When Tony Delk walked to the center of Rupp Arena to receive his 1996 national championship ring last Wednesday night, the roar of the crowd made it clear just how important he still is to the Big Blue Nation. The former guard not only led UK to a national championship with a record seven 3-pointers in the title game, he earned All-American first-team honors, was named SEC Player of the Year and was the 1996 Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
Looking back at his time at Kentucky now, Delk said his UK experience had little to with the individual accolades he racked up over the years.
As the 1996 team started rolling into Lexington last Tuesday night, Delk looked forward to reuniting with his “family.” Although “The Untouchables” are known most for their dominating national championship, Delk pointed out that 1996 was about more than just hanging a banner.
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.