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Kentucky basketball’s Rex Chapman, 1986

Posted on July 30, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The University of Kentucky’s Rex Chapman drove past Louisville’s Tony Kimbro, left, and Pervis Ellison during the Wildcats’ Dec. 27, 1986, win over the defending national champion Cardinals. The freshman from Owensboro scored a game-high 26 points in the 85-51 win at Freedom Hall. Click here to see other images of Chapman from our archives. Despite playing only two years at Kentucky, Chapman is 50th on UK’s all-time scoring list with 1,073 points. In 1988, he was drafted eighth overall by the Charlotte Hornets. He is now a commentator on UK’s pregame radio show. The ex-Wildcat star has recently been vocal about his political views. Leaders of UK’s radio network, past and present, say it’s better not to mix sports and politics. Herald-Leader File Photo

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