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Big Blue Madness: Open Event Thread

We made it once again, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation.  We have finally arrived on that magic date, that wondrous time, when the Kentucky Wildcats take to the hard court in preparation for the 2011-12 campaign.  For times and media outlets, check here.

Here is the roster of players we should see tonight:

# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown (Last School)
1 Darius Miller Guard 6-8 235 SR Maysville, Ky. (Mason County)
3 Terrence Jones Forward 6-9 252 SO Portland, Ore. (Jefferson)
4 Jon Hood Guard 6-7 215 JR Madisonville, Ky. (North Hopkins)
5 Jarrod Polson Guard 6-2 185 SO Nicholasville, Ky. (West Jessamine)
10 Twany Beckham Guard 6-5 205 JR Louisville, Ky. (Mississippi State)
12 Ryan Harrow Guard 6-2 175 SO Marietta, Ga. (N.C. State)
13 Sam Malone Guard 5-11 190 FR Scituate, NJ (Scituate HS)
14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Forward 6-7 232 FR Somerdale, N.J. (St. Patrick)
20 Doron Lamb Guard 6-4 210 SO Queens, N.Y. (Oak Hill Academy)
22 Stacey Poole, Jr. Guard 6-4 200 SO Jacksonville, Fla. (Providence)
23 Anthony Davis Forward 6-10 220 FR Chicago, Ill. (Perspectives Charter)
25 Marquis Teague Guard 6-2 189 FR Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike)
30 Eloy Vargas Forward 6-11 244 SR Moca, Dominican Republic (Miami-Dade CC)
32 Brian Long Guard 5-9 150 FR Dumont, NJ (River Dell HS)
33 Kyle Wiltjer Forward 6-9 239 FR Portland, Ore. (Jesuit)

Sam Malone and Brian Long are walk-ons this year.  Twany Beckham will be eligible in the second semester, and Ryan Harrow will not be eligible until next year.

We'll also get a look at the Hoops team, which should really be excellent this year.  They also might be good enough to make a deep NCAA tournament run.

So let's eoy this Big Blue Madness like we have all the rest of them, and get excited for the new year and the new team, a year in which we have a solid chance of finishing on the last Monday of the season.

Go, 'Cats!