|-||William King (L)||F||Fr.||5-11||140||Lexington, KY (Senior)||All-SIAA Tournament;|
|-||Basil Hayden (L)||G-F||Jr.||5-11||165||Paris, KY (High)||All-American [Helms];|
|-||Paul Adkins (L)||C||Jr.||6-2||-||Williamsburg, KY||All-SIAA Tournament;|
|-||Fred Fest||C||So.||6-2||-||Martins Ferry, OH (High)||-|
|-||Bob Lavin (L)||G||Jr.||5-7||140||Paris, KY (High)||All-SIAA Tournament;|
|-||John Witherspoon||G||Fr.||-||-||Anderson County, KY (Kavanaugh)||-|
|-||James Wilhelm||C||Jr.||6-1||-||Paducah, KY (High)||-|
|-||Sam Ridgway (L)||G||So.||6-1||-||Shepherdsville, KY||-|
|-||Bruce Fuller||G||-||5-10||160||Lexington, KY (Senior)||-|
|-||Gilbert Smith (L)||G||So.||6-1||-||Lexington, KY (Senior)||-|
|-||William Poyntz (L)||F||Fr.||5-11||-||Covington, KY||-|
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Front Row (l to r): Sam Ridgway, Paul Adkins, Basil Hayden, William King, Bobby Lavin
Season Review - Boy's Basketball - Review of Season (Kentuckian)
The team this year might well be called Kentucky's "Wonder Team," because there is no doubt but that it is the most formidable quintet which has represented the university for many years. When the season began quite an array of basketball stars reported to Coach Bucheit and he immediately began to develop this wonderful team. There were Hayden, captain of the team; Ridgeway, Lavin and Wilhelm of the 1920 team; Adkins and Silas, letter men from Cumberland; Fest of the 1920 Freshman team; Poyntz from Covington High, and Bill King, who was a star on Lexington High School for four years.
The team early in the season showed earmarks of a winner. Ridgeway was showing up well at stationary guard. Bobby Lavin was the fastest running guard seen in action for several years. Adkins and Fest at center were dead goal shots, and Captain Hayden and Bill King worked well together at forwards.
The first game with Wesleyan was an easy victory, 38 to 13, Fest and Adkins leading in scoring with six field goals each. Georgetown and Cumberland were the next to bow under the onslaughts of the Wildcat Basketeers.
The Moccasins from the University of Chattanooga, displaying a varied attack of basketball, football and track, took the count with the short end of a 42 to 10 score. The scoring was about evenly divided between Hayden and King. Lavin and Ridgeway played a great defensive game, holding the visitors scoreless in the last half.
Note: This write-up went to press before close of season.
Cincinnati was next defeated in a hard fought contest, 26 to 19. King was the outstanding star, scoring 16 points. Lavin and Ridgeway, as usual, played a great defensive game. The team as a whole played well and found no difficulty in passing through Cincinnati's five-man defense.
Auburn with a team which was considered to be one of the best in the South invaded the den of the Wildcats and were forced to accept a defeat, 40 to 25. After Auburn led at the end of the first half the Wildcats came back in the second half and demonstrated a brand of basketball that completely bewildered the Auburnites. Hayden was the shining light of the Wildcat team.
The Centre game was lost by a close score of 29 to 27. Centre gained the lead at the beginning and was able to hold it, although they were completely outclassed by the Wildcats in the second half. Bill King led in scoring with 15 points. Lavin was forced out of the game with a broken shoulder and Wilhelm took his place and played a good game. The team started their offensive in the second half just a little too late to overcome the lead of the Colonels.
The Wildcats should win all of the remaining games, and the real test will come when they take part in the S. I. A. A. tournament in Atlanta. With the record of the season thus far it is not impossible that our Wildcats will win the Championship of the South.
The team is the best which has appeared in the Blue and White for several years, and the members of the team deserve credit and praise for their untiring efforts, and Coach Bucheit has won the confidence and admiration of the members of the team and the student body.