The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) shoots the ball during the UK vs. Ole Miss mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 83-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Wildcats sweep Big Blue Bahamas with 98-74 win over Bahamas national team

Cole Parke August 14, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball swept the Big Blue Bahamas pre-season event on Sunday with its 98-74 win over the Bahamas national team. Though their toughest test of the tournament, Kentucky still managed...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) dunks the ball during the UK vs. Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-81. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Wildcats improve to 3-0 in Big Blue Bahamas after 118-56 win over Carleton

Cole Parke August 14, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball improved to 3-0 in the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating Carleton University 118-56 on Saturday. The lopsided victory marked the third consecutive 50-plus...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) calls out to his teammates during the UK vs. Ole Miss mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 83-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky basketball crushes Tec de Monterrey 102-40 in Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 12, 2022

Another day, another blowout for Kentucky mens basketball, who dominated Tec de Monterrey by 62 points on Thursday, just one day after throttling the Dominican Republic national team by 52. The game...

Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari talks to fans during an open practice and telethon benefitting flood victims in Eastern Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Calipari announces home-and-home series against Gonzaga

Cole Parke, Sports Editor August 2, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari announced Tuesday that Kentucky will challenge reigning No. 1 overall seeded Gonzaga in November. Calipari promised a “big announcement” prior to...

Kentucky freshman forward PJ Washington celebrates after a basket during the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Washington and Johnson help Cats dominate pro team, 100-64

August 11, 2018

In their most difficult (in terms of opponent skill) game yet during the four-game exhibition in the Bahamas, the UK basketball team throttled Serbian professional team Mega Bemax on Saturday, 100-64....

NBA player and former Cat Wenyen Gabriel of the Sacramento Kings laughs as campers at the annual Draft Day camp practice their dribbling at the Johnson Center on August 2nd, 2018.

Wenyen Gabirel uses new two-way contract to fuel NBA dream

August 2, 2018

When talented players or college standouts go to the NBA, one path usually sticks out in people’s minds. The player signs with an agent, goes to pre-draft workouts to show off their skills to a team,...

Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo reacts after a three-pointer during the game against Kansas State in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky was defeated 61-58. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Diallo has already been introduced to the business of the NBA

August 2, 2018

The NBA is sometimes known for being a business with all the trades and tough decisions that affect players, and one of UK’s newest professionals learned all about that at the most recent draft.Hamidou...

Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox watches a free throw during the game against Kansas State in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky was defeated 61-58. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK helped Knox prepare for the pressures of the Knicks

Chris Leach August 1, 2018

When NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Kevin Knox was the New York Knicks' No. 9 overall draft pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, some Knicks fans were not happy.Talented players like Michael Porter...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe calms down head coach John Calipari as he reacts to a call during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Sweet 16 at FedExForum on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Memphis, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Isaiah Briscoe inks his first NBA deal

Kernel Sports Staff July 5, 2018

Former UK basketball guard Isaiah Briscoe has agreed to his first NBA deal with the Orlando Magic after an outstanding season with Estonian team Kalev, first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.For...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #22 talks to Kevin Knox #5 during the University of Kentucky Mens Basketball photo day on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Cats taken at all levels of NBA draft

June 21, 2018

Thursday evening, the NBA Draft saw four former UK basketball players take the next step toward professional basketball careers.Kevin Knox was the first Cat selected, taken ninth by the New York Knicks....

Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox shakes hands with his teammates prior to the game against Kansas State in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky was defeated 61-58. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

NBA Player Profile: Kevin Knox

Erika Bonner June 21, 2018

NBA Player Profile: Kevin KnoxThe NBA Draft is right around the corner, and for Kentucky fans, they have a lot of familiar faces to be watching for.One of those familiar faces is NBA Draft prospect Kevin...

Kentucky freshmen Nick Richards, Jarred Vanderbilt, and PJ Washington talk to the media in the locker room before the open practice on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky will play Kansas State in the Sweet 16 game in the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

NBA Player Profile: Jarred Vanderbilt

June 21, 2018

NBA Player Profile: Jarred VanderbiltAfter a freshman season riddled with injury, Jarred Vanderbilt was the final UK basketball player from last year’s team to decide his intent to enter the NBA Draft....

Load More Stories