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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 [...]

Kentucky Strickland switching roles

Associated Press

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —Kentucky assistant coach Rod Strickland has been voluntarily reassigned to another position within the program.

Strickland will move into an administrative role to reduce travel requirements following his DUI charge last month.

The school announced Thursday that Strickland will move into an administrative role to reduce travel requirements. The move comes a [...]

Kentucky expects Calipari to return

Associated Press

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —John Calipari is reassuring Kentucky basketball fans that he plans to coach the Wildcats next year, despite speculation he is being pursued by the NBA.

ohn Calipari is reassuring Kentucky basketball fans that he plans to coach the Wildcats next year

Calipari sent a message on Twitter on Friday that said: “I [...]

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 [...]

Calipari eyeing extension

Associated Press

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari says while he’s open to a contract extension, he’s not interested in a raise.

Calipari says he loves coaching at Kentucky and the Wildcats went 35-3 in his first season.

Calipari said Wednesday in an audio tweet on lexy.com that athletic director Mitch Barnhart approached him 10 [...]

Calipari, Kentucky working on new contract

Associated Press

Calipari, Kentucky working on new contract

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari could be in line for a raise.

Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said Tuesday night the university and Calipari have started talks on a new deal that would keep the coach with the Wildcats for the rest of his career.

“We have [...]

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 [...]