The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team will host a telethon tonight to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The telethon will be aired on WKYT-27 from 7-8 p.m., and CWKYT from 8-9 p.m. Phone banks will be open from 6-9 p.m., and UK basketball players will take phone calls and donations from 7-9 p.m. Those wishing to donate can call (859) 299-5455 or toll free at (855) 257-2700. The event will also be available live at WKYT.com, where donations can be made for 24 hours beginning at 7 p.m. and people can bid on various items that will be auctioned off. Items will include pieces of the 2012 national championship court autographed by John Calipari, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to benefit storm victims.
In former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA news, Darius Miller will be getting his first start as an NBA player tonight for the New Orleans Hornets. Fellow rookie Austin Rivers has an injured finger so Miller will be getting the start instead of him. Unfortunately for Miller and the Hornets, Anthony Davis will also be off the floor with a concussion, caused by an elbow to the head from teammate Austin Rivers.
Larry Vaught of the Advocate Messenger, thinks that Julius Mays is going to be the key guy for the Kentucky Wildcats this year, with his leadership being instrumental to how far the Cats will go this season.
Coach Cal has anointed Nerlens Noel as being the hardest working player in practice and saying that he admires Noel’s coachability.
In NCAA basketball news outside the University of Kentucky realm, Maryland guard Dez Wells, who was expelled from Xavier and then enrolled at Maryland, has been ruled immediately eligible by the NCAA. Dez Wells will be able to participate right away, and will be on the floor at some point in UK’s game against Maryland this Friday night in Brooklyn, New York.
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