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Already an NCAA and NBA champion, former Wildcat Nazr Mohammed wins new title — UK graduate

By Guy Ramsey, Amy Jones-Timoney and Brad Nally University of Kentucky Twenty-five years ago, Nazr Mohammed left Chicago to enroll at the University of Kentucky. Mohammed chased his dreams as a basketball player and a student, and embarked on a journey that has seen him succeed at every turn. First came a pair of national championships and All-Southeastern Conference honors during three years as a...

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...

Proceeds from UK alumni game to benefit four charities with range of missions

Former Wildcats are introduced before a game in 2011. (Photo by Mark Boxley)   When former UK basketball players return to Lexington for an alumni game on Sept. 15, fans won’t be the only ones benefiting from the experience.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Proceeds from the game, which will match up former Wildcats currently playing in the NBA, will go to four charities: Samaritan’s...

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: 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: Rondo dishes out 14 assists

Five players with local ties took the court in NBA games Tuesday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo scored 10 points on 4-8 shooting and tallied 14 assists in 33 minutes of action for the Boston Celtics.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 10 points on 3-13 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in 24 minutes of action for the Sacramento...

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: John Wall scores 20

Former UK point guard John Wall scored 20 points on 7-16 shooting and dished out six assists in 36 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points on 7-15 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK forward Patrick Patterson scored eight points on 4-5 shooting and grabbed five rebounds...

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: 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: John Wall scores career-high

Former UK point guard John Wall scored a career-high 38 points on 13-22 shooting, tallied eight assists and grabbed six rebounds in 43 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo scored 12 points on 6-14 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and tallied nine assists in 40 minutes of action for the Boston Celtics.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 10...

NBA roundup: Wall just misses triple-double

Former UK point guard John Wall scored 19 points on 6-14 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out nine assists in 37 minutes of action for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK center Josh Harrellson scored 12 points on 5-10 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in 20 minutes of action for the New York Knicks.   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 12 points on 4-12 shooting and grabbed...

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: Cousins, Meeks face off

Nine players with local ties took the court in NBA games Tuesday night. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points on 7-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in 31 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings.   Former UK guard Jodie Meeks scored 14 points on 5-9 shooting and grabbed one rebound in 28 minutes of action for the Philadelphia...

NBA Roundup: Cousins posts double-double

Former UK center DeMarcus Cousins scored 16 points on 6-8 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in 22 minutes of action for the Sacramento Kings. The performance was Cousins’s fifth double-double of the season.   Former UK point guard John Wall scored 10 points on 3-10 shooting, dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds for the Washington Wizards.   Former UK center Nazr Mohammed...

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...

NBA roundup: Cousins returns to Kings

Five former UK basketball players saw action in the NBA Tuesday. You can see a roundup of their performances below.   Former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins returned to action for the Sacramento Kings after reportedly demanding a trade over the weekend. Cousins scored four points on 1-5 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in 22 minutes of action.   Former UK forward Chuck Hayes scored eight points...