Burgess Carey

 

 

Position: Guard
Height:
6-0
Weight:
195
Date of Birth:
 
Hometown: Lexington, KY

 

  Burgess Carey
 

Season Games
Played
Total
Points
1924-25 20 20
1925-26 18 28
Total 38 48

Kentucky’s second All-American.  Maybe the lowest-scoring All-American in college basketball history.  Scored only 29 points in 18 games during the 1925-26 campaign, with a single-game high of five.  Earned his All-America status because of his great prowess as a defensive player.  Tall for the time, strong and rugged, Carey was a “back guard,” a player stationed near the opponent’s basket whose expressed purpose was the keep the enemy from scoring.  Carey was captain of the 1925-26 club, which finished with a 15-3 record, that lost the Southern Conference Tournament championship 31-26 to Mississippi A&M (later to become Mississippi State).  Came to Kentucky after leading Lexington Senior High School to state and national championships in 1922.  Carey apparently left basketball after 1926, and was a contractor in Lexington when he died in 1961 at the age of 56.