UK Men's Basketball

Rupp exhibition to pit ex-UK stars against UNC/Duke alumni

Former UK star Jodie Meeks (23) scored two of his game-high 42 points for the All-Stars.
Former UK star Jodie Meeks (23) scored two of his game-high 42 points for the All-Stars.

Blues battle at Ruppfor charity

A team of former North Carolina and Duke players will go up against a squad of former University of Kentucky basketball players in an exhibition game scheduled for Dec. 2 in Rupp Arena.

The game will be played on the eve of the Dec. 3 game in Rupp pitting No. 1 North Carolina against No. 2 Kentucky, but the exhibition is not affiliated with any of the universities.

The UK team, coached by former Cat Jared Prickett, will include Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson and Jodie Meeks.

The visitors will include former Tar Heels Rasheed Wallace, Raymond Felton and Ed Davis, along with former Blue Devils Nolan Smith, Dahntay Jones, Corey Maggette, Kyrie Irving and Elton Brand.

More participants will be named next week, according to Bleid Sports, which is organizing the game.

Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the American Heart Association.

An autograph session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall, with the game set for 7:30 p.m. Nine-hundred tickets will be sold for the autograph session at a $50 price that also includes admission to the game.

Tickets are available at the Rupp Arena box office and at Ticketmaster locations. Game tickets are $25 if purchased by Friday, and $35 after that.

staff report

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