|-||Derrill Hart (L)||F||Jr.||6-2||-||Pisgah, KY||-|
|-||W. C. Harrison (L)||C||Jr.||6-4||176||Bagdad, KY (High)||-|
|-||Frank Marx (L)||F||Jr.||5-8||-||Louisville, KY (Male)||-|
|-||Jake Gaiser (L)||G||Jr.||6-0||163||Lexington, KY (Senior)||-|
|-||Brinkley Barnett (L)||G||So.||5-9||130||Somerset, KY (High)||-|
|-||R. C. Preston (L)||C||Fr.||5-10||-||Inez, KY (High)||-|
|-||Thomas Beatty (P)||C||Jr.||-||-||Smithfield, KY||-|
|-||John Campbell (P)||G||Sr.||5-10||160||Butler, KY||-|
|-||Augustus Weisenberger (L)||G||So.||-||-||Midway, KY||-|
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Seated (l to r): Augustus Weisenberger, unidentified player, unidentified player
Season Review - Review of the Season (Kentuckian)
The basketball season had a dismal beginning and a glorious ending. The first part of the season was one defeat right after another, while the latter half was a series of victories. In less than ten days after the season began, the first game was played. Of course, we lost, and we continued to lose till our men got in training. On the Northern trip the games played were under rules new to our men, and the teams met were among the best in Ohio. However, this was the end of our defeats; the men by this time were in good shape, the tide turned, and from then on till the end of the season everything was lovely for Kentucky.
Our last two games were played against Transylvania, at whose hands we had suffered one defeat in the earlier part of the season. Of course, T.U., being one of our oldest and most bitter rivals, it is unnecessary to say that enthusiasm and feeling ran high. Transylvania seemed o feel sure of victory, but our men felt that it was a case of do or die, they made up their minds to win, and they did. The first one of these two games was played in Transylvania gymnasium. State took over a large bunch of rooters, including Pat Hall co-eds, who yelled themselves hoarse, and after a hard-fought game State won by a score of 22 to 19. Then came the final struggle, which was played in State gymnasium. At this game there were over six hundred enthusiastic spectators, and standing room was at a premium. The gallery was full, men were standing up around the wall on the gymnasium floor four deep and, in fact, every space that was large enough to hold a person had one in it. Both teams were in good condition; both teams were determined to win and, fighting as only Kentucky teams know how to fight, it was one of the very best games ever witnessed on our floor. But the referee's whistle sounded for the last time, the score stood 30 to 25 in favor of State, and the season was over.
Never in the knowledge of the writer has there been such a marked improvement in any team and in such a short time as there was in our basketball five this season. Coach Iddings is to be congratulated on the fact that he took a bunch of practically new material and in two months' time developed such a team as the one that met Transylvania in the last game of the season. Our only regret is that we were unable to meet Central and give them some of the same stuff that we handed to Transylvania.
Captain "Jake," Right Guard, was always in the game from start to finish. He was a good man last year, but this season he was truly a "star." He stuck close to his man and his bulldog tendency to continue the scrap was particularly admired by the spectators, and was no doubt, the chief feature of his otherwise excellent playing. " He is a football player, too, isn't he?" was the first question asked by the spectator who had not seen Jake play before. No fault can be found with Jake, except that he is white headed, and even that may easily be disregarded after one has watched that white head through a good, hard-fought basketball game. Gaiser was probably disappointed in his team at the beginning of the season, but from the broad smile he wore on the night after the last game - the night we gave T.U. such a wallop - we know that he must have been feeling good.
This was the second year for "Marxie" on the team, and although he was a good player last season this year's work showed a marked improvement. Although small, Marx is quick, and at Left Forward the Guard who kept up with him was no scrub player. Besides being quick, he was an excellent shot, and was always there with his part of the score. Due to his good goal throwing he made a hit with one of Ohio's fair damsels, but he never knew it. Marx made enough noise for all the rest of the team, and but for this exception - lack of lung capacity- he has the qualifications of an all-round athlete. He has always worked hard up to the very last minute of the game. W e hope and expect to see him star next year.
This was Harrison's first year on the team; however, it was not his first season to play basketball. He was no doubt the particular star of the quintet, and is easily the best Center in the State. Harrison's reach is good and long, and it always brought a yell from the spectators to see him jump sufficiently higher than the opposing Center and take possession of the ball, This was particularly true in the games against our dear and beloved sister institution - Transylvania. Francis may be a good Center, but he is not in the same class as Harrison. Besides being a good reacher, he stuck close to the ball, and was always in the fight. At the end of the season he was wisely chosen captain for next year, and under his leadership, with four more of his kind, a team of "invincibles" is expected.
Hart was sub on last year's team, but this season he made good on the Varsity. He played Right Forward and is the youngest man on the team. He was particularly good on shooting for the goal, having made more points than any other one of the players. He was always an earnest and enthusiastic player. Hart has other athletic abilities than basketball and we feel sure that by the time the fuzz gets a little thicker on his upper lip and his joints get a little more mature he will be a holy terror in athletic circles.
Preston played Left Guard and he might well be termed the black horse of the season. This was his first year of basketball, and not until the first few games were played was he placed on the team as a regular. However, once on the team and he was there to stay. He was always cool-headed and fought hard to the finish. The chief feature of his playing was that he at all times closely guarded his man. He says very little but he plays the game. Preston is an all-round athlete and we are expecting great things of him in the future.