UK Men's Basketball

Q&A with new and returning UK players

Sam Malone at University of Kentucky basketball 
media day on Tuesday October 15, 2013 in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Sam Malone at University of Kentucky basketball media day on Tuesday October 15, 2013 in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff

Devin Booker

Best thing about the Bahamas? Coming together as a team.

Favorite former UK player? Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Tyler (Ulis).

Team you most look forward to playing? Kansas.

Favorite candy? I don't eat candy.

Favorite class? Oceanography.

Willie Cauley-Stein

Best thing about the Bahamas? Leaving the country.

Favorite former UK player? Kenny Walker or Derek Anderson.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Either my little brother or my cousins.

Team you most look forward to playing? Who is the first one? I can't wait to play a freakin' game.

Favorite candy? Rips.

Favorite class? I heard there's a zombie apocalypse class.

EJ Floreal

Best thing about the Bahamas? Beach.

Favorite former UK player? John Wall.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Joel Embiid.

Team you most look forward to playing? Kansas or Texas.

Favorite candy? Gummi Worms.

Favorite class? Communications 101.

Aaron Harrison

Best thing about the Bahamas? Just being able to relax and have fun.

Favorite former UK player? Rajon Rondo or Jamal Mashburn.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Floyd Mayweather or Kevin Hart.

Team you most look forward to playing? Kansas. North Carolina. Texas.

Favorite candy? Sour Punch.

Favorite class? (Not sure in late August).

Andrew Harrison

Best thing about the Bahamas? Just the weather and the water slides.

Favorite former UK player? Anthony Davis or Rajon Rondo.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Probably Dakari (Johnson).

Team you most look forward to playing? Texas. Kansas. North Carolina. Louisville.

Favorite candy? Skittles.

Favorite class? American history.

Dominique Hawkins

Best thing about the Bahamas? I never saw water like that. It was so clear you could see the fish swim.

Favorite former UK player? Keith Bogans or Tayshaun Prince.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Joel Embiid.

Team you most look forward to playing? Louisville.

Favorite candy? Snickers.

Favorite class? Communications 101.

Dakari Johnson

Best thing about the Bahamas? Just being with the team.

Favorite former UK player? Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Kevin Hart.

Team you most look forward to playing? Florida.

Favorite candy? Sour Patch.

Favorite class? Communications 101.

Marcus Lee

Best thing about the Bahamas? You had time to goof off and chill with your team.

Favorite former UK player? DeMarcus Cousins.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? I don't really use Twitter as much anymore.

Team you most look forward to playing? Practice. ... That's going to be the hardest game, and we get to do it on a daily basis.

Favorite candy? Mike and Ike.

Favorite class? Marketing.

Brian Long

Best thing about the Bahamas? (He did not go to the Bahamas.)

Favorite former UK player? (Rajon) Rondo, maybe.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? NBA Legion because they give updates.

Team you most look forward to playing? Everybody looks forward to Louisville.

Favorite candy? Reese's Pieces.

Favorite class? An internship in the spring semester.

Trey Lyles

Best thing about the Bahamas? Just being able to bond with the guys.

Favorite former UK player? Rajon Rondo or James Blackmon.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Kobe Bryant.

Team you most look forward to playing? Kansas, just because it's in Indianapolis.

Favorite candy? I really don't eat candy.

Favorite class? Introduction to Communications.

Tod Lanter

Best thing about the Bahamas? Getting to know each other on a personal basis.

Favorite former UK player? Wayne Turner.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? I have no idea.

Team you most look forward to playing? Louisville.

Favorite candy? Skittles.

Favorite class? Marketing.

Sam Malone

Best thing about the Bahamas? (He did not go to the Bahamas.)

Favorite former UK player? Darius Miller.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? News updates.

Team you most look forward to playing? Louisville is always a fun game. Then conference games.

Favorite candy? Skittles.

Favorite class? Marketing.

Alex Poythress

Best thing about the Bahamas? Beach.

Favorite former UK player? Ron Mercer.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Derek (Willis). Derek can tweet.

Team you most look forward to playing? All of them.

Favorite candy? Skittles.

Favorite class? (Not sure in late August.)

Karl-Anthony Towns

Best thing about the Bahamas? Being with my brothers.

Favorite former UK player? Sam Bowie.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? The Big Blue Nation fans. I really love hearing their opinions.

Team you most look forward to playing? Louisville.

Favorite candy? Buncha Crunch

Favorite class? History of Pre-Civil War.

Tyler Ulis

Best thing about the Bahamsas? Winning.

Favorite former UK player? Eric Bledsoe.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? I actually don't get on Twitter too much.

Team you most look forward to playing? Louisville.

Favorite candy? Sour Punch.

Favorite class? Math.

Derek Willis

Best thing about the Bahamas? Everyone hanging out and doing things together.

Favorite former UK player? Darius Miller.

Favorite person to follow on Twitter? Riff Raff.

Team you most look forward to playing? Arkansas.

Favorite candy? Skittles.

Favorite class? None of them.

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