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Feb 20, 2012 10:24 PM by Mary Jo Perino

Stansbury Apologizes To Twany Beckham

Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury took to Twitter for an apology Monday night.

UK walk-on Twany Beckham transferred here from Mississippi State, and his former coach took a shot at him early in the day.

"He's seeing some pretty good basketball. He's getting a front-row ticket every night. Yes, sir," Stansbury said.

He backtracked Monday night.

"I'd like to clear up the comments I made earlier today about Twany Beckham. First off, they were taken out of context. I've never said anything negative about a player, nor will I. Again, those comments were taken out of context. Earlier tonight, I called Twany and had a great conversation with him. He's a great kid and I would never say anything to hurt or embarrass him. I wish him nothing but the best," Stansbury posted on Twitter.

Beckham said Monday afternoon that he now plays for Kentucky, so that's the only team he's concerned with. But that doesn't mean he isn't looking forward to going back to Starksville.

"I can't wait. I'm looking forward to it. I'm hyped up right now. Going down there and getting to see some of my friends and playing in a place I played for two years, I can't wait," said Beckham.

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