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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats guard TyTy Washington Jr. (3) celebrates a teammate’s three pointer during the UK vs Georgia men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

TyTy Washington drafted No. 29 overall by Memphis Grizzlies

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 23, 2022

Kentucky freshman TyTy Washington Jr. became the second Wildcat to hear his name called in the 2022 NBA Draft, being selected No. 22 overall by the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Washington becomes...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Shaedon Sharpe sits on the bench during warmups before the UK vs Georgia men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Shaedon Sharpe drafted No. 7 overall by Trail Blazers

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 23, 2022

Kentucky guard Shaedon Sharpe was drafted No. 7 overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, making him the first Wildcat to hear his name called in this year's draft. Sharpe’s...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Shaedon Sharpe sits on the bench during warmups before the UK vs Georgia men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Shaedon Sharpe officially leaves Kentucky for NBA Draft

Cole Parke June 1, 2022

The “will-he-won’t-he” saga of Shaedon Sharpe has officially come to a close with the guard announcing he intends to remain in the 2022 NFL Draft, where he is still projected to be a top 10 pick. While...

Kentucky basketball legend Reggie Warford dies at 67

Kentucky basketball legend Reggie Warford dies at 67

Cole Parke May 26, 2022

Kentucky basketball legend Reggie Warford died at the age of 67 at his home on Thursday morning. Warford had battled numerous health issues in the years leading up to his passing, ultimately passing surrounded...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) passes the ball during the UK vs. Saint Peter’s mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Gainbridge Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. UK lost 85-79 in overtime. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Keion Brooks Jr reportedly entering the transfer portal

Hunter Shelton April 29, 2022

After three seasons in Lexington, Keion Brooks Jr will look to complete his college career elsewhere. First reported by On3, the Fort Wayne, Indiana native has entered the transfer portal. The announcement...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari walks towards the bench during the UK vs. Saint Peter’s mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. UK lost 85-79. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Jai Lucas reportedly leaving Kentucky to join Duke coaching staff

Hunter Shelton April 29, 2022

John Calipari and Kentucky are once again in the market for a new assistant coach. Jai Lucas, an assistant on UK's staff and major player in the recruiting world, is leaving Lexington to join Duke head...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari coaches his team from the sidelines during the UK vs. Vanderbilt SEC Tournament quarterfinals mens basketball game on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. UK won 77-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky lands Illinois State transfer Antonio Reeves

Hunter Shelton April 27, 2022

After much speculation, Kentucky has finally landed its first transfer in the form of Illinois State guard Antonio Reeves. Last weekend, Reeves took a visit to Kentucky before he cut his final list of...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Shaedon Sharpe sits on the bench during warmups before the UK vs Georgia men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Shaedon Sharpe declares for NBA Draft

Hunter Shelton April 21, 2022

One day after Oscar Tshiebwe announced his decision to return to Kentucky for a second season, Shaedon Sharpe too has made a choice, but with a different outcome in mind. Sharpe is keeping his name in...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) acknowledges fans after the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

What Oscar Tshiebwe returning means for Kentucky

Hunter Shelton April 20, 2022

It's been a long 34 days since Kentucky's season was abruptly ended by Saint Peter's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After the initial shock of the loss wore off, Big Blue Nation immediately...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) celebrates a teammates three pointer during the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Oscar Tshiebwe to return to Kentucky for 2022-23 season

Hunter Shelton April 20, 2022

After winning almost every individual award in the book this season, Oscar Tshiebwe is strapping in for a second round in Lexington.The Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo native is returning...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) looks up at the scoreboard during the UK vs. Vanderbilt SEC Tournament quarterfinals mens basketball game on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. UK won 77-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Jacob Toppin enters name into 2022 NBA Draft while retaining college eligibility

Hunter Shelton April 12, 2022

Kentucky forward Jacob Toppin has announced via social media that he will enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft while retaining his college eligibility. The 6-foot-9 forward will not hire an agent, giving...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Shaedon Sharpe sits on the bench during warmups before the UK vs Georgia men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Shaedon Sharpe to announce entry into 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining eligibility, according to report

Hunter Shelton April 12, 2022

Shaedon Sharpe, the former No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2022, is expected to announce that he will enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining college eligibility, Travis Branham of 247Sports...

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