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Wayne Turner will coach the Bluegrass Boys in The Basketball Tournament

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The Bluegrass Boys roster is already loaded with talent, and now, they added yet another impressive piece to roam the sidelines.

This afternoon, it was announced that former Kentucky star Wayne Turner will coach the Bluegrass Boys during The Basketball Tournament.

Turner, who helped lead Kentucky to two championships (1996 and 1998) and one runner-up finish, made the announcement on Twitter today.

“This is Wayne Turner, excited to announce that I will be headed back to Lexington to coach the Bluegrass Boys in the TBT Tournament,” he said. “Let’s go, Big Blue [Nation]. We need your support.”

As of today, the roster consists of former Wildcats Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins, Josh Harrellson, Marcus Lee, Ramon Harris, Kevin Galloway, and AJ Stewart.

The Basketball Tournament will be heading to Lexington, KY from July 19-21, where seven total games will be played at Frederick Douglass High School.

Here is the day-to-day itinerary for the Lexington Regional:

Round 1 / Friday, July 19

  • Game 1 – 3:00pm
  • Game 2 – 5:00pm
  • Game 3 – 7:00pm
  • Game 4 – 9:00pm

Round 2 / Saturday, July 20

  • Game 5 – 4:00pm
  • Game 6 – 6:00pm

Round 3 / Sunday, July 21

  • Game 7 – 2:00pm

TBT 2019 will feature a 64-team bracket, where all participants will compete in the single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament with a $2 million prize on the line. Games will air live on ESPN networks beginning Friday, July 19.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Wayne Turner will coach the Bluegrass Boys in The Basketball Tournament



  1. ColoradoCatFan88
    4:15 pm June 3, 2019 Permalink

    One of my all time favorite Cats! My man had the worst jump shot ever, but was a helluva defender & penetrator. Loved watching him play



  2. Ridge Runner
    4:51 pm June 3, 2019 Permalink

    Yes, heโ€™s been coaching off/on since 2009 or so. Great get for a lot of reasons.



  3. runningunnin.454
    5:20 pm June 3, 2019 Permalink

    He just blew by Dook’s Wojo again. Wojo was ’98 national defensive player of the year? Ha ha ha.



    • RealCatsFan
      5:28 pm June 3, 2019 Permalink

      Now where’s that LIKE button again? ๐Ÿ˜‰



  4. TheAssman
    5:56 pm June 3, 2019 Permalink

    He sounds like Kenny Walker…I think Turner set the record for most ever NCAA games played.



  5. sincitycat
    9:52 pm June 3, 2019 Permalink

    Wojo is still looking for his jock after trying to guard Wayne. I can still watch that game over and over.



  6. The last sith lord
    9:56 pm June 3, 2019 Permalink

    Y isnt he playing