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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

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....

Freshman guard Hamidou Diallo speaks with the media during the Selection Show on Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky will play Davidson in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Boise, Idaho. Photo by Hunter Mitchell.

NBA player profile: Hamidou Diallo

June 20, 2018

The NBA Draft is today and as usual, John Calipari has a group of players available that NBA teams are interested in drafting.One of which is Hamidou Diallo, a 6-6 guard who is entering the draft after...

Kentucky sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel attempts a three during the game against Buffalo in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Buffalo 95-75. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Wenyen Gabriel opts to stay in NBA Draft

Kernel Sports Staff May 30, 2018

Wenyen Gabriel, the 6-7 UK basketball forward, has declared his intent on Wednesday to remain in the 2018 NBA Draft, effectively ending his UK basketball career.Gabriel, one of the two rotation sophomores...

Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo celebrates 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 declares for the NBA Draft

Kernel Sports Staff April 16, 2018

After skipping out on the NBA Draft last season, Hamidou Diallo has decided to submit his name into this year’s NBA Draft and hire an agent.By hiring an agent, Diallo’s career at UK will come to an...

Between the Blue and White Lines: Who goes? Assessing P.J. Washington

Between the Blue and White Lines: Who goes? Assessing P.J. Washington

Kernel Sports Staff March 23, 2018

Chris and Chase sit down after UK's 58-61 loss to Kansas State in Atlanta to talk NBA Draft, P.J. Washington and next year's basketball team.

Kentucky sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones comforts freshman guard Quade Green on the bench 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 reflects on season positively after sudden loss

March 23, 2018

Thursday’s loss in the Sweet 16 was a tough pill to swallow for UK, especially considering the Cats' route to the Final Four appeared to be much easier than what it was on Selection Sunday.However, the...

Between the Blue and White Lines: How Hamidou Learned Basketball

Kernel Sports Staff March 21, 2018

Team AC struggles with the fact that UK will likely make an Elite Eight, and possibly a Final Four. But, is the path as cut and dry as it seems? The guys weigh in.

Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo celebrates after a dunk during the game against Buffalo in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Buffalo 95-75. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Diallo gives Calipari the performance he was looking for

March 17, 2018

There was a point in the season when it felt like taking Hamidou Diallo out of the starting lineup would be a wise decision for UK, but John Calipari didn’t listen.So what did Diallo do to reward his...

Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander celebrates after making a three during the game against Buffalo in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Cats blow out Buffalo to advance to Sweet 16

Cody Ryan March 17, 2018

The 5-seed UK basketball team proved too much for its opponent as the Cats advanced to the Sweet 16 by knocking off 13-seed Buffalo 95-75 in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday.Kentucky started the game by scoring...

Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander celebrates after making a basket during the game against Georgia in the SEC tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 9, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky won 62-49. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Analysis of UK’s defensive performance against Georgia

March 9, 2018

Kentucky might’ve kicked off their SEC Tournament run on Friday, but UK’s quarterfinal opponent had been playing since Wednesday, and the Cats knew that.As a result, UK’s game plan was to pressure...

Nick Richards #4 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball during the game against Florida Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Florida defeated Kentucky 66-64. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff

Calipari looking to improve Richards, says he “needs him”

March 2, 2018

Amid a four-game win streak, John Calipari took time Friday afternoon to let media know that the Cats aren’t where he wants them to be yet.Before the team’s season finale at Florida on Saturday, Calipari...

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