Adolph Rupp (right), poses with his mentor, former University of Kansas head basketball coach Dr. Forrest (“Phog”) Allen. Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
Basil Hayden (holding the basketball) is pictured with his teammates following UK’s first championship in the sport, a 20-19 victory over Georgia in the 1921 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament. The head coach was George C. Buchheit, top left. Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
Wallace (“Wah Wah”) Jones (27) earned All-American honors in football playing for Paul (“Bear”) Bryant and in basketball playing for Adolph Rupp. Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
Charles (“Cotton”) Nash (right) and Adolph Rupp kneel behind the four NCAA Championship trophies UK won during Rupp’s tenure. Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
Dan Issel (44) scored 53 points against Ole Miss on Feburary 7, 1970, a school record he held for 39 years. Here, he puts up a shot against Vanderbilt in 1969. Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
During Joe B. Hall’s 13-year coaching tenure, 23 former UK players were drafted by the NBA, including five in the first round. Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
Deron Feldhaus (12), one of the “Unforgettables,” followed in the footsteps of his father, Allen, Sr., by earning a spot on the Wildcats roster. Courtesy Lexington Herald-Leader. Photo by Tim Sharp.
Darius Miller played in 152 games from 2008-2012, the most by any Wildcat in the program’s history. Photo courtesy Victoria Graff
With (from left) former Cats Jim Master, Roger Harden, and Marquis Estill, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Oct. 7, 2014. Two former Indiana “Mr. Basketballs” and a Kentucky Gatorade State Player of the year right there!
With UK Athletics Hall of Famer and UK Radio Network basketball analyst Mike Pratt at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville on Oct. 8, 2014.
With 1978 Final Four Most Outstanding Player Jack “Goose” Givens at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, Ky., on Oct. 9, 2014. Givens ranks third all-time in scoring.