KENNY "SKY" WALKER " Wildcat Legend" Print

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Kenny "Sky" Walker

"Wildcat Legend" print

by David Blondell

Kenny "Sky" Walker was one of the most exciting players to ever wear a jersey at the University of Kentucky.  Kenny came to Kentucky from Roberta, Georgia after being voted Mr. Basketball, a Parade and McDonald's All American in 1982.  He played for UK from 1982 - 1986 and ended up being the second leading scorer in UK mens basketball history with 2080 points. Kenny is one of only three players to ever score over 2000 points along side Dan Issel and Jack "Goose" Givens.  He was a two time All American and SEC Player of the Year in 1985 & 1986.  He ended his UK career as the leader in career free throw attempts (733) and made free throws (550).  The only way to stop "Sky" from scoring was to foul him.  Kenny was a member of the 1984 Final Four team along side Sam Bowie and Melvin Turpin.  Kenny's incredible athleticism and offensive prowess made him one of UK's All Time Favorites!  Kenny was drafted #5 overall by the New York Knicks and went on to have a successful NBA career until injuries cut his career short.  Kenny won the 1989 NBA Slam Dunk Championship in 1989!

Walker's #34 jersey is offically retired and hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena.  Kenny was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame with its inaugural class in 2005.  Walker still resides in Lexington and can be seen at games and other UK events.  He can also be heard providing commentary on the Kentucky basketball program on the radio.  

This print will be released and hand signed by Kenny "Sky" Walker at our gallery on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Don't miss your chance to get this awesome UK collectible, order today to ensure you get one!  Giclee print is limited to 500.

 

Kentucky Career Notes: 

Retired Jersey #34
Season Notes: 
1982-83: All-SEC [Third Team (AP)]
1983-84: All-SEC [First Team (Coaches) Second Team (AP) Third Team (UPI)]
1984-85: All-American [Consensus (2nd), AP (2nd), UPI (2nd), NABC (2nd), USBWA (2nd), Basketball Times (2nd), Wooden (1st)]; All- NCAA Regional TeamSEC Player of the Year [Associated Press & United Press International] ; All-SEC [First Team (AP, UPI & Coaches)]
1985-86: All-American [Consensus (1st), AP (1st), UPI (1st), NABC (1st), USBWA (1st), Sporting News (2nd), Basketball Times (1st), Wooden (1st)]; All- NCAA Regional TeamSEC Player of the Year [Associated Press & United Press International] ; All-SEC [First Team (AP, UPI & Coaches)]
Post-UK Career Notes: 
State of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
Drafted #5 Overall in the 1st Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by New York
 Professional Basketball Statistics [External Link]

SeasonGames
Played
MinutesFGFGA%FTFTA%Total
Rebs
Asst.St.BSFTOTotal
Points
1982-83 31 599 88 144 61.11 51 77 66.23 151 18 13 20 64 35 227
1983-84 34 1087 171 308 55.52 80 109 73.39 200 44 31 22 84 40 422
1984-85 31 1139 246 440 55.91 218 284 76.76 315 41 28 37 89 54 710
1985-86 36 1254 260 447 58.17 201 263 76.43 276 50 46 43 90 54 721
Total 132 4079 765 1339 57.13 550 733 75.03 942 153 118 122 327 183 2080

 

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  • 5
    Thank you for the order

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Feb 2016

    Great speed in delivery of the product

  • 5
    Wonderful item

    Posted by Ron on 2nd Feb 2016

    Seen this print while searching for other prints and had to add to my order for the exceptional price and quality