Former University of Kentucky forward Isaac Humphries worked out for the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. The 7-footer said his time in Lexington prepared him well for the multiple workouts he’ll participate in leading up to next month’s NBA Draft
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter is revealing new death threats over his views on the Turkish government, and he wants to become a U.S. citizen. Kanter’s Turkish passport was canceled over the weekend, leading to his brief detainment in Romania. At a news conference in New York, Kanter says he was the target of two new threats on Monday.
Major League Baseball’s rosters include eight former University of Kentucky stars — Paxton, Riddle, Kipnis, Blanton, Rogers, Maile, Meyer and Rusin — and three former Lexington high school standouts — Ellis, Revere and Roe.
In a video posted Saturday morning to Twitter, Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter said he was being held at a Romanian airport because of his outspoken views against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom he called “the Hitler of our century.”
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.
Hamidou Diallo made the second-highest vertical leap ever measured at a NBA Combine. This caused a buzz, but former NBA coach Del Harris and ex-executive Bobby Marks cautioned against the assumption a big leap assures a stellar basketball career.
Since the NBA Draft Lottery’s inception in 1985, no NCAA program has had more “lottery picks” than Duke, but the advent of the one-and-done player has changed the landscape. Kentucky ranks second with 19 lottery picks, including three overall No. 1 picks, and will match Duke with 21 total if the latest DraftExpress.com rankings ring true. De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk both figure to go inside the top 10 in most mock draft forecasts.