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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...

NBA suspends league play after Utah Jazz player tests positive for COVID-19, no resumption date set

NKyTribune staff The NBA suspended game play following the conclusion of Wednesday’s schedule of games, until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. The NBA announced Wednesday that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.  The test result was reported shortly before the...

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...