Basketball

The time has come for Lee and Poythress

04/25/2015 09:06 PM

Much has been made of the seven Kentucky Wildcats who left Lexington early this season to declare together for the NBA Draft. Not only did they make up more than half of the team but were also the seven leading scorers from the 2014-2015 squad. Head Coach John Calipari will once again rely on returning role players and another top recruiting class to reload another championship contender, and he’s already tabbed upperclassmen Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress as next season’s leaders. “I’m... Read more 

Anthony Davis learning tough lessons in his first NBA Playoffs

04/24/2015 08:52 PM

Anthony Davis sure hasn’t been playing like a playoff rookie. The former UK star led New Orleans to the NBA postseason for the first time in his three-year professional career this season and is posting MVP-like numbers. Through the first three games of the Pelicans first-round series against No. 1 seed Golden State, The Brow is averaging 30 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, and 1.7 steals while shooting 49% from the field. In case you didn’t realize, that’s really, REALLY good. However,... Read more 

John Calipari embracing and adapting to change in college basketball

04/24/2015 04:56 PM

LEXINGTON — The Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky presented University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari with the Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year award on Thursday, making Cal the first ever two-time recipient of the Rupp Cup (2010). During his acceptance speech, Coach Calipari took a few moments to reflect upon the state of college basketball, how much the game has changed since the days Rupp roamed the sidelines in Lexington, and to where it’s heading in the future. The... Read more 

Karl, Dakari and Trey throw out the first pitch in Bowling Green

04/24/2015 10:18 AM

Last night, Karl Towns, Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson threw out the first pitch at the Bowling Green Hot Rods game. But only one of them got the ball to the plate….  Read more 

The latest on which remaining recruits may end up at UK

04/23/2015 11:09 PM

Five-star combo guard Malik Newman is set to make his announcement on Friday and several other top 2015 recruits may soon follow. So who may be joining UK’s roster for next season? Evan Daniels from Scout.com joined KSTV Thursday to break down the latest recruiting news for John Calipari and his team.  Read more 

John Calipari wins Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year award

04/23/2015 10:52 PM

UK head coach John Calipari said during the season that when the games were over, the team would be able to enjoy their individual awards and soak in exactly what they accomplished during the season. On Thursday, Calipari was presented with the Rupp Cup, honoring him as the nation’s top coach for the 2014-15 season and he explained that the award carried a special meaning.  Read more 

"Throwback Thursday": Alex Poythress puts on a show against Lafayette High School

04/23/2015 02:08 PM

Today’s “Throwback Thursday” takes us back to January of 2012, when high school senior Alex Poythress came to play in Lexington and put on a show against Lafayette High School. The future Wildcat went for 42 points and KSTV was there to capture the highlights.  Read more 

Rondo and Wall heading in opposite directions

04/22/2015 07:13 PM

As one begins to blossom, the other wilts away. John Wall lived up to his All-Star rep last night for the Washington Wizards, driving and dishing his way to 26 points and 17 assists in a 117-106 road playoff victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Dougie master’s 17 dimes set a new franchise playoff record for the nation capital’s team and awarded the Wizards a commanding 2-0 series lead as the action now shifts to D.C. And then there’s Rondo. As magnificent as was... Read more 

Rebuilding team unity: An annual tradition at Kentucky

04/22/2015 04:38 PM

The 2015 autograph tour for the seven departing Kentucky Wildcats keeps rolling along. Last night’s headlining act: Freshman Trey Lyles and sophomore Dakari Johnson at Wildcat Warehouse in Lexington. The two players signed autographs, posed for pictures, and discussed the traditional talking points — memories from last season, preparing for the NBA Draft, adjusting to the pro game, yada yada yada. While much focus is justifiably placed on those who are leaving, an important conversation is often left smoldering on the back... Read more 

Strengths and weaknesses of UK's seven draft prospects

04/21/2015 07:13 PM

Records are meant to be broken, or in some cases, at least tied. Five Kentucky Wildcats were selected in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft — a record for one school in one year. This year’s batch of departing Cats could top that number by two, with seven players leaving school early to jump to the pros. Currently, a record-tying five are projected to be first-round picks: Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, and Dakari Johnson. Aaron... Read more 

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