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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Ranking the best UK-UL Individual Performances

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The Cards and the Cats have played 27 regular season meetings since the rivalry renewed in 1983, and in those games we have seen some of the best individual performances in UK history.  Included in some of those great performances are games in which the Cats actually lost.  But nonetheless, it seems like this game always brings a different UK legend to the stage.  The question is, who is it going to be this season? 

Here are my Top 10 UK performances since 1983 (Regular Season meetings only)

1. 2004: Patrick Sparks (W 60-58)
Stats: 25 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 8-15 FG, 5-8 3FG

2. 1995: Tony Delk (W 89-66)
Stats: 30 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk, 10-17 FG, 4-8 3FG

3. 1984: Kenny Walker (L 71-64)
Stats: 32 pts, 15 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 14-25 FG

4. 1986: Rex Chapman (W 85-51)
Stats: 26 pts, 4 ast, 2 stl, 10-20 FG, 5-8 3FG

5. 1992: Jamal Mashburn (W 88-68)
Stats: 27 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 10-15 FG, 5-7 3FG

6. 2010: Demarcus Cousins (W 71-62)
Stats: 18 pts, 18 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk, 7-14 FG

7. 1991: John Pelphrey (W 103-89)
Stats: 26 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 7-11 FG, 4-5 3FG

8. 2005: Rajon Rondo (W 73-61)
Stats: 25 pts, 3 reb, 7 ast, 2 stl, 7-12 FG, 10-15 FT

9. 1988: Derrick Miller (L 97-75)
Stats: 34 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 13-26 FG, 5-14 3FG

10. 2008: Ramel Bradley (L 89-75)
Stats: 27 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 8-12 FG, 3-6 3FG

Just missing the cut: Patrick Patterson and Jodie Meeks (2009)

Am I missing anybody and who is going to be this year’s hero?  I want to hear what you think.  The next UK legend to emerge this year.

Article written by Bryan the Intern