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Ashley Scoby: Booker's recent hot streak moves him to the top of UK marksman list

Sharpshooting Devin Booker shares a laugh with fellow freshman guard Tyler Ulis (UK Athletics Photo)   By the time he’s done at the University of Kentucky, Devin Booker could be the best shooter that John Calipari has coached in Lexington.   Through 19 games (he’s played in 18), Booker is shooting exactly 50 percent from behind the arc (36-72). Since Calipari has been at Kentucky, he...

Ashley Scoby: Booker’s recent hot streak moves him to the top of UK marksman list

Sharpshooting Devin Booker shares a laugh with fellow freshman guard Tyler Ulis (UK Athletics Photo)   By the time he’s done at the University of Kentucky, Devin Booker could be the best shooter that John Calipari has coached in Lexington.   Through 19 games (he’s played in 18), Booker is shooting exactly 50 percent from behind the arc (36-72). Since Calipari has been at Kentucky, he...

Getting to be a habit: Kentucky's Booker named SEC Freshman of the Week once again

Devin Booker was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the third straight week and fourth time overall (UK Athletics Photo)   Kentucky’s freshman long-range sharpshooter has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the third consecutive time and for the fourth time overall, more than any other player, league officials announced.   Booker logged 12 points, 1.5 rebounds and...

Ashley Scoby: Whether its depth, defense or guards, UK just keeps finding ways to win

Tyler Ulis had six assists Saturday, five in the first half, against just one turnover (UK Athletics Photo)   If you didn’t watch the Kentucky-South Carolina game on Saturday, let’s play a game. I feed you a couple stat lines from Columbia, S.C., and you guess if the game was close.   Ready? Here we go.   [widgets_on_pages id=“Ashley”] Willie Cauley-Stein had more fouls (three)...

Booker continues Kentucky's domination of conference Freshman of Week award

Kentucky players have been named SEC Freshman of the Week seven times this year, including three selections for Devin Booker (UK Athletics Photo)   For the second straight week and the third time this season, Kentucky guard Devin Booker has been named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.   Booker averaged 10.0 points on 67-percent shooting to help UK to a pair of dominant wins against...

Hot-shooting Booker named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week again

Guard Devin Booker was honored as the SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time after his hot shooting led Kentucky to a pair of league overtime victories (UK Athletics Photo)   Riding a torrid shooting streak from behind the arc, Kentucky guard Devin Booker was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season on Monday.   Booker averaged 15.5 points...

Ashley Scoby: Winning games that seem destined to be losses a mark of greatness

Karl-Anthony Towns had nine points and nine rebounds Saturday, but was one of three Wildcats to foul out in the overtime win at Texas A&M (UK Athletics Photo)   BOXSCORE   Fans and pundits alike all say it the same way: Great teams find ways to win, even when things go wrong.   And if we’re judging this year’s Kentucky team (15-0 now after a 70-64 win at Texas A&M in double-overtime...

Booker becomes third Wildcat to take home SEC Freshman of the Week honors

Kentucky’ Devin Booker is the third Wildcat to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors, joining Trey Lyles and Karl-Anthony Towns (UK Athletics Photo)   Guard Devin Booker was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday after scoring a game-high 19 points in Kentucky’s 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago.   The Grand Rapids, Mich.,...

Ashley Scoby: Top-ranked Wildcats feed their 'hunger' for dominance in rout of UCLA

Kentucky held UCLA to just seven points in the first half and rolled to an easy win over the Bruins in the second game of the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago (UK Athletics Photo)   The thing about hunger is that it builds upon itself.   When you haven’t eaten all day, then get a bite of something delicious, it’s never enough. A few bites later, you’re still not satisfied. It gets to the...

Ashley Scoby: Top-ranked Wildcats feed
their ‘hunger’ for dominance in rout of UCLA

Kentucky held UCLA to just seven points in the first half and rolled to an easy win over the Bruins in the second game of the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago (UK Athletics Photo)   The thing about hunger is that it builds upon itself.   When you haven’t eaten all day, then get a bite of something delicious, it’s never enough. A few bites later, you’re still not satisfied. It gets to the...

Jamie Vaught: UK’s Booker latest part of father-son act to light up basketball scene

Freshman guard Devin Booker got off to a slow start this season, but he is shooting about 75 percent over his last three games (Jamie Vaught Photo),   There have been some great father-son college basketball players — such as Bill and Luke Walton, Dell and Seth/Stephen Curry, Doc and Austin Rivers and Milt and Dajuan Wagner — over the years.   And Kentucky freshman Devin Booker...

Jamie Vaught: UK's Booker latest part of father-son act to light up basketball scene

Freshman guard Devin Booker got off to a slow start this season, but he is shooting about 75 percent over his last three games (Jamie Vaught Photo),   There have been some great father-son college basketball players — such as Bill and Luke Walton, Dell and Seth/Stephen Curry, Doc and Austin Rivers and Milt and Dajuan Wagner — over the years.   And Kentucky freshman Devin Booker...

Texas Arlington latest team to fall victim to top-ranked Cats as Booker leads the way

UK freshman point guard led the team with five assists in 19 minutes in the win against Texas Arlington (UK Athletics Photo)   Devin Booker poured in 19 points for his second career scoring best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night’s 92-44 blowout at Rupp Arena.   Towns’ double double...

Baskets difficult to find for Montana State as No. 1 Kentucky soars to overwhelming win

Kentucky forced Montana State into 21 turnovers and 20 percent shooting to post a run-away win over Montana State (UK Athletics Photo/Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)   Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory at Rupp Arena.   The Wildcats (5-0) finished just...

Baskets hard to find for Montana State as No. 1 Kentucky soars to overwhelming win

Kentucky forced Montana State into 21 turnovers and 20 percent shooting to post a run-away win over Montana State (UK Athletics Photo/Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)   Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory at Rupp Arena.   The Wildcats (5-0) finished just...

Four men's signees, one women's signee named 2014 McDonald's All-Americans

Four Kentucky men’s basketball signees and one women’s basketball signee will play in April’s McDonald’s All-American Game, the benchmark game to recognize high-school standouts. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   All four of John Calipari’s signees in the 2014 class will play in the McDonald’s game April 2 in Chicago. Point guard Tyler Ulis, shooting...