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2012-13 Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Julius Mays Report Card

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Mar 9, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Julius Mays (34) reacts during the game against the Florida Gators in the second half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Florida 61-57. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

6’2, 192
PPG: 9.3
RPG: 2.9
APG: 2.9


Mays was a late addition to the 2012-13 team and came as a graduate school transfer from Wright State. Kentucky was actually Mays’s third school as he played two seasons for North Carolina State. While a member of the Wolfpack, Mays average about 4.7 points a game and hit 34% of his three pointers, and nhit a blazing 45.9% ghis freshman season. Mays then sat out a year and transferred to Wright State, where he emerged as a leader, hitting 42.4% of his treys and averaging 14.1 points a game.

When Mays committed to Kentucky, he was seen as the “missing link” to a National Title team and was expected to provide the senior leadership and outside shooting that a player like Darius Miller provided. There was a question as to how much Mays would play, given the history of other Calipari transfers (Twany Beckham), but the hope was that Mays would be able to step up off the bench and provide some meaningful minutes and a scoring spark.

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