There have been plenty of high-volume scorers in Kentucky basketball history, but none was greater than Dan Issel. He is the school's all-time points leader, but even more impressive was his single-season points record set in the 1969-70 season.
Issel poured in 948 points that year, which broke the previous school record that Issel himself had set the previous season. It only took him 28 games to score those 948 points. In other words, Dan Issel averaged an eye-popping 33.8 points per game that season.
This will be perhaps the toughest record of all to snap. It is extremely unlikely that one player averages 34 points per game anytime in the near future. Players in this era simply do not score that many points over the course of one season.
To put this in perspective, the player who is closest to Issel's record is former guard Jodie Meeks. During the 2008-09 season, Meeks scored 854 points to finish second all-time on the single season scoring list. Despite playing in 36 games, eight more than Issel did, Meeks still scored 96 fewer points.
This record has remained intact for over 40 years, and it does not appear that it will be broken anytime soon. It is a testament to the incredible scoring prowess of the university's all-time points leader, Dan Issel.