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UK basketball notes: Wildcats' 'Pro Day' practice on ESPNU

Kentucky forward Marcus Lee, left, and guard Tyler Ulis  watched as teammates shot free throws as the team practiced Friday. The Wildcats lost to Wisconsin the next night in the NCAA national semifinals.
Kentucky forward Marcus Lee, left, and guard Tyler Ulis watched as teammates shot free throws as the team practiced Friday. The Wildcats lost to Wisconsin the next night in the NCAA national semifinals. Herald-Leader

ESPNU will televise Kentucky's basketball practice on Sunday. The telecast will be from 7-9 p.m.

During the SEC Network telecast of UK's football game against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, the announcers spoke of the upcoming basketball telecast, which they dubbed UK's "Pro Day."

Two NBA scouts, former UK players Kevin Grevey and Irving Thomas, said Sunday's practice is considered this year's UK "Combine." UK expects scouts from several teams at the practice.

As with the ESPNU telecast of UK's so-called "Combine" last year, the players will go through various agility and shooting drills in addition to 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmaging.

Doris Burke, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg will work the ESPNU telecast. Andy Katz will do sideline reports.

Five-star recruit to visit UK this weekend

Five-star recruit Edrice "Bam" Adebayo will be at Kentucky this weekend for the first official visit of his recruitment.

Adebayo's high school coach, Brandon Clifford, confirmed to the Herald-Leader that the trip will be an official visit. It was first reported by Zagsblog.com.

Adebayo — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Washington, N.C. — is entering his senior season at High Point (N.C.) Christian Academy. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 7 overall prospect in the class of 2016.

UK Coach John Calipari extended a scholarship offer to Adebayo after watching him on the adidas circuit in July, and he visited the high school senior twice during the opening weeks of the fall recruiting period.

The Wildcats already have commitments from five-star post players Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones, and the team will return 7-footer Isaac Humphries and 6-10 forward Tai Wynyard for the 2016-17 season.

Still, Calipari is looking to add one more big man to UK's 2016 class, and Adebayo is among the players at the top of his wish list. Two other post prospects on the radar — Harry Giles and Marques Bolden — will be in Lexington for Big Blue Madness next weekend.

N.C. State has long been considered the favorite for Adebayo, who will take his official visit to Raleigh on the weekend of Oct. 31.

UK single-game tickets go on sale Tuesday

Single-game tickets to Kentucky's first four home games — exhibitions against Ottawa and Kentucky State and regular-season contests versus Albany and NJIT — will go on sale Tuesday at 5 p.m., UK announced Monday.

Ticket prices start at $27.

Tickets to Big Blue Madness on Oct. 16 are sold out.

Tickets remain for the Blue-White Game on Oct. 27.

Visit UKAthletics.com/tickets for more information.

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