UK in the NBA Summer League update

A rundown of recent former Cats excelling in Las Vegas.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Former Cats have filled up the floor and box scores out in Las Vegas this summer.

Kevin Knox, the 9th pick in the NBA Draft by New York, recently hit 5 threes in a 29-point effort.  Hear from the Knick on shooting behind the arc in the league versus the college game in the video.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander likes his progress so far with the Clippers.  Hear from SGA in the video as well.

Wenyen Gabriel netted 15 points in his last performance with Sacramento.  See some of the highlights of his game ahead of Friday night’s 10 ET tip with Golden State on ESPNU in the video above.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at