10 Jim Dinwiddie

Name
Position
Guard
Class
SR
Hometown (Last School)
Leitchfield,
Ht
6'4"
Wt
175
Seasons
1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71
Birthday
May 1, 1948

Obituary – Former Wildcat basketball player dies at age 63, Lexington Herald-Leader (February 7, 2012) by Karla Ward

Attorney and former University of basketball player Jim Dinwiddie, 63, was found dead Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, said Grayson County Coroner Joseph Brad Hudson.

Officers from the Leitchfield Police Department found Dinwiddie dead of a single gunshot wound in his home on the public square in Leitchfield. They had been called to the scene at 10:07 a.m., according to a news release from the police department.

Dinwiddie grew up in Leitchfield and returned there to work as an attorney after his career at UK.

The News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown reported that Dinwiddie’s secretary found him in the bedroom above his law office, which was in a former hotel building he owned.

Dinwiddie was a 6-4 guard who played for the Wildcats under for three seasons, from 1968 to 1971, scoring 277 points over his career.

He was drafted in the 10th round of the draft by the in 1971.

Watson and Hunt Funeral Directors in Leitchfield is in charge of arrangements.