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Tuesday Headlines: Cam’Ron Fletcher Redemption Edition

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Fletcher is ready if the opportunity arises.

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The Cam’Ron Fletcher saga in December was odd, to say the least.

But since returning to the program, Fletcher has received some strong praise, especially from John Calipari on his radio show Monday evening.

Fletcher hasn’t seen any game experience since returning to the team, but Calipari said he is telling Fletcher to be ready if an opportunity comes.

“I told Cam today, “I don’t know if it’s going to come, but you’ve got to be ready and you’ve got to be ready to step in and go do something.” He said, “Coach, I’m ready,”‘ Calipari said during the show. “He’s had the greatest attitude since he’s been back. He’s working out half an hour before practice, conditioning, training, and then he practices. He is cheering, all the stuff that you want a young man to do while he’s waiting for his opportunity. What we did was not about the program, it was for him to change, and you know what? He’s been unbelievable.”

Hearing that about Fletcher’s attitude and mindset is great news. It would be easy for Fletcher to get down on himself and the situation as he is certainly not having the type of freshman year he envisioned, but hopefully he continues to improve and is ready should the opportunity arise.

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Just a weird, weird season.

Headlines

Kentucky makes top 8 for Corbin Football star - Cats Pause

The Cats are in the mix for Treyveon Longmire.

Will Kentucky have four new starters? - KSR

We’ll see how the minutes end up distributed.

Looking at other Mr. Football winners at UK - Herald Leader

Wan’Dale Robinson becomes the 13th.

The Jeremy Pruitt saga reaches an embarrassing conclusion - SI

That 2017 circus seems so long ago.

Victor Oladipo says good days ahead for the Rockets - ESPN

Hopefully things mesh well in Houston with Wall and Cousins there.

NFL Scouting Combine will be virtual - Bleacher Report

That makes it harder for players trying to raise their stock.

Tom Izzo says he hopes CBB season can be finished - Yahoo

Not sure how the NCAA survives if there is no tournament.