Jack Givens’ soft jumpers provided a touch of class to Kentucky’s attack

Jack Givens

The story goes that  once had a 6’9″ center who assiduously avoided contact. This infuriated Rupp, who liked  pivotmen to throw more elbows than hook shots. In practice one day, Rupp caught the timid one loitering on the foul line during a fierce battle under the boards. Calling the workout to a halt, Rupp gazed up at the center and said, “What’s a nice boy like you doing in a place like this?”

 

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