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?