Rupp Arena is about to host another NBA-caliber exhibition game. Former UK great Jeff Sheppard on Thursday announced details of a Big Blue All-Stars versus the Villains basketball contest for Monday night October 24th. The Villains, a squad of professional players who once competed against UK will be coached by none other than former Duke dagger-thrower Christian Laettner.
Laettner hit the improbable buzzer-beating shot that lifted the Blue Devils to a victory over the Wildcats in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. The Big Blue All Stars will be coached by former standout Rex Chapman.
Sheppard says the final rosters are yet to be finalized but one player definitely confirmed to appear is Enes Kanter, who last year was ruled ineligible to play for Kentucky by the NCAAA.