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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...

NBA roundup: Rondo posts triple-double

The big Kentucky NBA news from Sunday were the multiple reports that former UK forward DeMarcus Cousins had demanded a trade and the subsequent denial from Cousins’s agent. Still several players with local ties were on the court for NBA teams Sunday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo posted a triple-double with 18 points, 14 assists and...

NBA roundup: Patterson makes season debut

With the annual in-state matchup between the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville set for Saturday at noon, several former UK standouts took to the court in the NBA Friday. Check out a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK forward Tayshaun Prince scored 10 points on 4-9 shooting and grabbed two rebounds in 30 minutes of action for the Detroit Pistons.   Former UK...

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...

Former UK basketball players to play team of UK villains in Rupp Arena

University of Kentucky basketball fans will soon have the chance to boo some of their least favorite opponents from years past.   On Oct. 24, former UK standout Jeff Sheppard will host an exhibition game at Rupp Arena between a team of former UK players now in the NBA and a team of NBA players who played college basketball at some of UK’s biggest rivals.   “I’m going to...

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...