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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 responses to “A Celebration of UK’s Left-Handers”

  1. sincitycat

    James Lee and Tom Parker need to be on this list.

  2. Bluehender

    “Lonzo Ball is right handed, but his dad DeAaron Fox is left handed.” That’s funny Drew..

  3. Not Dan Issel

    I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of watching all of these play, as well as Parker and Lee. Those two definitely need to be included. As for who is the best in history, Grevey played only three seasons, not four as Jack did. Also, Grevey scored 34 in that championship final game against UCLA (which was unwinnable under any circumstance inasmuch as Wooden had just announced his retirement prior to the game).

    Grevey had a better pro career than Givens, had more range, and never played with the benefit of the 3 pt field goal. Sorry, Jack was great, but Grevey was better.

  4. jboy3403

    Tom Parker played three seasons and scored over 1200 points and had a ton of rebounds. He could shoot it well. There’s a lot of recent history guys that don’t stack up.

    1. Not Dan Issel

      Tom Parker was definitely an outstanding player for UK. He should be high on this list.

    2. J-Dub421

      1200 points in three years averages out to 400 points per season. We’ve had multiple one-and-done freshman who scored way more than 400 points in a season. (Wall knight, Murray, and Monk, just off the top of my head.) Anthony Davis is 6th all-time career blocks at UK in only one season. The recency bias is there for a reason.

  5. sincitycat

    I am sitting here smiling thinking of what would have happened to Grayson Allen if he had tripped James Lee.

  6. bigbluejon

    Jared shouldve been at the top Drew. He was the Hefty Lefty for Pete’s sake…

  7. TOMCATS1990

    Still get goosebumps watching Princes 5-3’s against Carolina and listening to how loud RUPP used to be!!!

  8. joeky

    Agree with not Dan Issel , Grevey is the best left hander to play at UK.

  9. Bob_DeFoor

    Great article, Drew. I don’t remember the Givens/Grevey ones but probably saw all the rest live or in person. Will never forget the Tayshaun UNC game