UK Men’s Basketball Pro Day Slated for Oct. 11 in Rupp Arena
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team’s annual Pro Day, which provides NBA organizations with an up-close look at the current Wildcats’ roster, has been set for Oct. 11 in Rupp Arena.
This season there will be more coverage than ever before. SportsCenter will provide live hits throughout its 6-7:30 p.m. ET telecast with Kevin Negandhi and Seth Greenberg live from Rupp Arena. Fans will also be able to digitally stream Pro Day via SEC Network+. It will air live from 6-8 p.m. with Jimmy Dykes and Jack “Goose” Givens on the call.
All 30 NBA teams will attend UK’s annual Pro Day, where the Wildcats will go through a combine-like practice conducted by Kentucky coaches and staff. Coaches and staff will direct the players through various agility and shooting drills in addition to 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmaging.
The practice will serve as a warm-up before Big Blue Madness, which will take place later this week, on Oct. 13, in Rupp Arena.
Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets for the upcoming year are encouraged to sign up now for the men’s basketball season ticket lottery. Season ticket pricing information is available here.
Anyone interested in new lower-level season tickets that are available with a capital pledge commitment may contact the K Fund at (859) 257-6300 or KFund@uky.edu to learn more.
Winner of the 2023 GLOBL JAM, Kentucky men’s basketball boasts the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class with seven first-year signees, including five top-25 prospects in Aaron Bradshaw, Rob Dillingham, Justin Edwards, Reed Sheppard and D.J. Wagner. Jordan Burks, who led OTE in points per game, and Joey Hart, who captured a state high school crown, were spring additions, while Zvonimir Ivišić, a native of Croatia, was added in August.
Additionally, Kentucky signed one of the top graduate transfers in Tre Mitchell, who has played in 102 collegiate games, making 92 starts, and has scored 1,398 career points.
The Cats will also return Antonio Reeves, who averaged 14.4 points per game a season ago and was named the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year. Sophomores Ugonna Onyenso and Adou Thiero also return. Onyenso had a per-40-minute average of 5.7 blocks per game, while Thiero played nearly 10 minutes a game and was a spark off the bench.