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Stephenson Taken in the Second Round

Associated Press

The Indiana Pacers selected Stephenson with the 10th pick in the second round — 40th overall.

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NEW YORK — Cincinnati guard and 2010 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Lance Stephenson (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln) was taken in the second round of the 2010 National Basketball Association Draft Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New [...]

Kentucky sets first-round record

Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky dominated the first round of Thursday night’s NBA draft and passed some other powerful college programs with the five players selected.

John Wall, the overall No. 1 pick by the Washington Wizards, DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth pick by Sacramento, Patrick Patterson, the 14th selection by Houston, Eric Bledsoe, [...]

Wizards select Kentucky’s Wall with No. 1 pick

Associated Press

John Wall is ready to go to Washington and clean up the Wizards. And he'll have more backcourt help when he gets there — whether or not Gilbert Arenas is still around.

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NEW YORK—John Wall is heading to Washington, and a record number of Kentucky teammates are following him to the NBA.

Wall [...]

Wall, Reebok reach $25M deal

By M.Bowman / Staff Contributor and Wire Reports

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Kentucky Wildcats  guard John Wall has reached an endorsement agreement with Reebok worth $25 million over five years, according to Yahoo! Sports. Wall is  projected to be the No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft.

John Wall, the projected No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft, has [...]

UD lands former Illinois Mr. Basketball

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DAYTON, OH —Kevin Dillard is transferring from Southern Illinois to the University of Dayton because he thinks he can better himself as a basketball player.

The move also might end up elevating the games of his future Flyers teammates.

“I’m very versatile. I’m willing to do anything for the team,” he said. “I think I can [...]

Orton, Bledsoe staying in NBA Draft

Associated Press

Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton said Saturday they’re going to remain in the NBA Draft rather than return for their sophomores seasons.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Kentucky’s freshman exodus is complete.

Guard Eric Bledsoe and center Daniel Orton said Saturday they’re going to remain in the NBA Draft rather than return for their sophomores seasons.

They will [...]

Kentucky’s Patterson heading to the NBA

Associated Press

Patrick Patterson Heading for the NBA

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Patrick Patterson believes his three years at Kentucky have prepared him for life in the NBA.

Both on and off the floor.

Patterson evolved from a somewhat raw 6-foot-9 talent who never ventured too far from the basket into a polished forward who could knock [...]

Marquis Teague commits to Kentucky

Associated Press

Teague, ranked as the No.2 player in the Class of 2011 by Rivals.com, can't sign a letter of intent until November.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Marquis Teague said he was ready to commit to the University of Louisville at least twice during a two-year recruitment by the Cardinals.

But when Teague, a standout junior basketball [...]

Dave Dickerson Becomes a Buckeye

Courtesy: OhioStateBuckeyes.com

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COLUMBUS, OH — Dave Dickerson, former head coach at Tulane, has been added to the Big Ten Champion Ohio State men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Thad Matta announced Monday. His appointment begins immediately.

Dave Dickerson, a former player and coach at Maryland and most recently the head coach at [...]

Cousins says NBA stock is too high to return to UK

Associated Press

Cousins says NBA stock is too high to return to UK

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —DeMarcus Cousins was simply looking for a place he could be accepted, a school that would embrace his “goofiness” as he put it.

He found all that and more at Kentucky, where the 6-foot-11 center matured into one of [...]