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Cam’Ron Fletcher rejoins team; UK won’t add new non-conference game

Fletcher is back with the Cats, who were unable to add one more non-conference game before SEC play starts.

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Cam’Ron Fletcher has returned to the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team, head coach John Calipari confirmed Monday.

When news broke last week that Fletcher was asked by Calipari to take time away from the team, many wondered if that was the last we’d seen of him in Lexington.

Thankfully, that won’t be the case, as Fletcher is now back with his teammates as they prepare for the start of SEC play, which begins Saturday at Mississippi State.

After recording double-digit minutes in each of Kentucky’s first three games, including one start, Fletcher played a combined seven minutes over the next three games before missing last Saturday’s game vs. the Louisville Cardinals.

Things really came to a head when Fletcher had an emotional outburst on the bench during Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina, something he apologized for to his teammates following the game before effectively being suspended by Calipari.

In other news, Calipari also revealed Monday that Kentucky was unable to schedule a new non-conference game this week, which was being done to replace the Tuesday matchup with South Carolina that was postponed due to COVID-19.

Hartford and Detroit Mercy were two teams Kentucky tried to schedule, but it didn’t work out.

The 1-6 Wildcats will now look to end their six-game losing streak Saturday in Starkville at 6 pm EST. Though Fletcher is now with the team again, it’s unclear if he’ll play in this game, though he probably has a better chance of playing than Dontaie Allen at the rate things are going.

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