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Tod Lanter
Tod Lanter
Hometown (Last School)
Lexington, Ky. (Gulf Coast State CC)
2014-15, 2012-13, 2013-14
February 15, 1991

Tod Lanter was born Samuel Tod Lanter on February 15, 1991, in Lexington, Kentucky to Bo and Joy Lanter. His father, Bo Lanter, played basketball at UK from 1979 to 1982. His sister, Kyndall, played soccer at Southern Mississippi.

Lanter played high school basketball for Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Lexington. He played the 2010-11 season at Gulf Coast State CC, averaging 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds. He scored a career-high 16 points in his first collegiate game and shot 41.8 percent.

In his sophomore year at Kentucky, Lanter saw action in six games. He played a career-high three minutes against Mississippi State, grabbing two rebounds. Lanter saw his first career action in SEC play with a minute at Tennessee.

As a junior, Lanter earned SEC Academic team honors for the second-straight season. He notched a pair of rebounds in a minute of a win over Transylvania.

As a senior, Lanter was an All-SEC Academic Honor Roll member for the third consecutive season. He saw action in a career-high seven games, which included his first career start on Senior Day against Florida. Lanter drilled a 3-pointer from the right wing in a dominating victory over Auburn. The 3-pointer marked the first points of his career. He also logged a minute of play in the NCAA Tournament victory over Hampton, the first postseason action of his career.

While Lanter has played sparingly, he has no regrets about being part of the UK program.

“I’ve grown up around this program. I’ve seen its ups and downs. I’ve had a little bit of insight with my dad being here, stories and things, and I’ve had personal relationships with past players. So I’ve gotten a little bit more of an insight than most typical fans have,” Lanter said. “And then now I got to step into this role and experience something that most kids growing up here don’t get to do and it’s just been — every step of the way I’ve tried to take it all in one step at a time, one day at a time.

“You get caught up in the ups and downs of a season and the ins and outs of practice and things and you sometimes lose track of where you actually are and what you’re getting to go through and how many people would kill to be able to be in this position. I try to take the time to take it all in.”

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club.  He did it in 49 games.


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