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The History of Kentucky Basketball

By Kentucky Subscribe to RSS | December 26th 2011 | Views:

KENTUCKY BASKETBALL it a well recognized name in the world of basket ball. The team of basketball of university of Kentucky, the Kentucky wildcats men basketball team is all time achiever in the history of college basketball. These wildcats of Kentucky University, in blue and white uniforms are also the leaders of all schools making brilliant records in NCAA tournaments. They started their journey of success in 1903 and after a century have earned a lot of fame and success which is flourishing day by day

The efforts of KENTUCKY BASKETBALL team are to get united as a single unit and fully concentrate on their goal. Team of wildcats comprises of very talented and fully trained players and coaches. Their team work, their unity and hard work is the main reason of their success. Josh Harrellson, juniors Darius Miller and DeAndre Liggins are well known names representing the team. Their playing skills made their team to rise up and up. DeAndre Liggins is known as a best defender for his team. Recently three new players are added to the team; Brandon Knight who is a very good point guard. Terrence Jones, a superb power forward, and a very expert shooting guard, Doron Lamb. They are also very good players. Brandon Knight made a record in season 2010-2011 of making most points by a fresh player in the history of UK.

Wildcats, in their history of 106 years, were led by 22 coaches. Out of which 6 are awarded with the coach of the year award. SOME IMPORTANT ONES ARE; the first coach of KENTUCKY BASKETBALL team was W.W.H Mustaine in 1903 who is basically the founder of the team. After him in 1919 the head coach was George Buchheit who came with Buchheit’s system for the team. in 1925 the team was led by a new coach C.O.Applegran.and then after him in 1928 John Mauer then Adolph Rupp (1930) then Joe B. Hall in 1972 became the next coach. Then Eddie Sutton in 1985 was appointed and in 1989 the team was handover to Rick Pitino he trained the team till 1997 then Orlando "Tubby" Smith took the charge of team as a coach. Next coach was Billy Gillispie in 2007 and the present coach appointed in 2009 is John Calipari.

the team of KENTUCKY BASKETBALL is the only one who have the honor of winning multiple titles of NCAA and NIT. Wildcats are the achievers of national invitation tournament. There is a wide history of achievements made by wildcats they won many matches of NCAA tournaments. In the season of 2010-2011 29-9 record is made by the wildcats in NCAA tournament. They also won the Southeastern Conference tournament championship. However in Houston, national champion Connecticut defeated wildcats. It has been planed that the fresh players added to the team in the season of 2010-11 will remain in the team for season 2011-2012.warm welcomed by the coach John Calipari.

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