Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones still draws a crowd, even at age 84. Entertaining a large group of well-wishers recently, during a surprise birthday party, Jones was amazed by the turnout. Among the guests, former UK coach Joe B. Hall, himself a spry 81. “He’s one of the best that’s ever been to the University of Kentucky,” Hall said. That’s because Jones was a two-sport All-American, a man that played for two legendary coaches. Under Adolph Rupp, Jones was a member of the Fabulous Five. His teams won two national championships and an NIT.
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.