Kentucky Men's Basketball Awards

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
(With seven players winning the coveted medal of Olympic participation, the University of Kentucky leads the nation in honorees.)

Players:Wallace Jones   1948Cliff Barker    1948Ralph Beard     1948Alex Groza      1948Kenny Rollins   1948Billy Evans     1956Adrian Smith    1960Sam Bowie      *1980Coaches:Adolph Rupp     1948Tubby Smith(Assistant) 2000

*United States boycotted the Moscow Games.Bowie awarded a medal by President Carter.

PAN AMERICAN GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
Billy Evans     1958Adrian Smith    1959Rick Robey      1975Kyle Macy       1979Jim Master      1983
PAN AMERICAN SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Rex Chapman     1987

TOURNAMENT OF AMERICAS GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Tubby Smith     2000

LEADERSHIP AWARD
2002    Tayshaun Prince, J.P. Blevins2001    Tayshaun Prince, Saul Smith2000    Jamaal Magloire, Steve Masiello1999    Wayne Turner1998    Cameron Mills1997    Anthony Epps1994    Travis Ford1993    Junior Braddy1992    John Pelphrey1991    Reggie Hanson1990    Reggie Hanson1989    Sean Sutton1988    Ed Davender1987    Paul Andrews1986    Roger Harden1985    Kenny Walker, Winston Bennett1984    Dickey Beal1983    Charles Hurt1982    Chuck Verderber1981    Chuck Verderber1980    Kyle Macy1979    Kyle Macy1978    Kyle Macy1977    Rick Robey1976    Jack Givens1975    Jimmy Dan Conner1974    Bob Guyette1973    Kevin Grevey1972    Stan Key1971    Larry Steele1970    Dan Issel1969    Dan Issel1968    Thad Jaracz, Cliff Berger1967    Louie Dampier, Pat Riley1966    Larry Conley,Tommy Kron1965    Terry Mobley1964    Larry Conley1963    Roy Roberts1962    Larry Pursiful1961    Dick Parsons1960    Dick Parsons1959    Johnny Cox1958    Vernon Hatton1957    Ed Beck1956    Bob Burrow1955    Bill Evans1954    Frank Ramsey1953    Not awarded1952    Frank Ramsey1951    Frank Ramsey
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
2002    Tayshaun Prince2001    Tayshaun Prince, Keith Bogans2000    Tayshaun Prince1999    Wayne Turner1998    Jeff Shepherd1997    Ron Mercer1996    Tony Delk1995    Tony Delk, Rodrick Rhodes, Walter McCarty1994    Travis Ford, Tony Delk1993    Jamal Mashburn1992    Jamal Mashburn1991    Reggie Hanson, John Pelphrey1990    Reggie Hanson1989    Chris Mills1988    Rex Chapman1987    Ed Davender1986    Kenny Walker1985    Kenny Walker1984    Sam Bowie, Melvin Turpin1983    Dirk Minniefield, Melvin Turpin1982    Derrick Hord, Dirk Minniefield1981    Sam Bowie, Dirk Minniefield1980    Kyle Macy1979    Kyle Macy1978    Jack Givens, Rick Robey1977    Jack Givens1976    Jack Givens, Mike Phillips1975    Kevin Grevey1974    Kevin Grevey1973    Jim Andrews1972    Tom Parker1971    Larry Steele1970    Dan Issel, Mike Pratt1969    Dan Issel1968    Mike Casey1967    Louie Dampier, Pat Riley1966    Pat Riley, Louie Dampier1965    Pat Riley1964    Cotton Nash, Larry Conley1963    Ted Deeken1962    Cotton Nash
OUTSTANDING SENIOR
1999    Scott Padgett1998    Allen Edwards1997    Jared Prickett1991    Reggie Hanson1990    Derrick Miller1989    Mike Scott1988    Winston Bennett1987    James Blackmon1986    Kenny Walker1985    Bret Bearup1984    Sam Bowie1983    Derrick Hord1982    Chuck Verderber1981    Fred Cowan1980    Kyle Macy1979    Truman Claytor1978    Jack Givens, Rick Robey1977    Larry Johnson1976    Reggie Warford1975    Kevin Grevey1974    Ronnie Lyons1973    Jim Andrews1972    Tom Parker1971    Mike Casey1970    Dan Issel1969    Phil Argento1968    Thad Jaracz1967    Louie Dampier, Pat Riley1966    Larry Conley, Tommy Kron1965    John Adams
BEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE
2002    Marquis Estill  111 of 178 62.4%2001    Marquis Estill   85 of 141 60.3%2000    Jamaal Magloire 148 of 246 50.0%1999    Michael Bradley 157 of 239 65.7%1998    Nazr Mohammed   190 of 318 59.7%
BEST FREE THROW SHOOTER
2002    Chuck Hayes       48 of 65-73.8%2001    Tayshaun Prince   97 of 115-84.3%2000    J.P. Blevins      19 of 25-76.0%1999    Heshimu Evans     94 of 128-73.4%1998    Scott Padgett     87 of 102-85.3%1995    Anthony Epps      58 of 80-85.0%1994    Travis Ford      103 of 113-91.2%1993    Travis Ford      104 of 118-88.1%1992    Gimel Martinez    68 of 77-88.3%1991    Richie Farmer     64 of 76-84.2%1990    Richie Farmer     50 of 59-84.7%1989    Richie Farmer     24 of 28-85.7%1988    Ed Davender      149 of 171-87.1%1987    Ed Davender      107 of 145-73.8%1986    Roger Harden      26 of 31-83.4%1985    Richard Madison   31 of 38-81.6%1984    Jim Master        60 of 74-81.1%1983    Derrick Hord      65 of 79-82.3%1981    Dirk Minniefield  55 of 63-87.3%1980    Kyle Macy        104 of 114-91.2%1979    Kyle Macy        112 of 129-86.8%1978    Kyle Macy        115 of 129-89.2%1977    Jack Givens       94 of 113-83.2%1976    Jack Givens      116 of 140-82.9%1975    Rick Robey        51 of 63-81.0%1974    Kevin Grevey      83 of 100-83.0%1973    Steve Lochmueller 33 of 38-86.8%(Donated Prior to 1973 by Adolph Rupp)1972    Ronnie Lyons      70 of 80-87.5%1971    Kent Hollenbeck   82 of 93-88.2%1970    Larry Steele      45 of 49-91.8%1969    Phil Argento      47 of 61-77.0%1965    Louie Dampier     84 of 100-84.0%1964    Tommy Kron        28 of 34-82.3%1963    Scotty Baesler    59 of 69-85.5%1962    Larry Pursiful    89 of 109-81.6%
FEWEST TURNOVERS
1995    Tony Delk (51)1994    Jeff Brassow (20)1993    Dale Brown (58), Rodney Dent (41)1992    Richie Farmer (32)1991    Jeff Brassow (28)1990    Deron Feldhaus (54)1989    Derrick Miller (62)1988    Eric Manuel (29)1987    Derrick Miller (22)1986    Kenny Walker (54)1985    Bret Bearup (36)1984    Kenny Walker (40)1983    Charles Hurt (39)1982    Charles Hurt (31)1981    Charles Hurt (31)1980    Kyle Macy (60)1979    Kyle Macy (63)1978    Jack Givens (52)1977    Jack Givens (53)1976    Reggie Warford (46)1975    Bob Guyette (50)1974    Ronnie Lyons (37)1973    Ronnie Lyons (46)
MOST REBOUNDS
1998    Nazr Mohammed (282)1995    Mark Pope (207)1994    Jared Prickett (232)1993    Jamal Mashburn (284)1992    Jamal Mashburn (281)1991    Jamal Mashburn (195)1990    Reggie Hanson (200)1989    Chris Mills (277)1988    Winston Bennett (258)1987    Richard Madison (216)1986    Kenny Walker (276)1985    Kenny Walker (315)1984    Sam Bowie (313)1983    Melvin Turpin (195)1982    Melvin Turpin (212)1981    Sam Bowie (254)1980    Sam Bowie (276)1979    Lavon Willlams (213)1978    Rick Robey (261)1977    Rick Robey (273)1976    Mike Phillips (295)1975    Rick Robey (214)1974    Bob Guyette (205)1973    Jim Andrews (348)1972    Jim Andrews (315)1971    Tom Payne (283)1970    Dan Issel (369)1969    Dan Issel (321)1968    Dan Issel (428)1967    Thad Jaracz (215)1966    Pat Riley (259)1965    John Adams
BEST REBOUNDER
(Goes after the ball the hardest)
2002    Tayshaun Prince2001    Tayshaun Prince2000    Jamaal Magloire1999    Scott Padgett1998    Nazr Mohammed1997    Nazr Mohammed1996    Antoine Walker1995    Mark Pope1994    Tony Delk
MOST ASSISTS
2002    Cliff Hawkins (136)1998    Wayne Turner (173)1989    Sean Sutton (146)1988    Ed Davender (131)1987    Rex Chapman (103)1986    Roger Harden (232)1985    Roger Harden (142)1984    Dickey Beal (133)1983    Dirk Minniefield (189)1982    Dirk Minniefield (188)1981    Dirk Minniefield (151)1980    Kyle Macy (163)1979    Kyle Macy (129)1978    Kyle Macy (178)1977    Larry Johnson (143)1976    Larry Johnson ( 98)1975    Jimmy Dan Conner (106), Mike Flynn (106)1974    Mike Flynn ( 83)1973    Jimmy Dan Conner ( 83)1972    Stan Key ( 89)1971    Larry Steele ( 93)1970    Mike Pratt ( 99)1969    Mike Casey (129)1968    Mike Pratt ( 82)1967    Pat Riley ( 68)1966    Larry Conley (100)
BEST PLAYMAKER
2001    Saul Smith2000    Saul Smith1999    Wayne Turner1998    Wayne Turner1996    Anthony Epps1995    Rodrick Rhodes1994    Travis Ford1993    Travis Ford1992    Sean Woods1991    Sean Woods1990    John Pelphrey
BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
2002    Tayshaun Prince2001    Saul Smith2000    Jamaal Magloire1999    Jamaal Magloire1998    Jamaal Magloire1997    Jamaal Magloire, Wayne Turner1996    Tony Delk1995    Tony Delk1993    Dale Brown1992    Dale Brown1991    Reggie Hanson1990    Assistant Coaches1989    Reggie Hanson1988    Ed Davender1987    Ed Davender1986    Ed Davender, Winston Bennett1985    Winston Bennett1984    Kenny Walker1983    Dirk Minniefield1982    Dirk Minniefield1981    Dirk Minniefield1980    Dirk Minniefield1979    Truman Claytor1978    Truman Claytor1977    Larry Johnson1976    Larry Johnson1975    Mike Flynn1974    Larry Johnson1973    Mike Flynn
THREE-POINT AWARD
(Presented by Central Bank)
2002    Gerald Fitch2001    Keith Bogans2000    J.P. Blevins1999    Desmond Allison1998    Cameron Mills1997    Cameron Mills1996    Tony Delk1995    Chris Harrison
Reggie Hanson SACRIFICE AWARD
(Presented in the name of Reggie Hanson to a player who makes great personal sacrifice for the sake of the team)
1998    Steve Masiello1997    Jeff Shepherd1996    Jeff Sheppard1995    Jared Prickett1994    Jeff Brassow1993    Todd Svoboda1992    Sean Woods1991    Deron Feldhaus
MOST CHARGES
2002    Keith Bogans2001    Marvin Stone2000    Saul Smith1999    Wayne Turner1998    Allen Edwards1989    Sean Sutton & LeRon Ellis1988    Rob Lock
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
2002    Cliff Hawkins, Chuck Hayes2001    Jason Parker, Tayshaun Prince2000    J.P. Blevins, Jules Camara1999    Michael Bradley1998    Michael Bradley1997    Scott Padgett1996    Allen Edwards1995    Jeff Sheppard1994    Anthony Epps1993    Andre Riddick1992    Gimel Martinez1991    Richie Farmer1990    Deron Feldhaus
MR. HUSTLE
2002    Chuck Hayes2001    Gerald Fitch2000    Saul Smith1999    Ryan Hogan1998    Heshimu Evans1997    Jared Prickett1996    Derek Anderson1995    Mark Pope1994    Jeff Brassow1993    Jared Prickett1992    Deron Feldhaus1991    Jeff Brassow1990    Deron Feldhaus
MOST POSITIVE
2002    Jules Camara2000    Steve Masiello1999    Jules Camara1998    Saul Smith, Cameron Mills1997    Derek Anderson1996    Mark Pope1995    Walter McCarty
MOST COURAGEOUS
2002    J.P. Blevins2001    Erik Daniels2000    Marvin Stone1999    Saul Smith1998    Allen Edwards
STUDENT - ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2002    J.P. Blevins2001    J.P. Blevins2000    J.P. Blevins1999    Scott Padgett1998    Jeff Shepherd1997    Cameron Mills1995    Mark Pope1994    Mark Pope1993    Travis Ford1992    Travis Ford1991    Todd Bearup1990    John Pelphrey1989    Mike Scott1988    Cedric Jenkins1987    Paul Andrews1986    Kenny Walker1985    Bret Bearup1984    Jim Master1983    Derrick Hord1982    Chuck Verderber1981    Chris Gettelfinger1980    Kyle Macy1979    Dwane Casey1978    Jack Givens1977    Merion Haskins1976    Reggie Warford1975    Bob Guyette1974    Ray Edelman1973    Dan Perry1972    Tom Parker1971    Jim Dinwiddie1970    Dan Issel1969    Phil Argento1968    Cliff Berger1967    Louie Dampier1966    Tommy Kron
FRESHMAN LEADERSHIP
2000    Keith Bogans1999    Tayshaun Prince1998    Saul Smith1989    Chris Mills1988    Eric Manuel1987    Rex Chapman1986    Irving Thomas1985    Ed Davender1984    Winston Bennett1983    Kenny Walker1982    Troy McKinley1981    Dickey Beal1980    Derrick Hord, Charles Hurt1979    Chuck Verderber1978    Fred Cowan1977    Tim Stephens1976    Dwane Casey1975    Rick Robey1974    Merion Haskins1973    Reggie Warford1972    Jimmy Dan Conner1971    Ronnie Lyons1970    Doug Flynn1969    Randy Noll1968    Greg Starrick1967    Dan Issel1966    Phil Argento1965    Jim LeMaster
110 PERCENT AWARD
1998    Jeff Shepherd1989    Deron Feldhaus1988    Rob Lock1987    Terry Shigg, Steve Bruce1986    Winston Bennett1985    Kenny Walker1984    Winston Bennett1983    Charles Hurt, Jim Master1982    Dirk Minniefield1981    Chuck Verderber1980    Jay Shidler, Lavon Williams1979    Dwight Anderson, Lavon Williams1978    Dwane Casey1977    Larry Johnson1976    Reggie Warford1975    Larry Johnson1974    Jerry Hale1973    Ronnie Lyons1972    Larry Stamper1971    Larry Steele1970    Coach Adolph Rupp1969    Mike Pratt1968    Mike Casey1967    Brad Bounds1966    Larry Conley1965    Pat Riley1964    Larry Conley1963    Roy Roberts1962    Carrol Burchett
TEAM PLAYER
1998    Ryan Hogan
BEST INDIVIDUAL WORKOUT
2002    Josh Carrier2001    J.P. Blevins2000    Jamaal Magloire, Saul Smith1999    Jamaal Magloire, Wayne Turner1998    Myron Anthony
BEST ASSIST-TO-TURNOVER RATIO
2002    Erik Daniels
FAN OF THE YEAR
1998    Bob Wiggins1995    Slim Flannery1992    Karlyn Kelley1991    Evan Settle1990    Gov. A. B. "Happy" Chandler1989    Van Florence & Doug Sizemore1988    John Burford
MR. DEFLECTION
2002    Cliff Hawkins2001    Saul Smith2000    Jamaal Magloire1999    Wayne Turner1998    Wayne Turner1997    Derek Anderson1994    Rodrick Rhodes1993    Dale Brown1992    Sean Woods1991    Reggie Hanson1990    Reggie Hanson and John Pelphrey
SHIVELY MEMORIAL PLAQUE
(Presented by Notre Dame University in Memory of the late UK Athletic Director, Bernie Shively, to the Most Valuable Player In Kentucky-Notre Dame Game)
1988    LeRon Ellis (Kentucky)1981    Melvin Turpin (Kentucky)        John Paxson (Notre Dame)1980    Kelly Tripucka (Notre Dame)1979    Kyle Macy (Kentucky)1978    Dwight Anderson (Kentucky)1977    Kyle Macy (Kentucky)1976    Jack Givens (Kentucky)1975    Truman Claytor (Kentucky)        Adrian Dantley (Notre Dame)1974    Larry Johnson (Kentucky)1973    John Shumate (Notre Dame)1972    Jim Andrews (Kentucky)1971    Tom Parker (Kentucky)1970    Austin Carr (Notre Dame)1969    Mike Pratt Kentucky)1968    Phil Argento (Kentucky)1967    Mike Casey (Kentucky)
TENNESSEE CLUB SEC AWARDS
1970    Dan Issel, Rebounder1968    Cliff Berger, Academic1967    Louie Dampier, Shooter1967    Pat Riley, Sportsmanship
Bill Keightley AWARD
2002    Brooks Downing
ALL-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
Spivey 1951
Bill Spivey 1951
(77 Players Chosen First Team 134 Times)Ellis Johnson (G) 1933Forest Sale (C) 1933John DeMoisey (F) 1933, '34Bill Davis (G) 1934Leroy Edwards (C) 1935Dave Lawrence (F) 1935Ralph Carlisle (F) 1936, '37Warfield Donohue (G)1937Bernie Opper (G) 1938, '39Layton Rouse (G) 1940Lee Huber (G) 1941James King (C) 1941Marvin Akers (F) 1941, '43Ermal Allen (F) 1942Melvin Brewer (C) 1943Bob Brannum (C) 1944Jack Parkinson (G) 1944, '45, '46Jack Tingle (F) 1944, '45, '46, '47Kenton Campbell (C) 1945Ralph Beard (G) 1946, '47, '48, '49Wallace Jones (F) 1946, '47, '48, '49Joe Holland (F) 1947Alex Groza (C) 1948, '49Kenny Rollins (G) 1947, '48Jim Line (F) 1950Bill Spivey (C) 1950, '51Walt Hirsch (F) 1951Shelby Linville (F) 1951Bobby Watson (G) 1951, '52Frank Ramsey (G) 1951, '52, '54Cliff Hagan (C) 1952, '54Bill Evans (G-F) 1955Bob Burrow (C) 1955, '56Johnny Cox (F) 1957, '58, '59Vernon Hatton (G) 1958Don Mills (C) 1960Bill Lickert (F-G) 1959, '60, '61Larry Pursiful (G) 1962Cotton Nash (C-F) 1962, '63, '64Ted Deeken (F) 1964Tommy Kron (G) 1965, '66Pat Riley (F) 1965, '66Thad Jaracz (C-F) 1966Larry Conley (F) 1966Louie Dampier (G) 1965, '66, '67Mike Casey (G) 1968, '69, '71Dan Issel (C) 1968, '69, '70Mike Pratt (F) 1969, '70Larry Steele (F) 1971Tom Parker (F) 1971, '72Tom Payne (C) 1971Jim Andrews (C) 1972, '73Kevin Grevey (F) 1973, '74, '75Jack Givens (F) 1976, '77, '78Rick Robey (F) 1977, '78Kyle Macy (G) 1978, '79, '80Sam Bowie (C) 1980, '81Derrick Hord (F) 1982Melvin Turpin (C) 1983, '84Kenny Walker (F) 1985, '86Winston Bennett (F) 1986, '88Rex Chapman (G) 1987, '88Ed Davender (G) 1987, '88LeRon Ellis (C) 1989Chris Mills (F) 1989Reggie Hanson (C) 1990, '91Derrick Miller (G) 1990John Pelphrey (F) 1991Jamal Mashburn (F) 1991, '92, '93Travis Ford (G) 1993Tony Delk (G) 1995-'96Antoine Walker (F) 1996Ron Mercer (G-F) 1997Nazr Mohammed (C) 1998Scott Padgett (F) 1999Jamaal Magloire (C) 2000Tayshaun Prince (F) 2001*, 02
ALL-SEC FRESHMEN
Rex Chapman (G)     1987Eric Manuel (G-F)   1988Chris Mills (F)     1989Jamal Mashburn (F)  1991Rodrick Rhodes (F)  1993Ron Mercer (G-F)    1996Jamaal Magloire (C) 1997Keith Bogans (G)    2000Gerald Fitch (G)    2001Jason Parker (F-C)  2001Chuck Hayes (F)     2002
ALL-NCAA TOURNAMENT
(FINAL FOUR)Alex Groza (C)      1948*, '49*Bill Spivey (C)     1951Shelby Linville (F) 1951Vernon Hatton (G)   1958Johnny Cox (F)      1958Pat Riley (F)       1966Louie Dampier (G)   1966Kevin Grevey (F)    1975Jack Givens (F)     1978*Rick Robey (F)      1978Jamal Mashburn (F)  1993Tony Delk (G)       1996*Ron Mercer (F)      1996Scott Padgett (F)   1997,'98Jeff Shephard       1998**Chosen most valuable player(REGIONAL)Alex Groza (C)      1948*, '49*Bill Spivey (C)     1951Bob Burrow (C)      1955, '56Gayle Rose (G)      1958Vernon Hatton (G)   1958Johnny Cox (F)      1957, '58, '59Bill Lickert (F)    1961Larry Pursiful (G)  1962Cotton Nash (C-F)   1962Pat Riley (F)       1966*Louie Dampier (G)   1966Mike Casey (G)      1968Dan Issel (C)       1968, '69, '70Jim Andrews (C)     1972, '73Jimmy Dan Conner (G)1975Jack Givens (F)     1977, '78Mike Phillips (C)   1978Kyle Macy (G)       1978*Fred Cowan (F)      1980Jim Master (G)      1983Melvin Turpin (C)   1983, '84Dickey Beal (G)     1984*Sam Bowie (F)       1984Kenny Walker (F)    1985, '86Winston Bennett (F) 1986Jamal Mashburn (F)  1992, '93Sean Woods (G)      1992Travis Ford (G)     1993*Jared Prickett (F)  1993Tony Delk (G)       1995, '96*Derek Anderson (G-F)1996Anthony Epps (G)    1996Antoine Walker (F)  1996Ron Mercer (G-F)    1997*Wayne Turner (G)    1997, '98*Scott Padgett       1998Jeff Sheppard       1998Scott Padgett       1999*Chosen most valuable player
KENTUCKY ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS
Louie Dampier     Guard   1966-67Dan Issel         Center  1970Mike Pratt        Forward 1970Mike Casey        Guard   1971Bob Guyette       Forward 1975Jimmy Dan Conner  Guard   1975Kyle Macy         Guard   1979
ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
Paul Jenkins (G)    1926Carey Spicer (G)    1929-31Louis McGinnis (F)  1931George Yates (G)    1931Ellis Johnson (C-F) 1932

KENTUCKY ACADEMIC ALL-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
Roy Roberts         Forward     1962Larry Conley        Guard       1964, '65Louie Dampier       Guard       1966, '67Cllff Berger        Center      1966, '68Mike Pratt          Forward     1970Dan Issel           Center      1970Mike Casey          Forward     1971Tom Parker          Center      1971Bob Guyette         Center      1974Jimmy Dan Conner    Guard       1975Kyle Macy           Guard       1979*Chuck Verderber    Forward     1980, '81, '82Winston Bennett     Forward     1985Bret Bearup         Center      1985Rex Chapman         Guard       1988Cedric Jenkins      Guard       1988John Pelphrey       Guard       1990Travis Ford         Guard       1992, '93, '94Mark Pope           Center      1995Jeff Sheppard       Guard       1995Steve Masiello      Guard       1998Scott Padgett       Forward     1998,'99J.P. Blevins        Guard       2000, '01, '02*Only the third player in conference history to benamed Academic ALL-SEC three times.
ALL-SIAA TOURNAMENT
Paul Adkins (C) 1921Bill King (F)   1921Bob Lavin (G)   1921