|-||H. C. Thomas (L)||C-F||So.||-||-||Lexington, KY (High)||-|
|-||John Everett (L)||C-F||Fr.||6-0||-||Maysville, KY (High) [Sewanee Military Academy, Sewanee, TN]||-|
|-||Bob Lavin||G||Fr.||5-7||140||Paris, KY (High)||-|
|-||Ben Marsh||C||Sr.||6-1||-||Maysville, KY (High)||-|
|-||Joseph Dishman (L)||G||Sr.||-||-||Henderson, KY||-|
|-||Ed Parker||G-F||Jr.||5-7||130||Maysville, KY||-|
|-||George Zerfoss||C||Sr.||6-2||-||Ashland, KY (High)||-|
|-||Walter Morris||C||Fr.||-||-||Lexington, KY (High)||-|
|-||Lawrence Burnham (L)||G||Fr.||5-9||-||Paducah, KY||-|
|-||Boone Simpson||C||Sr.||6-3||200||Lexington, KY (High)||-|
|-||Bruce Bartee||F||So.||-||-||Louisville, KY||-|
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Front Row: Lawrence Burnham, Joseph Dishman, Henry Thomas, Ed Parker
Season Review - Basketball, 1919 (Kentuckian)
Fourteen games were played. Kentucky was out-of-luck in eight of them.
From that night on January 11, when the Wildcats hung it into a team from Wesleyan College by an overwhelming score, well up into the middle of the season, the fans believed that the Kentucky quintet had the stuff in it to come to the top and stay there like a bar of that famous floating soap, but lost games one on top of another soon broke that spell. Withal, however, the Cats put up a bully brand of basketball, showing fight at all times and ability now and then.
Dishman, Chief and Captain of the squad, was, without doubt, its best all-round man. The way he guarded 'em all was marvelous. Certainly he picked no favorites. Dishman's importance on the basketball quintet was like the importance of a trunk to a tree. His natural and developed physical qualities fitted him well, for when he smashed into a play there was seldom anything left but dust.
Thomas, Captain-elect of the 1920 squad, should have been the demon on offense for the Wildcats, but he fell below the standard that he set in his Freshman year. Nevertheless, toward the last of the season he picked up enough to show shades of his former self. It is predicted that Thomas will be better than ever next year.
"Chen" Everett, who is a long, tall, rangy lad, played center for the Wildcats. Although a Freshman, and an inhabitant of a little river town across from Aberdeen, O., Everett probably pointed more for the Cats than any other man on the team. But respect for Everett's extreme modesty concerning his knowledge of and ability to play basketball forbids us from saying anything further about this shrinking violet.
Burnham, popularly known as "Dutch," played guard alongside Captain Dishman. He was not particularly brilliant, as are stars, but for a good steady , hard, scrappy player you've got to hand it to him. He was everlastingly in the thick of it, employing all his knowledge of basketball and strength in keeping opponents from scoring. A lot is expected of Burnham next winter.
Lavin, another member of the class that wore green until the 17th of March, was shoved in at forward toward the last of the season. Our only regret is that the coach didn't see him earlier. For this small Freshman was wondrous. He was a good goal shot, fast and aggressive. Here's hoping he stretches upward just a little before the basketball game begins again.
George Zerfoss, who made a letter with the team of 1916, wore the Kentucky jersey in several games. Zerfoss had a good eye for the baskets; but something or other kept him from holding up the high reputation which his brothers, and he too, have set in Southern athletic circles.
Ed Parker, manager of the team, was one of the best second string men with the squad. Parker didn't get in all the games, but when he did he never failed to make one or more goals for the Wildcats. Parker, however, was especially proficient in managing the team. He was a good advertiser, and it is due a great deal to his efforts that the Wildcats had so many spectators at the games.
Gordon Marsh, one of the 1918 "K" men, was in the line-up during the early part of the season. "Big Ben" played center and was good, but interests other than basketball soon took up all his time.