Kentucky basketball: senior night or freshman night?
What images come to mind when you think about senior night?
Lachrymose parents, fans, coaches and players. A roaring crowd chanting the names of beloved seniors. Teammates trembling as they watch their brothers receive the honor and recognition they worked for since the first day they put on that practice jersey.
Since Kentucky head coach John Calipari took over the program in 2009, most of the players that sign on to play for the Wildcats do not have extended stays. Calipari always recruits extremely well, earning the No.1 ranked recruiting class every year since arriving in Lexington. Julius Mays was a different kind of recruit for Kentucky and John Calipari. Mays, who committed to North...
Much of the focus over the past few seasons come NBA Draft time has been on Kentucky underclassmen. However, Kentucky also has a developing trend of sending seniors, including DeAndre Liggins and Darius Miller, to the NBA where they become solid contributors. Julius Mays is hoping to become next in line bolstering that trend.
Mays has been well-traveled in his college career...
Perhaps the only sort of leadership that was shown on the Kentucky Wildcats roster last season came from Wright State transfer Julius Mays. Mays came into the program wanting to play in the NCAA Tournament and compete for a national title. Even though he didn’t get that chance, he’s opened doors for himself to become a professional. Mays was invited and participated in a Pre...
If Chris Dortch is right — and he usually is when it comes to evaluating college basketball talent and teams — transfer Julius Mays of Wright State will be both a good and comfortable fit with coach John Calipari’s program
Kentucky picked up a player who has the ability to be a very important contributor next season – and he’s not a freshman. Wright State guard Julius Mays made it official today.
CBS Sports is reporting that Wright State transfer Julius Mays has Michigan on his early list of possible destinations. Mays, a 6-foot-2 guard, originally attended North Carolina State before playing last year at Wright State where he averaged 14 points per game.
Julius Mays, a 6-foot-2 guard at Wright State who averaged 14.1 points this past season, announced he’ll go elsewhere...
Julius Mays scored 16 points and Wright State used a huge second-half run to overcome a six-point deficit and defeat Loyola (Ill.) 47-41 Friday night, sweeping the season series.
The point total was a season-low in a winning effort for the Raiders (11-12, 6-5 Horizon League), who shot only 33.3 percent (16 of 48) while winning their second straight game.
Wright State, which also...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2012
Julius Mays scored 23 points and Wright State continued its dominance over Loyola-Chicago, beating the Ramblers 64-48 on Thursday night.
The Raiders (7-8, 2-1 Horizon League) have won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the two schools.
Walt Gibler had 12 points and Christian Thomas 11 for Loyola (5-8, 0-3), which committed 21 turnovers and had its four-game winning streak snapped...
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December 29, 2011
Julius Mays scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime, sealing Wright State's 80-78 win over Idaho on Tuesday night.
Mays' big shot marked the last of four lead changes in the final 21 seconds of overtime, and came just a moment after Dazmond Starke's layup put Idaho up 78-77 with 4 seconds remaining. Mays scored six of the Raiders' 11 points...
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December 20, 2011