Adebayo declares for 2017 NBA Draft, but remains eligible to return

Forward from Little Washington, North Carolina will not hire an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men basketball freshman forward Bam Adebayo announced Wednesday that he plans to submit his name for the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Adebayo does not hire an agent, he will have until May 24 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky.

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Monk will sign with an agent and enter his name in the NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Following a historic scoring season that included more than a few record-breaking performances, freshman guard Malik Monk announced Tuesday that he plans to enter his name in the 2017 NBA Draft and will sign with an agent, effectively ending his career at UK.

 

The NBA Draft is June 22.

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Fox will sign with agent and enter his name in 2017 NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After leading Kentucky to the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles as well as an appearance in the Elite Eight, freshman point guard De’Aaron Fox has decided he will put his name in the 2017 NBA Draft. He plans to sign with an agent, which would effectively end his career at UK.

 

The NBA Draft is June 22.

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Associated Press names Kentucky the best all-time team in college basketball

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The “greatest tradition in the history of college basketball” and the nation’s all-time leader in wins and NCAA Tournament victories has a new descriptor it can add to its storied name: the best all-time team in college basketball.

 

That’s according to the Associated Press.

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Track & Field: Williamsburg All Comers meet results

Women – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
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1) Corbin 133
2) Williamsburg 132.50
3) South Laurel 110
4) North Laurel 95
5) Middlesboro 62.50
6) Whitley County 28
7) Oneida Baptist Institute 24
8) Berea 13
9) Clay County 11

Men – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
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1) North Laurel 176
2) Williamsburg 107
3) Corbin 105.50
4) Middlesboro 77
5) South Laurel 74
6) Clay County 43.50
7) Whitley County 34
8) Lynn Camp 29.50
9) Oneida Baptist Institute 22
10) Berea 5.50

Local Highlights:
Middlesboro’s Evan Brock and Cameron Drake finished 1-2 in the Boys Shot Put
Middlesboro’s Boys Relay Team (Andrew Padgett, Steven Poore, Caleb Bogonko and Christian Hubbard) finished second in the 4×400 Relay
Middlesboro’s Tamisha Brooks won both the Girls Shot Put and the Girls Discus Throw

Baseball: #16 Kentucky rallies to defeat Cincinnati; Cats now 13-1 at home

Luke Becker heads home after his pinch hit home run in UK’s win over Cincinnati on Tuesday March 28th
Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Seven-run fifth inning erases four-run hole after first inning; Cats 13-1 at home

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fueled by a seven-run inning, No. 16 Kentucky erased both four-run and three-run deficits to score a 13-7 victory over Cincinnati in front of 2,150 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Tuesday night. The win pushed the Wildcats’ home record to 13-1 with No. 22 Vanderbilt set to arrive on Friday for a three-game weekend series.

Despite falling behind 4-0 before ever coming to the plate, the Cats (19-7, 5-1 SEC) chipped away at the Bearcats’ lead with three runs in the second inning to pull within one. Luke Becker’s home run in the third gave UK momentum after Ryan Noda’s second homer of the game had pushed Cincinnati’s lead back out to 6-3 in the top half of the inning.

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Men’s Basketball: Three UK signees named All-USA All-Americans

MARCH 28, 2017

Three Kentucky Signees Named All-USA All-Americans
Gilgeous-Alexander, Green and Washington honored for stellar senior seasons

Lexington, Ky. – Three future Kentucky men’s basketball players were honored by USA Today for their stellar senior seasons as All-USA Boys Basketball members on Tuesday. P.J. Washington earned a second-team nod, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quade Green were members of the third team.

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UK’s Willis will play in Reese’s All-Star Game at the Final Four

PHOENIX – Derek Willis’ Kentucky men’s basketball career isn’t over quite yet.

 

The UK senior will represent Kentucky one more time at the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday at the Final Four in Phoenix. The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. ET at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the 2017 home of the Final Four. CBS Sports Network will provide television coverage.

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Monk named to Wooden All-American Team

LOS ANGELES – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Malik Monk was named a Wooden All-American on Monday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club after leading the Wildcats to Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships as well as a memorable run to the Elite Eight.

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Men’s Basketball: Cats come up just short in quest for another Final Four

March 26, 2017, FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
Attendance: 16,412

 

Final Score: No. 1-seed North Carolina 75, No. 2-seed Kentucky 73

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky finished the season 32-6 overall.
    • UNC snapped UK’s 14-game winning streak, which was the longest streak in the country entering Sunday.
    • UK won 32 games for the fourth time in the John Calipari era.
  • North Carolina advances to the Final Four with a 31-7 record.
  • UNC leads the all-time series 24-15.
    • Kentucky came in on a two-game winning streak in the series.
    • The teams met in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time. Every meeting has been in the Elite Eight.
      • UNC improved to 3-1 against the Wildcats in NCAA Tournament play. UK had won the most recent NCAA Tournament meeting in the 2011 Elite Eight.
    • Kentucky is now 19-8 all-time in NCAA Tournament games vs. opponents it faced during the regular season and 6-2 under John Calipari.

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