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Jamie Vaught: Former UK star Maci Morris adjusts to life overseas as pro basketball player in Italy

Just like her college days at Kentucky, Maci Morris is shooting the lights out as a professional basketball player in Italy. A two-time All-SEC performer who was one of the best shooters in Kentucky women’s hoops history, Morris is leading her team, USE Scotti Empoli, in scoring at 15.6 points per game while shooting 3-pointers at a 41 percent clip as of mid-February. She also received Player...

Jamie Vaught: On UK’s Maci Morris, the popular Calipari and a prediction on the UK-Tennessee game

It wasn’t that long ago when Bell County High School’s Maci Morris was burning the nets as one of the state’s top players en route to becoming Kentucky’s “Miss Basketball” in 2015. And now Morris, a 6-foot guard, is entering her third year at Kentucky after two productive seasons as a starter in helping the Wildcats to 25-8 and 22-11 records. After UK lost a couple of stars in Makayla Epps...

Jamie Vaught: Pineville native, former EKU star Madon getting his pro shot with Oakland Raiders

This week has been kind of hectic for former Eastern Kentucky University football standout Ben Madon, but that’s okay. While the Pineville native is graduating from EKU with a bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance, Madon is anxiously preparing for a rare opportunity to play in the National Football League. The Oakland Raiders have invited him to a rookie mini-camp tryout which is...