The Dallas Mavericks’ negotiations with former University of Kentucky star Nerlens Noel remain far apart and the representative for the fourth-year center said Tuesday that the situation could drag on well into the summer.
Jerry Bird was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005 as a part of the hall of fame’s charter class. His No. 22 jersey is retired in the Rupp Arena rafters, which is considered to be the ultimate individual honor for a Kentucky Wildcat.
NBA scouts said during much of last season that 2017 NBA Draft would have several point guards who could change the fortunes of a franchise. “We got the best one, without a doubt,” Kings summer league coach Jason March said about former Kentucky star De’Aaron Fox.
Former UK players Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis seem to be at a basketball crossroads. The development league offers less pay, but potentially a more direct path to the NBA. But playing overseas can mean a much bigger salary, more security and a chance to see the world.
Major League Baseball’s rosters include seven former University of Kentucky stars — Paxton, Riddle, Kipnis, Blanton, Rogers, Maile and Rusin — and three former Lexington high school standouts — Ellis, Revere and Ross Jr.
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.
Former University of Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 5.7 points and 1.7 assists and shooting a team-best 58.3 percent in eight minutes of action per game for the Philadelphia 76ers in the Las Vegas Summer League
JT Riddle knew he’d have a couple of days off this month, and the first place he thought of was home. The Miami Marlins starting shortstop and pride of Western Hills High School offered a Facebook invitation to the community that’s supported him since his youth baseball days to come out and see him go through his paces and maybe get an autograph or two.