The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker won the three-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round. The former University of Kentucky star defeated 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.
From the end of the 2014-15 season through the end of 2015-16, the Kentucky women’s basketball program saw eight players with remaining eligibility depart for various reasons. UK also lost five recruits who decommitted. With Kentucky set to face ex-Cat Alexis Jennings and South Carolina on Sunday, we check in on how the former Wildcats have fared since leaving.
Dorian Hairston grew up in Lexington with a talent for baseball and a curiosity about storytelling. His future may have been set when he was at the microphone reading poetry one day at Tates Creek High School and Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker was visiting.
The “NBA 2 Louisville” campaign is a product of an organization created in 2016 to “help make Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky NBA-ready,” according to a press release Thursday from Louisville Basketball Investment and Support Group, which purports contributions of $750,000 from more than 20 local investors for the effort.
A torn left Achilles will prevent DeMarcus Cousins from appearing in the NBA All-Star Game this weekend, but his historic performance earlier this season will get him a display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Some ideas are so bad, they just won’t die. One of those is the hearty perennial that the University of Kentucky should somehow be obligated to offer a scholarship each season to the high school player chosen as the state of Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball.
Tubby Smith acknowleged that “a lot of people” don’t think he’s the right fit for the job at Memphis, but the former University of Kentucky coach doesn’t plan on stepping aside. “It takes time,” he said.
The 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year Award will be revealed Wednesday night, simultaneously, on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Award Banquet at the Lexington Convention Center.