Kentucky bluegrass flavor in Tobacco Road tournament
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Kentucky bluegrass flavor in Tobacco Road tournament

Three Kentucky commits among stars featured in Holiday Inviational

Photo: Kentucky commit Bam Adebayo

RALEIGH, N.C. — Three Kentucky 5-star basketball commitments add a bluegrass flavor to Tobacco Road’s 44th annual Holiday Invitational staged in the heart of ACC country.

The Kentucky 5-star trio are power forward Bam Adebayo, a 6-foot-9, 230-pounder from High Point (N.C.) Christian; point guard De’Aaron Fox, 6-3, 170 pounds from Katy (Tx.) Cypress Lakes; and power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, 6-10, 207 pounds from Lynchburg (Va.) Virginia Episcopal. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."