Two basketball greats headed to Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame

Rex Chapman - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.
Rex Chapman – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.

has said before that whoever is in the seat of ’s head basketball coach is the keeper of the tradition. Though Coach Cal is in charge of that now, one of his predecessors is headed to the Athletics Hall of Fame for keeping the tradition of winning going.

Former Wildcat coach Orlando “Tubby” Smith and former star will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2013 class, which includes Smith, Chapman, Oliver Barnett (football), Leslie Nichols (women’s basketball), Press Whelan (track/cross country) and Jessie Witten (men’s tennis) will be formally inducted during Hall of Fame weekend, Sept. 27-28, in conjunction with ’s game against Florida.

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