Lots of schools, including UConn, have charity basketball games. No school has one as cool as Kentucky's. Rather than pitting a group of alumni against each other, the Wildcats have put together a team of "Big Blue All-Stars" to take on what they've termed the "Villains," a squad that will feature two former Huskies.
Both Kemba Walker, who eliminated Kentucky in last year's National Semifinal (and, less significantly, in the Maui Invitational), and Rudy Gay, who knocked UK out in the 2006 NCAA second round are expected to play in the game, which will be played at Kentucky's Rupp Arena on Oct. 24. Even cooler? Kentucky has invited their ultimate villain, Christian Laettner, to be the Villain's coach.
All proceeds are going to the V foundation. Walker and Gay will be joined by North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Duke's Nolan Smith. The Kentucky team is expected to include DeMarcus Cousins, Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, Jodie Meeks, Chuck Hayes, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson, and will be coached by Rex Chapman.
Just for fun, leave your UConn Villains team in the comments. I'm guessing we'll see Gerry McNamara and Eric Devendorf mentioned a lot.