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1957-1958 Kentucky Basketball Roster

Front Row (l to r): Head Coach Adolph Rupp, Adrian Smith, John Crigler, Ed Beck, Don Mills, Johnny Cox, Vernon Hatton, Asst. Coach Harry Lancaster

Standing: Student Manager Jay Atkerson, Earl Adkins, Bill Smith, Phil Johnson, Bill Cassady, Lincoln Collinsworth, Harold Ross

#PlayerPositionHometown (Last School)HtWt
10Lincoln CollinsworthGuardSalyersville, KY6'3"185
10Lowell HughesGuardPrestonsburg, KY (High)6'0"175
12Billy Ray CassadyForward-GuardInez, KY6'2"191
14Phil JohnsonForward-CenterLexington, KY (University High)6'5"190
20Dick HoweCenter-ForwardCarbondale, IL (Carbondale Community)6'5"210
24Johnny CoxForwardHazard, KY (High)6'4"185
32John CriglerForwardHebron, KY (High)6'3"180
33Harold RossGuard-ForwardHickman, KY6'3"175
34Ed BeckCenterFort Valley, GA6'7"188
40Earl AdkinsGuardAshland, KY (High)6'4"180
50Adrian SmithAdrian SmithGuardFarmington, KY6'0"178
52Vernon HattonGuardLexington, KY (Lafayette)6'3"195
54Don MillsCenterBerea, KY (High)6'6"185
88Bill SmithForwardWalton, KY6'5"200

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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