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Kentucky freshmen ready to shine

The hype is already at full blast, but John Calipari is confident in his young Wildcats

Originally Published: October 18, 2013
By Jason King | ESPN.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, as he wrapped up some work in his office above the Kentucky practice gym, John Calipari was distracted by the sound of a basketball pounding against the hardwood.

When the coach looked out his window and down onto the court, he saw freshman forward Julius Randle putting himself through conditioning and shooting drills. Randle repeated the routine the following morning before participating in the Wildcats' team practice that afternoon -- his ...

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