‘Little things’ made Chuck Hayes a big contributor for Kentucky

Chuck HayesAs soft-spoken and thoughtful as ever, seemed like the appropriate former teammate to explain ’ place in basketball lore. You see, Hayes had an understated, yet cerebral way on the basketball court.

True basketball bennies — to borrow from Coach John Calipari — could best appreciate how Hayes affected the outcome of a game. Those of us addicted to highlight dunks, flashy passes and three-point shooting struggled to see the art of positioning and the willingness to stay within the boundaries set by the coach.

“Chuck was a guy who really, really went out there and gave his all,” Prince said last week.

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