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  1. Highlights from Kentucky alumni game, Wall drops 40 (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    If we learned one thing during the lockout, it’s that John Wall‘s game is well suited for the pickup, free-flowing nature of exhibitions. Say, like the Kentucky alumni game Monday night. Eric Bledsoe told John Wall he couldn’t score 40, so Wall scored 40 with 10 assists and 10 rebounds thrown in. Brandon Knight dropped 30…

  2. Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel declares for draft, could go No. 1

    Apr 15, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

    Marshall v Kentucky

    We didn’t get to see Nerlens Noel in the NCAA Tournament because: 1) Kentucky sucked this year and didn’t make it (they were bounced in the first round of the NIT); 2) He had already blown out his ACL and was done for the season. Yet he shows enough potential, and this is a down…

  3. Video: Cousins, Davis put on show at Kentucky alumni game

    Sep 19, 2012, 8:06 AM EDT

    United States v Dominican Republic - Men's Exhibition Game

    We told you before that Anthony Davis had quite a night at the Kentucky Alumni Game last week, dropping 40 points. What we didn’t tell you is that he was not the game’s high scorer — DeMarcus Cousins dropped 42. It was a summer show, not a real game. Meaning there was about as much…

  4. Video: Anthony Davis drops 40 at Kentucky alumni game

    Sep 17, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Well, Drake was impressed. And really, if he’s impressed aren’t we all impressed? Anthony Davis took his shiny new gold medal and his game back to the annual Kentucky alumni game, and we have the video courtesy City League Hoops and SLAM. Yes, they played about as much defense as one expects in summer game…

  5. Kentucky title team now fills up NBA draft boards

    Jun 26, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    It’s a heck of a recruiting pitch for John Calipari. Six guys from his NCAA title team are expected to go in this NBA draft — including Anthony Davis No. 1 overall and likely four or five in the first round. It’s a ridiculous number. This is the Kentucky Wildcats NBA draft. And really, not…

  6. Video: Anthony Davis from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 8, 2012, 8:06 AM EDT

    Kentucky v Tennessee

    This is your No. 1 pick New Orleans. Your franchise savior. Anthony Davis, last seen leading Kentucky to a national title, attended the NBA Draft Combine, although he didn’t work out for teams. He doesn’t have to. While he says in his last sentence that his selection isn’t set in stone, it is. He will…

  7. Report: Anthony Davis, other Kentucky stars to declare for draft Tuesday

    Apr 16, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

    Final Four Kentucky Kansas Basketball

    Not even the most die-hard Kentucky fan — say, Ashley Judd — really thought Anthony Davis or the rest of the top players on Kentucky were coming back for another year. That will become reality Tuesday when Davis (the lock No. 1 overall pick and likely franchise player) as well as Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,…

  8. Antoine Walker announces retirement from D-League

    Apr 8, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

    Antoine Walker D-League

    For the past couple seasons, a guy named Antoine Walker was playing for the Idaho Stampede in the D-League who looked and sounded a lot like the former Celtic and three-time All-Star. But if you watched him he was a shell of that former player (which is why he never got another shot in the…

  9. Report: Kentucky’s Kidd-Gilchrist will declare for NBA draft

    Mar 22, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Iowa State v Kentucky

    This is bound to cause controversy. In part because some passionate fans of Kentucky do not want to believe it. Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will declare for the NBA draft, reports Chad Ford at ESPN (a pay-per-view article). Multiple sources close to Kidd-Gilchrist told ESPN.com on Thursday that Kidd-Gilchrist will enter the 2012 NBA Draft after…

  10. A couple NCAA Sweet 16 matchups scouts will be watching

    Mar 22, 2012, 8:33 AM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    NBA fans — and to some degree NBA GMs — do a lot of scouting during conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament. They like seeing players they may draft respond to pressure situations against good competition. But for scouts, it rarely changes what they have thought about a player they have watched for a couple…

  11. John Wall has “Calipari won’t leave Kentucky” line down

    Mar 16, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Between now and June — or whenever the Knicks and Wizards get around to hiring their coaches for next season — we are going to get a lot of “John Calipari is leaving Kentucky” stories. He’s already spent considerable time before the first round of the NCAA Tournament trying to distance himself from the Knicks…

  12. Elite prep recruit asks LeBron where he should go to college

    Dec 5, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    Duke v Ohio State

    Deciding where to go to college is difficult, and you’re smart to ask for advice on the process. It’s not smart to say you’ll go where a basketball star who never went to college tells you. But that’s what Chris Walker has done. Walker is the kind of guy you might hear about on this…

  13. Who are this season’s likely one-and-done college stars?

    Nov 8, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    2011 NBA Draft

    For all the hype about one-and-done players and the impact on the college game, there aren’t that many of them. Last season there were just three taken in the first round (Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight and Tristan Thompson). The year before that had four, the season before that two. That’s nine in the past three…

  14. Video: Kenneth Faried sends Enes Kanter’s shot packing

    Oct 25, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Morehead State v Louisville

    Last night in Kentucky they held a charity game called the Big Blue All-Stars vs. The Villains (the villains being players who didn’t play for the Kentucky Wildcats, obviously). Good gig, raised $50,000 for the V foundation. But what you see above was the highlight. Watch future Jazz big man Enes Kanter (who was sort of…

  15. Who is the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft?

    Aug 30, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    2011 NBA Draft

    One year ago today, Harrison Barnes was considered the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Come draft night, Barnes wasn’t even part of the party, staying at North Carolina for another year. Kyrie Irving was the man. So we can say that whoever is the No. 1 choice of scouts right…

  16. Even in an exhibition, DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t like refs

    Aug 18, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

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    DeMarcus Cousins felt like the referees didn’t respect him during his rookie season. Normally we’d chalk that up to rookies not getting calls in the NBA, but Cousins felt like that in college. He probably said the same things in high school. That attittude was the main reason he racked up technicals at a Rasheed-like pace…

  17. How does Enes Kanter look? Skilled but needs experience.

    Aug 15, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Enes Kanter

    Normally by this point in the summer we would have seen guys like No. 3 overall pick Enes Kanter in Summer League, and we would have overanalyzed his game and how he could do against rookies and guys who populate the end of an NBA bench. But not this year. Thank you very much lockout.…

  18. Kanter doesn’t want to sit another season, considers China

    Jul 29, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

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    Last season the NCAA relegated Enes Kanter to wearing a suit when Kentucky played, saying he had played for a professional team in his native Turkey and was ineligible to play college ball (he did practice with the team). Still, there was enough promise there — big men with soft hands are a rarity —…

  19. Rondo, Wall, Bledsoe may be Kentucky assistant coaches

    Jul 29, 2011, 8:12 AM EDT

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    Three big-name NBA guards may be going back to school rather than going to Europe if the NBA lockout drags on into the fall. Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted this on Thursday night: “John Wall (@jimmywa11), Rajon Rondo (@rajonrondo) & Eric Bledsoe (@ebled24) all plan to enroll in the fall if the lockout continues. Kaboom!”…

  20. Calipari to have his Dominican team play his Kentucky guys

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Kentucky v UConn

    In case you missed it Kentucky coach John Calipari is the coach of the Dominican Republic’s national basketball team this summer as it tries to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. They’re a long shot (despite having NBA players Francisco Garcia, Al Horford and Charlie Villanueva), but Calipari wants to help out of the goodness…

  21. Terrence Jones spurns NBA draft, returns to Kentucky

    May 8, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Kentucky v North Carolina

    Terrence Jones, a projected NBA draft lottery pick, has decided to return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. Jones was the SEC freshman of the year, averaging 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Jones joins Doron Lamb as sophomores who would have been drafted returning to what will be a…

  22. Kentucky’s Brandon Knight, Terrance Jones to enter draft

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:43 PM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky UConn Basketball

    Brandon Knight and Terrance Jones may be making the right move. In a season when a lot of other potential lottery picks — Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones, Jared Sullinger — are staying in college, this could be a chance to move up the board in a weaker year because next year will be a very…

  23. Start the John Calipari rumors. Up first: New York Knicks.

    Apr 8, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Kentucky v UConn

    Every time there is a high profile coaching opening in the NBA this summer, Kentucky coach John Calipari’s name will come up. Usually from an anonymous source. A source that probably is one of Calipari’s people (or CAA). But know that Calipari’s name will attach itself to job openings like a fly to… well, you…

  24. Nets part owner Jay-Z could end up paying for Kentucky visit

    Mar 30, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game - Performances And Celebrities

    Jay-Z is a hoops fan, just with a lot more access than the rest of us. Because what doorman anywhere is stopping Jay-Z when he walks up? Like the doorman at an NCAA tournament game. After Kentucky’s win over North Carolina Sunday to send them to the Final Four, Jay-Z was in the locker room…

  25. Rick Pitino to coach Puerto Rico, John Calipari may coach Dominican Republic. Why?

    Dec 21, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

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    Former NBA and current Louisville coach Rick Pitino agreed recently to spend three months this summer coaching the Puerto Rican national basketball team for free as they try to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. Now, according to multiple reports (via Sports by Brooks), Kentucky coach John Calipari may do the same thing for the Dominican.…

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