Mark Story

High School Sports

Catching up with some of the Sweet Sixteen’s great folk heroes

Across its first 99 years, the Kentucky Boys’ Basketball State Tournament has created a rich roster of heroes and folk heroes. This is what some of them — Richmond Madison’s Robert Brooks, Pulaski County’s Billy Bob Hardy, Edmonson County’s Phil “The Mountain” Rich, Bourbon County’s Jeff Royce, and Paintsville’s J.R. VanHoose — are doing now.

High School Sports

Fraley ‘family reunion’ sparks Pulaski County’s return to Sweet Sixteen

John Fraley, then 6, was asleep in Rupp Arena during the 1986 Sweet Sixteen finals when his older brother, Shannon, hit the game-winning shot that made Pulaski County — coached by their father Dave Fraley — the Kentucky boys’ basketball state champions. This year, John Fraley’s first year as head coach at Pulaski County, he has the Maroons back in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in a quarter century.

UK Men's Basketball

UK, U of L will each come agonizingly close to making the Final Four

Sean Miller will finally get the “can’t go to the Final Four” monkey off his back. Jay Wright and Villanova will make a spirited effort to defend the NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship. The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals will have their hearts broken just short of the Final Four. And ex-Murray State head coach Steve Prohm and the Iowa State Cyclones will be the surprise team of the 2017 Big Dance.

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Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit'

UK basketball recruiting target Mohamed Bamba is one of the best prospects in the 2017 class and an interesting kid off the court. He talks about being a "different kind of recruit."
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Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit'

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Jarred Vanderbilt says UK will be a transition team in 2017-18

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