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.
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