UK announced Wednesday morning that the Alumni Charity Game scheduled for later this month has been cancelled.
The event, which Coach John Calipari started in 2012, has brought many of UK’s former stars now playing in the NBA back to Lexington over the past couple of years. It’s also been an effective recruiting tool.
Julius Randle, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Charles Matthews all visited Kentucky for the Alumni Game and later committed to the Wildcats. Randle met several NBA players and Drake — one of his favorite rappers — at the event. Booker and Ulis, who were already friends, used official visits to see UK on Alumni Game weekend last year. Matthews, who is UK’s only commitment for 2015, also made his first trip to Lexington for last year’s event.