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Nigerian teens endure a nightmare trip to AAU Super Showcase in Louisville

courier-journal.com — Ganiyu Yahaya's family lives in a Nigerian village that makes it difficult to chase basketball dreams. The nearest court is more than an hour's drive away. Transportation is expensive and money is tight, so for Yahaya a trip to the court is a kind of pilgrimage.
Jul 28, 2014

Whoa. RT @AdamHimmelsbach: Nigerian team's harrowing trip to Lou for AAU nationals included plane catching fire: courier-journal.com/story/sports/c…

Jul 28, 2014

From @AdamHimmelsach. You think your commute is bad - A nightmare trip to AAUs for Nigerian players cjky.it/1mVnRZB

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AdamHimmelsbach: My story on a Nigerian team's long, harrowing trip to Louisville for AAU nationals, including a plane catching fire: courier-journal.com/story/sports/c…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AdamHimmelsbach: My story on a Nigerian team's long, harrowing trip to Louisville for AAU nationals, including a plane catching fire: courier-journal.com/story/sports/c…

Kentucky, Louisville made recruit Antonio Blakeney's cut to seven schools

courier-journal.com — The universities of Kentucky and Louisville made the trimmed recruiting list of seven for five-star Orlando shooting guard Antonio Blakeney. After completing his summer basketball season on Friday at the AAU Super Showcase in Louisville, Blakeney tweeted his pared-down list (in no order): Florida State, U of L, Missouri, UK, Oregon, LSU and Southern California.

Rand Paul's political action committee hires Michigan strategist

courier-journal.com — WASHINGTON - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has hired again. This time, the possible Republican presidential candidate has tapped John Yob, a former national political director for Arizona Sen. John McCain's 2008 White House campaign, as the new chief strategist in Michigan for RANDPAC, Paul's political action committee.

Knowing Eastern Kentucky

courier-journal.com — There are two places in Southeastern Kentucky I think of as my true homes: the small community of Lily, in the foothills of Laurel County, and, 50 miles east, Rockhouse Creek, in the lush mountains of Leslie County.

Alabama DE Tim Bonner commits to Louisville football program

courier-journal.com — The University of Louisville received its 10th class of 2015 football commitment on Monday from defensive end Tim Bonner of Demopolis, Ala. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Bonner, who is rated two stars by Rivals.com and has yet to be rated by 247Sports.com or Scout.com, chose the Cardinals over major-conference offers from Kentucky and Mississippi State.

U of L student found dead in apartment

courier-journal.com — A 22-year-old University of Louisville student was found dead in an apartment at Cardinal Towne, according to a statement from the university. The university is cooperating with a Louisville Metro Police investigation of the death, according to the statement. Dwight Mitchell, a police spokesman, said foul play is not suspected in the case.
Jul 28, 2014

Tough day over at UofL, where a 22-year-old student was found dead in a Cardinal Towne apartment -- courier-journal.com/story/news/loc…

Prep basketball star Diamond Stone has rock-solid skills, name

Jul 28, 2014

Diamond Stone's dad talks about where his name comes from cjky.it/1mUvSOF via @courierjournal

Jul 28, 2014

From @Steve Jones_CJ - How did prep basketball star Diamond Stone get his name? cjky.it/1mUvSOF via @courierjournal

Jul 28, 2014

Diamond Stone's dad talks about his son's awesome, geological-sounding name. cjky.it/1mUvSOF via @courierjournal

3 Kentucky basketball players share friendly rivalry

courier-journal.com — Kentucky's three early top candidates for Mr. Basketball honors in 2015 - Trinity's Raymond Spalding, Knott County Central's Camron Justice and Holmes' James Bolden - are the epitome of friendly rivals.
Jul 28, 2014

Top Kentucky players Bolden, Spalding, Justice share friendly rivalry cjky.it/1mT0dgs via @courierjournal

Jul 28, 2014

From @SteveJones_CJ - 3 top Mr. Kentucky basketball canidates share a friendly rivalry cjky.it/1mT0dgs via @courierjournal

Jul 28, 2014

Nice work from @SteveJones_CJ, who writes KY Mr Basketball candidates Spalding, Justice & Bolden are friendly rivals: cjky.it/1mT0dgs

Jul 28, 2014

RT @SteveJones_CJ: Mr. Basketball candidates Ray Spalding, Camron Justice, James Bolden are friendly rivals cjky.it/1mT0dgs

Jul 28, 2014

Mr. Basketball candidates Ray Spalding, Camron Justice, James Bolden are friendly rivals cjky.it/1mT0dgs

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