* Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Tyler Herro is among 20 players on the pre-season watch list for the 2019 Jerry West Award, presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Herro is one of five freshman on the preseason list, and he is the only first-year player among Southeastern Conference nominations. Herro is a 6-foot-5 guard from the state of Wisconsin. The Wildcats’ Malik Monk won the award in 2017 after averaging 19.8 points per game during his freshman campaign. He is the only Wildcat to win the award.
* Kentucky is slated to begin exhibition play this Sunday, Oct 21 with the annual Blue-White scrimmage. That game will air live on the SEC Network at 7 p.m. ET. UK will follow that with two tune-ups against Transylvania on Oct. 26 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Nov. 2. Both of those games will also air live on the SEC Network with 7 p.m. tip times. The Wildcats open the regular season vs the Duke Blue Devils in Indianapolis on Nov 7 for the Champions Classic at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.