“Not many guys get to experience being one of the brand new guys and be a veteran guy being looked at as one of the leaders. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I enjoy being a (veteran) but also a guy who is learning every day like everyone else.” That is the unique dual role that Wright State transfer Julius Mays is playing in his only season at UK. Mays had other options that might have assured him of more minutes and opportunities for points but he also knew the best path to getting a championship ring was to take the tougher road of competing for playing time on a national title contender at Kentucky. “I haven’t been worked this hard since I’ve been in college. I feel like I’ve been pushed like I’ve never been pushed before and I’ve liked every minute of it,” Mays said at media day.