UK basketball adds two walk-ons

UK basketball is adding two walk-ons for the upcoming season.

Brian Long and Sam Malone each confirmed via phone Monday morning they would be on the team.

This followed Anthony Davis’ tweets Sunday night that Malone and Long would be playing for UK this season.

Malone, who is from Massachusetts, said he had known since the spring that he would be coming to UK and said he had known UK head coach John Calipari “for a while. I’ve been going to his camps forever.”

Brian Long is the brother of former Memphis player Travis Long. The family was all part of the basketball program at River Dell high school in New Jersey, where Brian’s dad was the coach and Brian and his two brothers each played. Read that story here.

Malone played for Scituate high school in Massachusetts. More than a year ago, he did a quick five-question interview with a Boston newspaper. One of the first Google searches of his name yields this article about the death of one of his closest friends in his school.

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