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UK basketball celebrities face off in match at Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships

A quartet of University of Kentucky men’s basketball celebrities tried their hands at a different sport Tuesday evening.


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None of the four will have to worry about trading in their sneakers for a tennis racket any time soon.


Playing before the night matches at the Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships at UK’s Hillary J. Boone Tennis Complex, former UK men’s basketball stars Josh Harrellson and Kyle Macy, current men’s basketball assistant coach Orlando Antigua and current women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell participated in a doubles exhibition.


Harrellson, a recent New York Knicks draft pick, and Macy, a two-time All-American and member of the 1978 national championship team, faced off against Antigua and Mitchell. The match was fun for all with Harrellson and Macy prevailing in a 10-7 final score.


You can see a photo gallery of the festivities below.


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