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Rich Brooks, Chuck Hayes, Wesley Woodyard headline UK’s 2016 Hall of Fame class

The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 has been announced, with Rich Brooks (football), Chuck Hayes (men’s basketball), James Johnson (wrestling), Molly Johnson-Belcher (softball), Bernadette Madigan-Dugan (cross country/track and field) and Wesley Woodyard (football) set to be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 23-24, in conjunction with the football home game against...

Noel named SEC Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, 1st team All-SEC

Staff report   Nerlens Noel. (Photo by Jon Hale) Nerlens Noel missed the final seven games of the regular season, but that did not stop him from earning several postseason Southeastern Conference honors Tuesday.   Noel was named the league’s Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. He also was named First Team All-SEC.   Noel was joined by guard Archie Goodwin, forward...

Former UK stars wrap up NBA season, but nine will participate in playoffs

Nine former UK men’s basketball players will participate in the NBA playoffs this season.   The playoff field was finalized with the conclusion of regular season games Thursday. The former UK players who will participate are listed below with links to their NBA.com player pages.   Daniel Orton — Orlando Magic   DeAndre Liggins — Orlando Magic   Enes Kanter —...

NBA roundup: Cousins helps Kings to upset

Six players with local ties took the court in NBA games Thursday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 19 points on 7-17 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in 28 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo scored 14 points on 7-13 shooting and tallied seven assists in 44 minutes of action for the...

NBA roundup: Rondo dishes out 14 assists

Five players with local ties took the court in NBA games Tuesday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo scored 10 points on 4-8 shooting and tallied 14 assists in 33 minutes of action for the Boston Celtics.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 10 points on 3-13 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in 24 minutes of action for the Sacramento...

NBA roundup: Wall, Cousins have big nights

Ten players with local ties took the court in NBA games Monday night. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 31 points on 10-19 shooting, tallied seven assists and grabbed five rebounds in 44 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points on 11-20 shooting and grabbed 19 rebounds in 38...

NBA roundup: Brandon Knight scores 22

Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 22 points on 6-18 shooting and tallied four assists in 34 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points on 7-12 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds in 27 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 13 points on 4-17 shooting, tallied 10 assists and grabbed nine...

NBA roundup: Wall leads Wizards to shocker

Ten players with Kentucky ties took the court in NBA games Wednesday night. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 25 points on 6-17 shooting, tallied eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds in 44 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 29 points on 13-23 shooting and grabbed three rebounds...

NBA roundup: Wall just misses triple-double

Former UK point guard John Wall scored 19 points on 6-14 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out nine assists in 37 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK center Josh Harrellson scored 12 points on 5-10 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in 20 minutes of action for the New York Knicks.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 12 points on 4-12 shooting and grabbed...

NBA roundup: Jodie Meeks scores 26

Former UK guard Jodie Meeks scored 26 points on 10-11 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in 35 minutes of action for the Philadelphia 76ers.   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists in 40 minutes of action for the Boston Celtics.   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes of action...

NBA roundup: Cousins continues surge

Ten players with local ties took the court in NBA games Wednesday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points on 6-11 shooting and grabbed 19 rebounds in 39 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo scored 24 points on 8-16 shooting and tallied seven assists in 38 minutes of action for the Boston...

NBA roundup: Cousins, Meeks face off

Nine players with local ties took the court in NBA games Tuesday night. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points on 7-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in 31 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK guard Jodie Meeks scored 14 points on 5-9 shooting and grabbed one rebound in 28 minutes of action for the Philadelphia...

NBA Roundup: Cousins posts double-double

Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 16 points on 6-8 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in 22 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings. The performance was Cousins’s fifth double-double of the season.   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 10 points on 3-10 shooting, dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK center Nazr Mohammed...

NBA roundup: Hayes dislocates shoulder

Two players with Kentucky ties took the court in a short NBA schedule Thursday night. You can see a roundup of their performances below:   Former UK forward Chuck Hayes scored two points and grabbed one rebound for the Sacramento Kings but had to leave the game in the second quarter with a dislocated left shoulder.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 19 points on 8-18 shooting and...

NBA roundup: DeMarcus Cousins scores 26

Kentucky continued to show its rising influence in the NBA with 12 locally connected players appearing in a game Wednesday. You can see a roundup of their performances below:   Former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench to score 26 points on 9-12 shooting and grab three rebounds in 25 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 14 points...

NBA roundup: Cousins returns to Kings

Five former UK basketball players saw action in the NBA Tuesday. You can see a roundup of their performances below.   Former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins returned to action for the Sacramento Kings after reportedly demanding a trade over the weekend. Cousins scored four points on 1-5 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in 22 minutes of action.   Former UK forward Chuck Hayes scored eight points...

NBA roundup: Rondo posts triple-double

The big Kentucky NBA news from Sunday were the multiple reports that former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins had demanded a trade and the subsequent denial from Cousins’s agent. Still several players with local ties were on the court for NBA teams Sunday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo posted a triple-double with 18 points, 14 assists and...

NBA roundup: Josh Harrellson shines in start

At least one NBA player with local ties dressed in every NBA game Saturday. Check out a roundup of their performances below:   Former UK center Josh Harrellson earned his first career start, scored 14 points on 5-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds in 38 minutes of action for the New York Knicks.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 12 points on 5-13 shooting and grabbed four rebounds...

NBA roundup: Cousins, Hayes shine for Kings

Four former UK players saw action in NBA games Thursday. Check out a roundup of their performances below:   Former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins scored 15 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots for the Sacramento King.   Former UK forward Chuck Hayes scored seven points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out three assists for the Kings.   Former UK center Nazr Mohammed scored two...

NBA roundup: Enes Kanter makes pro debut

With the 2011-12 NBA season underway, KyForward will be keeping you up to date with daily recaps of the performances of former University of Kentucky players and Kentucky natives. You can see the first NBA roundup below:   Former UK student Enes Kanter, who was declared ineligible to play basketball at UK by the NCAA, made his NBA debut for the Utah Jazz. Kanter scored five points, grabbed 11...