In one-and-done world, Julius Mays showing value of experience

Julius Mays - photo by Tammie Brown |
Julius Mays – photo by Tammie Brown |

If you like your sports splashed with a dash of irony, one need look no farther than what fifth-year senior did in last week for the one college basketball program in the country most closely identified with one-and-done players.

In two games in which defeat would have likely doomed Kentucky’s flickering aspirations for an Tournament bid, a guy whose college career began when George W. Bush was President answered UK’s SOS (save our season) call.

With clinging to a 61-59 lead against last Wednesday, Mays, the shooting guard working at his third Division I school, beat an expiring shot clock with a dagger of a three-pointer. The shot put up 64-59 and gave the Cats enough momentum to survive 74-70.