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LOOK: Nick Richards and Leah Edmond take photos in UK jerseys for final time

Photo: Darren Edmond

UK Athletics’ favorite lovebirds are leaving their nest in Lexington and taking the next step in their careers, but they couldn’t leave without wearing Kentucky across their chests one final time.

This past weekend, former UK stars Nick Richards and Leah Edmond of the men’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams, respectively, took part in a final photoshoot sporting their Kentucky jerseys.

“Last time putting our jerseys on might as well have a photo shoot,” Edmond said in a Facebook post.

Here are just a few of the pictures the former UK volleyball star shared:

Photo: Darren Edmond

Photo: Darren Edmond

Photo: Darren Edmond

Check out the entire photo gallery below:

This past year at Kentucky, Richards managed a breakout junior campaign in which he became one of the best frontcourt players in all of college basketball. Averaging 14.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks on the year, the 6-foot-11 center out of Kingston, Jamaica was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team, All-SEC Defensive Team, National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 20 Team, and United States Basketball Writers Association All-District IV Team.

As for Edmond, the Lexington native was named an AVCA First Team All-American to go with AVCA Region Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year, and First Team All-SEC honors. Among numerous other honors and achievements throughout her historic four-year career at Kentucky, Edmond broke the school record for all-time career kills in both scoring eras this past season.

This offseason, KSR’s own Maggie Davis caught up with the power couple about their Kentucky careers and what’s next for both.

Take a look:

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

3 Comments for LOOK: Nick Richards and Leah Edmond take photos in UK jerseys for final time

  1. RealCatsFan
    10:09 am June 23, 2020 Permalink

    Makes me sad to not get to see these two repping UK Blue on the court. Maybe someday we will get to see their freakishly athletic children keeping up the UK tradition.

  2. StuckinLville
    12:16 pm June 23, 2020 Permalink

    It’s a shame Nick said the coaches pretty much told him to leave because it’s looking like he’s not even going to be drafted. I really hope that’s not the case and things work out for him. One more season he could have been like dude from Kansas been a first-team All-American.

  3. crazycatfan65
    6:36 pm June 23, 2020 Permalink

    Great looking couple and 2 fine young adults who will be successful in life and I for one am proud of the way they represented UK. Wish them both nothing but happiness and success in life because these two young adults deserve nothing but the best.. Ms. Edmond did a wonderful job of having Nick find his own personal confidence.