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2012 UK Alumni Charity Game announced

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John Wall, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins... all of those players and many more may be coming back for the 2012 UK Alumni Charity game set for Sept. 15 at Rupp Arena. The game will be comprised of all former UK players that are currently playing in the NBA.

Since John Calipari took over as men's basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, UK has one of the largest paw prints in the NBA with several players entering the league over the past few seasons. During last season's NBA lockout, Calipari was able to bring in a contingent of former UK players to scrimmage against his Dominican Republic national team. This season, the alumni will go head to head to create some of the most interesting and exciting match ups the Big Blue Nation has ever seen.

Often the discussion around the water cooler stems from the short time that some of these players spend at Kentucky, creating the question, "Can you imagine this team with (insert player here)?" Well now, many of the greatest talents to ever step on Rupp Arena floor will all be there together competing with and against one another in an effort to raise money for a great cause.

With the football team scheduled to play Western Kentucky later that evening, the alumni game sets up a potentially great double header of UK sports. The alumni game is schedule for 2 p.m. ET and will not conflict with the 7 p.m. football kickoff against Western Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium.

All seats are reserved for the game and are priced at $100 (premium lower level), $40 (lower level) and $20 (upper level) and will go on sale Friday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Rupp Arena box office, online at, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Tickets are limited to four per person. Additional fees will be attached to online and phone orders. All proceeds go to charity.

You must be 16 or older to purchase tickets and children get in free with paying adult. Doors open at 11 a.m.

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