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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

No. 2 UK freshman Eric Bledsoe drives the ball down the court during the second half of the Cats game against the Florida Gators on Tueday, Jan. 12, 2009 at the Stephen C. OConnell Center in Gainesville, Fla. The Cats defeated the Gators 89-77. Staff file photo

Suns and Lakers game features numerous NBA Cats

Kevin Erpenbeck December 10, 2016

Friday's matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns showcased some former UK stars lighting it up against/with each other.Devin Booker, Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe of the Suns were...

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How Devin Booker’s father steered him to the NBA

Kevin Erpenbeck November 24, 2016

Devin Booker's success and exceptional talent at basketball wasn't random. It took a lot of hard work, practice and a little help from his athletic genes.For those who remember, Booker's father, Melvin...

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) tries to block the shot of Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the third quarter on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Booker continuing rise to stardom

Kevin Erpenbeck November 7, 2016

From the moment he entered the NBA, Devin Booker has been catching the attention of several basketball junkies for his athletic skills and overall demeanor in the big leagues. Now, at just age 20, Booker...

Guards Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker of the Kentucky Wildcats enter the game during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Missouri 86-37. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

Booker and Ulis continuing strong bond in Phoenix

Kevin Erpenbeck October 28, 2016

It's no secret that Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis are what the kids today call "BFFs."Their chemistry on the court was displayed during their freshman year at Kentucky. Their friendship was renewed when...

Former Wildcats Willie Cauley-Stein (left) and Demarcus Cousins (right) join head coach John Calipari on stage during Big Blue Madness on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

UK leads nation with 24 players on NBA rosters

Kevin Erpenbeck October 25, 2016

With the 2016-17 NBA season nearly upon us, Opening Day rosters have been released, and there's lot of Kentucky roots on them. In fact, UK leads all other college programs in the nation by having 24 players...

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) tries to block the shot of Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the third quarter on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Devin Booker embraces pressure as young NBA star

Kevin Erpenbeck July 30, 2016

In front of an audience of amazed kids, Devin Booker went 25 of 29 from behind the arc, showing that he still has the smooth stroke that he did in college just two years ago.But despite the shots being...

Guard Tyler UIis and Guard Jamal Murray of the Kentucky Wildcats high fives after a foul 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.

Ulis hits buzzer-beater, Suns advance in Summer League tournament

Kevin Erpenbeck July 17, 2016

Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray dazzled Kentucky fans when they shared the court at Rupp Arena last year. Now, they're dazzling NBA fans while squaring off against each other.Saturday's Las Vegas NBA Summer...

Guards Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker of the Kentucky Wildcats enter the game during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Missouri 86-37. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

Booker, Ulis combo on display in Suns’ Summer League opener

Kevin Erpenbeck July 10, 2016

Former Kentucky teammates and current Phoenix Suns guards Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis haven't lost an ounce of chemistry with each other.The self-described "best friends" took the court on Saturday for...

Kentucky freshman Tyler Ulis gets hit while driving to the basket during the second half of the University of Kentucky vs. Kansas University mens Basketball game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis , In., on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Kentucky won 72-40 over Kansas. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

Ex-Cats finding success during the NBA Offseason

Anthony Crawford July 5, 2016

The NBA off season is upon us and while free agency offers some players the ability to get paid, the NBA Summer League give rookies and other young prospects a chance to make a name for themselves. Former...

UK guard Tyler Ulis announces he will enter the NBA draft and sign an agent during a press conference at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Phoenix Suns sign Ulis to first round contract

Kevin Erpenbeck July 5, 2016

Tyler Ulis slipped in the NBA Draft to the second round before the Phoenix Suns selected the former Kentucky point guard with the 34th overall pick.But that didn't stop the Suns from giving Ulis first...

Guard Jamal Murray dunks the ball during the NCAA Tournament second round game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Taylor Pence | Staff.

Draft Night full of surprises for Cats

Anthony Crawford June 23, 2016

Following his first season at UK, John Calipari called the day of the 2010 NBA draft the biggest day in the program’s history. UK had John Wall go No. 1 overall in that draft along with four other players...

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