It seems like a week doesn't pass without a preseason publication naming one or multiple Kentucky Wildcats as picks for All-America or All-SEC. This week is no different. This time around Athlon came out with its preseason publication and five players from John Calipari's 2011-12 squad were tabbed. Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones earned first team All-SEC honors; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was named to the second team; and Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb were third-team honorees.
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 February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105. Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum. This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.