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1979-1980 Kentucky Basketball Roster

Front Row (l to r): Assistant Coach Leonard Hamilton, Head Coach Joe B. Hall, Dirk Minniefield, Jay Shidler, Kyle Macy, Chris Gettelfinger, Bo Lanter, Dwight Anderson, Assistant Coach Dick Parsons, Assistant Coach Joe Dean, Jr.

Standing: Trainer Walt McCombs, Equipment Manager Bill Keightley, Charles Hurt, Chuck Verderber, Fred Cowan, Sam Bowie, Tom Heitz, LaVon Williams, Derrick Hord, Manager George Fletcher, Graduate Assistant Dwane Casey.

#PlayerPositionHometown (Last School)HtWt
4Kyle MacyGuardPeru, IN (High)6'3"180
10Dirk MinniefieldGuardLexington, KY (Lafayette)6'3"180
12Bo LanterGuardVersailles, KY (Woodford County)6'1"175
15Chris GettelfingerGuardKnoxville, TN (Catholic)6'2"185
23Dwight AndersonGuard-ForwardDayton, OH (Roth)6'3"175
25Jay ShidlerGuardLawrenceville, IL (High)6'1"185
31Sam BowieCenter-ForwardLebanon, PA (High)7'1"230
32Derrick HordGuard-ForwardBristol, TN (Tennessee)6'6"215
33Tom HeitzForwardHamilton, IN (High)6'9"215
34Chuck VerderberForwardLincoln, IL (High)6'6"220
40Fred CowanCenter-ForwardSturgis, KY (Union County)6'8"205
44Charles HurtForwardShelbyville, KY (Shelby County)6'6"215
52Lavon WilliamsForwardDenver, CO (Manual)6'6"210

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On December 8, 1969, Dan Issel scored 41 points against North Carolina.


On December 8, 2001, Kentucky beats North Carolina for the Cats’ 1,800th victory, the first college basketball team to reach that milestone.


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