Friday, October 31, 2014

Kentucky is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason poll for the second straight year
Nerlens Noel has a clear path to big minutes and the ability to change games with defense and rebounding
The Philadelphia 76ers picked up their contract option on Nerlens Noel
Kentucky will use a remarkable demonstration of the size and talent to chase its second consecutive Final Four appearance and fourth in six seasons
Mike Krzyzewski liked Calipari's idea of an NBA combine, but didn't like the timing
The Houston Rockets picked up their fourth-year options on the rookie contract of Terrence Jones
Michigan has joined the recruiting trail for Jaylen Brown late, but he will give the Wolverines a shot
This year's Kentucky roster is unusually deep even for a program used to having an abundance of talent

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It remains uncertain if Brandon Knight will receive a contract extension before the Friday 11 p.m. deadline