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Behind John Wall

John Wall - phot by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

- photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Hat tip to Thomas Beisner of KentuckySportsRadio.com for this.  From Jason King of Yahoo! Sports: 

He'll be a multimillionaire in seven months, but right now, the projected No. 1 pick in next summer's NBA draft is walking toward the exit of the Joe Craft Center, hoping to find a ride to English class.  “Too cold outside to walk,” says freshman John Wall, tugging his stocking cap over his ears. “Way too cold.”  And often too time-consuming.  Read article.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.

 

On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.

 

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