Sure, Jamal Mashburn was the star, but his four teammates are forever remembered in Kentucky's history. Richie Farmer, John Pelphrey, Sean Woods and Deron Feldhaus suffered after the "Kentucky Shame" Sports Illustrated cover and made their way to the Elite Eight.
Everyone but Woods hailed from Kentucky, making the ascent into greatness even better for "The Unforgettables."
They weren't supposed to be a great team. They aren't mentioned in the same breath as the recruiting classes of Calipari's or Tubby Smith's 2004 class with Rajon Rondo, Joe Crawford, Ramel Bradley and Randolph Morris.
However, what they did in Lexington is better than almost every other class. They helped rebuild the Kentucky name and bring the Wildcats back to glory.
Tied in with The Unforgettables has to be Rick Pitino, who had an impossible task in taking Kentucky over after the Chris Mills and Eric Manuel scandals. He pushed this team to its limit and developed a style that is now seen throughout college basketball by playing 40 minutes of hell.