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Kentucky’s Next Elite Rim Protector is Jamaican

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August  3, 2017
Kentucky basketball has been at its best when John Calipari has had a rim protector anchoring his defense.

And the Wildcats could have another elite rim protector in freshman Nick Richards, who was profiled by CoachCal.com as part of its ‘Meet the Wildcats’ series.

But Richards wasn’t always destined for basketball stardom, spending time as a skateboarder and a soccer player before entering high school at 6-foot-10 and somewhere between 180 and 190 pounds.

“My first year, I didn’t really — it was just a hobby, just like skateboarding was just a hobby for me,” Richards told CoachCal.com. “I think it was my junior year that I could do something with this. When you see something that can happen you put your mind to it, you start working on it every day...

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