The Wildcats added another piece to their puzzle for next season. After transferring out of Mississippi State in December, Twany Beckham has opted to head back to his home state and play for the University of Kentucky. “I'm a Wildcat,” Beckham said. “This is the happiest day of my life.” A 6-foot-5 guard, Beckham is a unique prospect that can play a handful of positions because of his size, ball handling and ability to pass. To give credit where credit is due, NationofBlue.com broke this news yesterday.
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 December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.
- On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.
- On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky. It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.