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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,...

2012 Review: By the numbers, here are
most popular KyForward stories of the year

Each of us has our own notion of what makes a good story – and we thought there were PLENTY of good stories at KyForward in 2012. We could have made our own Top Twelves List for 2012, of course – but we preferred to let the numbers speak for themselves, since we can track these things. Thanks to our own Jon Hale for compiling. And, yes, we were surprised by a few of them ourselves, which makes...

More than $300,000 presented to charities
as former Wildcats return for alumni game

DeMarcus Cousins feigns annoyance at a call during alumni game. (Photo by Jon Hale)   On a day in which UK basketball fans had a chance to see some of their favorite former Wildcats play at Rupp Arena again, the most memorable moment likely came at halftime.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] That was when UK head coach John Calipari, the former Wildcats playing and coaching in the...

More than $300,000 presented to charities as former Wildcats return for alumni game

DeMarcus Cousins feigns annoyance at a call during alumni game. (Photo by Jon Hale)   On a day in which UK basketball fans had a chance to see some of their favorite former Wildcats play at Rupp Arena again, the most memorable moment likely came at halftime.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] That was when UK head coach John Calipari, the former Wildcats playing and coaching in the...

Where are they now? Former Wildcat Walter McCarty pursuing a career in music, enabled by basketball career

By Kelli Elam Kentucky Alumni Magazine   Basketball and music have always been a part of Walter McCarty’s life. So it’s only natural that now that his basketball career is over, he is embarking on a second career — in music.   McCarty, ’96 CIS, had a standout career at the University of Kentucky, helping to lead the Wildcats to the 1996 NCAA National Championship, the sixth in the...

UK basketball: Where are they now? Jared Prickett passes sport to next generation

By Stephen Burnett KYForward.com writer   In 1997, echoes still lingered in Kentucky from celebrations of the UK Wildcats winning the 1996 NCAA national basketball championship, as Jared Prickett left the team. Years later, he played for teams in Argentina — but was forced to leave by a bad national economy. Seven years later, he also escaped the U.S. real-estate field, just as it also was beginning...