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Former University of Kentucky basketball stars Hawkins, Willis part of TBT Bluegrass Boys Squad

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky will be well-represented in The Basketball Tournament next month. Former Kentucky players Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins, Josh Harrellson, Marcus Lee, Ramon Harris, Kevin Galloway and AJ Stewart will form the Bluegrass Boys organized by former Kentucky player Mark Krebs and will be coached by Wayne Turner. The Bluegrass Boys will compete with seven more teams...

Jon Hale: Chaz Roe's promotion latest sign that Lexington is becoming a baseball town

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A. J. Ellis and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere never played against each other in high school, but for at least one MLB game Lexington baseball fans had no trouble envisioning their hypothetical matchup on a Bluegrass State field.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] In the second inning of the Dodgers and Phillies Sunday matchup, Ellis, a 1999 Paul...

Jon Hale: Chaz Roe’s promotion latest sign that Lexington is becoming a baseball town

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A. J. Ellis and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere never played against each other in high school, but for at least one MLB game Lexington baseball fans had no trouble envisioning their hypothetical matchup on a Bluegrass State field.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] In the second inning of the Dodgers and Phillies Sunday matchup, Ellis, a 1999 Paul...

Nick Maronde, Collin Cowgill are latest Lexington high school alumni on MLB rosters

Lexington sports may be known primarily for horse racing and UK basketball, but the city’s growing baseball reputation was further cemented Saturday with the addition of two local high school graduates’ to Major League rosters.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Following the expansion of MLB rosters on Saturday, the Los Angeles Angels promoted Lexington Catholic High School...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...