6-10
JUNIOR
CENTER
EDISON,
GEORGIA
(ODESSA JC)
GENERAL
Transferred to Kentucky after sitting out a year of basketball... Had played junior college ball at Odessa (Texas) Junior College ... Wildcats look to him to provide immediate help on the frontline ... Known as an excellent rebounder, ball-handler, and passer.
HIGH SCHOOL/jUCO_
Averaged 12.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game as a sophomore before sitting out last year (1991-92) ... Arrived at Odessa at 6-9, 190 pounds, and has grown to 6-11, 240 pounds... Rated among the top five junior college big men by recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons... Led Odessa to a spot in the National Junior College Tournament in 1991, his sophomore season ... Decided on Kentucky immediately after attending UK's game vs. Arizona State in Rupp Arena during the 1991-92 season ... Originally signed with Auburn out of Calhoun County (Ga.) High School, but enrolled at Odessa after not meeting academic requirements ... Known as a rebounder and shot blocker ... Coached by Dennis Helms.
PITINO ON DENT_
"Rodney Dent gives us a presence on the basketball team that we did not have. He's an enforcer. He's very physical, very aggressive. We face a lot of big people this year, and I don't think we'll lose on the backboard to anyone with his presence."
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Full Name: Rodney Christopher Den birthdate: December 25, 1970 Place of BlRTH: Edison, Georgia parents: Shirley and Willie Dent Major: Physical Education High School Coach: Rufus William My Favorite Hobbies Are: Fishing My Favorite Food Is: Fish My Favorite TV Show Is: In Living My Favorite Movie Is: Boy; 'N The The Person In History That 1 Wo Most Like To Meet Is: Martin Luther Jr.
My Favorite Pro Sports Team Is:
Hawks
My Goal In Life Is To: Make my mom
father happy My Greatest Moment In Sports W
When we went to nationals my freshma
year at Odessa If I Were Not Playing Basketball I would Be: Coaching highschool bask The Best Athlete I've Ever Played against Was: Larry Johnson and my
brother
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When I Want To Get Away Fro Basketball I: Read books The Thi|jg That Impresses Me M6st About Rick Pitino Is: The personlhe
is and the way he coaches
The Thi ig 1 Like Most About I Univers ty of Kentucky Is: Every is like family
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