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Top Ten All-Time UK Basketball Players

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Riding off a NCAA National Championship, basketball in Lexington is a way of life. Rover compiled a list of the top ten greatest men’s basketball players to come out of Kentucky. Check it out!

10. DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins (Sacremento Kings, SEC Freshman of the Year)

9. Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics, ‘08 NBA Champion)

8. Pat Rily (SEC Player of the Year, Basketball Hall of Fame)

7. Alex “The Beak” Groza (‘47-’48 & ‘48-49 National Champions, Olympic Gold Medalist)

6. Jeff Sheppard (‘97-’98 National Champion, Final Four Most Outstanding Player)

5. Dan Issel (School All-Time leading rebounder)

4. Tony “T.D.” Delk (‘95-’96 National Champion, Final Four Most Outstanding Player, SEC Player of the Year)

3. Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones (‘47-’48 & ‘48-49 National Champions, Olympic Gold Medalist, only person in school history to have his jersey retired in both football and basketball)

2. John Wall (Washington Wizards, National Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, Dance Craze Sensation)

1. Anthony Davis (New Orleans Hornets, National Player of the Year, Olympic Gold Medalist, National Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, Eyebrow Model)

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Papa John’s in Kentucky- Hometown Hero

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Even wonder how your go-to finals/late night pizza place got started? Papa John’s was born by 22 years old, John Schnatter. The college student worked in pizza joints throughout his college career to learn more about the pizza industry.

In 1983, John cleaned out a broom closet of his Dad’s tavern, in Jefferson, Indiana. He then began making and delivering handmade pizzas. Throughout the next year, John and a few helpers were making 3,000 – 4,000 pizzas a week!

Jeffersonville is located right across the Ohio River from Kentucky. In fact, in 1989 the company headquarters were moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

Next time you pick up a late night pizza from the local bar, don’t sell it short. You could be eating the next Papa John’s pizza.

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