VIDEO: Kentucky pros/alums play in annual charity game

Nearly 20,000 people made their way to Rupp Arena in the middle of September to watch a fake basketball game in Kentucky on Monday night.

This isn't surprising.

Video above of the now-annual UK Alumni Game features familiar faces such as Anthony Davis, John Wall, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and others who donned UK colors in the past half-decade. The game is played for two reasons: 1) It's Kentucky, so obviously, and 2) in the name of raising money for charity. Reportedly more than $1 million dollars was raised between this game and John Calipari's Fantasy Camp festivities from last week.

Ah, yes, there's a third reason to do this as well: easy, easy recruiting tactic. UK held the game while hosting a few big-time recruits, like seniors Jahlil Okfaor, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker, and juniors Charles Matthews and Derrick Jones.

The Blue team, led by John Wall's 40-10-10 won 111-95 over the White. Brandon Knight scored 30. DeMarcus Cousins coached the winning squad.

Anthony Davis did this, too.


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Matt Norlander has been with CBS Sports since 2010, primarily covering college basketball but also writes about the NBA Draft, the Olympics and the World Cup. He lives in Connecticut and loves to play... Full Bio

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