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Fox Sports Profiled The 2009-2010 UK Basketball Team

An Oral History of the team that changed the "one-and-done" mentality.

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Aaron Torres of Fox Sports wrote a beautiful piece on the 2009-2010 basketball team. Detailing events from the firing of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named through the 2010 NBA Draft, including interviews of the players, coaches, and media that had surrounded the team.

An Oral History of the 2009-10 Kentucky Basketball Team

"Harrellson: All those guys sacrificed something. When Daniel (Orton) found out DeMarcus (Cousins) was coming, Daniel could've gone anywhere in the country and started at center. Eric Bledsoe could've gone anywhere and started at point guard rather than playing two guard.

Antigua: That was one of the things that we talked about throughout that summer is that everyone would have to sacrifice for the betterment of the team. They all had to do their part.

Harris: Any time you see McDonald's All-Americans sacrificing points, minutes, playing time, to be a part of what you're doing, you're doing something special.

After several months together, a group of highly touted freshmen and veteran returnees had blended from a group of individuals into a team ready and willing to sacrifice whatever it took to win. Now, it was time to introduce that team to the world at Big Blue Madness."

Definitely worth a read.