Former University of Kentucky stars Derek Anderson, Keith Bogans, Ramel Bradley, Rex Chapman, Erik Daniels, Tony Delk, Jamaal Magloire, Mychal Mulder and Antoine Walker are all confirmed for Friday’s main event of the UK Alumni Charity Series at Rupp Arena.
Some NBA players will also play in the 8 p.m. game, but due to NBA rules, the University of Kentucky cannot confirm any current NBA players participating in the exhibition games.
All proceeds from the event, which is expanding from one to two games this year, go to charity, UK said.
Dwane Casey, head coach of the Toronto Raptors, and Walter McCarty, an assistant head coach with the Boston Celtics, will serve as head coaches during the alumni game.
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Rosters for the “UK Legends” game, which will be held at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the “UK Alumni” game, were announced Monday. Twenty players are expected to suit up for the Legends Game. Chip Rupp, grandson of legendary UK coach Adolph Rupp, will coach the Blue Team and former UK coach Joe B. Hall will head up the White Team.
Ticket prices vary from $500 for a courtside seat to $100 (“premium lower level”), $50 (lower level sideline), $25 (lower level), $10 (premium upper level) and $5 (upper level). All seats are reserved. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
UK Alumni Charity Series
What: Two games featuring current and former NBA players and legends from Kentucky basketball.
When: Friday. Legends game at 7 p.m.; Alumni game featuring current NBA players at 8 p.m.
Where: Rupp Arena
Tickets: Rupp Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. There is a limit of eight tickets per person. You must be 16 years old to buy a ticket. Children two years old and younger will get in for free.
Alumni game confirmed players:* Derek Anderson, Keith Bogans, Ramel Bradley, Rex Chapman, Erik Daniels, Tony Delk, Jamaal Magloire, Mychal Mulder and Antoine Walker
*Current NBA players will play, but cannot be marketed due to league rules.
Legends game rosters (7 p.m. game)
Coach: Chip Rupp
Coach: Joe B. Hall