Perhaps the biggest concern when college sports entered the NIL era this summer was how every player, including the less known and walk-ons, got a piece of the pie.
The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team has made it happen.
This morning, Kentucky Sports Radio and ProCamps U announced a season-long NIL deal with the entire UK roster.
“The partnership tips off this weekend with the Players First Fantasy Experience, which gives participants a glimpse into the life of a Kentucky Basketball player,” Tyler Thompson of KSR wrote in the announcement article this morning.
The first event will be the Inaugural “Fans First” Fan Fest presented by ProLink Staffing. It is scheduled for September 18th at Clive M. Beck Event Center at Transylvania University.
The event will include a dunk contest, 3-point shooting event, skills showcase, and an open gym 5-on-5 format with celebrity guests serving as judges.
Ticket information is expected to be released soon. The list of participants includes nearly the entire UK Men’s Basketball roster:
- TyTy Washington Jr.
- Daimion Collins
- Davion Mintz
- Jacob Toppin
- CJ Frederick
- Keion Brooks Jr.
- Dontaie Allen
- Kellan Grady
- Brennan Canada
- Sahvir Wheeler
- Lance Ware
- Bryce Hopkins
- Kareem Watkins.
For more details, read the full press release here.