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UK Basketball Chipping in wIth Sandy Relief

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky players will be part of a statewide telethon Wednesday night benefiting Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.

The telethon will air from 7-8 p.m. on WKYT with Wildcats players taking phone calls and donations and continue for 24 hours. All proceeds will go toward storm victims.

Wildcats coach John Calipari came up with the idea after talking with friends in affected areas in New Jersey and New York. In January 2010 he organized a Hoops for Haiti telethon benefiting victims of the Haitian earthquake.

Kentucky sophomore guard and New Jersey native Brian Long said his family had lost electricity but emerged from the storm fairly well. He said relief efforts such as the telethon "shows that coach Cal cares and that people around the country care and want to help."

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