While others might think being a walk-on player on the Kentucky basketball team is a nice perk, three UK walk-ons have a different view.
First, they all believe they have talents that could allow them to contribute to Kentucky's success.
Second, they all three learned just how much hard work it takes to play for the Wildcats whether you are on scholarship or join the team as a walk-on like in-state players Preston LeMaster, Ravi Moss and Matt Heissenbuttel did.
"It would be great to end my career in the Final Four," said Heissenbuttel, a senior guard. "I think every player dreams about something like that.
"But I'm already part of the No. 1 program in the country. With that comes a certain responsibility. You work just as hard as the scholarship players. It's my job in practice to make the starters have to go as hard as they can to get prepared for games. If I do that, then I am contributing to the success."