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The '96 Team Says They Feel Like They're Home

Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:09 PM by Mary Jo Perino

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A long time has passed since 1996, but those guys are quick to tell you it feels like yesterday. Wayne Turner says it feels like they never left. The whole gang is back for charity but make no mistake about it, they came to win.

"I beat those guys one-on-one knock out," said Turner. Walter McCarty, I'm calling them out. Derek Anderson, Anthony Epps, Antoine Walker, Jared Prickett, I got them. I'm still the one-on-one king."

These guys are back and having a ball. Derek Anderson is thankful for John Calipari, alluding to the previous regime not being quite as open to welcoming back former players.

Anderson also reminded everyone he was just fine to play in the 1997 national championship game, and said you'll have to ask Rick Pitino why he didn't.

The competitive spirit, and the deep love for Kentucky, still burns for these guys, even if their skills aren't quite the same.

"I'm content with my game and where I'm at in my life. I'm not trying to prove anything. If they need an extra body to run up and down the court to pass the ball or shoot some three's from half court, I'm the guy," Walter McCarty joked.