LEXINGTON, Ky. -- John Calipari knew the Dominican Republic national team he's coaching needed some competition before heading to the FIBA Americas Tournament later this month, so he turned to his network of former Kentucky stars now in the NBA.
The result was an exhibition against a team dubbed "the Pros," led by John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Jodie Meeks and other former players that was as much preparation for the Dominican Republic's quest for an Olympic bid as it was a treat for the Wildcats fans who packed Kentucky's Rupp Arena on Monday night to see it.
Francisco Garcia led the Dominican Republic with 30 points in the 106-88 win over the Pros. Edgar Sosa scored 29 in the game.
Cousins led the Pros with 28 points and had 14 rebounds.