It's a difficult transition made every year by NBA rookies. They are used to being the big man on campus, the star of the team, the go-to guy. Reality first sets in on draft night. After a few months of speculation, they are drafted by a team. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are drafted lower than hoped, and they embark on a journey that will result in little to no playing time, in which they will battle just to be noticed in hopes to catch their break to become a star. Read article.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 23, 1970, Dan Issel scored 47 points against Alabama.
- On February 23, 2019, with an 80-53 victory over Auburn, 10th-year head coach John Calipari moves past Joe B. Hall for the second most victories by a UK head coach in program history. He trails only the Baron of the Bluegrass, Adolph Rupp.