Former Player Sentenced

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former University of Kentucky basketball player Michael Porter has been sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving an underage girl.

Lexington media report Judge Ernesto Scorsone handed down the sentence Thursday despite a request from Porter's attorney for probation.

Porter apologized for his actions and his attorney, Jim Lowry, called him a "quality individual" who wasn't likely to reoffend.