“Kentucky Men’s Basketball Practice” to Air on ESPNU

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“Kentucky Men’s Basketball Practice” to Air on ESPNU

A special Kentucky Men’s Basketball Practice will air on Sunday, October 11, at 7 p.m. ET from the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Ky., featuring a two-hour look at ESPN.com’s preseason No. 3 ranked team. ESPN NBA and college basketball’s Doris Burke, college basketball analysts Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg and college basketball reporter Andy Katz will anchor the coverage, which will showcase the Wildcats participating in individual drills, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmages.

The 2015-2016 Wildcats, coming off back-to-back Final Four appearances, have six players in the top 60 of ESPN Insider Chad Ford’s Top 100 2016 NBA Draft prospects:

Top 100 Rank Player Position Year
2 Skal Labissiere C Freshman
5 Jamal Murray PG Freshman
19 Isaiah Briscoe PG Freshman
49 Marcus Lee PF Junior
55 Tyler Ulis PG Sophomore
57 Alex Poythress SF Senior

NBA scouts will be in attendance and fans can join the conversation by tagging their tweets with #UKPractice.

No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic on ESPN
No. 3 Kentucky will take on No. 6 Duke (7:30 p.m. on ESPN) in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from the United Center in Chicago. The double-header from Chicago concludes ESPN’s eighth annual college hoops tip-off marathon. Both team rankings are per ESPN.com.


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

Derek Volner

I currently lead ESPN’s NFL Communications, including Monday Night Football, NFL Draft and studio programming. Previously, I did the same for ESPN’s vast college football portfolio. I have been with ESPN since 2013.
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