Former University of Kentucky basketball star Malik Monk’s budding career can be traced back to “The Woodz” and its outdoor basketball court set near a cotton field. And it was on that court in Lepanto, Ark., (pop. 1,893) that the new Charlotte Hornet learned the game.
The Miami Heat love former University of Kentucky star Bam Adebayo as much for his background and the way he fits into the franchise’s hard-working culture as they do his yet untapped potential. “Bam checks so many boxes. And he has a great story that we really connected with,” Coach Erik Spoelstra said.
New Orleans Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry is excited about DeMarcus Cousins’ prospects heading into next season, citing his weight loss and new strategies that would strengthen his chemistry with Anthony Davis. “He’s a tremendous passer,” Gentry said.
As Pat Riley stood up alongside Bam Adebayo to pose for photos during his introductory press conference Friday afternoon inside AmericanAirlines Arena, the Heat’s team president made a bit of a bold prediction. “One day,” Riley said as Adebayo held up his No. 13 jersey flanked by Coach Erik Spoelstra, “this jersey is going to be hanging up in the rafters.”
At 6-foot-9, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Alex Meyer has a lot of moving parts in his delivery. But the former University of Kentucky standout is making his height work to his advantage with an average four-seam fastball velocity of 96 mph.
University of Kentucky forward Isaac Humphries, who was not among the 60 players chosen in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, will play for the Washington Wizards in next month’s summer leagues, Fox Sports Australia’s Olgun Uluc reported.
Miami Heat president Pat Riley discussed Bam Adebayo, Miami’s first-round pick, and other topics in a late-night news conference after the NBA Draft. Here is what he had to say about the former University of Kentucky power forward/center.
The Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets earned high marks for taking Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, respectively. The Miami Heat taking Bam Adebayo at No. 14 is considered to have been a bit of a reach.
Major League Baseball’s rosters include eight former University of Kentucky stars — Paxton, Riddle, Kipnis, Blanton, Rogers, Maile, Meyer and Rusin — and four former Lexington high school standouts — Ellis, Revere, Ross Jr. and Roe.
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.
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.
University of Kentucky track and field volunteer assistant coach Kori Carter medaled, and future Wildcat Sydney McLaughlin broke her own under-20 record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. track and field championships Sunday in Sacramento, Calif.