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Rex Chapman, 1985

Posted on October 27, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Apollo High Schhol's Rex Chapman, photographed Oct. 11, 1985 in Owensboro. Chapman was one of the most heavily recruited high school basketball players to ever come out of Kentucky. This photo ran with a story chronicling the hype and rumors surrounding his recruitment. Click here to read that story. He choose to play collegiately for Kentucky before declaring for the NBA Draft after only two seasons in Lexington. In 1988, he was drafted eighth overall by the Charlotte Hornets. He went on to play for four NBA teams through his 12-year career in the league. Click here to see a photo from our archives of Chapman's game against rival Louisville in his freshman year. The Kentucky basketball radio pregame show will open the season with a new lineup in 2016-17 that features Chapman as co-host. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

Apollo High School’s Rex Chapman, photographed Oct. 11, 1985, in Owensboro. Chapman was one of the most heavily recruited high school basketball players to ever come out of Kentucky. This photo ran with a story chronicling the hype and pressure surrounding his recruitment. He chose to play collegiately for Kentucky before declaring for the NBA Draft after only two seasons in Lexington. In 1988, he was drafted eighth overall by the Charlotte Hornets. He went on to play for four NBA teams in his 12-year professional career. Click here to see a photo from our archives of Chapman’s game against rival Louisville in his freshman year at UK. The Kentucky basketball radio pregame show will open the season with a new lineup in 2016-17 that features Chapman as co-host. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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