|-||Cecil Combs (L)||F||Sr.||6-4||-||Lexington, KY (High)||-|
|-||Stanley Milward (L)||C||Sr.||6-5||-||Lexington, KY (Senior)||-|
|#17||Carey Spicer (L)||F||Jr.||6-1||-||Lexington, KY (Senior)||All-Southern Conference;|
|#2||Louis McGinnis (L)||F||Jr.||-||-||Lexington, KY (High)||All-American [College Humor (3rd)];|
|#6||Paul McBrayer (L)||G||Sr.||6-4||155||Lawrenceburg, KY [Kavanaugh School, Lawrenceburg, KY]||All-American [Helms];|
|-||Lawrence McGinnis (L)||G||Sr.||6-0||-||Lexington, KY (Senior)||-|
|#11||George Yates (L)||C||So.||6-4||-||Elizabethtown, KY||-|
|-||Hays Owens (L)||F||Sr.||5-7||-||Lexington, KY||-|
|#21||Jake Bronston (L)||G||Jr.||-||-||Lexington, KY (Senior)||-|
|#10||William Kleiser||F||So.||-||165||Lexington, KY (Henry Clay)||-|
|#18||Bill Trott||G||Jr.||-||-||Evansville, IN (Central)||-|
|-||Fred McLane||F||Sr.||-||-||Newport, KY||-|
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Front Row (l to r): Mgr. Leonard Weakley, Stanley Milward, Cecil Combs, Paul McBrayer, Lawrence (Big) McGinnis, Carey Spicer
Season Review - Varsity Basketball (Kentuckian)
Hailed as champions, even from the earliest practice sessions of the season, the Blue and White netsters of Kentucky enjoyed a brilliant schedule of games against the finest basketball teams of the South and Middle West. Engaging in a total of sixteen contests during the regular season, the Wildcats can point with pride to fourteen victories, the only two losses being charged against teams that at some other time became victims of the merciless Big Blue.
Kentucky and her starlwart stars were a sensation wherever they played. Encouraged at home by S. R. 0. houses at nearly every game, the 'Cats were always the same drawing card on foreign floors, playing to capacity crowds on every trip. With their touted submarine attack which Coach Johnny Mauer used to startle the entire South during the previous season, the Wildcats depended upon a slow-breaking offense to demoralize their opponents. The floor work of Kentucky's giants was amazing. Every man on the squad approached six feet in height, while the majority of the men easily exceeded that figure. But the unpenetrable man-to-man Blue defense was dependent on the speed and agility of these stars who performed like "ten-second men." Offense or defense, however, it was the same hard-working, five-man unit, perfectly coached, that represented Kentucky in such a creditable manner.
Opening the season with Georgetown, the Wildcats crushed the team that later won the S. I. A. A. championship of the state. Miami's feared team was the second victim. The team from Berea's tiny school almost upset the dope in the next contest, but Kentucky finally won and was all set for the first conference game.
Clemson, also hailed as a possible champion, proved easy for the Mauermen. But Creighton's Blue-Jays, with Hansen, their six-foot seven-inch center, providing the advantage, were too much for the 'Cats and gave them their first defeat, although the Kentuckians regained some of their lost prestige on the following night. Then came a long string of impressive victories over the strongest quintettes in the South, interrupted only by the 29 to 24 reversal at the hands of Tennessee, a team that had already been mowed down by the Blues.
A clean-cut triumph over the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers tapered off Kentucky's preparation for the final game of the schedule, the struggle with Washington and Lee. The Big Blue won this game, rounding out the season in a flash of meteoric brilliance by gaining the margin over another great team in an overtime period. In the conference records this gave Kentucky a slate of nine wins and one loss, trailing Alabama in the final standing and tying with Duke for second place.
Throughout the season the Kentucky goal was guarded by Captain Paul McBrayer and Lawrence McGinnis in a most capable manner. For their relief there was Bronston, Crump, Trott and Kleiser, "Spooks" Milward, until he was injured in the final Georgia game, was the mainstay in the center of the floor, playing brilliantly. Long George Yates, when called to relieve the injured star, left little to be desired at the pivot post. The call for forwards alternated between Carey Spicer, "Pisgah" Combs and Louis McGinnis, with Hayes Owens ever ready to substitute capably for any of these scoring stars.
The Kentucky yearlings scampered through all opposition to win the state title. this was the first time since the season of '26-'27 that the Freshmen have finished the season undefeated. Coach M.E. Potter issued his call for candidates, over twenty promising hoopsters answered. Stars from Lexington, Ashland, Lawrenceburg and St. Louis, Mo., formed the nucleus of the undefeated quintette. The results of the season is as follows:
Those who made the squad were: Forwards - Darby, Jackson, Congleton, Riffe, Helm, Smith, Foster, Lavin and Walker. Centers - Sale, Skinner, Tracey, Collins and Rudolph. Guards - Captain Johnson, Worthington, Kreuter, Fishback, Clark and Hines.