Top 5: Shooting Guards in UK History
06/16/2016 05:04 PM
This week’s top five featured the best shooting guards to ever wear Kentucky across their chest.
KSTV’s Top 5 Shooting Guards:
#5: Doron Lamb
Lamb was a member of the 2012 national championship team and was named to the All-NCAA Final Four Team, All-NCAA Regional team and second team All-SEC his sophomore year. He averaged 13.1 points per game in two seasons at Kentucky and shot 47% from the three point line.
#4: Tayshaun Prince
Yes, we are going to consider him a shooting guard. Prince played at UK from 1998-2002 and averaged 13.1 points per game for his career. He exploded on the scene his senior year, averaging 17.5 points per game while being named SEC player of the year and a second team All-American.
#3: Louie Dampier
We had to throw in a member of the Rupp’s Runts bunch. Dampier played at UK from 1964-1967 and was named a two-time All-American. His no. 10 jersey hangs in Rupp’s Rafters with the All-Time greats. Dampier went on to play for the Kentucky Colonels in the old ABA and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.
#2: Jodie Meeks
Meeks, who exploded his senior season averaging 23.7 points per game, left after his junior year right before John Calipari took over the reigns. Many fans wonder what would have happened if Jodie Meeks had stayed and played on the 2009-2010 team that fell to West Virginia in the Elite Eight. The consensus second team All-American scored a UK record 54 points in Kentucky’s win over Tennessee in 2009.
#1: Tony Delk
There isn’t much debate here. Delk had over 1800 points in his four year Kentucky career which ended with the unforgettable championship performance in 1996. Delk hit seven three pointers as the Wildcats defeated Syracuse to close out a magical season. Delk was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, SEC player of the year and a first-team All-American in 1996.
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