He changed and blocked shots down low, cleared the boards and often showed his amazing speed, athleticism and even guard skills by going end-to-end in record time. His most beautiful display was clearing the boards, dribbling past everyone then dishing to Irving for a layup with 5:07 left in the game, giving the Celtics a 53-38 lead.
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.