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Retired Jerseys

In recognition of outstanding contributions to the University of Kentucky basketball program, the UK Athletics Department has retired jerseys honoring the following:

  1920-21-22
56 1925-26
  Carey Spicer 1929-30-31
  , Head Coach  1931-72
  Forest “Aggie” Sale 1931-32-33
7 –  John “Frenchy” DeMoisey –  1932-33-34
4 –  Layton “Michey” Rouse –  1938-39-40
26 –  Kenny Rallins+ –  1943-47-48
15 –  Alex Groza+ –  1945-47-48-49
12 –  Ralph Beard+ –  1946-47-48-49
27 –  Wallace Jones+ – 1946-47-48-49
22 –  Cliff Barker+ –  1947-48-49
77 –  Bill Spivey –  1950-51
30 –  Frank Ramsey* –  1951-52-54
6 –  Cliff Hagan* –  1951-52-54
16 –  Lou Tsioropoulos* –  1951-52-54
42 –  Bill Evans* –  1952-54-55
20 –  Gayle Rose* –  1952-55-55
 –  Caywood Ledford “Voice of the Wildcats” 1953-92
22 –  Jerry Bird* –  1954-55-56
44 –  Phil Grawemeyer* –  1954-55-56
50 –  –  1955-56
52 –  Vernon Hatton –  1956-57-58
24 –  Johnny Cox –  1957-58-59
    ” – Equipment Manager
44 –  Cotton Nash –  1962-63-64
10 –  Louie Dampier –  1965-66-67
42 –  Pat Riley –  1965-66-67
44 –  –  1968-69-70 UK's All-Time Leading Scorer
  Joe B. Hall, Head Coach –  1973-85
35 –  Kevin Grevey –  1973-74-75
21 –  Jack Givens –  1975-76-77-78
53 –  Rick Robey –  1975-76-77-78
4 –  Kyle Macy –  1978-79-80
34 –  Kenny Walker –  1983-84-85-86
32 –  –  1989-90-91-92
12 –  –  1989-90-91-92
34 –  –  1989-90-91-92
11 –  Sean Woods –  1990-91-92
24 –  Jamal Mashburn –  1991-92-93
  Rick Pitino, Head Coach –  1990-1997

*Member of 1954 Undefeated National Champions
+Member of “The Fabulous Five,” 1948 National Champions & Olympic Gold Medalists

 

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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