Kentucky Players with Retired Jerseys

37 Players Chosen

Sam Bowie accepts a framed jersey during ceremonies in 2002

Note: Coaches Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall and Rick Pitino along with broadcaster Cawood Ledford and equipment manager Bill Keightley have also been honored.
Linville Puckett was to be honored as part of the 1953-54 team upon graduation in 1956, but he quit the 1954-55 team mid-season during his Junior year.

PlayerNumberDate
Honored
HeightPositionHometown (High School)
Basil Hayden-2/3/1991 - Georgia5-11G-FParis, KY (High)
Burgess Carey--6-0GLexington, KY (Senior)
Carey Spicer#173/1/1992 - Vanderbilt6-1FLexington, KY (Senior)
Forest Sale#192/18/1995 - Florida6-4C-FLawrenceburg, KY
John DeMoisey#002/15/1997 - Florida6-4C-FWalton, KY (High)
Layton Rouse#10-6-1GLudlow, KY
Ken Rollins#264/4/19496-0GWickliffe, KY
Alex Groza#154/4/19496-7CMartins Ferry, OH (High)
Ralph Beard#124/4/19495-10GLouisville, KY (Male)
Wallace Jones#274/4/19496-4F-CHarlan, KY (High)
Cliff Barker#234/4/19496-2G-FYorktown, IN (High)
Bill Spivey#771/19/2000 - Mississippi7-0CWarner Robins, GA (Macon Jordan)
Cliff Hagan#65/3/19546-4COwensboro, KY (High)
Frank Ramsey#305/3/19546-3GMadisonville, KY (High)
Lou Tsioropoulos#165/3/19546-5FLynn, MA (Classical)
Billy Evans#425/3/19546-1F/GBerea, KY
Gayle Rose#205/3/19546-0GParis, KY
Jerry Bird#22-6-6FCorbin, KY
Phil Grawemeyer#445/3/19546-7FLouisville, KY (Manual)
Bob Burrow#502/13/1999 - South Carolina6-7CWells, TX (High)
Vernon Hatton#522/18/1995 - Florida6-3GLexington, KY (Lafayette)
Johnny Cox#242/15/1997 - Florida6-4FHazard, KY (High)
Cotton Nash#442/3/1991 - Georgia6-5C-FLake Charles, LA (High)
Louie Dampier#103/1/1992 - Vanderbilt6-0GIndianapolis, IN (Southport)
Pat Riley#421/19/2000 - Mississippi6-4FSchenectady, NY (Linton High)
Dan Issel#4412/12/1987 - Louisville6-8CBatavia, IL (High)
Kevin Grevey#352/18/1995 - Florida6-5FHamilton, OH (Taft)
Jack Givens#213/1/1992 - Vanderbilt6-4FLexington, KY (Bryan Station)
Rick Robey#532/13/1999 - South Carolina6-10F-CNew Orleans, LA (Brother Martin High)
Kyle Macy#42/15/1997 - Florida6-3GPeru, IN (High)
Sam Bowie#31-7-1C-FLebanon, PA (High)
Kenny Walker#342/28/2001 - Auburn6-8FRoberta, GA (Crawford County Comprehensive)
Deron Feldhaus#124/7/19926-7FMaysville, KY (Mason County)
John Pelphrey#344/7/19926-7F-GPaintsville, KY (High)
Richie Farmer#324/7/19926-0GManchester, KY (Clay County)
Sean Woods#114/7/19926-2GIndianapolis, IN (Cathedral)
Jamal Mashburn#241/19/2000 - Mississippi6-8FBronx, NY (Cardinal Hayes)

Adolph Rupp inspects the jerseys of Cliff Barker (#23), Alex Groza (#15), Wallace Jones (#27), Kenny Rollins (#26) and Ralph Beard (#12) during Wildcat Appreciation Day, April 4, 1949.


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