UK targets, commits see change in new 2016 basketball rankings

By Derek Terry dterry@kykernel.com UK has become accustomed to signing top ranked recruiting classes under head coach John Calipari. The Cats are on their way to signing another highly ranked class in 2016 with early commitments from New Zealand forward Tai Wynyard and Virginia forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, both rated as consensus Top 50 recruits. On […]

UK Men’s Basketball adds two walk-ons

Head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats John Calipari is all smiles during second half of the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Cleveland , Ky. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff.

STAFF REPORT sports@kykernel.com The UK men’s basketball team announced this morning it added Jonny David and Dillon Pulliam to the roster as walk-ons. David, a 6-foot-2 freshman guard, is a native of Pittsburgh. He was an all-state selection after averaging 18.5 points per game in his senior year. “I am thankful for the opportunity to […]

Ex-UK players hope NBA Summer League success carries over.

NBA Announcement

The NBA Summer League has come to an end. UK fell short of a National Championship in April but seemed to make up for it in their performances in July.

Six Cats selected in NBA Draft

By Arpan Dixit sports@kykernel.com The NBA Draft on Thursday night was once again dominated by UK as six players from the historic 38-1 team were drafted. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Karl-Anthony Towns as the No.1 pick, joining John Wall and Anthony Davis as the only UK players to ever be selected first overall. Willie Cauley-Stein followed […]

Towns could take top spot in NBA draft

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Kentucky Wildcats fights for a loose ball during first half of the Elite 8 of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Cleveland , OH. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff.

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com @KYKernelSports The NBA spotlight shifts its attention from Golden State to Brooklyn as the 2015 NBA Draft kicks off Thursday. In a draft lauded as one of the deepest in years, seven UK players look to add a cherry to the top of what has been one of UK basketball’s most […]

Calipari to extend UK contract

Kentucky head coach John Calipari celebrates after defeating Michigan 75-72 and becoming the NCAA Midwest Regional Champions at the Elite 8 vs. Michigan at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Photo by Emily Wuetcher | Staff

By Caitlin Schwartz sports@kykernel.com John Calipari silenced any talk about returning to the NBA after closing in on a deal with UK that will extend his contract by one year and $8 million, according to reporting from the Associated Press. The deal will last through the 2021-22 season, bringing in a total of $54 million […]