March 2, 2007

Lucas: Return trip to Rupp Arena 'intense'

Many Kentucky fans consider "Midnight Madness" to be the showcase event of the year when it comes to basketball recruiting.

Jai Lucas was on hand for the Wildcats' season-opening celebration in October, and while the four-star Houston (Texas) Bellaire point guard gave the event high marks, he now says there's no substitute for the real thing.

That comes days after Lucas made a return trip to Lexington for an unofficial visit. The McDonald's All-American was in the stands on Wednesday night at Rupp Arena for UK's 82-70 victory over Georgia on Senior Night.

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