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Former UofL star Donovan Mitchell gives back to alma mater with exclusive adidas ‘Shoe for Change’

By John Karman III University of Louisville Former University of Louisville basketball star Donovan Mitchell has teamed up with adidas and his alma mater to support current and future Black students at the school. Through his passion for education, all proceeds from the sales of the exclusive D.O.N. Issue #2 x Louisville sneaker, up to $200,000, will go toward funding several academic initiatives and...

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...

Nerlens Noel drafted with No. 6 pick;
Dieng, Goodwin also selected in first round

Staff report   For almost 10 minutes it appeared that UK fans would finally get to see former Wildcats Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel play together, but the New Orleans Pelicans traded Noel after selecting him with the No. 6 pick.   After drafting Noel, the Pelicans, who took Davis No. 1 overall in 2012, traded him to Philadelphia 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.   Noel...

Nerlens Noel drafted with No. 6 pick; Dieng, Goodwin also selected in first round

Staff report   For almost 10 minutes it appeared that UK fans would finally get to see former Wildcats Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel play together, but the New Orleans Pelicans traded Noel after selecting him with the No. 6 pick.   After drafting Noel, the Pelicans, who took Davis No. 1 overall in 2012, traded him to Philadelphia 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.   Noel...

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...

Kanter, Knight selected in NBA Draft lottery; Faried, Mack, Harrellson, Liggins also picked

Enes Kanter never played for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, but when the Utah Jazz selected him with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft Thursday Kanter was listed as from Istanbul, Turkey, and UK.   The NCAA ruled Kanter was permanently ineligible on Jan. 7 for accepting just over $33,000 above necessary expenses while playing club basketball in Turkey.   [widgets_on_pages...