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Team Toronto guard buys the hype on UK

Duane Notice, a 1,000-point scorer in college, was impressed by UK.

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Team Toronto guard and former South Carolina Gamecock Duane Notice got to face off against Kentucky in person, and now he believes the National Championship hype.

Kentucky defeated Team Toronto 93-60 on Sunday. It was the final game of the Bahamas trip, which Kentucky went 4-0 in.

“The key is they know how to play the game and play the game right,” Notice said, according to Kentucky Sports Radio. “I told my teammates they’ll be very good in the SEC. I think they’ll go far because of how hard they play. They gave effort. We’re not playing for anything here, except for your pride, so the fact that they played hard, not even having Coach Cal on the bench, means a lot to me as a young player. As a player that obviously played college basketball, looking back on it, it means a lot.”

The 1,000-point scorer at South Carolina said that Kentucky’s length may be even more difficult to combat than it was when the Wildcats went 38-1.

While that may be true, the loaded schedule will likely prevent Kentucky from coming out of the regular season with less than three losses. The SEC was nearly as deep in 2014-15 as it is now, as it could produce three preseason top-10 teams.

Notice was Team Toronto’s leading scorer, as he put up 20 points against Kentucky.

I guess you could say that Kentucky put the nation on Notice in the Bahamas.

Be sure to read the full interview at KSR.