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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: 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...

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...

Eloy Vargas hopes international experience will pay dividends for his senior season

University of Kentucky rising senior forward Eloy Vargas has become a world traveler this summer.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] After playing eight games in China with the Reach USA tour in May, he has spent the last two weeks working with UK head coach John Calipari and the Dominican Republic National Team. The national team will play exhibitions versus a team of former UK players...

UK basketball celebrities face off in match at Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships

A quartet of University of Kentucky men’s basketball celebrities tried their hands at a different sport Tuesday evening.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] None of the four will have to worry about trading in their sneakers for a tennis racket any time soon.   Playing before the night matches at the Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships at UK’s Hillary J. Boone Tennis Complex,...

UK boasts 17 former players in the NBA with addition of four draftees Thursday

After being selected in the NBA Draft Thursday, UK alumni Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins join 13 other UK alumni in the NBA. You can see the full list of UK alumni and their teams at the end of the 2011 season below. Players are listed by number of years in the league: Nazr Mohammed — Oklahoma City Thunder* Jamaal Magloire — Miami Heat* Tayshaun Prince...

Kanter, Knight selected in NBA Draft lottery; Faried, Mack, Harrellson, Liggins also picked

Enes Kanter never played for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, but when the Utah Jazz selected him with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft Thursday Kanter was listed as from Istanbul, Turkey, and UK.   The NCAA ruled Kanter was permanently ineligible on Jan. 7 for accepting just over $33,000 above necessary expenses while playing club basketball in Turkey.   [widgets_on_pages...