The Lexington Herald-Leader’s guide to former University of Kentucky players in the NBA as of the end of the 2016-17 regular season, including stars Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall.
Major League Baseball’s rosters include five former University of Kentucky stars — Blanton, Kipnis, Rogers, Paxton and Rusin — and four former Lexington high school standouts — Ellis, Revere, Roe and Ross.
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.
Bam Adebayo confirmed Tuesday that he is hiring an agent and staying in the NBA Draft. He is the fifth University of Kentucky basketball player to do so, following De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries.
Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The former University of Kentucky star injured his hand in Game 2 as the Bulls took a surprising 2-0 lead over the top-seeded Celtics.
Those of us who believed the Bulls would have been better off trading former University of Kentucky star Rajon Rondo around midseason regret the impulse. Overall, the presence of the 31-year-old has been more positive than negative, and Rondo’s combination of edginess and intelligence has fostered respect on and off the court, especially with younger players who consider him a mentor.
What was already looking like a great start for No. 10 Kentucky baseball turned into a “SportsCenter” Top 10 play Tuesday night. Scratch that, it was the top play of the day in all of sports, according ESPN.