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May 8, 2012 11:43 AM by Alan Cutler

Cal Wants Guard From Wright State

Julius Mays has been offered an opporuntity to play for the UK Men's basketball team next season.

"Honestly I felt honored," Mays told CatsIllustrated.com.

"You've got to be honored when Coach Cal or somebody on that coaching staff calls you, and I honestly didn't think me transferring would blow up this big and it would be this many schools contacting me. But it felt good."

Mays can play next season because he's graduated and he has one more year old eligibility. Plus, he wants to get a master's degree. Mays led Wright State in scoring last year at 14.1 points per game. He also hit 42.4% of his shots from downtown, and was the Horizon League Newcome of the year and second team all-conference.

Mays transfered to Wright State from N.C. State, where he hosted Ryan Harrow on his recruiting visit. Harrow will be UK's starting point guard next season.

Starting is not an issue for the 6-foot-2 inch combo guard. Plus, Cal is pitching Mays that he would be walking into a "great opportunity."

"I'm not going to go into a situation where you're competing with four people or five people at my position, or just multiple people," he said. "That just wouldn't be smart. I only have one year left to play, and I want it to be enjoyable. It's not like I want to go somewhere and sit the bench, so that kind of stuck out to me a lot."

Mays says that at this point it's early in the recruiting process and he's also considering Purdue, Michigan State, Illinois and Pittsburgh.

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