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  1. Top draft choices in 2014

    Andy Katz

    If the 2014 NBA draft lives up to its hype, the upcoming college basketball season could rival or supersede any since the turn of the century. That's a big if. But the buzz isn't going away and won't unless the returning and incoming talent takes a d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  2. Rick Pitino in their own words -- Walter McCarty, David Padgett -...

    Andy Katz

    The voices who can chime in on this weekend's Hall of Fame induction of Rick Pitino are many, spanning the spectrum from various levels of college basketball to the NBA. Walter McCarty has one of the more unique perspectives on Pitino. He was recrui...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  3. Andrew Wiggins or not, Kentucky Wildcats' options are many - coll...

    Andy Katz

    From the first time Nerlens Noel worked out at Kentucky, John Calipari knew he had something special on his hands. "He had something in him; he could take it all to another level," Calipari of Noel. "He had that will to win. I've had players like th...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  4. Antony Davis' NBA debut shows the benefits of time in college

    Andy Katz

    Anthony Davis had a dominating performance for the New Orleans Hornets in a season-opening loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Davis scored 21 points, grabbed seven boards, made all nine free throw attempts and converted 6 of 12 field ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  5. John Calipari noncommittal on future with Dominican Republic

    Andy Katz

    John Calipari said he will meet with the Dominican federation in Las Vegas later this week to discuss the future with the national hoopsl team. He said he is non-committal about his involvement going forward.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  6. John Calipari says he's not interested in NBA coaching job

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said Wednesday he isn't going to coach the Knicks or any other NBA franchise for the foreseeable future.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  7. Terrence Jones, Anthony Davis a powerful combination for Kentucky...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: To watch Katz's interview with Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones, visit the Nation blog. John Calipari has had brute strength in the post at Kentucky with DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson. He's also had a rugged overachiever i...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  8. Kentucky Wildcats guard Darius Miller plays role perfectly -- col...

    Andy Katz

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Kentucky has oodles of talent at every position. But would the Wildcats have a chance to win the national title without senior forward Darius Miller? It may sound foolish to even suggest such a thing. But this UK team needs Mill...

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  9. Oh what could've been had these underclassmen returned -- college...

    Andy Katz

    Locked out by NBA owners, Kemba Walker is spending his October working out with his former Connecticut teammates. Walker doesn't have second thoughts about declaring for the NBA draft. He was gone as soon as the Huskies won the national title, and ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  10. A list of players who might end up on Wooden Award watch list - c...

    Andy Katz

    At this time last year, Ben Hansbrough's name didn't appear on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Five months later, he edged out Connecticut's Kemba Walker for Big East Player of the Year. Using that as a backdrop, let's remember that the list...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  11. College-to-NBA coaching pipeline dries up -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a highly publicized play for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in June 2010, but Izzo turned down a lucrative financial offer to stay with the Spartans. A year later, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn asked a...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  12. John Calipari of Kentucky Wildcats gets two-year contract extensi...

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky has awarded men's basketball coach John Calipari with a two-year contract extension and a raise, giving him a total of eight more years with the Wildcats, the school announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2011
  13. Kentucky extends John Calipari's contract by two years

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky has announced a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach John Calipari.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2011
  14. College basketball will be loaded with talent in 2011-12

    Andy Katz

    College basketball was spoiled with the decisions of a number of potential lottery picks who chose to return for the 2011-12 season instead of ending up in Thursday night's draft. Don't expect that to occur in 2012. The talent pool is too rich,...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  15. Humbled Terrence Jones back to lead the Kentucky Wildcats -- coll...

    Andy Katz

    Let's face it: Terrence Jones doesn't mind putting himself in the spotlight from time to time -- from the very public recruiting spectacle between Washington and Kentucky to the much-anticipated tweet announcing his decision to return to UK for his s...

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  16. Daily Word: Kentucky's John Calipari explains his Dominican Repub...

    Andy Katz

    John Calipari's decision to coach the Dominican Republic national team came down to whether or not he could help the island nation improve its international profile on his increasingly crowded Kentucky schedule. He was told he could. And now Lexing...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2011