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1947-1948 Kentucky Basketball Roster

Front Row: (l to r): Head Coach Adolph Rupp, Johnny Stough, Ralph Beard, Kenneth Rollins, Cliff Barker, Dale Barnstable, Assistant Coach Harry Lancaster

Back Row: Manager Humzey Yessin, Garland Townes, Jim Jordan, Joe Holland, Alex Groza, Wallace Jones, Jim Line, Roger Day, Trainer Wilbert Bud Berger

#PlayerPositionHometown (Last School)HtWt
UNKMike HomaForwardFairfield, CT (Roger Ludlowe)--
UNKWill SmethersGuardMiddletown, OH (High)6'2"180
5John StoughGuardMontgomery, AL (Sidney Lanier)6'0"170
7Albert CumminsGuardBrooksville, KY (High)5'10"160
12Ralph BeardGuardLouisville, KY (Male)5'10"175
13Roger DayForwardFrostburg, MD (Beall)6'2"170
14Garland TownesGuardHazard, KY6'0"170
14Joe HollandForwardBenton, KY (High)6'4"190
15Alex GrozaAlex GrozaCenterMartins Ferry, OH (High)6'7"220
18Dale BarnstableForward-GuardAntioch, IL6'3"175
19Jack ParkinsonGuardYorktown, IN (High)6'0"175
19Walter HirschForwardDayton, OH (Northridge)6'4"180
20Kenton CampbellCenterNewark, OH (High)6'4"195
23Cliff Barker HeadshotCliff BarkerGuard, Guard-ForwardYorktown, Indiana6'2"185
25Jim LineForwardAkron, OH (North)6'2"185
26Robert HenneGuardBremen, IN (High)6'1"170
26Ken RollinsGuardWickliffe, KY6'0"175
27Wallace JonesForward-CenterHarlan, KY (High)6'4"205
30James JordanForwardChester, WV (High)6'3"185

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On December 5, 1953, Cliff Hagan scored 51 points against Temple.


On December 5, 1953, Cawood Ledford broadcasts his first game as the radio “Voice of the Wildcats.”


On December 5, 2009, freshman John Wall bounced back from a bout with dehydration and a queasy encounter with an IV drip to finish with 16 points -- including the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left -- seven assists, five rebounds and three steals to lift the Wildcats to a 68-66 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels.  This was the first signature win of Calipari's tenure and proved his rebuilding job was well ahead of schedule.


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