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Brooks has ‘fun’ in return to court as UK rolls to 76-58 victory over Florida in Gainesville on Saturday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Keion Brooks just wanted to have fun in his return to the court Saturday and it showed. Brooks had a blast and so did his teammates as the Wildcats (4-6, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) stretched their winning streak to three games with a 76-58 victory over Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. Keion Brooks dunks in the Wildcats’ win at Florida on Saturday. Brooks finished...

UK’s Brooks cleared to play Saturday at Florida; suffered foot injury during preseason workouts

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky forward Keion Brooks’ last game was at Florida a year ago. Brooks will return to the lineup when the Wildcats take on the Gators on Saturday in Gainesville. Brooks, who suffered a foot injury during preseason workouts, was cleared to play on Thursday. Brooks missed the first nine games and is the team’s lone returning experienced scholarship...

UK sophomore Brooks embracing leadership role; averaged 4.5 points, 3.2 rebounds last season

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky Keion Brooks finds himself in a unique position for the 2020-21 season. Brooks is the only returning player on the University of Kentucky basketball team who played significant minutes last season. In the world of Kentucky basketball, that makes him a veteran, especially with all of the new faces on the team, ones that he’s still getting to know. In the world...

Calipari joins team, enjoys ‘great first week’ as they return to the court; adds a ‘little bounce’ to his step

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari was impressed with his team following the first week of individual workouts. “Great first week,” the Kentucky coach tweeted Friday. Calipari joined his team for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began to focus primarily on the little things on the court. Coach Calipari watches his team during workouts this week. “(We) went a little old school...

Calipari says Keion Brooks has what it takes to be a ‘special’ player as he plans return for second season

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Keion Brooks Jr. is staying put and will return for a second season. The University of Kentucky forward announced on Tuesday night that he would be in a Wildcats’ uniform next year. Kentucky forward Keion Brooks is set to return for a second season. (Photo by Tammie Brown, Kentucky Today) “Let’s run it back, BBN,” Brooks tweeted Tuesday night. Earlier the...

Calipari rebuilding as Nate Sestina, a graduate transfer from Bucknell, and Keion Brooks join roster

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky added two new faces to its roster Thursday.   Nate Sestina, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound  graduate transfer from Bucknell, will enroll as a graduate transfer next season. Sestina, a second-team All-Patriot Team performer, averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season and will be eligible for one season.   The Wildcats also signed freshman forward Keion...