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 […]