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All-access at Kentucky: The freshmen

ESPN.com follows a heralded group of UK newcomers as they hit the big stage

Originally Published: October 17, 2012
By Jason King | ESPN.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In a dark, covered walkway leading to a stage at Rupp Arena, the newest crop of Kentucky basketball stars pace back and forth, hidden from the fans.

Big Blue Madness is nearing its crescendo in Lexington, with this night marking the official start of practice for the Wildcats -- and, for four freshmen, the beginning of their careers.

Coach John Calipari wants to make sure they're prepared.

"Have you seen it out there?" Calipari yells, hurrying down ...

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