UK players comprise 4.2 percent of the league
Freshman center joins Cauley-Stein, Lee and Poythress among returnees
Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54
Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54
Young scores 20 points to lead Kentucky
Kentucky fell to UConn 60-54 in the NCAA championship game played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 in the NCAA semi-finals on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Kentucky beat Michigan 75-72 in the Elite Eight game played Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Lucas Oil Stadium
Kentucky beat Louisville 74-69 in the Sweet 16 on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Appeared and started in all 40 games for UK ... Led the squad with 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game ... Set UK single-season freshman records in rebounds (417), double-doubles (24) and made free throws (204) ... Notched 10 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Connecticut in the National Championship ... Tallied 16 points and five rebounds as UK knocked off Wisconsin in the Final Four ... Recorded his nation-leading 24th double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in UK's win over Michigan ... Notched 15 points and 12 rebounds in UK's Sweet 16 win over Louisville ... Posted 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high six assists to help UK knock off Wichita State ... Added another double-double with 19 points and 15 boards vs. K-State ... Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team ... Notched his sixth consecutive double-double with 12 points and 11 boards vs. Georgia in the SEC Tournament ... Tallied a double-double with 17 points and 16 boards vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament ... Named SEC Freshman of the Year, while also being selected First Team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman ... Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards at Florida ... Notched 10 points and 15 rebounds at South Carolina ... Tallied a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Arkansas ... Scored with 3.9 seconds left in overtime to give UK a 77-76 victory over LSU ... Notched another double-double at Ole Miss, leading UK with 25 points, while grabbing 13 rebounds ... Tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds vs. Florida for his 13th career double-double ... Tallied 18 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals in UK's win over Missouri ... Notched his 11th double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in UK's win over Texas A&M ... Recorded 18 points and four assists as UK knocked off Tennessee ... Notched 20 points, including 10 free throws and 14 rebounds in a losing effort at Arkansas ... Tallied 17 points, shooting 7-of-8 from the field in the first half to help the Wildcats knock off Louisville ... Scored 29 points, with 13 free throws, and grabbed 10 boards in UK's win over Belmont ... Recorded his eighth double-double of the year with 17 points and 11 boards in UK's win over Boise State ... Notched 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists vs. Baylor ... Recorded a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds in UK's win over Cleveland State ... Tallied 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in a win over UT Arlington for a fifth consecutive double-double ... Notched a fourth consecutive double-double to open the season with a 10-point, 15-rebound performance while adding a pair of blocks against Robert Morris ... Went for 27 points, including 23 in the second half, and 13 rebounds vs. Michigan State, his third consecutive 20-point, 10-rebound game ... Tallied a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds vs. Northern Kentucky ... Posted a double-double effort in his debut with 23 points and 16 rebounds vs. UNC Asheville, while making 11 free throws ... Among watch list candidates for the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Wayman Tisdale Award ... Media preseason selection for SEC Player of the Year ... A preseason All-America candidate for NBC and CBS ... Earned preseason All-SEC honors by the media.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 32.5 points and 22.5 rebounds per game as a senior en route to claiming the state title ... Won state titles at Prestonwood Christian Academy during his freshman, junior and senior seasons ... Is the nation's consensus top power forward and is ranked the No. 2 overall player by Rivals, the No. 3 overall player by ESPN and the No. 5 overall player by Scout ... The McDonald's All-America selection posted 11 points and seven rebounds in the annual all-star game ... He earned co-MVP honors of the Jordan Brand Classic game with 19 points and seven rebounds ... Played in the FIBA tournament with Team USA's U18 squad where he averaged 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game ... In his final three high school contests he poured in 34 or more points and 15 or more rebounds in each contest.
PERSONAL: Son of Carolyn Kyles ... Born Nov. 29, 1994 in Dallas, Texas ... His mother played basketball at Texas ... Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Texas and Florida.