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Tyrone Davis: 5 feet and 2 inches of fury


Now, imagine him next to Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein.

Earlier this morning, Andrew Cassady introduced you to the Northwood Seahawks, namely Tyrone Davis, their 5’2″ star point guard. No, that’s not a typo. Davis is 5’2″, 134 lbs., which means tonight will include some great photo ops like the one above, from Northwood’s exhibition game against Michigan State on Tuesday night. Davis’ awesomely short stature got me thinking about other short players Kentucky has faced. Let’s look at a few:

1) Devan Downey (South Carolina, 2007-2010)

Grr, Devan Downey. Just thinking of the 5’9″ Gamecock conjures up that fateful, awful mashup of “Sandstorm” and rooster crows. Downey was a Cat-killer, scoring 30 points in South Carolina’s upset of DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and company back in 2010. Downey was just one of several shorties at South Carolina, the latest being 5’9″ Bruce Ellington.

2) Erving Walker (Florida, 2008-2012)

Walker, who is definitely not the 5’8″ he was listed as, is most famous for stealing a $3 taco from a street vendor, but I’ll remember him most for this sick move by Marquis Teague:

3) Jason Harrison (Ole Miss, 1998-2002)

Harrison was affectionately known as “Little [email protected]!&” in our house due to his persistent and pesky nature. Standing at a whopping 5’5″, Harrison caught defenders off guard just as much with his short stature as he did with his ball handling skills. Harrison is most memorable for nailing last second shot against Notre Dame to take Ole Miss to the Sweet Sixteen in 2001.

What other shorties have haunted the Cats?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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16 Comments for Tyrone Davis: 5 feet and 2 inches of fury



  1. TV CHANNEL?!
    11:21 am November 1, 2012 Permalink

    I see that the game is on FS and IMG.
    When I look at the programming, it is showing that IMG (WKYT) broadcast comes on delayed @ 11pm.

    Is there any place other than FSS showing this game live/!?!?!?!?



  2. joe
    11:25 am November 1, 2012 Permalink

    UofL’s frontcourt



  3. Worried Fan
    11:35 am November 1, 2012 Permalink

    You know you’re too fanatical about Kentucky basketball when, watching a replay of a sweet move by Marquis Teague, you see the score is Florida 39, Kentucky 37, and get that feeling of being down in the pit of your stomach.



  4. Marshal Cogburn
    11:36 am November 1, 2012 Permalink

    How about the little guard for Ohio University back in the mid-90s. Antoine Walker was guarding him and slapped the floor, challenging him to bring it on. The guy then blew right by him and scored. Walker did not shimmy.



  5. quartet fan
    11:51 am November 1, 2012 Permalink

    Patrick Sparks



  6. jaxcats8503
    11:55 am November 1, 2012 Permalink

    Gosh, I loved Teague’s fake crossover.



  7. Travis
    12:14 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson – UAB.



  8. MartyFeldmanEyes
    12:15 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s my boy Leroy Byrd?



  9. Radio Ron
    12:20 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    I remember “Baby Magic” a.k.a. Leroy Bird in the early 80s.
    He was listed as 5’5″…anyone believe that??



  10. mm
    12:25 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    how little!! aww



  11. Shaq of the MAC
    12:59 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    4 – you’re referencing Geno Ford. He was the first guy I thought of too. He and Gary Trent gave that UK team a good fight, and that guy schooling Antoine was hilarious.



  12. KidCody
    1:02 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    Tyrone Lannister you mean?



  13. Nashvegas Cat
    1:08 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    So did that Devan Downey shot get blocked?



  14. ShowStopper2011
    1:31 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    Crispin brothers. Were they short?



  15. Busch Light
    1:33 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    I remember James Harrison nailing a 3 over Tayshaun Prince during the 2001 regular season game.



  16. Guest
    3:52 pm November 1, 2012 Permalink

    The Spartan standing next to him is Branden Dawson. He is 6’6″. Just saying.