A piece of UK basketball history you may not know...

05/30/2016 05:54 PM

Did you know that 149 Kentucky basketball players have served in the US military? Carlos Toomer, a member of the Kentucky basketball team from 1990-1992, is the most recent player to serve. Of those 149 players, six died while in the line of duty. Tonight, we not only honor our basketball players, but all troops (past and present) who have served and are serving to keep this country free.

From the KSTV family, we want to thank all members of our armed forces for their service to our country.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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