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Kentucky basketball picture day offers early look at the 2016-17 Wildcats

UK men's basketball photo day

Kentucky mens basketball held photo day for local media at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.
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Kentucky mens basketball held photo day for local media at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.

Big Blue Madness is less than a month away so if University of Kentucky basketball is not a constant presence in your consciousness it’s coming in hot on re-entry.

The Wildcats hosted one of numerous preseason photo shoots — befitting a team expected to be ranked among the nation’s top five to start the 2016-17 season — for local media in Memorial Coliseum on Thursday.

A UK roster of 14 players was on display, all dressed in the new uniforms the Wildcats offered a peek at on Wednesday.

Coach John Calipari’s squad includes seniors Dominique Hawkins, Mychal Mulder and Derek Willis; sophomores Isaiah Briscoe, Jonny David, Isaac Humphries and Dillon Pulliam; redshirt freshman Tai Wynyard; and true freshmen Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, Brad Calipari, De’Aaron Fox, Wenyen Gabriel, Sacha Killeya-Jones and Malik Monk.

Big Blue Madness, Kentucky’s annual celebration of the beginning of basketball practice, takes place Oct. 14 in Rupp Arena.

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