From Tom Leach, who spoke with Grant Walh, the SI writer that did the recent story on John Wall, “Sports Illustrated has featured a Kentucky basketball player on its cover several times, but as far as I know, this week's profile of UK freshman point guard John Wall represents the first time an individual Wildcat has been the subject of a cover story. Grant Wahl wrote the article and came away impressed with Wall beyond his basketball skills.”
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.