|-||Richard Barbee (L)||G||Jr.||5-8||152||Lexington, KY||-|
|-||Walter Fox (L)||F-C||Jr.||-||-||Newport, KY||-|
|-||Shelby Post (L)||F||Jr.||-||-||Kingston, NY||-|
|-||Wayne Plummer (L) (P)||F||-||5-8||140||Newport, KY||-|
|-||William Rodes (L)||G||-||-||144||Lexington, KY||-|
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L to R: Wayne Plummer, Richard Barbee, Walter Fox, Shelby Post, William Rodes, Manager James Floyd Chambers
Season Review - REVIEW OF THE BASKET BALL SEASON (Kentuckian)
The season of 1908 and 1909 seems destined to bring good luck to State University in the matter of most successful athletics, especially viewed from the financial side. Basket ball, which represents the youngest form of athletics at State, has proven two things to us this year, things which it were well to heed in the future. Firstly, in order to win any championship whatsoever, hard, steady practice with free access to the gymnasium is essential; secondly, that basketball can, under proper management, easily pay its own expenses and not be a drain upon the scanty profits of the football season.
The team this year consisted of three men of the '09 team and two new men. A few words descriptive of these players will not be amiss.
Captain Fox, a veteran of '07, filled a new position at center; always cool and steady, possessed of good judgment, "Foxy" was ever on hand at critical moments.
Barbee was the star guard; his game was clean, unless his opponent signified a desire for something else, in which case he generally received all he was looking for, with a small surplus for good measure.
Post, the third man from the '07 team, held down his place at forward very creditably. Quick upon his feet, and moreover, a hard player, Post gained many a hearty round of applause by his sensational plays and goal throwing.
Plummer, a new man upon the team, was probably the most consistent point gainer for State. Fast and elusive, well versed in all the rules of the game and, moreover, a sure goal shooter, Plummer ably filled his position of forward.
Rodes, also a new man in the game, was one of the surprises of the season. Though small, he was possessed of great endurance and the feature of his play was his ability to cover his man.
As to the games, it is hard to say just wherein lay the cause of S.U.'s failure to win the State championship. In the majority of games the team played well together. One thing may be cited as a possible cause; there was a slight tendency at critical moments toward failure to cover the opposing team. This was the chief fact which led to our defeat at the hands of Central. The general results of the games, outside the championship game, were very satisfactory. There is one thing to be borne in mind: it takes time and a maximum amount of practice to produce a championship team. Now, that we have the facilities, the men and the experience of the past few years, we can only look forward to the next season, and, when the time comes, play the game for all it's worth. "Clean games" is the watchword of State, and may she never forget herself so far as to gain a victory in any other way.