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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Afternoon Notes: Marcus Lee to return? Slice to UK is done?

There is lots of buzz and speculation surrounding the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team right now, but nothing is confirmed. Yet.

Most of the news is being spread by Adam Zagoria, who reports that Marcus Lee will return to Kentucky, at least according to his brother. This goes in conjunction with what Calipari has been saying in that not eight players will leave UK.


Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein and James Young are all projected as first-round picks, while twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison are projected as late-first or second-round picks should they decide to go.

Randle’s mother said last week the family would meet over the weekend to discuss his plans.

The Harrisons and freshman big man Dakari Johnson are all projected in the 2015 Draft by

“The good news is eight can go, and I know eight aren’t going [this year],” Calipari said.

Marcus Lee will remain at Kentucky next season, his brother told


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Zagoria is also reporting that Pitt assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrrsen to UK is  done..  There is still no official word from UK on either story yet, however.


Barry “Slice” Rohrssen will fill the vacancy on Kentucky’s staff created by the departure of Orlando Antigua to South Florida, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told

“It’s done,” the source said.

One of the top recruiters in New York City over the last two decades, Rohrssen served two stints as an assistant at Pitt and was also the head coach at Manhattan.


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If you have watched TV today,  you no doubt have seen the media tour he is doing in promoting his new book.  In case you missed it, here is his appearance with Dan Patrick.  It’s worth watching for the whole “Jim Calhoun said you can be an ass” dialogue.


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