Larry Vaught of VaughtsViews.com brings up a little known fact. Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua was the first Hispanic and the first non-black player to play for the Harlem Globetrotters in 52 years. He played in 48 countries during his seven years with the Globetrotters following his collegiate career at Pittsburgh and was nicknamed “Hurricane” because of his moves and quickness. 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.