LEXINGTON, Ky. — Could a Kentucky alumni squad featuring the likes of John Wall, Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns take down an NBA super team like the Golden State Warriors? Former Kentucky star and current Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle sure thinks so.
“I definitely think we would win,” Randle said Saturday at his UK basketball camp. “I don’t think it would really be a challenge. I think Kentucky just has too many stars that come out of here, too many good players. I’m never gonna say I’m gonna lose.”
Randle could add depth to the starting five and players like DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Devin Booker, Jamal Murray, Rajon Rondo, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Patrick Patterson, Trey Lyles, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk would all be available.
The idea would be to pit a Kentucky alumni squad against a current NBA super team in an exhibition game. Who wouldn’t want to watch?
Before last season, our own Kyle Tucker constructed his own Kentucky NBA team using salary cap restrictions. A couple contracts have changed since then, but the starting five consisted of Wall, Booker, Kidd-Gilchrist, Davis and Towns.