Looks like it.
Not that UK needs one, but it's likely to happen. If I'm Billy Gillespie, I couch the new arena in terms of need, not just want. "We can't get outdone by Auburn or even UGA, with their new practice facility. I need a new arena just so I won't lose out on the recruiting circuit."
And so goes his argument in the attached article.
Since the feasability study is just being discussed, it's not likely that the arena would be finished any time soon. But it's apparent that UK is prepared to invest in its basketball program in a big way.
"That's what we do..."