Men's Basketball

 Keith Bogans
Keith  Bogans

Alexandria, Va.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic High School



Six Wildcat Greats to be Inducted into UK Athletics Hall of Fame

UK Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 2005


More Accolades for Randle, AP SEC Newcomer of the Year

Freshman is unanimous selection to AP All-SEC team; Young an honorable mention honoree

  • 43rd overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft (Milwaukee Bucks)


Made the Wooden Award Preseason All-America list... Has scored over 1,300 points at UK and should finish as one of the school?s all-time top scorers... Seeking to return to the game-to-game consistency displayed during his sophomore campaign... Should start at either swing position.

Played in every game with 30 starts in 2002... Became the 49th member of UK?s 1,000-point club against Marshall... Finished junior season tied for 22nd on the scoring list with 1,359 career points... Currently ranks third on UK?s list of 3FG attempts with 534 and fifth on the made 3FG list with 174... Played a solid NCAA Tournament -- 21 points on 4-for-5 three-point shooting vs. Valpo to lead the Cats, followed by a 19-point outing against Tulsa on 5-of-10 shooting... Had 15 points in the loss to Maryland... For the tourney, averaged 18.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 2.7 apg, shot 50.0% from the field, 47.1% from three and 72.2% from the line... Finished second on the team in scoring (11.5) and tied for third in rebounding (4.3)... Won the team?s ?Most Charges Taken? award... Added five points in a two-minute stretch against Florida (3/2) to put UK up six en route to the win... Was solid against Vanderbilt (2/13), connecting on 3-of-5 three-pointers to finish with 12 points, four boards and three assists... Had started 55 consecutive games before missing the start at Florida (1/29)... Came off the bench to lead the Cats to victory, scoring a game-high 20 points, including a key three-pointer with 2:03 remaining to put the Cats up by four... Added five rebounds and four assists in the game... Against Notre Dame, shot 8-for-12 from the field, including 5-of-8 from 3FG range to finish with a game- and season-high 23 points... Scored 15 of his 23 in the first half... Named to the Preseason Wooden All-America candidate list and to the first-team Preseason All-SEC list... Basketball News named him a third-team Preseason All-American and a first-team All-SEC selection. Picked as a second-team Preseason All-SEC selection by The Sporting News.

Named second-team All-SEC by the Coaches and AP and first-team NABC District 7... Named UK?s co-MVP by the coaching staff... Started every game... Led the Cats in scoring 26 times... His 23-point performance vs. Southern Cal gave him the team?s scoring title for the season, averaging 17.0 ppg, which was tied for second in the SEC... It was the highest scoring average by a Wildcat since Ron Mercer averaged 18.1 ppg in 1997... Shot 36.1% from 3FG range, which ranked 10th in the SEC... Earned the team?s Three-Point Award? Ranked sixth in the league in three-pointers made, averaging 2.2 per game... His team-leading 74 three-pointers was the sixth-highest mark recorded at UK? Also ranked seventh in the league in FG%, shooting 47.4%... In the 2001 NCAA Tournament, averaged 17.3 ppg and a team-high 5.0 rpg... Led the Wildcats? furious second-half rally vs. Southern Cal, scoring 21 of his team-high 23 points after halftime as UK fought back from a 21-point, second-half deficit to within one twice inside the final 8:07... Member of the 2001 SEC All-Tournament team, averaging a team-leading 21.7 ppg while shooting a blistering 63.2% from the field, 50.0% from three-point range... Scored 23 points against both South Carolina and Arkansas and added 19 vs. Ole Miss... Also had 10 boards vs. the Razorbacks, his second career double-double... Totaled career highs in points (29) and made FGs (11) at Florida (3/4/01), scoring 21 points in the second half... Was scoreless in the first half vs. LSU, but then tallied a game-high 23 points in the second half... Had 17 first-half points vs. Arkansas... At Tennessee (2/14), recorded 22 points and a career-high six assists... Vowed to lead the Cats to victory against UT in January, then tallied 21 points and nine boards in the 10-point win... Recorded his first double-double (26 points, 11 boards) vs. Georgia on Jan. 31... Scored 26 points vs. Indiana on 9-of-13 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from three-point range... Scored 25 points vs. UCLA on Nov. 10 to earn All-Tournament Team honors at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team? Played in every game with 23 starts, earning his first start vs. Louisville? Set the UK freshman record for steals in a season with 47, breaking the mark of 45 held by Chris Mills (1989)? Finished third on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg) and second in SEC play (13.7 ppg)? Scored in double figures 20 times, including 15 of the last 17 games? Earned the team?s Freshman Leadership Award? Topped 20 points five times, including twice against Arkansas? Had a game-high 25 points, hitting four-of-six three-point attempts, in the loss to the Hogs in the SEC Tournament? In the regular-season meeting with the Razorbacks, scored a game-high 22 points while collecting nine rebounds? Against SEC competition, finished 13th in scoring, ninth in three-pointers made (1.9 pg) and tied for eighth in steals (1.6 spg)? Also scored at least 20 in three consecutive games, only the second Wildcat freshman to accomplish that feat since freshmen became eligible in 1972-73? Tallied 25 points against No. 6 Tennessee (2/1/00), 21 against South Carolina (2/5/00) and 24 at No. 12 Florida, including 19 in the second half, to average 23.3 ppg during the three-game stretch? It was a career effort vs. the Vols: 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range, five assists and two steals? His 25 points were the most by a UK freshman since Rod Rhodes in 1992-93? Tallied a team-high 16 points vs. Miami? His consecutive string of free throws made ended at 15? Break-out game came against Maryland in the Preseason NIT, finishing with 17 points, including a 6-of-7 performance from the foul line? Scored his first collegiate points vs. Utah.

High School
A first-team McDonald?s and Parade All-American and named ?Prep Player of the Year? by Basketball Times? Also picked second-team All-American by USA Today? Lettered all four years for legendary coach Morgan Wootten? For four straight years, picked All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, All-Metro and made the All-Tournament team at the prestigious Alhambra Invitational, becoming the first player to achieve that feat at the Alhambra Invitational? He?s the only Stag to play varsity all four years other than former star Adrian Dantley? Averaged 12.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game as a freshman, 18.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 3.7 apg as a sophomore, 19.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 2.3 apg as a junior and 17.9 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 2.3 apg as a senior? The Stags were the top high school team in the nation prior to his senior year, before finishing with a 28-4 record and a No. 6 ranking overall in the USA Today poll? As a junior, his squad finished with a 34-1 record and a No. 3 national ranking and he was named a second-team Parade All-American and MVP of the City title game? After his senior year, participated in the McDonald?s All-America game where he tallied 19 points, five rebounds and five assists? Followed up with 14 points, 10 boards and three assists in the Magic Johnson All-Star game? Chose Kentucky over North Carolina, Michigan and Connecticut.

Full Name: Keith Bogans
Nickname: ?Bogie"
Birth Date: May 12, 1980
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Parents: Jocelyn W. Bogans
Siblings: Kevin, Kristi
Major: Agriculture
High School Coach: Morgan Wootten
High School Mascot: Stags

The thing I like most about being a Kentucky Wildcat: The fans
My favorite former Wildcat is: Wayne Turner
If I can choose another career besides pro basketball, it is: An Actor
My favorite sport, other than basketball, is: Football
The best player I?ve ever played against was: Michael Jordan
Favorite TV show: Hits
My greatest fear is: Snakes
If I had a lifeline, I would choose the following phone-a-Cat: Kevin Murphy
All-time favorite movie: Scarface
If a movie were made of my life, I?d want this actor to play me: Chris Tucker
The person in history that I?d most like to meet is: Martin Luther King, Jr
If I could switch places with one person for a day, it would be: Coach Tubby Smith
My favorite all-time sporting event that I saw on TV was: 1998 NBA Finals
Not many people know this, but I: Like cartoons
My favorite home-cooked meal is: Fried chicken


 Year  G-S   Min.-Avg.    FG-A  Pct.  3FG-A   Pct.   FT-A  Pct. Reb.-Avg. PF-D  AT  TO  BS St   TP-Avg.
99-00  33-23 917-27.8   138-339 .407  48-164  .283  87-135 .644  119-3.6  57-0  57  80  1  47  411-12.5
00-01  34-34 1050-30.9  210-444 .473  74-205  .361  83-119 .697  158-4.6  76-1  80  89  8  34  577-17.0
01-02  32-30  878-27.4  129-327 .394  52-165  .315   61-91 .670  137-4.3  71-0  79  57  2  31  371-11.6
Totals 99-87 2845-28.7 477-1110 .430 174-534  .326 231-345 .670  414-4.2 204-1 216 226 11 112 1359-13.7

Bogans' Career Highs

              Opponent         Date
Points    29  Florida            3/4/01
FG Made   11  Florida            3/4/01
FG Atts   22  Southern Cal      3/22/01
3FG Made   6  UCLA             11/10/00
3FG Atts  10  Twice
FT Made    9  St. Bonaventure   3/16/00
FT Atts   13  St. Bonaventure   3/16/00
Rebounds  11  Georgia           1/31/01
Assists    6  Twice
Turnovers  6  Vanderbilt        2/17/01
Blocks     1  Ten times
Steals     4  Twice
Minutes   45  St. Bonaventure   3/16/00
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