University of Kentucky coach John Calipari, who is also coaching the Dominican Republic National Team in the FIBA World Championships, has organized an exhibition game between his Dominican team, which includes Piston Charlie Villanueva, and a team of Kentucky alums that includes Tayshaun Prince and former Piston Nazr Mohammed, among others. From Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld:
On August 15, Calipari’s two teams will collide at Rupp Arena, according to tweets from the head coach. Team Dominican Republic will face Team Kentucky, which will be made up of eight of the program’s former stars. Calipari will coach the national team while Sam Bowie and Joe B. Hall will lead the Kentucky alum.
Team Dominican Republic will include NBA players Al Horford, Charlie Villanueva and Francisco Garcia.
Team Kentucky will include John Wall, Rajon Rondo, Tayshaun Prince, DeMarcus Cousins, Jodie Meeks, Nazr Mohammed, Eric Bledsoe and Keith Bogans.
All former Kentucky players have been invited to the event, where they will be honored for their contributions to the program.
The game is expected to be televised, but details have yet to emerge.
Although he’s not listed as playing, Pistons rookie Brandon Knight could possibly be in attendance as well since all former Kentucky players are invited.
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