Congratulations are in order for former Kentucky big man Lukasz Obrzut. He got married on Saturday to his college sweetheart, Nikkie Belcher.
Obrzut, who finished his college career in the 2006-07 season, met Belcher during his junior year at UK. They maintained a relationship as he played pro basketball in his native Poland and she went to law school.
The marriage was performed in Lexington by Judge Kim Bunnell.
“We fell in love,” Obrzut said of the decision to get married. “We just decided to do it. Nothing big. We went to court. We planned the whole thing is about 18 hours. No friends or family involved. We just wanted to do it on our own. We love each other.”
Obrzut, who left his home at age 15 to pursue a career in basketball, said he looked forward to settling down. He and his bride hope to move to Lexington by September.
“I’m just hungry to find a home,” he said. “I feel Lexington, for me, is my destination. It will be nice, for a change, to be around people you know.”