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Thirteen former UK players to play in Las Vegas Summer League, tips off today

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today When the Las Vegas Summer League tips off today, 13 former Kentucky players will be part of the event.   The league will feature all 30 NBA teams, including a pair of International squads. Tyler Herro (Miami Heat) and Wenyen Gabriel (Sacramento Kings) are currently playing in the California League. Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs) is playing in the Salt Lake City...

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: 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: Cousins struggles with fouls

Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored eight points on 3-7 shooting and grabbed six rebounds in 14 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former Morehead center Kenneth Faried scored six points on 2-3 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in seven minutes of action for the Denver Nuggets.   Former UK student Enes Kanter, who was declared ineligible to play basketball at UK by the NCAA,...

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: Cousins, Knight score 17

Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points on 8-16 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds in 33 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings. The performance was Cousins’ 13th double-double of the season, second most in the NBA.   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 17 points on 7-14 shooting and tallied five assists in 41 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former...

NBA roundup: Josh Harrellson injured

Eight players with local ties took the court in NBA games Saturday. You can see a roundup of their performances below:   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 19 points on 9-18 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in 29 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 17 points on 6-14 shooting and grabbed two rebounds in 38 minutes of action for the Detroit...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Brandon Knight scores 23

The University of Kentucky had at least one player in 10 of the 11 games on the NBA schedule last night. Check out a roundup of their and other local players’ performances from Wednesday below:   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 23 points on 10-13 shooting, tallied six assists and two steals in just less than 29 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK forward...

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...

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...

Former UK basketball players to play team of UK villains in Rupp Arena

University of Kentucky basketball fans will soon have the chance to boo some of their least favorite opponents from years past.   On Oct. 24, former UK standout Jeff Sheppard will host an exhibition game at Rupp Arena between a team of former UK players now in the NBA and a team of NBA players who played college basketball at some of UK’s biggest rivals.   “I’m going to...