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Wynyard hopes summer success in World Cup competition carries over this season

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Tai Wynyard hopes his experience overseas last summer leads to a breakout campaign this season. “Definitely the opportunity is there,” he said. “I’m going to take it and really push myself this year, really try to become the player I want to be.” Tai Wynyard had a successful stint last summer playing for New Zealand in the FIBA World Cup. Wynyard hopes to build...

Wildcats’ Diallo, Washington selected to USA U19 team; Wynyard earns spot on New Zealand squad

Kentucky men’s basketball freshmen Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were named to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team competing in the FIBA World Cup in Cairo in July. John Calipari is serving as the head coach of the team. Team USA will be looking for its third straight title at the FIBA World Cup after capturing gold at the 2013 and 2015 tournaments. The 12-man team was trimmed...

Keith Taylor: Marcus Lee closer to a landing spot; Kentucky-Louisville game moved to weekday

Marcus Lee has likely found a new home and will be closer to his family. The former University of Kentucky forward reportedly visited California on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Golden Bears. Lee will have to sit out next year before becoming eligible the following season. Former UK forward is expected to transfer to California (UK Athletics Photo) Lee, a 6-foot-9 power forward, averaged...