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College Basketball in August for UK fans

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June 9, 2014 Louisville, KY. 

College Basketball can’t get here soon enough for University of Kentucky Wildcats fans. Last season the fans had dreams on cutting down #9, but came up a little short against the UCONN huskies in the title game.  Although the Young Cats of 13-14 took the fans on a great ride last season, it still was bitter-sweet to lose in the championship game for the fan-base.

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Fast forward to the decisions of the Twins, Dakari Johnshon, Alex P, Marcus Lee, and WCS to skip the NBA draft and return to school for unfinished business has lit fire under the big blue nation to return to the last game of the 2014-2015 season.  Combine the Final Four experience of the returning players along with a talented recruiting class of T Ulis, Karl-Anthony Towns Jr, Trey Lyles, and Devin Booker will make the Wildcats favorites to win it all in 2014-2015.  Perfect timing because John Calipari just confirmed he will take this team on a Summer trip to the Bahamas this August.  The NCAA allows Division 1 teams to take one foreign trip every four years.  Calipari is still working on the schedule, but the 14-15 UK team will face 6 national teams that have players who are currently playing in the NBA.  This will allow the Kentucky team to gain 10 extra practices to prepare for the trip in August.  Calipari thinks the Cats will lose every game, but gain valuable experience from practicing early with one another.

“We are going to practice, get something out of it, but we’re going against national teams we should not beat,” he said. “We should go 0-6.”

Calipari also informed ESPN that junior Willie Cauley Stein will sit out from the trip to recover from his ankle injury, but should be ready for the start of the season.

August can’t get here soon enough.  Motivation!

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