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Former Kentucky standout Bogans to be honored as part of SEC Legends Class of 2017

Former Kentucky men’s basketball All-American Keith Bogans will represent the Wildcats as a member of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Legends at the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Former greats from all 14 SEC member institutions will be honored at the league tournament March 8-12 in Bridgestone Arena. Bogans will be honored at halftime of UK’s first game of the tournament. Keith Bogans was...

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: Keith Bogans signs with Nets

Three former UK players took the court in NBA games Tuesday, and one Wildcat alum caught on with a new team. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   The New Jersey Nets announced they have signed former UK guard Keith Bogans.   Former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points on 8-15 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds in 36 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former...

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...

UK pros no match for Dominican team in exhibition game at Rupp Arena

John Calipari is still undefeated at Rupp Arena since taking the University of Kentucky head coaching job.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] On Monday, the Calipari-coached Dominican Republic National Team earned a 106-88 victory over a team of eight NBA players and UK alumni.   “When they introduced (Pros co-head coach Denny) Crum and it was a positive thing and when they introduced...

UK alumni, now NBA stars return to Rupp for game versus Dominican National Team

Eight of the former University of Kentucky basketball stars playing in the NBA may not see any NBA action for awhile due to the league’s lockout, but they will be appearing on the court in Lexington next month.   The UK NBA starts will take on the Dominican Republic National Team, coached by John Calipari, on August 15 at Rupp Arena. Former UK stars John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe,...

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...