|11 Twany Beckham
"Twany gives us size at the guard position. With his athleticism and renewed commitment to the defensive end, he has the capability of being a key defensive player for us. His experience in SEC play and time in our systems gives us another option in the backcourt."
-- Head coach John Calipari
Had back surgery and missed the final part of the season ... Played nine minutes against Eastern Michigan, a personal best in a UK uniform ... Logged a minute of action against Marshall recording an assist and a blocked shot ... Saw first action of the season against Lafayette logging four minutes and scoring his first career points at UK on a lay-up ... Saw 11 minutes of action in annual Blue-White Scrimmage grabbing a rebound and tallying two steals.
Saw action in 16 games and pulled down eight rebounds ... Appeared in UK's win over WKU in the NCAA Tournament ... Saw action in the SEC Championship game against Vanderbilt ... Played four minutes in Kentucky's win over Georgia ... Saw action in UK's win over Ole Miss ... Pulled down a pair of rebounds in a UK career-high nine minutes of action in a win at South Carolina ... Snagged a rebound in a win over Tennessee ... Notched a steal and pulled down a rebound in four minutes of action in a win over Arkansas ... Saw his first conference action of the season in a win at Tennessee ... Dished out an assist in a win over Louisville ... Saw action in a win over Lamar ... Had a rebound in a win over Loyola ... Pulled down three rebounds and dished out an assist in seven minutes vs. Samford ... Saw his first career action in the Blue and White in a win over Chattanooga ... Sat out the first semester due to NCAA transfer rules.
Played in 14 games as a sophomore for Mississippi State before transferring to UK after the fall semester ... Started five of the 14 games he played ... Had a career-high nine points against Detroit ... Career-best seven assists verus Appalachian State
Redshirted entire year after having surgery on both hips to remove bone spurs.
Due to a foot injury, did not play the first three games ... Saw first action against Fairleigh Dickinson and responded with four points on 2-of-2 shooting ... He also had two rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Knights ... Had his most productive outing at St. Bonaventure, scoring a career-high eight points on 2-of-3 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 shooting at the foul line in 20 minutes ... He also dished out three assists, had one steal and just one turnover ... Played in the last 32 games and was one of MSU's first players off the bench ... Averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds ... Logged a total of 33 minutes in the SEC Tournament and averaged 1.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and dished out three assists ... Best game was against Georgia, where he tallied three points and was credited with two assists ... Played seven minutes against Washington in the NCAA Tournament and did not score.
Averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists as a fifth-year player for coach Pete Hutchins at the New Hampton School in the highly competitive Class Adivision of the New England Preparatory School Athletic council ... Led the Huskies in assists ... Ranked as the team's second-leading scorer.
Three-year starter for coach Chris Renner at Ballard High School in Louisville, Ky., where he helped pace the Bruins to a three-year composite mark of 86-16 (.843) and a pair of Sweet 16 state tournament appearances. ... Averaged 16.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.3 steals per game to earn first-team all-state honors. ... Chosen the 7th Region Player of the Year in 2006-07. ... Capped his Ballard High School career by representing his home state in the Indiana Kentucky All-Star series. ... Recorded 11 double-doubles in 2006-07, including a triple-double with 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in only 18 minutes against Manual in the regional tournament. ... Posted 10 games with 20 or more points in 2006-07, including a season-high 31 points, 11 boards, seven steals and five assists versus St. Xavier. ... Named MVP of the prestigious 2007 Louisville Invitational Tournament (LIT), averaging 22.5 points on 65-percent shooting (39-60 FGs) during the four-game tournament ... Tipped off the LIT with a 29-point performance (13-18 FGs) against Pleasure Ridge Park. ... Capped a mid-season, six-game stretch, in which he averaged 24.0 points on 62.6 percent shooting (57-91 FGs), with a 28-point effort versus Waggener. ... Credited with double-digit rebounds 12 times in 2006-07, including 20 and 16 boards (22 of the 36 rebounds were offensive) his first two outings of the year. ... Named to the 2007 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Sweet 16 All-Tournament Team after leading the Bruins to a 35-3 record and a state runner-up finish. ... Averaged 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals per contest as a junior to earn third-team all-state laurels from the Courier- Journal newspaper and help pace the 2005-06 Ballard club to a 22-10 mark. ... Averaged 6.9 points, 4.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals an outing as a sophomore starter for the Bruins' 29-3 Sweet 16 ballclub in 2004-05.
Twany Beckham was born November 14, 1988, in Louisville, Ky. ... Majoring in Communications ... The son of Debra Beckham.