While former University of Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein spent much of this season as one of the young guys trying to earn the trust of a new coaching staff, he has taken on more responsibility in the Kings’ post-DeMarcus Cousins era.
“It would be naïve to say there’s not going to be some emotion attached to it for her, coming back to a place that she formerly was,” Ohio State Coach Kevin McGuff says of former UK guard Linnae Harper.
Former University of Kentucky star Brandon Knight hasn’t played in the Phoenix Suns’ last 10 games. “I’ll cheer the guys on and continue to just control what I can control, be positive, be happy,’’ Knight said.
Former University of Kentucky star Nerlens Noel attributes much of his success to his mom, Dorcina. He said she “taught me the value of being humble and knowing where I came from. And valuing what you have. Small amounts. Big amounts. At the end of the day, you have what you have; that’s what you work with. It’s all from humble beginnings.”
NBA All-Star Anthony Davis is the highest-paid ex-Cat in the NBA. But the former Kentucky player who is second on that list might surprise you. Here are the NBA salaries, plus updated season statistics, for every former UK player in the league.
The women’s NCAA Tournament field was announced Tuesday evening, and it includes all four of Kentucky’s most recent Miss Basketball winners. And the Bluegrass state’s NCAA firepower doesn’t stop there.
Kentucky’s three NCAA teams — the Cats, Louisville and Northern Kentucky — have plenty of Bluegrass flavor on their rosters with 12 players having played high school basketball in the state. A survey of the other 65 teams’ rosters and coaching staff offers up some other squads to root for.
Former University of Kentucky star Devin Booker hit a 17-footer with 1.4 seconds left to give the Phoenix Suns a 100-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Booker scored 25 of his 36 points in the second half.
Major League Baseball’s rosters include 11 former University of Kentucky stars — Maile, Blanton, Reed, Kipnis, Rogers, Paxton, Albers, Meyer, Gott, Rusin and Burns — and five former Lexington high school standouts — Gott, Ellis, Revere, Roe and Ross.
Former Kentucky players Linnae Harper, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Jaycee Coe return to Memorial Coliseum to face off in first round; a look at Kentucky’s first opponent and Commonwealth connections take court.
Former University of Kentucky star Anthony Davis scored 46 points and grabbed 21 rebounds Saturday night, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 125-122 victory in overtime against the Charlotte Hornets. He had 15 points in the fourth quarter and nine more in overtime.
As the schedule has gotten tougher and their playoff odds have gotten longer, former University of Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns has risen to the occasion to give long-suffering Wolves fans something they are unaccustomed to seeing — games that matter in March.
As the Sacramento Kings make their push for the eighth playoff spot, Willie Cauley-Stein reflects on the Kings' first win against the Denver Nuggets since DeMarcus Cousins was traded. Thursday, February 23, 2017.
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