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NFL dream comes true for former Madison Southern High School, Alabama running back Damien Harris

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today A lifelong dream finally came true for Damien Harris. The University of Alabama running back and former Madison Southern High School standout was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft Saturday as the 87th overall selection by the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. “I’ve been waiting on this moment for I don’t even know how long, since I first...

Former instate star Damien Harris has no regrets on sticking with Alabama

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Damien Harris doesn’t regret returning to Alabama. Although Harris could have easily declared for the NFL Draft following his junior campaign, he wants to experience the college scene one more time. “I decided to come back because, for three years, I was very fortunate and blessed to be part of this program,” Harris said. “Everything we went through, winning the...

Keith Taylor: UK signees Fox, Monk provide glimpse into future; Briscoe, Lee to explore options

Kentucky won’t have Tyler Ulis or Jamal Murray next season, but the backcourt duo to De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk provided impressive performances in the Jordan Brand Classic last weekend in Brooklyn, giving Big Blue Nation a glimpse of what to expect next season. Fox and Monk combined for 45 points and shared the Most Valuable Player award for the East and West squads. Fox finished with 23 points...