Former two-time Kentucky All-America selection Bob Burrow (1955-56) has been tabbed as Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year’s SEC Tournament, which will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., March 11-15.
A two-time All-America pick in his two years at Kentucky, Burrow is a member of UK’s 1,000-point club (1,023). Burrow was named third-team All-America and first-team All-SEC during the 1955 season. He averaged a team-leading 19.0 points per game that season and received NCAA All-Regional team honors as he helped lead UK to the 1955 Elite Eight.
In his senior season, the Well, Texas, native was named a consensus second-team All-America selection and named first-team All-SEC for the second straight season, while also repeating honors on the NCAA All-Regional team.
Burrow was drafted 57th overall in the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals.
The 2015 class includes C.M. Newton, Alabama; Darrell Walker, Arkansas; Chris Porter, Auburn; Eddie Shannon, Florida; Jacky Dorsey, Georgia; Bob Burrow, Kentucky; Ronald Dupree, LSU; B.L. “Country” Graham, Ole Miss; Doug Hutton, Mississippi State; Derrick Chievous, Missouri; Jack Thompson, South Carolina; Johnny Darden, Tennessee; Sonny Parker, Texas A&M; Bruce Elder, Vanderbilt.
Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution’s first game at the tournament.
This marks the 17th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.