LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Players from the Kentucky men's basketball team will host a 'Players First Fan Fest' Sunday, August 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Rupp Arena.
Keion Brooks Jr., Lance Ware, TyTy Washington, C.J. Fredrick, Kellan Grady, Jacob Toppin, Sahvir Wheeler, Bryce Hopkins and Dontaie Allen will participate in the events, which include a skills competition, three-point contest, dunk contest and more.
The news was broken on ESPN Jordan Schultz's Instagram Live along with the players.
Limited tickets are available here.
Due to the Name, Image, and Likeness era for collegiate athletes, this allows the players to earn a little extra money and have some fun in front of the Big Blue Nation. This is the first NIL deal of its kind, which allows the players to put on, and benefit off of, an event as a team.