RIVER RAT: Drake blossoming for top-10 'Cats

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River Rat

By Peter W. Zubaty, Sports Editor

Regular readers of the Herald-Leader in Lexington found a pleasant surprise in Thursday’s edition of the paper, where sportswriter Jennifer Smith did a feature on Samantha Drake’s bounce-back sophomore season with Kentucky.

Drake, the record-setting hoopster from Nelson County High School, had a rough go of it adjusting to the college game her freshman season with the Wildcats. She began that season starting a handful of games and posted some promising stats, but by the end of the year her playing time had dwindled to just a few minutes per game.

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