Everyone has been talking about an exhibition match-up between the Kentucky Pros and the Dominican National Team and a lot of rumor and speculation has been made about the game. This evening coach John Calipari confirmed via Twitter that everything we have been hearing is true.
Cal stated via Twitter: "On August 15th, the Dominican National Team will face the Kentucky Pros (8 former Kentucky players currently in the nba) at Rupp Arena". Cal also said "We're also inviting every former UK player to be honored at the event". According to www.ticketmaster.com presale for the event will begin Friday at 10am.
Cal also confirmed eight former Wildcats will play in the game for the Kentucky Pros: John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, Jodie Meeks, Nazr Mohammed, Keith Bogans, Tayshaun Prince and Rajon Rondo. Former coach Joe B. Hall and ex-Wildcat Sam Bowie are expected to coach the UK pros.
Calipari also named three players who will be on the Dominican roster: Francisco Garcia, Al Horford, and Charlie Villanueva.
An official announcement about the game is expected to be made sometime Thursday.