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Adebayo, Johnson, Poythress among former Cats participating in NBA Las Vegas Summer League

The main event of the NBA Summer League, the Las Vegas league, tipped off Friday with 12 Kentucky men’s basketball players on summer league rosters. No other college has as many players in the Las Vegas league as UK. The dozen Wildcats will cover eight of the 24 teams in the league. The Las Vegas league will feature 67 games from Friday to July 17. Kentucky’s representation includes: · ...

Sophomore center Humphries to forego remainder of UK eligibility to test professional basketball waters

Sophomore forward Isaac Humphries, who nearly lifted Kentucky to the Final Four this past season with an unforgettable performance in the Elite Eight vs. North Carolina, is turning professional. Humphries will pursue options in the NBA and internationally. Humphries plans to sign with an agent, which would effectively end his collegiate eligibility at Kentucky. “First and foremost, I want to thank...

Humphries says reboot has re-ignited Cats

Isaac Humphries defends a shot in a win over Alabama Saturday in Tuscaloosa. (Keith Taylor Photo) After Kentucky lost three games in a four-game span recently, John Calipari hit the reboot button in an effort to inspire the Wildcats. The team’s restart included a renewed emphasis on offense and defense. “We’ve been working on, obviously, scoring through our offense and not just rushing a...

Jamie Vaught: Wildcat fans might not be too crazy about the call, but sometimes a rule is a rule

No matter when you read this column, folks will still be discussing that infamous technical foul at the end of last Saturday night’s Kentucky-Texas A&M showdown. If you were watching, you saw, it was a costly technical on UK’s Isaac Humphries when the 7-0, 260-pound freshman spiked the basketball on the floor in an emotional act of celebration. The call was just like the controversial...

Tough luck in Texas: Late technical dooms Kentucky in 79-77 overtime loss to Aggies

By Keith Taylor KyForward sports writer Kentucky’s luck at Texas A&M ran out Saturday night at Reed Arena. In their third trip to College Station, the Wildcats failed to emulate the outcome of their first two appearances with a 79-77 overtime loss to the Aggies. Kentucky’s Isaac Humphries battles for a rebound in UK’s loss at Texas A&M Saturday night (UK Athletics Photo)...

Calipari adds another top tier recruit for coming season in Australian Humphries

Isaac Humphries, a forward/center, will help fill a front line that saw Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson depart in the spring for the NBA Draft (UK Athletics/FIBA Photo)   Already loaded with one of the best recruiting classes in the country, the Kentucky men’s basketball team has bolstered its 2015-16 frontline with the addition of Australian big man Isaac...