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Anthony Davis and Jacob Tamme (among others) inducted into the UK Hall of Fame

Former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and Jacob Tamme were inducted into the UK Hall of Fame tonight, among several others.

Davis and Tamme are joined by Russ Cochran (men’s golf), Victoria Dunlap (women’s basketball), Dennis Emery (men’s tennis coach), and Eric Quigley (men’s tennis) to finish out the 2018 class.

Here was Davis’ acceptance speech tonight, followed by a brief segment of Tamme’s:

John Calipari also had the honor of introducing Davis, where he talked about his former star’s character both on and off the floor.

Here’s Coach Cal’s full speech:

In a pre-ceremony interview, Davis discussed his shock of being inducted into the Hall of Fame, saying it’s the first time in his life he has received an honor of this magnitude

“It’s such an honor,” Davis said. “Being here for a short period of time and being able to be inducted off the time I was here is great for me and my family. It’s something I never thought would be possible. I kinda had a slight idea when John (Wall) got it last year, I was like ‘well, maybe it is possible.’ It’s huge for me. This is the first I’ve been inducted in any hall of fame. Hopefully it’s not the last.”

Davis also discussed his one (and only) season in Lexington, saying the minor adversities experienced throughout the year allowed for their historic national title run in 2012.

“The ups-and-downs we had, of course, you always go back to the Indiana game and Christian Watford,” Davis said. “And then even Vanderbilt, but I think both of those games helped us get to where we were, which is winning the national championship. For me, it was a fun time. It was time for us to grow up, time for us to play the game we love with no business side of it and just have fun with each other and enjoy college. We were able to do something special that year and everybody went on with their respective careers.”

You can see the whole interview below:

Tamme also discussed his massive honor, saying that as a Kentucky boy, this is the best honor he could ever receive. He also talked about the current team and just how special he believes they can be.

Take a look:

Congratulations to all six inductees on their special night!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

5 Comments for Anthony Davis and Jacob Tamme (among others) inducted into the UK Hall of Fame

  1. Melvit
    12:09 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

    Anthony’s jersey should be in the rafters. Without him, we don’t win the Championship.

  2. BBaxterUK
    7:15 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

    Amen brother!

  3. DH1967
    7:55 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

    The BEST college player in the past 50+ years! He dominated in the paint!

  4. runningunnin.454
    8:49 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

    Loved AD and Jacob Tamme; two class acts.
    AD wins a Championship, and he’s still thinking about the two losses that year…incredible will to win.

  5. Alleykat16
    9:56 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

    Love both AD and Tamme followed Tamme at all his different teams and follow AD every game now in the NBA and his jersey should hang from RUPP rafters, let’s make that happen