Ultimate Kentucky Basketball roster for UK vs. UNC alumni game
08/04/2015 08:42 PM
LEXINGTON — To be honest, there’s so many former Kentucky players in the NBA and overseas that you could put all their names in a hat, choose five, and be hard-pressed not to pick a stellar starting lineup.
But KSTV doesn’t settle for good; we want the best.
Kentucky and North Carolina will renew their basketball rivalry on September 13 at Rupp Arena with an alumni charity game featuring professional basketball players from both powerhouse programs.
Former Tar Heel and current NBA champion Harrison Barnes already took to Twitter to start recruiting an all-star Tar Heel squad:
Assembling a UNC team for a return trip to Rupp Arena on Sept 13 to take on the Cats! This time the result will be different! #AlumniGame— Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) July 31, 2015
But regardless of whomever North Carolina trots out onto the floor, Kentucky head coach John Calipari has no doubts that the former Wildcat team will come away with a victory.
“If it’s North Carolina players against our [Kentucky] players, one, they lose, ok?” Calipari joked at his ProCamp basketball camp on Saturday. “But two, the craziness in the buidling — our people are nuts.
“There will be 25,000 there [at Rupp Arena] … and they’ll be scalping tickets. Are you crazy? Only in Kentucky.”
In the end, the focus of the event is not who wins or loses but rather on raising money for a charitable cause. However, beating North Carolina would be a nice icing to the cake, and KSTV put together the ultimate UK roster on Wednesday’s show that will guarantee a Wildcat victory.