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Jul 29, 2011 5:16 PM by Mary Jo Perino

DeAndre Liggins Thinking About Playing Overseas

Since the NBA lockout started, former Cat DeAndre Liggins has been in Chicago working on his game, but this week he returned to Lexington to help out at Coach Cal's Pro Camp and as always, he showed his appreciation for the Big Blue Nation.

"I always feel special when I come here. Since I got drafted I've been here like twice and I feel special and that's the type of feeling I like to have. To come somewhere and feel special. So I just love everything about this place and I'm glad I came here," said Liggins.

Right now he is just working on his game, but he has been talking to his agent and is weighing his option to go play ball overseas.

"Overseas, there's good money over there, there's a lot of good things over there but only thing is you're not around your family as much and you can't eat the food, and money talks, and my situation...I got a son so I think that's something I'm looking into. You got to do what you got to do. You got to understand this is the business though. You got to do what you got to do to survive."

Liggins said he's trying to stay disciplined, learn how to adjust to the differences between college ball and the NBA, and do everything he can to become a better player. He got some practice a few weeks ago when he played pick-up with this year's Cats.

"A lot of the players are very skilled. Anthony Davis impressed me a lot. Very long, he blocked my shot a couple of times I mean you got to dunk on him cause if you lay it up he gonna block those shots he's very long. They're going to have a very good team."

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