During his time at the University of Kentucky, Dan Issel was a scoring machine. In addition to averaging around 25 ppg during his career with the Wildcats, he also held the UK record for scoring with 53 points before Jodie Meeks scored 54 in a 2009 contest against the University of Tennessee (per ESPN.com).
When he graduated in 1970, Issel decided to play for the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA rather than the Pistons of the NBA. He was a six-time All-Star in the league and continued his dominant play for the Denver Nuggets when the NBA and ABA merged in 1976.
He finished his playing career averaging 22.6 points per game and having been in All-Star in both the NBA and the ABA. He was later inducted in the the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame despite a less than stellar coaching career.
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