Roster for 1996-97

#33Ron Mercer (L)FSo.6-7210Nashville, TN (Goodpasture Christian) [Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, VA]All-American [Consensus (1st), AP (1st), Sporting News (2nd), NABC (1st), USBWA (1st), Basketball Times (2nd), Wooden (1st)]; All-NCAA Final Four Team; NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player; SEC Player of the Year [Associated Press & Coaches] ; All-SEC [First Team (AP & Coaches)]; SEC Tournament MVP;
#23Derek Anderson (L)GSr.6-6194Louisville, KY (Doss)All-SEC [Second Team (Coaches); Third Team (AP)]; (Missed last half of season due to knee);
#34Scott Padgett (L)FSo.6-9240Louisville, KY (St. Xavier)All-NCAA Final Four Team; (Missed first half of season due to academic probation);
#25Anthony Epps (L)GSr.6-2182Lebanon, KY (Marion County)All-SEC [Third Team (Coaches)]; All-SEC Tournament;
#3Allen Edwards (L)G-FJr.6-5205Miami, FL (Miami Senior) (Sprained ankle near end of season);
#13Nazr Mohammed (L)CSo.6-10238Chicago, IL (Kenwood)-
#32Jared Prickett (L)FSr.6-9235Fairmont, WV (Fairmont West)All-SEC Tournament;
#5Wayne Turner (L)GSo.6-2190Boston, MA (Beaver Country Day)All- NCAA Regional Team;
#21Cameron Mills (L)GJr.6-3181Lexington, KY (Dunbar)-
#42Jamaal Magloire (L)CFr.6-10260Toronto, ON (Eastern Commerce)All-SEC Freshman Team;
#4Steve Masiello (L)GFr.6-1170White Plains, NY (Harvey School)-
#51Oliver SimmonsFSo.6-8218Nashville, TN (Lipscomb) (Broke leg);
#15Jeff SheppardGRed6-4189Peachtree City, GA (McIntosh) (Did not play - redshirt);
#14Heshimu EvansFTrans6-6215Bronx, NY (Evander Childs) (Did not play - transfer from Manhattan College);

1995-96 | 1997-98

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1996-97 Squad

Front Row (L-R): Assistant Coach Delray Brooks, Head Coach Rick Pitino, Wayne Turner, Derek Anderson, Jeff Sheppard, Anthony Epps, Cameron Mills, Steve Masiello, Associate Coach Jim O'Brien, Assistant Coach Winston Bennett.
Back Row: Video Coordinator Frank Vogel, Administrative Assistant Simeon Mars, Ron Mercer, Jared Prickett, Jamaal Magloire, Nazr Mohammed, Oliver Simmons, Scott Padgett, Allen Edwards, Trainer Eddie Jamiel, Equipment Manager Bill Keightley, Strength Coach Shaun Brown.

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