National Basketball Association http://wfpl.org en UK's Julius Randle to Enter NBA Draft http://wfpl.org/post/uks-julius-randle-enter-nba-draft <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Kentucky basketball player Julius Randle is leaving the Wildcats after one season to enter the NBA draft.</span></p><p>The 6-foot-9 forward is widely expected to be among the top five picks in the June 26 draft.</p><p>Randle led UK in scoring and rebounding during the Wildcats NCAA Tournament run, which ended with a loss to Connecticut in the title game. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:08:23 +0000 Rick Howlett 9193 at http://wfpl.org UK's Julius Randle to Enter NBA Draft UK's Julius Randle to Announce NBA Draft Decision Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/uks-julius-randle-announce-nba-draft-decision-tuesday <p>The University of Kentucky basketball program will hold a news conference tomorrow afternoon &nbsp;with freshman forward Julius Randle, who will announce whether he is entering the NBA draft or returning for another season. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sunday is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft, and the 6-foot-9 Randle has been projected as a lottery pick if he turns pro.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;He led the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding during their NCAA title quest.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:41:54 +0000 Associated Press 9180 at http://wfpl.org UK's Julius Randle to Announce NBA Draft Decision Tuesday WFPL Discusses: Should Louisville Try to Land an NBA Team? http://wfpl.org/post/wfpl-discusses-should-louisville-try-land-nba-team <p>Louisville Metro Councilman David Tandy says he’s open to the idea of luring a National Basketball Association team to town.</p><p>Tandy was among the guests who spoke on a WFPL news special today on the subject.</p><p>The 4th District councilman says he believes an NBA team could co-exist with the University of Louisville basketball teams in the KFC Yum Center, where U of L is now the primary tenant. He says city officials should do everything they can to maximize the financially-plagued arena’s economic potential and raise Louisville’s profile.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:42:50 +0000 Rick Howlett 3033 at http://wfpl.org WFPL Discusses: Should Louisville Try to Land an NBA Team? Six From UK Taken In NBA Draft; Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist Top Picks http://wfpl.org/post/six-uk-taken-nba-draft-davis-kidd-gilchrist-top-picks <p>All six members of the national champion University of Kentucky men&rsquo;s basketball team who declared for the NBA draft were chosen last night, including four in the first round of 30 picks.&nbsp;</p><p>It was the first time that six players from a college team were selected in a single draft.</p><p>UK had the top two overall picks;&nbsp; Anthony Davis was chosen by the New Orleans Hornets and&nbsp;Michael Kidd-Gilchrist&nbsp;was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 04:02:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 846 at http://wfpl.org Six From UK Taken In NBA Draft; Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist Top Picks