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Calipari says Allen to get his turn to ‘shine’ in SEC opener at Mississippi State on Saturday night

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball and Pendleton County High School standout Dontaie Allen has played just five minutes in the past four games but that could change Saturday. 
Kentucky head coach John Calipari hinted Allen would play more minutes in the Wildcats’ Southeastern Conference opener Saturday at Mississippi State and “now it’s his turn to shine.” “He...

Keith Taylor: After six consecutive losses, struggling UK needs to find way out of dark tunnel

Let’s face it. This hasn’t been a fun season for Kentucky coach John Calipari, no matter how he tries to convince you otherwise. It’s been a struggle and it’s been real. It’s been more than three decades — 1988-89 — since the Wildcats have lost six straight games. You would have to go back even further to 1911 before you discover a Kentucky team that lost six of its first seven games...

Calipari asks Fletcher to step away from team, evaluate future at UK and ‘get his priorities in order’

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari is used to players leaving his program. It’s happened more than once. One of his current players — freshman forward Cam’Ron Fletcher — has a decision to make after Calipari advised him to “take some time and step away from the team” on Monday. “He needs to reflect and do some soul searching to get his priorities...

Rookie big men ready to contribute for UK; Wildcats open season Wednesday against Morehead State

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky Kentucky’s incoming freshmen are a talented group that was ranked as the nation’s top recruiting class. Included in that group are three big men who are already making their presence felt on this year’s team. Cam’Ron Fletcher, Isaiah Jackson and Lance Ware comprise the front court players, with each bringing a strong pedigree to the team....

UK freshman Cam’Ron Fletcher brings in defensive mentality, never backs down from challenges

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Cam’Ron Fletcher loves to play defense and doesn’t back down from a challenge. “I’m a dog,” the University of Kentucky freshman forward said. “I’m going to get on the floor. I’m going to get dirty. I’m going to do all the little things.” Those little things involve chasing loose balls and making other hustle plays, but the main thing for Fletcher is...