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Image 9 of Basketball, 1972

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

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1971-72 WILDCATS AT A GLANCE LETTERMEN LOST FROM 1970-71 TEAM (6) Mike Casey (6-4)—Three time All-SEC guard, rounded out career with 1,525 points, making him fifth top scorer in UK history. Assumed team leadership role after missing '69-70 season with broken leg. Hit 50.4 pet. from the field as a senior, averaging 17.0 points a game. Drafted by ABA Kentucky Colonels and NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. Jim Dinwiddie (6-4)—Started 10 games late in season, averaged 5.4 points, hitting 52.5 pet. from the field. Provided solid floor leadership as playmaker. Scored 277 career points, average of 3.9. Terry Mills (6-2)—Top reserve at guard, scored 139 points. Good defensive player and fine outside shot. Averaged 6.5 points per game as a senior. Scored 424 career points. Larry Steele (6-5)—Three-year starter at forward, "Mr. Hustle" scored 314 points, hitting 51 per cent from the field and leading the team in assists with 93. Scored 781 career points and hauled down 499 rebounds. Clint Wheeler (6-8)—Reserve forward, saw light action but provided valuable opposition in practice. Tom Payne (7-2)—All-Conference, leading scorer with 17.6 points, second in scoring with 16.9, who joined the professional ranks under the hardship clause. RETURNING LETTERMEN (6) Jim Andrews (6-11 C-F)—Team's sixth top scorer with 156 points, ave. of 6.5 and 5 rebounds. Played 306 minutes in 24 games, hitting 52.5 per cent from the field. Kent Hollenbeck (6-4 G)—Missed last six games of season with severe groin injury and was sub-par for NCAA. Fifth in scoring with 308 points, ave. of 14.0. Led in shooting percentages from field (53.3) and free throw line (88.2). Stan Key (6-3 G)—Played 154 minutes in 20 games, averaged 3.4 points. Bob McCowan (6-2 G)—Returns for final year of eligibility after layoff of year-and-a-half. Averaged 7.6 points in 16 games. MVP of 1969 UKIT. Tom Parker (6-7 F)—All-Conference, leading scorer with 17.6 points, second in rebounding with 8.2. Led in minutes played with 1,020. Larry Stamper (6-6 F)—Played 212 minutes in 20 games, started four games. Averaged 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. UP FROM FRESHMAN TEAM (4) Rick Drewitz (6-7 F-C)—Leading rebounder (10.8) and third in scoring (19.3). Ray Edelman (6-2 G)—Second in scoring (21.6) and fourth in rebounding (5.4). Ronnie Lyons (5-10 G)—Leading scorer (24.3) and assists (60). Wendell Lyons (6-5 F)—Averaged 1 1.8 points in 13 games before bout with mono.