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Antoine Walker Headlines UK HOF

The University of Kentucky has just announced the next class into their Hall of Fame, and a quick look breeds some familiar faces to the sporting world.  The Hall, which was first founded in 2005, will be adding seven new members.

The headliner (in our eyes anyway) is Antoine Walker, who was a Power Forward on the 1996 NCAA Championship Team.  Walker was also named the SEC Tournament MVP and was First Team SEC in ’96.  He would go on to have a successful career in the NBA, mostly with the Boston Celtics where he would be a three time All Star.  Walker was also a member of the 2006 NBA Championship Miami Heat team.

From the gridiron, “The Hefty Lefty”, Jared Lorenzen will also be inducted.  Lorenzen was the Quarterback for the Wildcats from 2000 to 2003 and amassed over 10,000 Passing Yards.  He would go on to the NFL, playing backup for the New York Giants and earned a Super Bowl Ring.

A historic induction also comes with Nate Northington, who was the first African-American to play football for the Wildcats and for the matter the first man of color to play in the SEC.  Greg Page, who would have joined Northington as the first black man to play in the SEC will also be inducted. Page passed away before he could play for Kentucky due to complications from a neck injury suffered in practice. 

The other three inductees include Andy Green (Baseball), Lisa Breiding-Deurr (Track & Field) and Taryn Ignacio-Black (Swimming).

We here at would like to congratulate the latest class to the UK Hall of Fame.

The 2018 Basketball Futures have been revised.

As always, it is onward and upward for us at

It was not that long ago that we revamped our Basketball section and named Allen Iverson as our new number one player who should be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Following this, we endeavored to work on our futures section and update them accordingly.

As such, we are pleased to present to you the men who are now part of our updated Basketball Futures Section who will be eligible in 2018. 

Antoine Walker, a former three time All Star and forward most known for his time with the Boston Celtics. 

Baron Davis, who twice led the NBA in Steals per Game.

Ben Wallace, a four time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and member of the Detroit Pistons 2004 Championship Team.

Brad Miller, a two time All Star from Purdue.

Gilbert Arenas, a controversial figure but also a former Second Team All Star and two time Third Team All Star.

Jamaal Magloire, a one time All Star and one of the first Canadian born stars in the NBA.

Mehmet Okur, a Turkish born player and former All Star most notably with the Utah Jazz.

Michael Redd, a star for years with the Milwaukee Bucks and one time Third Team All Star. 

Mike Bibby, who had some good seasons notably with the Sacramento Kings and was a former NCAA champion with Arizona.

Gang, you know what we are going to ask from you!

Take a look at this group and cast your opinion on to whether this crop of players are Hall of Fame worthy.

As always, we thank you all for your support!

95. Antoine Walker

With his year of eligibility pushed back from his attempts to get back in the big time through the D-League, Antoine Walker is sadly best known for his financial woes more than anything he did on the court. In his playing career, his best seasons were with Boston, where along with Paul Pierce his three pointers excited crowds (though he probably took too many) and he was a member of three All Star squads. In a reserve role, Walker had a very good season assisting the Heat in their first championship, but despite his role there, he is often the forgotten contributor on that team. Forgotten players generally don’t wind up enshrined; especially one who has become a puch line.
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