Kentucky Basketball: 'Jorts' and the Top 10 Fan Favorites in Wildcats History

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Kentucky Basketball: 'Jorts' and the Top 10 Fan Favorites in Wildcats History
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Teams ebb and teams flow, but one thing remains: Kentucky basketball.

Unlike any other team in the country, the Kentucky Wildcats program is one of fame and illustrious fortune. Since 1903, the school has boasted 2,000 + career wins to go along with seven national titles.

More than 25 of their past athletes have been drafted in the first round of the NBA draft, while six of those were ultimately crowned with a player of the year award.

With so many players who've added to the namesake of the logo, it is a daunting task to select just 10 players overall. 

But at some point, all of us, including you reading this, have grown fond of certain players. Concocted through research and my own memories, here are the 10 most beloved fan favorites of all-time. 

Side note: Josh Harrelson, otherwise known as "Jort," IS the most beloved Wildcat in team history. No, the man was not the best player in team history by any stretch of the imagination. But Harrelson was a hard-working player who makes the fans proud of their Kentucky blue. "Jorts" was a nickname created by a local student for the brute forward during his frosh season. It was inspired by a viral picture taken of the beefy forward in a pair of tight skinny jeans that spread across campus.  

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