Roster for 1980-81

#NamePosClassHt.Wt.Hometown
(School)
Notes
#31Sam Bowie (L)C-FSo.7-1230Lebanon, PA (High)All-American [Consensus (2nd), AP (3rd), UPI (3rd), NABC (2nd), USBWA (2nd), Converse (1st), Sporting News (2nd), Basketball Times, Helms]; All-SEC [First Team (AP, UPI & Coaches)];
#10Dirk Minniefield (L)GSo.6-3180Lexington, KY (Lafayette)All-SEC [Third Team (AP & UPI)];
#32Derrick Hord (L)G-FSo.6-6215Bristol, TN (Tennessee)-
#40Fred Cowan (L)C-FSr.6-8205Sturgis, KY (Union County)-
#34Chuck Verderber (L)FJr.6-6220Lincoln, IL (High)Academic All-American; Academic All-SEC; (Mid-season appendectomy);
#44Charles Hurt (L)FSo.6-6215Shelbyville, KY (Shelby County)-
#20Jim Master (L)GFr.6-5170Fort Wayne, IN (Paul Harding)-
#54Melvin Turpin (L)CFr.6-11240Lexington, KY (Bryan Station) [Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, VA]-
#24Bret Bearup (L)C-FFr.6-9230Greenlawn, NY (Harborfields)-
#11Dicky Beal (L)GFr.5-9170Covington, KY (Holmes)-
#15Chris Gettelfinger (L)GSr.6-2185Knoxville, TN (Catholic)-
#12Bo Lanter (L)GJr.6-1175Versailles, KY (Woodford County)-
#33Tom HeitzFRed6-9215Hamilton, IN (High) (Did not play - redshirt);


1979-80 | 1981-82

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1980-81 Squad

First Row (l to r): Equipment Manager Bill Keightley, Head Coach Joe Hall, Dirk Minniefield, Bo Lanter, Jim Master, Chris Gettelfinger, Dicky Beal, Associate Coach Leonard Hamilton, Manager George Fletcher
Standing: Trainer Walt McCombs, Volunteer Assistant Harry Lancaster, Chuck Verderber, Fred Cowan, Bret Bearup, Melvin Turpin, Sam Bowie, Tom Heitz, Charles Hurt, Derrick Hord, Part-Time Assistant Bob Chambers, Assistant Coach Joe Dean

Season Review - by David Cooper and Terry Keys (Kentuckian)


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