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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Unsung Heros a Common Occurrence Against Louisville

It seems that very often in the UK-UL series (not always), there is a guy on the UK roster that comes through and plays a key role in the game without people expecting it.  An unsung hero.  Here are just a few examples:

2012: Ryan Harrow

-Yes, Kentucky lost this game, but if there was 1 positive we took away it was the play of Harrow.  17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and most importantly, no turnovers.  Many people thought Harrow had turned the corner.  Of course we know that didn’t happen.

2010: Josh Harrellson

-Maybe the most unsung of heros, Harrellson at that point had a career high of 15 points.  He scored 23.  Harrellson never made 10 or more field in his career until this game and never did after.  UL just had no answers for Jorts that game.

2006: Jodie Meeks

-It what had to be the worst played game in series history, Meeks was the star.  Yes, he became a prolific scorer, but at that point in his freshman year, he had only scored in double figures once.  Against Louisville, he poured in 18.  Very unexpected.

2005: Sherray Thomas

-Huh?  Really?  Oh yeah, in the 2005 contest, only 2 UK players scored in double figures.  Rajon Rondo and…….Sherray Thomas.

1992: Gimel Martinez

-In his other 3 games against UL, Martinez scored 5 points total.  In the 1992 contest, he scored 14.  Only 2 other times in his career did he score more in a game.  UK won by 20 in Freedom Hall by the way.

Those are just a few, but I wonder who you might think this year’s unsung hero might be.  How to define who might qualify is a tough task, but I generally think the guy can’t be one of your two best players.  That eliminates WCS and Aaron Harrison.  Either way, just want to know what you think.  Who will be the guy that could surprise us with a big game Saturday?  Maybe score a career high.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

3 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Unsung Heros a Common Occurrence Against Louisville

    9:32 am December 22, 2014 Permalink

    Probably only two or three on this team that could be an “unsung” hero…the rest have been pretty much “sung about” at some point this year.

    The 3 would be Lee, Hawkins, and Willis. So, I’m going with Willis as a 3 point threat going for 12 points, as someone for whom they have no answer.

  2. TJY
    10:47 am December 22, 2014 Permalink

    Ullis is going to change the game when he comes in. He is going to take, and eat, their lunch. I look for Dakari and KAT to hurt them bad inside and unfortunately for WCS, UofL doesn’t have a bigger guy that can knock down jumpers so he will have to just block all their shots, instead of shutting down one player.

  3. gossie21
    1:15 pm December 22, 2014 Permalink

    The last 3 listed were all losses.

    Besides, there aren’t very many “unsung” players on this roster. Basically if any player has a great game it will be more or less expected.