Ed Davender sentenced eight years

Updated: August 28, 2010, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- One of the University of Kentucky's all-time leading scorers in basketball has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his involvement in a ticket scam.

Ed Davender received the sentence Friday in a courtroom not far from the Lexington campus.

Davender pleaded guilty in Fayette County Circuit Court in May to taking money for Kentucky men's basketball season tickets, but never producing them. Victims lost tens of thousands of dollars.

Davender will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence.

He had been on probation after pleading guilty to charges related to the scam in other counties.

The 44-year-old Davender played for UK from 1984 through 1988. He is 11th on the program's scoring list, with 1,637 points. He's also fourth in steals, with 191.


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