Jeff Sheppard is one of Kentucky basketball's beloved, winning two national championships with the Wildcats and earning most outstanding player honors at the 1998 Final Four. Sheppard, a graduate of McIntosh High, also played briefly with the Hawks in the 1998-99 season before a stint in Italy. Sheppard now lives in London, Ky., with his wife, Stacey, herself a former Kentucky basketball star, and their two children. Sheppard runs an apparel company called 15inc and is vice president of Wazoo Sports, a regional sports network.
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.