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Quickies: Las Vegas League Edition

12 Wildcats will appear in the Las Vegas league, and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, BBN. Get ready to watch a whole lot of Wildcats play basketball out in Las Vegas. With the NBA Las Vegas Summer League tipping off, we’ll see 12 former Kentucky players in action: Archie Goodwin (Brooklyn Nets), Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), James Young (New Orleans Pelicans), Isaiah Briscoe, Aaron Harrison, Alex Poythress (Philadelphia 76ers), De’Aaron Fox, Dominique Hawkins, Skal Labissiere (Sacramento Kings), Mychal Mulder (Toronto Raptors) and Isaac Humphries (Washington Wizards). Tyler Ulis is also listed on the Phoenix Suns’ roster, but offseason surgery is expected to keep him out.

Be sure to check out NBA TV, there’s almost a 100 percent chance you’ll see a Wildcat playing at any hour of the day.

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