announced via his twitter account that he has committed to Rice University. Davis, a 6'8″ senior power forward, picked the Owls over Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania and Harvard. Jackson's father, Johnathon, played for the University of Kentucky in the early 90s and is excited about the opportunity his son has in Houston ...

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Lafayette Star Jackson Davis Set to Announce College Decision Monday

One of the state's top players in the Class of 2014 will announce his college choice Monday. Columbia, Harvard, Penn, Rice, Princeton, Texas Tech and Vandy are among Lafeyette's senior Jackson Davis' offers. According to Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader: Lafayette Coach Michael Mendenhall told the Herald-Leader that Davis has no current plans to make a formal announcement. He will ...

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Knott County's Camron Justice Commits to Tennessee

Yesterday, Knott County shooting guard Camron Justice committed to the University of Tennessee. The 2015 shooting guard also had confirmed offers from Western Kentucky, Boston College, Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky and UAB.The 6'2″ Justice committed during an unofficial visit to Tennessee yesterday during the Volunteers Football win over South Carolina.Here is more from Steve Jones of the Courier ...

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Justin Johnson Commits to Western Kentucky

2014 Perry County Central forward Justin Johnson has committed to play his college basketball for Western Kentucky University. Johnson said his final two schools were Boston College and Western Kentucky. RT @justin23johnson It's official I'm going to be a Hilltopper next year! #WKU \f1 \uc0\u55356 \u57280 \u55356 \u57280 \u55356 \u57280 \f0 — TheRoadtoRupp (@TheRoadtoRupp) October 14, 2013

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Pre-Season Update 10/13

Next week practice will officially start and it won't be long before The Road to Rupp will begin in a gym near you. There have been so many kids switching schools this summer that some teams have gotten stronger, some have gotten weaker and some have just stayed the same. The good thing though is Kentucky High School Basketball is ...

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Kentucky High School Basketball Recruiting Roundup 9/16

It has been a very busy day of recruiting for several Kentucky kids today. Kentucky is loaded with D1 talent and today is just an example of some of the top players and the attention they are receiving. Knott County Central's Camron Justice got a phone call from Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings today and it sounds like an offer could be ...

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Kentucky will spend the next two weeks preparing for Florida

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The Kentucky Wildcats won’t play this week; they’ll resume their season on September 28th when they take on the Florida Gators, but Coach Mark Stoops knows he has a lot of issues and concerns before that matchup. Coach Stoops admitted he will spend the two weeks preparing to face the Gators, and won’t try to get to the basics.  The ...

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Lafayette's Jackson Davis Top Performer of John Lucas 40/40 Camp

 Lafayette High School's Jackson Davis made a push this weekend to being ranked nationally as he had a big time performance at John Lucas 40/40 Camp in Houston, Texas. Here are a couple of tweets from the weekend on the lone Kentucky invitee's performance: Coaches get out and take a look at 2014 WF 6-7 Jackson Davis (Lexington,KY)next week during ...

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Ale-8-One’s Fan of the Week #17

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Are you ready to see your THROWBACK THURSDAY photos? SCROLL DOWN!   Click the tabs below to see all the photos we received. Throwback time… UK THROWBACK TIME! #UKTBT   [end_tabset] Thank you for sending your photos! We’ve updated the instructions, PLEASE READ below! Please continue to send your photos via the NEW email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here’s how ...

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Ale-8-One’s Fan of the Week #16

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Excited to see your THROWBACK THURSDAY photos?   Click the tabs below to see all the photos we received. Throwback time… UK THROWBACK TIME! #UKTBT   [end_tabset] Thank you for sending your photos! We’ve updated the instructions, PLEASE READ below! Please continue to send your photos via the NEW email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here’s how to join! We want ...

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Is UK The Runaway Favorite To Win It All?

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The word is out that John Calipari is bringing in arguably his best class of freshman yet for the 2013-2014 season – in fact, it’s arguably the best freshman class since Michigan’s famed “fab five.” However, last season showed that the so-called Freshman Model can be as likely to fail as it is to succeed (as it did with the ...

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Ale-8-One’s Fan of the Week #15

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It’s time to show all of Big Blue Nation the photos from your favorite UK memories and announce this week’s Fan of the Week winner.   Click the tabs below to see all the photos we received. Throwback time… UK THROWBACK TIME! #UKTBT   [end_tabset] Thank you for sending your photos! We’ve updated the instructions, PLEASE READ below! Please continue ...

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Ale-8-One’s Fan of the Week #13

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We won’t let this Thursday pass without giving you another edition of #UKTBT! Once again it’s that time of the week to show BBN your photos from your favorite UK memories. PLUS we’ve picked this week’s Fan of the Week winner.   First, click the tabs below to see if you are one of the finalists… Throwback time! #UKTBT   ...

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Perry Central Duo Scores Two More D1 Offers

 Last night, Perry Central's sophomore point guard Braxton Beverly and senior Justin Johnson both received offers. Picked up another D1 offer from Cleveland State!\’97 Braxton Beverly (@BBeverly10) July 15, 2013 Another D1 offer from UNC Greensboro! #blessed\’97 Justin Johnson (@justin23johnson) July 15, 2013 Both play for the Kentucky Travelers AAU program that just returned from the Peach Jam in Augusta, ...

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Ballard's Kelan Martin Picks Up 3 Offers

 Ballard's Kelan Martin, a 6'5″ small forward, has picked up 3 offers today. Offer from St Louis today\’97 Aug3 (@kee_broo) July 15, 2013 Another offer from Texas Tech\’97 Aug3 (@kee_broo) July 15, 2013 Another offer from Xavier\’97 Aug3 (@kee_broo) July 15, 2013 It was just a matter of time that Martin would start getting college offers. He is a very ...

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Braxton Beverly listed as Peach Jam Super Sophomore

Perry Central sophomore Braxton Beverly had a productive week at the Peach Jam playing with the Kentucky Basketball Travelers. The USA Today has listed him as one of the 5 Super Sophomores at the prestigious Nike EYBL Tournament. 4. Braxton Beverly, Travelers (Kentucky)The Perry County Central (Hazard, Ky.) guard showed a nice touch from outside and demonstrated he could run ...

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