|-||H. C. Thomas (L)||C-F||Fr.||-||-||Lexington, KY (High)||-|
|-||Ben Marsh (L)||C||Jr.||6-1||-||Maysville, KY (High)||-|
|-||Arthur Bastin (L)||G||Jr.||-||-||Lexington, KY||-|
|-||Arthur Shanklin (L)||F||Fr.||5-9||145||Lexington, KY (Sayre)||-|
|-||Pat Campbell (L)||F||So.||-||-||Lexington, KY (High)||-|
|-||George Zerfoss (L)||C||Jr.||6-2||-||Ashland, KY (High)||-|
|-||Joseph Dishman (L)||G||Jr.||-||-||Henderson, KY||-|
|-||Garnett McKenney||G||So.||-||-||Winchester, KY||-|
|-||Bruce Bartee||F||Fr.||-||-||Louisville, KY||-|
|-||Max Glickman (L)||G||So.||5-9||-||Pineville, KY||-|
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First Row (l to r): Henry Thomas, Arthur Bastin, Patrick Campbell, Joseph Dishman, Arthur Shanklin
Season Review - Basketball Season, 1918 (Kentuckian)
The basketball season of 1918 showed great promise of being one of the most successful that Kentucky has ever had, and these expectations were fulfilled. It is true, only one regular returned for the lineup, but a wealth of new material and a few valiant scrubs made prospects bright.
Pat Campbell, the lone survivor, was chosen to head and immediately rounded his team into form.
The Cats started off well, defeating Wesleyan by a good score.
Then came the mix-up with Centre on their floor and after a hard battle our lads went down in defeat.
Sweet revenge, however, was reeked on Georgetown and they were well repaid for the drubbing so deliberately delivered our five last season.
They increased their winnings by snowing under the volunteers in two games with an avalanche of points, and continued by renewing attacks upon Wesleyan and Georgetown with the same results.
The second game with Centre proved an excellent exhibition. Kentucky staging her best game of the season, which resulted in a victory after fifteen minutes of extra play.
Everyone knows the outcome of the Southern trys. Three more games to our credit. Cumberland College and Tennessee were easy marks.
Our hopes were smashed one week later, when upon journeying to Louisville, where the Colonels seemed to be at a better advantage the Wildcats slipped and loosened their claws from the mythical banner and State Championship, when Centre took our measure in a fast and aggressive game that really demonstrated their worth.
Two events will remain imprinted on the minds of both players and the teams supported with respect to the history of the season just closed. One a source of happiness and a realization of a dream, the other a dispenser of gloom.
The source of joy is the humbling of our old rivals, the Volunteers of Tennessee. For years our basketeers have held the hope that they might accomplish this gigantic task, but not until the season just passed have the Cats ever been able to successfully inflict a decisive defeat. They took all four contests, evening up the old debt that has been of such long standing.
The gloom appears in a blot on the otherwise clean slate, inflicted by an old-time competitor, who fared better than her co-athletic aspirants in the loss of strong arm men to other fields of endeavor.
The entire Blue and White team played well and with the exception of the final game showed excellent and consistent team work. Each individual was a star, but Thomas and Bastin deserve special mention.
Thomas made more points than any of his teammates and most of his goals were culminations of brilliant and sensational shots.
Bastin was, in the opinion of many, the best guard that appeared on the Kentucky hardwood this season, and not only showed strength in this capacity, but furnished an important part of the scoring machine.
Shanklin and Dishman also played excellent ball, handled themselves well, and indications point to a stellar performance in the future on the part of both.
Letter men on the squad are Campbell, Zerfoss, Thomas, Bastin, Shanklin, Marsh, Glickman, Dishman.