A Dozen Wildcats to be Featured in NBA Las Vegas Summer League

Johnson and Poythress - Photo by UK Athletics
Johnson and Poythress – Photo by UK Athletics

Bam Adebayo, Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress stood out in Orlando, Utah leagues

LAS VEGAS – The main event of the NBA Summer League, the Las Vegas league, tips off Friday with 12 Kentucky men’s basketball players on summer league rosters. No other college has as many players in the Las Vegas league as UK. Continue reading A Dozen Wildcats to be Featured in NBA Las Vegas Summer League

UK MBB Schedules Thomas More, Centre for 2017-18 Exhibitions

UK adds teams for Exhibition Schedule
UK adds teams for Exhibition Schedule

The Wildcats will play the Saints on Oct. 27 and the Colonels on Nov. 3
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In keeping with recent tradition to play at least one university in the state of Kentucky in the preseason, the Kentucky men’s basketball team will face two in-state schools in Thomas More College and Centre College for the 2017-18 exhibition slate. Continue reading UK MBB Schedules Thomas More, Centre for 2017-18 Exhibitions

USA U19 Men Roll Over Italy 98-65, Improve To 3-0

Photo by UK Athletics
Photo by UK Athletics

Brandon McCoy contributed 13 points and eight rebounds in the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team’s victory over Italy Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt.
CAIRO, EGYPT (July 4, 2017) – Powered by PJ Washington’s (Findlay Prep/Las Vegas, Nev.) 20 points, the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team finished off preliminary play with an exclamation point and defeated previously unbeaten Italy (2-1) 98-65 Tuesday night in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading USA U19 Men Roll Over Italy 98-65, Improve To 3-0

USA Men’s U19 Team Storms To 108-48 Win Over Iran

Hamidou Diallo - Photo by UK Athletics
Hamidou Diallo – Photo by UK Athletics

Hamidou Diallo led the way with 17 points as the USA steamrolled Iran 108-48 in both teams’ opening game of the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 1, 2017) – Overcoming a sluggish offensive start that saw the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team (1-0) score just four points in the game’s first 6:25, the American offense finally kicked into gear and steamrolled Iran (0-1) 108-48 in both teams’ opening game of the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading USA Men’s U19 Team Storms To 108-48 Win Over Iran

UK Basketball – Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

Fox, Monk & Adebayo all lottery picks in the NBA draft
Fox, Monk & Adebayo all lottery picks in the NBA draft

Fox, Monk and Adebayo all go in the lottery
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Continue reading UK Basketball – Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

UK Baseball – Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

White with the stretch - Photo by UK Athletics
White with the stretch – Photo by UK Athletics

First baseman’s defensive work honored for second consecutive season
 LEXINGTON, Ky. – Evan White was honored with the 2017 ABCA Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base, it was announced on Wednesday. It is White’s second consecutive trophy for his glove work. Continue reading UK Baseball – Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

The UK football team falls to Florida 45-7 on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL.  Photo by Britney Howard
The UK football team falls to Florida 45-7 on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL. Photo by Britney Howard

Junior linebacker led the SEC in solo tackles in 2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior linebacker Jordan Jones has been named at third-team defense All-American by Athlon Sports it was announced today. The All-America teams are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 All-America team and all-conference teams are largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year. Continue reading UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

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