LOCAL SPORTS

WSIP Sports 6-24-2016

 

UK Men’s Basketball

It was another successful evening for the Kentucky men’s basketball program at the NBA Draft as Jamal Murray (seventh, Denver Nuggets), Skal Labissiere (28th, Phoenix Suns) and Tyler Ulis (34th, Phoenix Suns) were selected in the 2016 draft on Thursday. Murray is the 11th UK player since 2010 to go in the top seven picks. Labissiere is UK’s 21st first-rounder in the John Calipari era, while Ulis will join four Wildcats in Phoenix after being selected 34th overall. In a proposed trade, Labissiere’s rights were sent to Sacramento, where he will join three former UK players. Kentucky has now had 119 players drafted 121 times in its illustrious history with 42 players selected in the opening round. In 24 seasons as a head coach, Calipari has coached 39 NBA Draft picks, including 27 first-round selections with 14 of those going in the top 10. He has had 28 selected in the last seven years as UK's head coach, including 21 coming in the opening round.


UK Women’s Basketball

Former University of Kentucky guard Janee Thompson will start her professional basketball career overseas as she has signed with the Basketball SV Halle Lions in Germany, it was announced recently. The native of Chicago, played in 119 games with 82 starts during her four-year career at Kentucky, averaging 8.6 points, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steals per game.


Cincinnati Reds

Derek Norris hit a three-run homer that completed San Diego's sixth-inning comeback, and the NL's highest-scoring team in June rallied for a 7-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in a matchup of last-place teams. San Diego is 10-3 against Cincinnati in the last three seasons, its best record against any team. The game marked the beginning of the Reds' biggest weekend of the season. Hits king Pete Rose will be inducted into the Reds' Hall of Fame and his No. 14 will be officially retired. His number was cut into the grass in center field for the series. J.C. Ramirez (1-3) gave up Norris' 10th homer run for a 6-4 lead. Christian Friedrich (4-2) allowed four runs in five innings, including Adam Duvall's two-run homer. Duvall became the fourth player in the majors with 21 homers, joining Colorado's Nolan Arenado, the Chicago's Todd Frazer and Baltimore's Mark Trumbo. Fernando Rodney remained perfect in 16 save chances.

These 2 teams will continue their 4 game series tonight from GABP. First pitch is slated for 7:10 PM and available on AM 600 WKYH. The Reds will honor the 1975 World Series Champions before tonight’s game.

 

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