Posted: Sep 15, 2012 9:56 PM
The Kentucky Alumni basketball game was a success -- on and off the court.
Players from the mid-90's all the way up to the 2012 championship team were on hand to play and raise money for local organizations.
The White team won the game 121-93. DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis led the way with 42 and 40 points respectively. They were "coached" by rap artist, Drake who said Coach Calipari and Kentucky inspired him to get his GED.
"When Coach Cal asked me to come to Midnight Madness, it gave me a sense of school, a sense of love and belonging," Drake said. "That's why I feel like I belong to the UK family and that's why I'm graduating high school this month."
What was also inspirational about the Alumni event was the money raised. Not counting Saturday's ticket sales, the Alumni weekend total figure was more than $350,000. Coach Cal said his goal for next year is to raise $1 million.
BLUE ALUMNI 93
Darius Miller - 17 points, 40 minutes
Wayne Turner - 20 points, 24 minutes
Nazr Mohammed - 0 points, 12 minutes
M. Kidd-Gilchrist - 32 points, 40 minutes
Jeff Sheppard - 2 points, 12 minutes
Derek Anderson - 20 points, 40 minutes
Randolph Morris - 2 points, 32 minutes
WHITE ALUMNI 121
Tony Delk - 2 points, 33 minutes
DeMarcus Cousins - 42 points, 33 minutes
Perry Stevenson - 10 points, 28 minutes
Anthony Davis - 40 points, 33 minutes
Antoine Walker - 12 points, 16 minutes
Jared Prickett - 2 points, 25 minutes
Walter McCarty - 13 points, 28 minutes