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Fresh off gold medal performance, MSU's Faried cashes in with new $60 million deal

Former Morehead star Kenneth Faried led the U.S. team in rebounding during World Cup play (USAB.com Photo)   Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried has signed a five-year contract extension with the National Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets worth $60 million, according to Yahoo! Sports, ESPN and several other national media outlets.   Faried, a 6-8 forward, most recently...

Former Morehead star Faried earns spot on All-Tournament team as U.S. captures gold

Former Morehead star Kenneth Faried led the U.S. team in rebounding during World Cup play (USAB.com Photo)   The United States Basketball Team, which includes former Morehead State star and current Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried as well as former Kentucky Wildcats DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, captured a gold medal in the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup,...

Morehead's Faried, Kentucky's Davis and Cousins earn positions on USA FIBA squad

  Former Morehead State forward Kenneth Faried and Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins have been selected to represent the United States in the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain.   “I want to thank everyone who has been in my corner supporting me,” Faried told Nuggets.com. “It means a lot to me to be...

UK’s Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins named to USA Basketball’s 28-man roster

Anthony Davis is back on the Team USA roster after he was the 12th man (out of 12) on the 2012 Olympic gold-medal team in London. (File photo by Jon Hale)   Former Kentucky standouts Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins have been named to the 28-man initial Team USA basketball roster for 2014-16, the pool from which 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and, more importantly, the 2016 Olympic teams will...

UK's Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins named to USA Basketball's 28-man roster

Anthony Davis is back on the Team USA roster after he was the 12th man (out of 12) on the 2012 Olympic gold-medal team in London. (File photo by Jon Hale)   Former Kentucky standouts Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins have been named to the 28-man initial Team USA basketball roster for 2014-16, the pool from which 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and, more importantly, the 2016 Olympic teams will...

NBA roundup: Cousins helps Kings to upset

Six players with local ties took the court in NBA games Thursday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 19 points on 7-17 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in 28 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo scored 14 points on 7-13 shooting and tallied seven assists in 44 minutes of action for the...

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: 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...

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: Brandon Knight scores 22

Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 22 points on 6-18 shooting and tallied four assists in 34 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points on 7-12 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds in 27 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 13 points on 4-17 shooting, tallied 10 assists and grabbed nine...

NBA roundup: Wall leads Wizards to shocker

Ten players with Kentucky ties took the court in NBA games Wednesday night. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 25 points on 6-17 shooting, tallied eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds in 44 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 29 points on 13-23 shooting and grabbed three rebounds...

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: Jodie Meeks scores 26

Former UK guard Jodie Meeks scored 26 points on 10-11 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in 35 minutes of action for the Philadelphia 76ers.   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists in 40 minutes of action for the Boston Celtics.   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes of action...

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: Knight, Prince lead Pistons

Four former UK men’s basketball players took the court in NBA games Monday. You can see a roundup of their performances below:   Former UK point guard Brandon Knight scored 13 points on 6-10 shooting, grabbed five rebounds and tallied one assist in 36 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 11 points on 5-12 shooting, grabbed two reboudns...

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...

Jon Hale: Unlikely rise to prominence makes Josh Harrellson state's top 2011 sports figure

What image comes to mind when you think of the 2011 Kentucky sports year?   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Is it Matt Roark being lifted off the field after the University of Kentucky football team finally took down Tennessee? Is it Brandon Knight sending the Wildcats to the Final Four? Is it the Kentucky Derby or maybe the NBA draft?   Or maybe, like me, when you think about the...

NBA roundup: DeMarcus Cousins scores 26

Kentucky continued to show its rising influence in the NBA with 12 locally connected players appearing in a game Wednesday. You can see a roundup of their performances below:   Former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench to score 26 points on 9-12 shooting and grab three rebounds in 25 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 14 points...