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Cat Card #1: Rupp and the Fabulous Five, back, 1978

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NO. 12 -— RALPH BEARD NO. 26 -- KENNY ROLLINS NO. 27 -- WAH WAH JONES NO. 15 -- ALEX GROZA NO. 23 -- CLIFF BARKER THE "FABULOUS FIVE" WERE ALEX GROZA (CENTER) RALPH BEARD AND KENNY ROL- LINS (GUARDS), WAH WAH JONES AND CLIFF BARKER (FORWARDS). THIS FAMOUS 1948 TEAM WON 36 AND LOST 3 WHILE SWEEPING TO KENTUCKY’ FIRST NCAA TITLE. THESE YOUNG MEN WENT ON TO PARTICIPATE AS A UNIT IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES - HELPING THE UNITED STATES TEAM CAPTURE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. ROLLINS GRADUATED AF- TER THE 1948 SEASON, BUT THE REMAINING FOURSOME CONTINUED TO PLAY TOGETHER, BRINGING ANOTHER NCAA TITLE HOME TO KENTUCKY IN 1949 ON A RECORD OF 36-2. © Wlldcat News Co. P.O. Box 7297, Lax., Ky. 40502