The Wildcats hosted a “job fair” Friday in the Joe Craft Center in front of approximately 90 NBA scouts and front-office personnel, practicing, working out, and performing various strength and agility drills in front of their 30 possible future employers.
The Wildcats went through a series of strength and agility drills in front of NBA personnel on Friday at UK's open practice. (photo by Chet White, UK Athletics)
The hosts were obviously impressed by the event. Seth Greenberg said the practice was “intimidating,” but Avery Johnson was probably the most excited about what Calipari and Co. put on.
“If I had this opportunity when I was in college like Kentucky has, I would have been a first-round pick,” Johnson said.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.
- On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.
- On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky. It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.