Earlier today word came out from Anthony Davis, Jr. that he had been selected to participate in the McDonald's All-American game, scheduled for March 30th in Chicago. Now the news is flowing out that his future teammates Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague have also been selected for the nation's premier all-star showcase. Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and Doron Lamb were on the 2010 All-American squad but none had made the announcement to attend Kentucky when the roster was released. The official announcement for the 2011 roster is not scheduled to be made until February 10.
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.