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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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 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...

Freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gets ready to pass the ball during the game against Georgia on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 66 to 61. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

UK basketball set to face Maten and the Bulldogs

AJ Harris March 8, 2018

For the second time this season, UK men’s basketball (21-10, 10-8) will face Georgia (18-14, 7-11), this time for a chance to advance in the SEC Tournament to the semifinals. This will be UK’s first...

The Wildcat swings over the crowd during Big Blue Madness on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky..

Big Blue Madness used as UK basketball recruiting tool

Tres Terrell October 13, 2017

Year after year, Big Blue Madness gets bigger and better. The bright lights, the walk-out dances and the preview of what UK basketball holds for this season is what continues to grow this event.The success...

Kentucky mens basketball sponsors Teaming Up for Texas Telethon in collaboration with the Red Cross to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Photo by Quinn Foster | UK Athletics

Teaming Up for Texas telethon raises over $1 million

Chris Leach September 3, 2017

John Calipari has been instrumental in helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey, and on Sunday afternoon his Teaming Up for Texas telethon raised over one million dollars with matching funds for...

Head coach John Calipari watches his team during the open practice at Bakers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Indianapolis, In.

Calipari provides update on Vanderbilt and Fox’s families in Houston

Chris Leach August 28, 2017

Over the weekend, Hurricane Harvey delivered massive amounts of rain to the southeast Texas area. There was a reported 30 inches of rain dropped along the storms path, with some areas receiving upwards...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Malik Monk puts up a layup against the UCLA Bruins during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Sweet 16 at FedExForum in Memphis, TN on Friday March 24, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

Cats dominate in the 2017 NBA Draft

Chase Campbell June 22, 2017

It’s a common story for the John Calipari-era Cats. Freshmen come to UK to play basketball and dazzle the nation before heading off to showcase their skills in the NBA. Thursday evening, three more Cats...

Hamidou Diallo smiles while Bam Adebayo poses for a picture during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

As Bam’s door closes, Hamidou Diallo’s opens

Chase Campbell April 26, 2017

On Tuesday, UK basketball big man Bam Adebayo reinforced his decision to enter the NBA draft, making a return to UK impossible. Adebayo announced his intent to enter the draft not long after the Cats’...

Dream dates do come true

April 12, 2017

“How many retweets would it take for you to go to prom with me?”These tweets from “regular” people to celebrities go viral on Twitter, often reaching the number of retweets that the celebrity requires.Twitter...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe walks during introductions prior to the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Memphis, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Briscoe heading to the pros after declaring for NBA draft.

Kernel Sports Staff April 6, 2017

The fourth player from last season's UK men’s basketball roster has declared for the NBA draft, as Isaiah Briscoe announced his intentions to go to the professional league Thursday morning.Briscoe also...

Kentucky Wildcats guard DeAaron Fox reacts after losing to the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum in Memphis, TN on Friday March 24, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

De’Aaron Fox declares for the NBA Draft

Kernel Sports Staff April 3, 2017

As UK fans have grown accustomed to in years past, now around the time when the Cats talented freshman announce their plans to move on to the next level through the NBA Draft. UK freshman De'Aaron Fox...

North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye shoots the game winning three pointer against the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum in Memphis, TN on Friday March 24, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

UNC’s buzzer-beater shows harsh reality of March

Anthony Crawford March 26, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The brutality of March and the NCAA Tournament can be seen best in the forgotten shots.The shots that fall only to be outdone by an opponent.The shots like Malik Monk’s three-pointer...

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