- Carroll Burchett
- Hometown (Last School)
- Fuget, KY (Flat Gap)
- 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62
- December 11, 1937
Known as the “rebounding redhead.” Burchett was named All-SEC Third Team in 1962. He finished his UK career averaging 8 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. He was named as head coach of Flat Gap High School, where he graduated in 1957, for the 1962-63 school year. He was inducted into the Johnson County Legends Hall of Fame in 2016.
From the 1962 University of Kentucky Media Guide:
This 6-4 mountain lad could be the “swing man” in Coach Adolph Rupp’s 1961-62 line-up, operating in the valuable role of No. 6 man to play either in the pivot or at forward extensively. If the situation develops that he is relegated to the bench at the start, Burchett just might be the best sixth man in a pretty wide circle of cage powerhouses. And, both he and his coaches are counting on a dependable pattern that has seen the lanky redhead at his best when he comes off the bench in a fireman role to get his club control of the boards and out of trouble, scoring-wise. He’s rarely been a starter—gaining the assignment for only three games in mid-season last year and being picked only 12 times as a sophomore—but has proven himself capable of some surprising scoring outbursts. One of the big attributes of this rebounding redhead is the way he goes after that ball and his board work in the past two seasons prompted his trial in pre-season work this year at the starting post position. However, he gives away just a little too much height and has to depend too much on his spring and extraordinary reach to have the stamina needed to stay with bigger pivot men. Coach Rupp at-tributes a large measure of Carroll”s rebounding skill to “the longest arms I’ve ever seen on a fellow who stands only six feet four.” If he can keep up the pace of his past board work in either a starting center-forward job or in top-flight relief capacity, Burchett should prove ex-tremely valuable to the team effort and take up some of the rebound-ing slack that will be missed by the departure of such hands as Ned Jennings, Roger Newman and Bill Lickert. His 126 grabs last season was fourth best on the team and he stood fifth in scoring with 144 points in 25 games. The lanky mountain lad, a second team All-State pick while playing for Flat Gap High, came to Kentucky in 1958 as a mid-year enrolee. He was held out the following season (1958-59) after becoming eligible at the start of the second semester, but developed into a dependable hand in 1959-60 with 155 points, 158 re-bounds and selection on the All-Conference Sophomore team despite a bout with hepatitis that slowed him down in early season.