Former Kentucky star Bam Adebayo will start his rookie season on the bench with the Miami Heat on Wednesday. A G League assignment could follow in November if Coach Erik Spoelstra can’t find enough minutes for him in the team’s rotation.
Dwane Casey, the Toronto Raptors coach who played on Joe B. Hall’s 1978 national title team, has been featured in a multimedia story this week on Raptors.com highlighting his visit to Kentucky for the UK Alumni Charity Game in August.
Since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament during his freshman season at the University of Kentucky, it’s been one thing after another for the Dallas Mavericks’ Nerlens Noel as he enters his fifth NBA season.
The Sacramento Kings invested two draft picks in point guards in June — De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason — and both were as advertised in Sacramento’s 106-100 preseason win over the San Antonio Spurs at Golden 1 Center.
Former University of Kentucky star Danny Trevathan, now with the NFL’s Chicago Bears, was suspended two games without pay for his illegal helmet-to-helmet hit during Thursday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Former University of Kentucky star Bam Adebayo continues to impress ahead of his rookie season for the Miami Heat. “Today was his best day by far,” Coach Erik Spoelstra said after Friday’s training camp practice.
Fifty years ago this weekend, Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Nate Northington changed the complexion of SEC football. On Sept. 30, 1967, Northington became the first black player to play in a Southeastern Conference football game when he logged 3:17 of playing time in Kentucky’s 26-13 loss to Mississippi at Stoll Field.
Former Kentucky basketball players John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns each said Thursday that while they have heard of the kinds of allegations being talked about in the recent federal investigation into college basketball recruiting, neither of them took part in that kind of thing.