Former Kentucky guard Tony Delk sat on the bench located along the wall inside the men’s basketball practice gym at the Joe Craft Center. He had a smile on his face as he watched the Wildcats practice and spoke with fellow UK Athletics Hall of Famer Sam Bowie.
In this setting, at this gym, Delk was among family.
A class of 2008 inductee to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, Delk was back in Lexington with the SEC Network to watch the Wildcats prior to the annual Blue-White Game. But for Delk, the return to Rupp Arena was much more than another venue he had to visit for work with the television network.
“It’s a home away from home,” Delk said. “It’s great just to come back and see the fan support, but just the tradition. To see the banners, to see the jersey retired and see former players. There’s so much that comes behind being a Kentucky player. It’s a great tradition to have been a part of.