What School Would Have The Greatest Starting Five of All Time?
University of Kentucky
The highest scoring Wildcat of all-time with 2,138 total points. He was selected as a first team All-American two out of three years at Kentucky. During his tenure as a Wildcat, he would go on to set 23 school records.
Beard was a three time All-American during his time at Kentucky. Although he was kicked out of the NBA for admitting to point-shaving in college, he still managed to finish 14th in total scoring.
What didn’t this kid do at Kentucky? Named the 2012 Sporting News Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Robertson trophy. The Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky named Davis the Adolph Rupp Trophy winner while CBSSports.com recognized him as their national player of the year. Davis also became the second freshman to win the Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year and won the John R. Wooden Award as well. The following day, he won the Naismith College Player of the Year, making him Kentucky’s first Naismith winner and the first from the SEC in 42 years.
Cliff Hagan’s name is up there on the list of Kentucky greats. Although he was drafted in the third round, he is still third all time in points scored and second all time in rebounds at Kentucky.
Although starting his college career at Purdue University, Macy would switch to the SEC his sophomore year. He would go on to be named three straight All-American and three straight All-SEC player. His senior year, Macy became the only Kentucky player to be named the consensus SEC POY.