Former basketball star John Wall became the first one-and-done player to be enshrined in the UK Athletics Hall of Fame. Others will follow, said Wall, who added that it’s not easy to take a lead role as a freshman playing for John Calipari.
Hall of Famer Bill Walton contemplated suicide when a deteriorating spinal injury left him immobile. His rescue came in the form of a surgical procedure, which he touted at a Lexington hospital Wednesday night.
The left ankle sprain former University of Kentucky star Malik Monk suffered while readying for pre-draft workouts cost him summer league in July and much of a rookie’s normal offseason preparation. That makes him a bit of a mystery heading into next week’s training camp.
The “Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook” has Kentucky as the No. 5 team in the country, according to it’s preseason rankings announced Monday in conjunction with the release of it’s annual edition.