LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Athletics Hall of Famer and former consensus men’s basketball All-American Kenny Walker (pictured) was selected to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 2018 class the committee announced on Friday, Sept. 29. The Hall of Fame weekend will take place Feb. 23-24, 2018, in Macon City, Georgia.
Arthur Blank, Champ Bailey, Tom Cousins, Chris Haack, Terry Moody Hancock, Tracy Rocker and Angelo Taylor make up the 2018 class of inductees joining Walker.
As a high school player, Walker led Crawford County to back-to-back state championships in the early 1980s before enjoying a prolific four-year career with the Wildcats. Walker is a two-time consensus All-American, a two-time Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, a four-time All-SEC player and is one of 38 players to have his jersey retired in the Rupp Arena rafters.
Walker (1983-86), capped his career as the second-leading scorer in program history with 2,080 total points. He also owns the record for most made free throws in a career (550) and in a season (218). His 72 career SEC games played is the most in school history. He ranks among the all-time career leaders in field-goals made (765), rebounds (942) and double-doubles (31).
He started 103 career games for the Wildcats and helped UK amass a 102-30 record that included three regular-season SEC titles, two SEC Tournament crowns and a Final Four appearance in 1983.
Following his days in the blue and white, Walker was drafted No. 5 overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. He was the NBA Slam Dunk champion in 1989.
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