By LARRY VAUGHT
Callaway (Miss.) sophomore Daeshun Ruffin set a McCracken County Mustang Madness scoring record with 42 points in a win over Trinity International and highly regarded junior point guard Daishen Nix.
The 5-10 Ruffin already has four Division I offers, including three — Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State — from the SEC. However, the one he would really like to eventually land is Kentucky and quickly admits he’s a fan of Kentucky basketball.
“I like the way they work hard at practice. They never get complacent. You have all those great players but they all play together as a team,” Ruffin said.
“Nobody is cocky on that team. Everybody plays together. That’s what I like about them. I really have not heard from them in recruiting yet, but it would be a really big deal if I did.”
Ruffin and his teammates played in Marshall County Hoop Fest last month before making the trip back to Kentucky last weekend.
“I love it here. Great hospitality and the atmosphere is crazy in Kentucky,’ he said. “I love Kentucky because the fans here love basketball.”