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John Adams - (1965) A circuit judge in Lexington (Fayette County).

Earl Adkins - (1958) Retired from the Union County school system.

Marvin Akers - (1943) Retired mechanical construction manager living in Indianapolis, Ind.

Ed Allin - (1945) Retired school administrator.

Derek Anderson - (1997) Was a second-team All-Rookie performer for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Currently playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Jim Andrews - (1973) Drafted by the NBA; played professional ball in Italy and Sweden. Is now a vice president and director of marketing living in Lexington.

Paul Andrews - (1987) CEO of Ten Broeck Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

Phil Aargento - (1969) Drafted by the old ABA's Kentucky Colonels and the NBA's L.A. Lakers. Currently owns a consulting company for new home builders in Cleveland.

George Atkins - (1963) Former director of public relations at Humana Corporation. Has served as state auditor, secretary of cabinet, secretary of finance and state auditor for public accounts.

Adrian Back, Jr. - (1942) Chairman, President and C.E.O. of a bank in Hodgenville.

Scotty Baesler - (1963) Formerly the popular mayor of Lexington and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A practicing attorney, he's still active in politics.

Dale Barnstable - (1950) Earned eight varsity letters at UK in hoops, track and golf. Served in WWII. Won the Kentucky Senior State Am in golf in '86 and '94. Currently, president of Barnstable Enterprises and spending time in Florida and Louisville.

Dickey Beal - (1984) Drafted in the fourth round of the NBA by the Atlanta Hawks. Working in Northern Kentucky in pharmaceutical sales.

Ralph Beard - (1949) Played two years of professional basketball with the Indianapolis Olympians. Is a retired vice president of a wholesale drug company and living in Louisville.

Bret Bearup - (1985) Played one year of professional ball in Europe. Currently working in finance in Atlanta.

Ed Beck - (1958) Is currently a minister in Sun City West, Ariz.

Cecil Bell - (1931) Currently a farmer and cattle breeder.

Winston Bennett - (1988) Drafted in the third round of the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Played one year in the CBA, two with the Cavs and finished his pro career with the Miami Heat. Was an assistant coach with UK and the Boston Celtics. Now the head coach at Kentucky State.

Clifford Berger - (1968) Drafted by the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. Currently an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Savannah, Ga.

Bill Bibb - (1954) Is currently the commissioner of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Jerry Bird - (1956) Retired as the human resources administrator from the American Greetings Corporation in Corbin.

James Blackmon - (1987) Drafted in the fifth round of the NBA draft by New Jersey. Currently a teacher and assistant basketball coach in Marion, Ind.

J.P. Blevins - (2002) Is currently selling pharmaceuticals in the Lexington area.

Harry Bliss - (1935) Retired GE sales representative in Wilmington, Del.

Keith Bogans - (2003) Drafted 43rd overall in the 2003 NBA Draft. Currently playing for the Orlando Magic.

Sam Bowie - (1984) Retired after an 11-year NBA career with the Portland Trailblazers and the LA Lakers. Now lives in Lexington and is involved in the standardbred horse industry.

Brad Bounds - (1967) Educator in Frankfort, Ill.

Junior Braddy - (1993) Is working and living in Florida.

Bob Brannum - (1947) Retired golf coach at Brandeis Univ. Now lives in Marshfield, Mass.

Jeff Brassow - (1994) Working in the banking industry in Lexington.

John Brewer - (1957) Is now senior vice president of Motal Exchange Corporation in St. Louis.

Charles J. Bronston - (1931) Retired Greyhound Lines executive living in Englewood, Fla., and working at a local golf course.

Dale Brown - (1993) Is back in school on the Cawood Ledford Scholarship Fund.

Stephen Bruce - (1987) Currently a minister at Southern Baptist Church in Lexington.

Carroll Burchett - (1962) Currently the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in Frankfort.

Bob Burrow - (1955) Retired as the assistant superintendent for the Ft. Knox, Ky., schools.

Bill Busey - (1968) Farmer in Bagdad, Ky.

Leroy Byrd - (1986) Currently works for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Gerry Calvert - (1957) Drafted by the St. Louis Hawks. Currently an attorney at law in Lexington.

Jules Camara - (2003) Graduated with a degree in economics. Currently playing professional basketball in France.

Dwane Casey - (1979) Currently an assistant coach with the Seattle SuperSonics.

Mike Casey - (1971) Drafted by the NBA. Is now a sales representative for the L.G. Balfour Company and living in Shelbyville.

Lindle Castle - (1951) Retired basketball coach of Clinton County High School in Albany, Ky.

Dan Chandler - (1956) Currently working in the resorts business in Las Vegas.

Rex Chapman - (1988) Drafted in the first round by the Charlotte Hornets. Retired in 2000 from a 12-year NBA career with Charlotte, Washington, Miami and Phoenix. Living in Phoenix.

Kirk Chiles - (1972) Is the head basketball coach at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

Truman Claytor - (1979) Drafted in the sixth round of the NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. Currently an alcoholism counselor in Toledo, Ohio.

Steve Clevenger - (1968) Currently superintendent of the Allen Construction Company.

Marion Cluggish - (1940) Retired coach-educator living in Florida.

Bennie Coffman - (1960) Businessman in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Sid Cohen - (1960) Businessman in Jacksonville, Fla.

Lincoln Collinsworth - (1958) Retired school official in Titusville, Fla.

Carl Combs - (1940) Retired attorney living in Lexington. Was the first Sports Information Director at the University of Kentucky.

Charles Combs - (1938) Is retired from the Daviess County School System.

Larry Conley - (1966) This member of "Rupp's Runts" played one season with the Kentucky Colonels of the old ABA. Now serves as a basketball color analyst for several networks.

Jimmy Dan Conner - (1975) Drafted by the Virginia Squires of the old ABA. Played one year in the ABA with the Kentucky Colonels. Is currently an executive and partner with a financial corporation in Louisville.

Fred Cowan - (1982) Drafted in the sixth round by the NBA's Houston Rockets. After playing professionally in Japan, is now an entrepreneur in Madisonville.

Johnny Cox - (1959) Played two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and one with the Chicago Bulls. Is now an insurance agent in Hazard.

Hugh Coy - (1954) Played four years of professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Retired pharmaceutical representative living in Fruitland Park, Fla.

John Crigler - (1958) This member of the 1958 national championship team retired as Athletics Director from Scott County High School.

George Critz - (1964) Retired high school principal in Columbia, Ky.

Al Cummins - (1947) Owns a financial planning company and is a real estate broker in Lexington.

Jess Curry - (1956) Retired businessman living in Danville, Va.

Louie Dampier - (1967) After a career in the old ABA and, most recently, owning an audio-visual company in Louisville, he's an assistant coach of the Denver Nuggets.

Ed Davender - (1988) Drafted in the third round by the Washington Bullets. Currently working in advertising sales in Kentucky.

Jonathan Davis - (1991) Works as a businessman in Lexington.

Mulford Davis - (1947) A retired school principal in Frankfort, Ind. Inducted into Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1989.

Ted Deeken - (1964) Currently working in the cellular phones industry in Louisville.

Tony Delk - (1996) First-round draft pick by the Charlotte Hornets. Now playing for Boston.

Truitt DeMoisey - (1944) Retired coach-educator. Now an administrator in state government living in Walton, Ky.

Dick Derrickson - (1945) A retired postal worker in Lexington.

James F. Dinwiddie - (1971) Currently an attorney at law in Leitchfield.

Rick Drewitz - (1974) School teacher in Louisville, Ky.

Ray Edelman - (1974) Is an attorney in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Allen Edwards - (1998) Completed his degree requirements on the Cawood Ledford Scholarship Fund in May 2003. Was named assistant coach at Morehead State in September 2003

Randy Embry - (1965) Retired teacher and basketball coach at Owensboro (Ky.) Senior High School.

Anthony Epps - (1997) Played the 1999 season in the CBA. Now living in Lebanon, Ky.

Marquis Estill - (2003) Currently playing professional basketball in Italy.

Bill Evans - (1955) Retired as a senior vice president of Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation in Louisville.

Heshimu Evans - (1999) Currently playing professional basketball overseas.

Richie Farmer - (1992) Currently working in the insurance business in Manchester, Ky. and pursuing a political career.

Allen Feldhaus - (1962) Retired teacher and coach. Won 512 basketball games and led his '81 Mason County team to the state championship game. Currently in the golf course business.

Deron Feldhaus - (1992) After a career in professional basketball in Japan, is now living in Maysville. Owns and operates a golf course.

Mike Flynn - (1975) Was drafted by the Indiana Pacers of the NBA and played three years. Is currently a bank executive in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Travis Ford - (1994) Is now the head coach at Eastern Kentucky University.

Gary Gamble - (1968) Owns a painting company in Madisonville, Ky.

Chris Gettlefinger - (1981) Currently dealing in real estate in Tennessee.

Jack Givens - (1978) Drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks and played two years with Atlanta. Currently the TV color commentator for the NBA's Orlando Magic and TNT Sports.

Phil Grawemeyer - (1956) A real estate developer in Louisville.

Kevin Grevey - (1975) Drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. Played several years there before moving on to Milwaukee to play with the Bucks. Currently operates "Grevey's," a popular restaurant near Washington, D.C., and works as a radio broadcaster.

Pete Grigsby - (1954) Is now the assistant superintendent of Floyd County Schools in Prestonsburg, Ky.

Bob Guyette - (1975) Drafted in the third round by the NBA's Kansas City Kings. Played several years of professional ball in Spain. Currently a facial surgeon in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Cliff Hagan - (1954) Spent several years in the NBA after graduation. Served as Athletics Director at UK from 1975-1988. Now retired.

Joseph Hagan - (1937) Retired Louisville auto dealer and banker.

Reggie Hanson - (1991) After a 7-year professional career in Japan, returned to the UK basketball program as an assistant coach.

Jerry Hale - (1975) Retired from National Mines Corporation in Lexington and is currently working as a senior loan officer at a Lexington bank.

Roger Harden - (1986) Was drafted in the fifth round by the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. Works for an apparel company in Louisville.

Tom Harper - (1964) Is currently a realtor and sales developer in Richmond, Ky.

Chris Harrison - (1995) In pharmaceutical sales in Northern Kentucky.

Merion Haskins - (1977) Is currently manager of leaf purchases for Phillip Morris Tobacco Company in Richmond, Va.

Vernon Hatton - (1958) A realtor and auctioneer in Lexington.

Basil Hayden - (1922) UK's first All-American coached the Wildcats in 1927. A retired businessman living in Paris, Ky. Celebrated his 103rd birthday last May.

Tom Heitz - (1984) Drafted in the eighth round of the NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. Is currently working in the commodities markets in Lexington and Chicago.

Walt Hirsch - (1951) A sales manager in Davenport, Iowa.

Joe Holland - (1948) Owns two automobile dealerships, Joe Holland Chevrolet in Lexington and Holland Chevrolet in Charleston, W.Va.

Joey Holland - (1973) Is now the general sales manager for his father's car dealership, Holland Chevrolet, in Charleston, W.Va.

Kent Hollenbeck - (1973) Businessman in Fincastle, Va.

Derrick Hord - (1983) Drafted in the third round of the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Is currently a pharmaceutical sales representative in Lexington.

Jim Howe - (1950) A vice-president of sales for a Cincinnati company.

Lee Huber - (1941) Former All-American, now retired in Orlando, Fla.

Lowell T. Hughes - (1959) Retired Ashland attorney and member of General Assembly now living in Ocala, Fla.

Harry Hurd - (1962) Currently president and founder of an engineering research company in Raleigh, N.C.

Harold Hurst - (1956) Is now a real estate agent and broker in Stanton, Ky.

Charles Hurt - (1983) Drafted in the sixth round of the NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Is currently serving in the armed forces.

Charles Ishmael - (1964) Retired from coaching at Montgomery County (Ky.) High School and living in Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Dan Issel - (1970) Enjoyed a successful pro career playing for the Kentucky Colonels of the old ABA and with the Denver Nuggets. Most recently, he coached and served as general manager of the Nuggets.

Thad Jaracz - (1968) Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and lives in LaGrange, Ky.

Cedric Jenkins - (1981) A banker in Lexington.

Ned Jennings - (1963) Employed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Larry Johnson - (1977) Drafted in the second round of the NBA draft by the Buffalo Braves (now the Los Angeles Clippers) and played one season with the Braves. After a career as a player/coach in a professional league in Japan, he's employed by UPS.

Phil Johnson - (1959) Works as an exucutive for a grocery chain in Louisville.

Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones - (1949) This member of the "Fabulous Five" currently owns Bluegrass Charters.

Ron Kennett - (1964) Currently a teacher in Georgia.

Stan Key - (1972) Currently the Director of the UK Alumni Association.

Tommy Kron - (1966) Businessman in Louisville, Ky.

Roger Layne - (1951) Businessman in McKamie, Ark.

James Lee - (1978) Drafted in the second round of the NBA by the Seattle SuperSonics. After a journey in the pro leagues, is currently working as a mortgage broker in Lexington.

Ken Lehkamp - (1957) Currently a teacher and head baseball coach at Highlands High School in Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Jim LeMaster - (1968) President of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Lexington and President of the UK Basketball Museum.

Larry Lentz - (1966) Currently a pharmacist in Lexington.

Garland Lewis - (1936) A retired teacher/ coach in Lagunda Hills, California.

Billy Ray Lickert - (1961) Retired treasurer of Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co. in Lexington.

Jim Line - (1950) Currently an oil company executive in Russell, Kansas.

Shelby Linville - (1952) Currently a pastor in Middleton, Ohio.

Steve Lochmueller - (1975) Currently working for a cellular phone company.

Rob Lock - (1988) Drafted in the third round by the L.A. Clippers. Signed with a professional team in Italy. Played the last half of the 1988-89 season with the Clippers. Now married to former Lady Kat Valerie Still and operates a charter bi-plane company.

Ronnie Lyons - (1974) Is currently employed by LexMark in Lexington.

Kyle Macy - (1980) Played seven seasons in the NBA with Phoenix, Chicago, and Indiana. After four seasons with the UK basketball broadcast team, he's been the head basketball coach at Morehead State for six years.

Jamaal Magloire - (2000) The 19th pick of the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. Currently playing for the New Orleans Hornets.

Jamal Mashburn - (1993) Picked fourth overall by Dallas Mavericks in 1993 NBA draft. Donated $500,000 to establish scholarship program at UK. Currently playing for the New Orleans Hornets. Owns an auto dealership in Lexington

Jim Master - (1984) Drafted in the sixth round of the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Is currenly working as a financial advisor for Hilliard & Lyons in Lexington.

James Mathewson - (1942) Retired. Now living in Richmond, Ind.

Walter McCarty - (1996) A first-round selection in the 1996 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Now playing for Boston.

Bob McCowan - (1972) Owns a sports fishing company in Honolulu.

Jim McDonald - (1962) CEO of a billion dollar cable equipment company in Atlanta.

Louis McGinnis - (1931) A retired mortician in Lexington.

Troy McKinley - (1985) Now a police officer with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Ron Mercer - (1997) Was the sixth pick in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Made first-team All-Rookie team in 1998. Now playing for San Antonio.

Derrick Miller - (1990) Attending school on the Cawood Ledford Scholarship Fund. Expects to earn social work degree in January, 2003.

Cameron Mills - (1998) Is full-time in the Christian ministry. Also started a "Filthy Rags" clothing line.

Don Mills - (1960) State Farm Insurance agent in Richmond, Ky.

Ray Mills - (1957) Is a retired teacher. Resides in Monticello, Ky.

Terry Mills - (1971) Currently an agent and unit manager with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance in Lexington.

Dirk Minniefield - (1983) Works for the NBA Players' Association in Houston, Texas.

Terry Mobley - (1965) Is the Chief Development Officer at UK. Served as UK's Interim Athletics Director for five months in 2002.

Nazr Mohammed - (1998) Was the last pick of the first round in the NBA Draft by Utah. Signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks in 2001.

Read Morgan - (1951) An actor in California.

Cotton Nash - (1964) Owns a real estate and investment company in Lexington.

Alonzo Nelson - (1945) Is a retired employee development specialist with the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot.

Roger Newman - (1961) Engineer in Lake Forest, Ill.

C.M. Newton - (1952) A successful coach with more than 500 victories; retired in June 2000 as Athletics Director at the University of Kentucky. Enshrined in the National Basketball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2000. Working as a consultant with the NCAA, SEC and USA Basketball.

Thomas Nichols - (1936) Retired.

Paul Noel - (1943) Played three years with the New York Knicks. Retired wholesale drug salesman who served two years as mayor of Versailles, Ky.

Scott Padgett - (1999) A first-round pick by the Utah Jazz in the '99 NBA Draft. Now playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Clyde Parker - (1943) Is a retired dentist living in Evansville, Ind.

Tom Parker - (1972) Now a teacher at Dunbar High School in Lexington.

Dick Parsons - (1961) Spent several years as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Kentucky. Retired in 1999 as the director of planned giving at UK.

John Pelphrey - (1992) Played professionally in France. Was an assistant at Oklahoma State, Marshall and Florida. Currently head coach at South Alabama.

Doug Pendygraft - (1962) Educator in Danville, Ky.

Mike Phillips - (1978) Drafted in the second round of the NBA draft by the Seattle Supersonics. Currently owns a home health business in Madisonville.

Randy Poole - (1969) Businessman in Winchester, Tenn.

Mark Pope - (1996) After playing one season overseas, and two seasons with the Pacers, is now playing for the New York Knicks.

Tommy Porter - (1968) Is currently a dentist in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Mike Pratt - (1970) Played in the old ABA for the Kentucky Colonels. Coached UNC Charlotte and served as an assistant for the Charlotte Hornets. Currently a Louisville businessman and member of the UK Broadcast Network.

Dwight Price - (1951) Is now retired from the Fayette County School System in Lexington.

Jared Prickett - (1997) Currently playing pro basketball overseas.

Tayshaun Prince - (2002) The 23rd pick in the '02 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.

Larry Pursiful - (1962) Currently the minister of activities for the Westport Road Baptist Church in Louisville.

Linville Puckett - (1956) Employed by the Dept. of Transportation in Frankfort, Ky.

Frank Ramsey - (1954) Played 10 years with the NBA's Boston Celtics. Currently president of Dixon Bank in Dixon, Ky.

Lloyd Ramsey - (1942) Now a doctor in Nashville, Tenn.

Andre Riddick - (1995) After one year of pro basketball in Japan, playing professionally in Europe.

Pat Riley - (1967) Drafted in the first round by San Diego. Coached the Los Angeles Lakers to four NBA titles. Served as an NBC broadcaster for one season before returning to coaching with the New York Knicks. Is now the coach of the Miami Heat.

Roy Roberts - (1963) Operates Nunnally Farms in Monroe, Ga.

Rick Robey - (1978) Drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. Currently in private business in Louisville.

Alford Robinson - (1959) Is in private business in Lexington.

Kenny Rollins - (1948) This member of the "Fabulous Five" is now retired from a national container company and living in Florida.

Gayle Rose - (1955) Is now a pharmacist and drug store owner in Olive Hill, Ky.

Harold Ross - (1958) Is a retired high school principal in Elkton, Ky.

Layton Rouse - (1940) Is a retired dentist in Carrollton, Ky.

Willie Rouse - (1954) Retired president of First Security Bank and Trust Co., in Lexington. Currently involved with his son in private business.

Herky Rupp - (1961) Farmer in Central Ky.

Evan Settle - (1934) Retired basketball, baseball, and golf coach at Shelbyville High School.

Jeff Sheppard - (1998) After playing the 1998 season with the Atlanta Hawks, played professionally in Italy. Now living in London, Ky. and operating an apparel company. Married former UK women's player Stacey Reed.

Jay Shidler - (1978) Drafted by the Chicago Bulls. Is now in the service industry in Lexington.

Adrian Smith - (1958) Gold medal winner in 1960 Olympic Games. NBA All-Star game MVP in 1966. Works in the banking industry in Cincinnati.

G.J. Smith - (1975) Is currently Athletics Director and baseball coach at South Laurel High School in London, Ky.

Saul Smith - (2001) Member of the 1998 NCAA Champions, enjoyed a two-year career in the NBDL. Now serving on UK's basketball support staff while pursuing a graduate degree.

William Smith - (1958) Member of 1958 national championship team. Retired and living in Northern Kentucky.

Larry Stamper - (1973) Is currently teaching at Morgan County High School in West Liberty, Ky.

Larry Steele - (1971) After outstanding pro career with the Portland Trail Blazers, served as coach of Portland City College. Now President of Hoops, Inc. in Portland.

Tim Stephens - (1978) Currently a high school teacher and coach in McCreary County.

Gene Stewart - (1967) Is currently an attorney in Brookville, Ind.

John Stough - (1949) Currently Senior V.P. for Neace Lunkens in Louisville.

Guy Strong - (1950) Coached basketball at high school and collegiate levels. Served as principal at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. Retired from coaching in 2001, but still serves as director of Pupil Personnel for Clark County Schools.

Bill Sturgill - (1946) Eastern Kentucky coal operator and Lexington businessman.

Todd Svoboda - (1993) Now living in Winchester and employed at Lexmark.

Henry Thomas - (1993) Currently a pharmaceutical sales representative in Lexington, Ky.

Garland Townes - (1950) A retired businessman and radio personality living in Hazard, Ky.

Lou Tsioropoulos - (1954) Retired principal of Jefferson County High School in Louisville.

Wayne Turner - (1999) Played with the Harlem Globetroters. Finished the 2002 season in Australia's NBL.

Melvin Turpin - (1984) Drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets, then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Is currently living in Lexington.

Chuck Verderber - (1982) Drafted in the second round of the NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Is now practicing dentistry in Vermont.

Antoine Walker - (1996) Picked sixth in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics and was selected an NBA All-Star in 1998.

Kenny Walker - (1986) Drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by New York and played five seasons with the Knicks. NBA's slam dunk champion in 1983. Lives in Lexington.

Reggie Warford - (1976) After serving as an assistant basketball coach at Long Beach State, is back living in Pittsburgh.

Bobby Watson - (1952) Coached Owensboro High to state basketball titles in 1972 and '80. Now a real estate agent in Owensboro.

Clint Wheeler - (1971) Currently a pharmaceutical sales representative.

Walt Whittaker - (1950) Currently a bank executive in Wilmington, Del.

Waller White - (1942) Retired marketer for the Gulf Oil Co. (now BP).

Lavon Williams - (1980) Drafted in the fifth round of the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Played one year of professional basketball in Italy. Currently living in Lexington, practicing his art and working at Morton Middle School.

Sean Woods - (1992) Working for a private school in Florida.

Rudy Yessin - (1944) Currently an attorney at law.

Todd Ziegler - (1986) Is now a bank officer in Louisville.

 

 

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