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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...

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...

Forward Alex Poythress of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a dunk during the NCAA Tournament first round game against the Stony Brook Seawolves at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Poythress, Murray adjusting to new professional careers

Kevin Erpenbeck August 1, 2016

Gone are the days of finishing homework and worrying about tests for Jamal Murray and Alex Poythress. Now, the two former Wildcats are fully committed to selling their "brand" and furthering their new...

Forward Alex Poythress of the Kentucky Wildcats wipes tears from eyes after Kentuckys loss during the NCAA Tournament second round game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Kentucky fell to Indiana 73-67. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Undrafted Poythress gets NBA chance

Kevin Erpenbeck June 24, 2016

Former Kentucky forward Alex Poythress wasn’t selected in the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y., but he will get a chance to be in the NBA when he plays for the Orlando Magic in the Orlando...

Guard Jamal Murray shoots the ball during the Wildcats game against the Stony Brook Seawolves during the first round of the NCCA tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on March 16, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Taylor Pence

NBA Draft Preview: UK Edition

Anthony Crawford June 21, 2016

Ever since John Calipari took over at UK, the college basketball season doesn’t officially end for Big Blue Nation until after the NBA Draft. While this year may not be as exciting as years past for...

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