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Former Cats help raise more than $1 million for charity in annual alumni game at Rupp

  Almost two dozen former UK men’s basketball players, including 10 current NBA players, came together Monday to raise more than $1 million for charity at the school’s annual alumni game.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] The game featured seven former Wildcats currently on NBA rosters: Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Harrellson,...

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: 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: Prince, Knight star for Pistons

Eight players with local ties took the court in NBA games Wednesday. You can see a rundown of their performance below:   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 21 points on 9-15 shooting and grabbed six rebounds in 39 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 15 points on 7-18 shooting, grabbed five rebounds and tallied four assists in 43 minutes...

NBA roundup: John Wall scores 20

Former UK point guard John Wall scored 20 points on 7-16 shooting and dished out six assists in 36 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points on 7-15 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK forward Patrick Patterson scored eight points on 4-5 shooting and grabbed five rebounds...

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: Prince, Knight lead Pistons

Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 20 points on 10-22 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in 36 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 15 points on 7-16 shooting and tallied four assists in 35 minutes of action for the Pistons.   Former UK forward Patrick Patterson scored 12 points on 5-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in 24 minutes...

NBA roundup: John Wall scores career-high

Former UK point guard John Wall scored a career-high 38 points on 13-22 shooting, tallied eight assists and grabbed six rebounds in 43 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo scored 12 points on 6-14 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and tallied nine assists in 40 minutes of action for the Boston Celtics.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 10...

NBA roundup: Brandon Knight scores 20

Three former UK standouts took the court in NBA games Thursday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 20 points on 7-9 shooting and tallied three assists in 35 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 13 points on 6-17 shooting and tallied four assists in 36 minutes of action for the Pistons.   Former...

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 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: Meeks, Wall score 20-plus

It was a big night for former UK guards in the NBA. Check out their performances and a roundup of all the local NBA players’ Friday games below:   Former UK guard Jodie Meeks scored 21 points on 7-13 shooting and tallied two rebounds in 24 minutes of action for the Philadelphia 76ers.   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 22 points on 10-22 shooting, dished out nine assists and grabbed...

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: 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: Patterson makes season debut

With the annual in-state matchup between the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville set for Saturday at noon, several former UK standouts took to the court in the NBA Friday. Check out a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 10 points on 4-9 shooting and grabbed two rebounds in 30 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK...

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...

Public enemy No. 1 Christian Laettner and team of villains score win at Rupp

Almost two decades after Christian Laettner stomped on University of Kentucky basketball player Aminu Timberlake, Wildcat fans finally saw him ejected from a game Monday.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Laettner, serving as the coach of a team of “UK Villains,” gave the crowd what it wanted by orchestrating his own ejection in the final minutes of regulation of his team’s...

Presence of NBA stars around Lexington offers valuable experience for current Cats

Judging from NBA players twitter accounts, Lexington is becoming the center of basketball action during the league’s lockout.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] On Sept. 13, two-time NBA MVP and current Miami Heat All-Star Lebron James tweeted he was in Lexington playing a pickup game with the current UK men’s basketball team as well as UK NBA alums Rajon Rondo, Eric Bledsoe...

DeAndre Liggins back in Lexington while he considers strategy to deal with lockout

Former University of Kentucky basketball player DeAndre Liggins faced a difficult decision when he chose to declare for the NBA draft this summer and forgo his senior season.   That decision was further complicated by the NBA lockout, which has prevented Liggins from communicating with the Orlando Magic since shortly after the team drafted him in the second round.   In most years a NBA second-round...