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College Basketball – UK Leads the Nation with 21 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

Nearly five percent of current NBA players played college basketball at Kentucky

21 Cats are on NBA Rosters
21 Cats are on NBA Rosters

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team, the nation’s most prolific NBA player-producing program, once again leads the country with 21 players on an opening-day NBA roster.

Of the 446 players in the NBA to start the 2015-16 season, approximately 4.7 percent played college basketball at Kentucky. No other college basketball school comes within three players of UK as the NBA season opens Tuesday. Continue reading College Basketball – UK Leads the Nation with 21 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

College Basketball Rankings – UK MBB: UK Ranked No. 1 in Coaches’ Poll f or Third Straight Season

UK Team PicWildcats share top rating with North Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will begin the season as the top-ranked team in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll for the third season in a row.

The Wildcats share the preseason top spot with North Carolina. The two teams both garnered 749 points from the ballots of 32 Division I coaches. UNC had 12 first-place votes, compared with UK’s 11. Continue reading College Basketball Rankings – UK MBB: UK Ranked No. 1 in Coaches’ Poll f or Third Straight Season

College Basketball – UK Alumni Charity Game Picked Up for ESPNU Telecast

Annual game to feature Kentucky pros versus a team comprised of North Carolina pros
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in the game’s history, the UK Alumni Charity Game will be telecast on national television. ESPNU will televise the game, which will be held Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena. Continue reading College Basketball – UK Alumni Charity Game Picked Up for ESPNU Telecast

UK Sports – Wildcats Add Australian Big Man Isaac Humphries to 2015 Class

7-footer bolsters what was already considered one of the nation’s best recruiting hauls
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Already loaded with one of the best recruiting classes in the country, the Kentucky men’s basketball team has bolstered its 2015-16 frontline with the addition of Australian big man Isaac Humphries. UK head coach John Calipari announced the signing on Thursday. Continue reading UK Sports – Wildcats Add Australian Big Man Isaac Humphries to 2015 Class

College News – UK Alumni Charity Game Tickets on Sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET

Annual game to feature Kentucky pros versus a team comprised of North Carolina pros
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tickets for the 2015 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time, a team of University of Kentucky pros will face a team of North Carolina pros. Continue reading College News – UK Alumni Charity Game Tickets on Sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET

Kentucky Sports – UK Alumni Charity Game Tickets on Sale Aug. 14

Annual game to feature Kentucky pros versus a team comprised of North Carolina pros
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tickets for the 2015 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time, a team of University of Kentucky pros will face a team of North Carolina pros.

Continue reading Kentucky Sports – UK Alumni Charity Game Tickets on Sale Aug. 14