“She told me with not her voice,” Mays said Monday after his 14-point game helped lead Kentucky to a 74-28 exhibition win against Transylvania. “She told me in other ways.”
Mays hasn’t resorted to those, um, other ways yet. But the Kentucky senior – a graduate-student transfer from Wright State – has become the sort of strong voice for the Wildcats that his mother was for him.
“It’s really how I was raised,” Mays said. “I had a strong mom. That was the mentality that she brought me up on, so I’ve always been like that on every team I’ve played on, since I’ve been younger.”