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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky mens basketball freshman point guard TyTy Washington addresses the media following a summer basketball camp at the CROSS Center at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church on June 17, 2021.

TyTy Washington feels no pressure as Kentucky’s point guard

Barkley Truax June 17, 2021

The ascension of TyTy Washington sent him soaring, landing him in the heart of Big Blue Nation.“I knew a lot about this fan-base growing up,” Washington said about Kentucky's program. “It’s always...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari walks off the court after the Kentucky vs. Morehead State mens basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 81-45. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Sahvir Wheeler commits to Kentucky

Barkley Truax May 17, 2021

One week ago, Kentucky had no point guards; now, they have two.Sahvir Wheeler, a transfer from Georgia has announced that he is headed to Lexington. He chose the Wildcats over Kansas, LSU and Oklahoma...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari discusses a play with his team during a timeout in the game against Florida on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 65-59. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky Basketball adds Four-Star Point Guard to 2021 Class

Kassidy Stumbo August 22, 2020

John Calipari and his Wildcats have had a rough few weeks on the recruiting trail, but he and the team are hoping today’s addition helps turn the trend.Earlier today, four-star point guard Nolan Hickman...

Freshman forward Bam Adebayo steals the ball during the game against LSU at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Kentucky defeated LSU 92-85. Photo by Lydia Emeric | Staff.

Scouting the Tigers

Alex Weber February 12, 2019

Tuesday evening's SEC bout between No. 5 Kentucky and No. 19 LSU will draw the eyes of the college basketball world. Two ranked teams, both 9-1 in the SEC, look to take control of second place in the conference...

Kentucky sophomore guard Quade Green checks in during the game against Southern Illinois University on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Rupp Arena, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 71-59. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Quade Green to transfer from Kentucky

December 12, 2018

After early Wednesday reports that sophomore Quade Green was considering a transfer, UK Athletics officially announced Wednesday afternoon that the point guard will depart from the University of Kentucky. According...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks with freshman guard Immanuel Quickley and graduate student forward Reid Travis during the game against Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Calipari still searching for a Gilgeous-Alexander-like point guard

November 8, 2018

Last season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went from being a bench role-player to Kentucky’s starting point guard and a lottery pick in the NBA Draft. During the conference and postseason stretches of the...

Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander talks to media in the locker room after the win against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

NBA Player Profile: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

June 21, 2018

NBA Player Profile: Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderShai Gilgeous-Alexander, the near-consensus top NBA prospect out of UK this year, was a breakout star for the Cats his only year in Lexington.He was the least...

Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox watches a free throw 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

Who should go pro? Kevin Knox

March 27, 2018

Kevin Knox is the next gamble an NBA team should make after seeing the good morale someone like him has had on teams in the league. Fifteen years ago, a basketball player with his stature would’ve never...

Kentucky freshman guard Quade Green brings the ball up the court during the game against Eastern Tennessee State University on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 78-61. Photo by Bailey Vandiver | Staff

Quade Green provides spark for UK in win

November 17, 2017

Quade Green’s 21 points, the most by a Wildcat this season, helped spark the Cats’ offense in their 78-61 victory over Eastern Tennessee State University.Green, a freshman point guard from Philadelphia,...

Freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander goes in for a layup during the Kentucky Cares Classic charity game against Morehead State at Monday, October 30, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 92 to 67. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm| Staff

Top Takeaways from UK vs. Morehead State

October 31, 2017

Seeing one-half of the basketball game told the story of the battle. Morehead gave a deserving fight, but Kentucky’s length and athleticism pulled them away at the end. But between the lines, there were...

DeAaron Fox shoots during warm up drills during Big Blue Madness on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky..

Fox named to Cousy Award preseason watch list

Kevin Erpenbeck October 17, 2016

Kentucky freshman De'Aaron Fox was one of 20 candidates named to the Bob Cousy Award preseason watch list on Monday. The award is given every year by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the...

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