Latest Keion Brooks News

Kentucky's Tshiebwe looks to expand his game next season

Apr. 22, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe quickly learned achieving his dream of being an NBA draft lottery pick requires more than being college basketball’s best player. So even after becoming an imposing inside presence on both ends of the floor, the Kentucky junior forward plans...

Kentucky guard Sharpe to enter NBA draft, keep eligibility

Apr. 21, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Shaedon Sharpe will enter the NBA draft and be evaluated while maintaining his collegiate eligibility after not playing last season with the Wildcats. Several NBA mock drafts have projected the 6-foot-6 Sharpe as a possible top-10 selection this...

Kentucky guard Washington leaving school for NBA draft

Apr. 06, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard TyTy Washington Jr. will enter the NBA draft and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility, ending his lone season as the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer. The 6-foot-3 freshman is the second Wildcats player to enter the draft pool in what...

Kentucky's Brooks to enter NBA draft but keep eligibility

Apr. 04, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Keion Brooks Jr. will enter the NBA draft but does not plan on hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to school. Brooks averaged career bests in several categories as a junior, including 10.8 points per contest on 49%...

Saint Peter's shocks No. 2 seed Kentucky 85-79 in OT

Mar. 18, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Saint Peter's acted like it had been there before. After the 15th-seeded Peacocks bounced storied Kentucky from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, they calmly exchanged handshakes with the Wildcats before heading over to the opposite sideline to celebrate...

Engaging Tshiebwe thriving on, off the court with Kentucky

Mar. 14, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An engaging Oscar Tshiebwe has won over Kentucky basketball fans with his record-breaking play on the court and affable personality off of it. The 6-foot-9 native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo anchors the No. 7 Wildcats' attack with his tenacity on...

No. 9 Tennessee tops No. 5 Kentucky, reaches SEC final again

Mar. 12, 2022 19:30 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 9 Tennessee just might be the Southeastern Conference's top team. The Volunteers certainly can make a strong case after their latest victory. Kennedy Chandler scored 19 points, Zakai Zeigler added 11 and Tennessee held off fifth-ranked Kentucky 69-62 in the...

No. 7 Kentucky uses hot shooting to top Mississippi 83-72

Mar. 01, 2022 22:52 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Back at full strength offensively, No. 7 Kentucky showed how strong it could be. Oscar Tshiebwe had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Sahvir Wheeler added 16 points and the Wildcats shot 60% before holding off Mississippi 83-72 in its home finale Tuesday night. ...

Notae has 30, No. 18 Arkansas upends No. 6 Kentucky 75-73

Feb. 26, 2022 18:36 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — JD Notae had 30 points and eight assists, and No. 18 Arkansas topped No. 6 Kentucky 75-73 on Saturday in a matchup of teams peaking late in the season. Jaylin Williams added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Arkansas (23-6, 12-4) helped create a tie with...

Hopkins helps No. 6 Kentucky rally, then survive LSU 71-66

Feb. 24, 2022 00:51 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Having seen his fellow Kentucky reserves shine when given the opportunity prepared Bryce Hopkins for his chance to make a difference. Hopkins came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points, including 11 to fuel Kentucky's 15-2 second-half surge, and Oscar...