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Where Does Stevenson Fit In?

Perhaps no player better represents the embarrassment of riches on Kentucky’s roster than Perry Stevenson. Stevenson has played a significant role in each of his first three seasons at UK, most recently averaging 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks per game in 2008-09. In fact, the 6’9 senior is 8th all-time in blocked shots in UK history.

And yet, many wonder whether Stevenson will get on the court this year.

Stevenson is a guy...

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Don’t Forget About D-Marc

It may sound ridiculous to call a McDonald’s All-American and consensus top 10 national player a diamond in the rough, but given recent media hyping of the depth and talent on UK’s roster this season, DeMarcus Cousins may be exactly that.

The 6’10, 250-pound Cousins, though lauded by many as the best big man coming out of high school this past season, faces stiff competition at the 4 and 5 positions where Patrick Patterson, Perry Stevenson, Josh Harrellson and fellow super frosh Daniel Orton...

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John Wall is a Freak of Nature

At risk of falling victim to the hype and without seeing the young man play a single game in a Kentucky uniform, we here at the BBLD must pose the question: Is John Wall the best recruit in UK history?

Look at the brute power and burst he shows off in this poster tomahawk from last year’s Rucker Park Elite 24 tourney.

Regardless of whether or not Wall meets his stratospheric expectations, one thing is certain. Dude is an extraordinary athlete. Few...

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UK 2009-10: Empire Strikes Back

UK 2009-10: Empire Strikes Back

For Kentucky Basketball fans, the past decade has been unkind. The list of lowlights is considerable: seven seasons with double digit losses, multiple early round NCAA tournament flame-outs, ugly home losses to the likes of Gardner-Webb and VMI. And so on.

What’s infinitely worse to Cat fans, during this same period, nearly every hated rival and comparably prestigious college basketball program has tasted a bit of greatness. To wit, in the years since...

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