Big Blue All Stars vs. Villains set for Oct. 24

A team of former UK players, named the Big Blue All Stars, will play a team of UK “Villains” in Rupp Arena on Oct. 24, according to a press release.

Christian Laettner, former Duke player, will coach the Villains. Rex Chapman, former UK player, will coach the Big Blue All Stars.

According to Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal, potential players on the rosters, which are currently not finalized, are: Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Nolan Smith (Duke), Rudy Gay (Connecticut), Eric Gordon (Indiana), Zach Randolph (Michigan State) and Terrence Williams (Louisville).

The Big Blue All Stars are also playing a five-game exhibition tour, with rosters consisting of a rotating cast of: Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson, DeAndre Liggins, Eric Bledsoe, Jodie Meeks, DeMarcus Cousins and Chuck Hayes.

More details about the game, which is being put on by former UK player Jeff Sheppard, will be announced at a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday.