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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Jaxson Robinson after committing to Kentucky. Image sourced from Instagram @j4xsonn

Kentucky basketball’s Jaxson Robinson likely to be cornerstone on new team

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter July 16, 2024

When it comes to stepping on the hardwood, hanging out in the locker room or simply watching film, one of the most important assets to a college basketball team is the relationship between a head coach...

Fans hold up signs before Mark Pope’s introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

‘The chemistry is really good.’ Kentucky basketball stars discuss summer practice

Cole Parke, Sports Editor July 11, 2024

In mid April, Kentucky men’s basketball was put into an interesting predicament. When hall of fame head coach John Calipari opted to use the cover of night — and chicken tender money — to...

Mark Pope greets fans at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky men’s basketball unveils complete non-conference schedule for 2024-25

Cole Parke, Sports Editor July 11, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball unveiled its complete 2024-25 non-conference schedule early Thursday morning. The slate, which features four “power five” (Big East in place of Pac-12) opponents...

Kerr Kriisa after committing to Kentucky. Image sourced from Instagram @kkriisa

Former West Virginia guard Kerr Kriisa primed to be a key leader on 2024-25 Kentucky roster

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter July 6, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball had no choice but to completely restructure its 2024-25 roster through the transfer portal after seven players transferred out, three graduated and four declared for the NBA...

Kentucky freshman guard Justin Edwards speaks to reporters during the mens basketball media day press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Former five-star prospect Justin Edwards signs two-way contract with Philadelphia 76ers

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter June 27, 2024

Former Kentucky forward Justin Edwards  signed a two-way contract with the NBA Philadelphia 76ers after going undrafted in the 2024 NBA Draft on Thursday. A two-way contract indicated that Edwards'...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Antonio Reeves (12) holds the ball during the Kentucky vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 72-67. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky veteran Antonio Reeves drafted No. 47 overall in NBA Draft

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter June 27, 2024

Former Kentucky guard Antonio Reeves was drafted No. 47 overall by the Orlando Magic and traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft on Thursday. The 6-foot, 5-inch...

Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham looks at his coach during the Kentucky vs. Florida mens’s basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 94-91. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky star Rob Dillingham drafted No. 8 overall in 2024 NBA Draft

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 26, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball star Rob Dillingham was selected No. 8 overall in the 2024 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday before being traded to Minnesota. Dillingham was the second...

Kentucky guard Reed Sheppard dribbles the ball during the Kentucky vs. Florida mens’s basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 94-91. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky’s own Reed Sheppard drafted No. 3 overall in 2024 NBA Draft

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 26, 2024

Kentucky’s own Reed Sheppard was selected No. 3 overall in the 2024 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, becoming the first Wildcat to hear his name called in the draft. Sheppard...

Kentucky guard Antonio Reeves watches on during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. Missouri mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 90-77. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

NBA DRAFT PREVIEW: Antonio Reeves hopes to fulfill his dream following humble beginnings

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 26, 2024

With the NBA Draft rapidly approaching, one of several former Kentucky Wildcats hoping to hear their name called is veteran Antonio Reeves. Averaging 20.2 points per game in 2023-24 and scoring...

Willie Cauley-Stein looks to pass during the Sacramento Kings game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Everything you need to know about The Basketball Tournament

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter June 13, 2024

The Basketball Tournament is returning this summer for its eleventh annual go-around and Kentucky’s newly hatched squad, La Familia, will be making its inaugural appearance. For those unaware what...

Mark Pope cheers at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky men’s basketball to face Clemson in second annual SEC/ACC Challenge

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter June 12, 2024

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported on Wednesday afternoon that Kentucky men’s basketball will travel to Clemson, South Carolina, to take on the Clemson Tigers in the second annual SEC/ACC Challenge...

Mark Pope recognizes a reporter during his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky, Mark Pope land NBA prospect Jaxson Robinson from BYU

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter June 4, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball coach Mark Pope and his team arguably splashed their biggest transfer of the offseason on Thursday afternoon in BYU guard Jaxson Robinson. Robinson played for Pope and...

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