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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...

Former Christian County star Jaylen Sebree transfers to Morehead State; played two seasons at FAU

After spending the past two seasons in the Sunshine State, former Kentucky Mr. Basketball finalist Jaylen Sebree is retuning home to join Morehead State. Sebree, a 6-foot-7 native of Hopkinsville and a standout for Christian County High School, has returned to the Commonwealth after two seasons at Florida Atlantic. Jaylen Sebree played the past two seasons at Florida Atlantic. (FAU photo) “We...

Now at Western Kentucky, former NKU hoops standout Williams aims for C-USA title — and more

By Don Owen Special to KyForward The what-ifs concerning Northern Kentucky University basketball last season inevitably focused on the shocking transfer by Carson Williams the previous spring. A crowd favorite inside BB&T Arena for two seasons, not to mention a member of the Horizon League’s All-Freshman squad in 2016-17, Williams’ unexpected departure left many NKU followers pondering: •...

Former Owen Co. star, Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams to finish college career at WKU

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams will finish out his collegiate career at Western Kentucky University. Carson Williams The former Owen County High School standout played the past two seasons at Northern Kentucky University and averaged 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last season. Williams was named the Horizon League’s All-Freshman team during his...

Paul Laurence Dunbar high-scoring senior Hollingsworth named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball

Taveion Hollingsworth, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for the 2016-17 season. Taveion Hollingsworth He received the award at a March 14 banquet at the Lexington Center prior to the opening of this week’s KHSAA Boys’ State Tournament at Rupp Arena. Last year, Taveion led Dunbar to its first Sweet Sixteen championship. As a senior,...