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University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia

Foreword by Cotton Nash

The Kentucky Wildcats are the winningest program in the history of college basketball, and this newly revised edition of the University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book ever assembled on the history of this extraordinary team. Written in a unique, easy-to-read style that brings to life the exploits of Wildcats teams and players, this definitive source includes details about “The Fabulous Five,” “Rupp’s Runts,” “The Unforgettables,” Jamal Mashburn, Rex Chapman, Melvin Turpin, Kenny Walker, John Wall, and so many more. Coaching greats Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, and John Calipari are also featured, as are each of their eight NCAA championships. Without a doubt this is a must-have for any Kentucky fan!

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Tom Wallace is a former award-winning sportswriter who covered UK basketball for two decades. He spent seven years as editor for Cawood Ledford Productions and is a former columnist for the Cats’ Pause. He was also sports editor for the Henderson Gleaner, where he was twice honored by the Kentucky Press Association for writing the best sports story in the state. Tom is the author of five sports-related books and four novels. He is a native of Central City, Kentucky. A Vietnam vet, Tom currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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