The Big Blue Nation always stands behind its team’s players. The fans possess a deep desire for every player to do well. It is a relationship which is reminiscent of that between a parent and child.
Although they root for every Kentucky jersey, there are, naturally, a handful of players who are quickly placed under the “fan favorite” category.
Kentucky Basketball players are the cream of the crop, but it takes a certain charisma and swagger on top of sheer talent to be inducted into the upper echelon of immortality.
Kentucky loves a champion. Many of these men did their part to raise a banner that hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena. Others on this list are champions in another sense of the word.
They aided, and succeeded, in ushering in a new and exciting era in Kentucky Basketball. In seasons of darkness they were the light bearers leading the way to hope and greatness.
They are some of the most beloved Kentucky Basketball players.
*NOTE: It is impossible to put such a subjective ranking in order; therefore these numbers do not correspond to standings. In addition, there are many more players not included in this list that one could argue are equally loved and revered.