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Peanut Butter, Pretzels and Basketball

BY LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell may have to add a little something different to game day when Harlan County senior Blair Green joins his team for the 2018-19 season.

Green has a bit of an unusual pregame routine — and has had for years.

“She has a jar of peanut butter in my office and has a spoonful right before every game she plays,” said Debbie Green, Blair’s mother and Harlan County head coach. “She also has pretzels on the bench … and we have to pack both peanut butter and pretzels for away games.”

Blair Green said her ritual started when she was looking for something to eat before a game.

“My dad had a jar of peanut butter. I ate it, we won and I played great,” the player said. “So every game after we warm up, I eat peanut butter. Then at halftime I eat pretzels, and sometimes I will on the bench, too. I’m not sure coach Mitchell will go along with any of that.”

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