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Before the FIBA Americas Tournament, the Dominican Republic national team is scheduled to play an exhibition in Lexington’s Rupp Arena on Aug. 15 against a group of Kentucky alumni currently playing in the NBA. The Kentucky alumni scheduled to play include Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Tayshaun Prince of the Pistons.

Horford said the team is looking forward to the exhibition not as a showcase, but as a chance to improve before the tournament.

The team will stay in Lexington until it heads to Argentina for the tournament.

“I don’t know if Joakim (Noah) knows that the practices are being held out here,” Horford said of his college teammate who enjoyed prodding the rival Wildcats. “I don’t know how he’d feel about that.”