Julius Mays’ leadership boosts Cats in 74-28 win

Julius Mays - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
– photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Shirley Butler didn't put up with nonsense, and when Julius Mays acted out, his mother wasn't afraid to let him know it.

“She told me with not her voice,” Mays said Monday after his 14-point game helped lead to a 74-28 exhibition win against . “She told me in other ways.”

Mays hasn't resorted to those, um, other ways yet. But the Kentucky senior – a graduate-student transfer from Wright State – has become the sort of strong voice for the Wildcats that his mother was for him.

“It's really how I was raised,” Mays said. “I had a strong mom. That was the mentality that she brought me up on, so I've always been like that on every team I've played on, since I've been younger.”

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