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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Where are All Our Former Players? (1990-99)

I did these posts a couple years back and got a great response, so I thought it might be a good time to do a little updating.  As UK fans, we love our past as much as we do our present and future, and we love to keep up with our former players.  But after 10 or so years, sometimes it becomes difficult to find our where these guys have gone.  Many hang around in the state, but most do not.  So, I did a little digging and found out the whereabouts of nearly every player who played in the program from 1990 on.  Today, we will look at the players from the 1990’s and then tomorrow we will move on to the 2000’s.

As you will see, there are a few players who I couldn’t find any recent information on and if anybody knows anything about these guys, please put it in the comments section.

1990
Derrick Millar: Currently serving 5-year probation for ticket scam, occupation unknown
Skip McGaw: Vice-President at Riddle Insurance in Madisonville
Michael Parks: Salesman for Irving Materials based out of Louisville (UNCONFIRMED)
*Tony Cooper: No Information Could be Found

1991
Reggie Hanson: Head Coach of the Shimane Susanoo Magic in Japan-BJ League  (website: http://www.susanoo-m.com/2739.html)
Todd Bearup: President at Traffic Control Service Inc. in Orange County, California
Henry Thomas: Cardiovascular Specialist at AstraZeneca in Lexington
Johnathon Davis: Executive Vice President at MSI Capital Group in Lexington
*Jody Thompson: No Information could be found

1992 
Richie Farmer: Recently sentenced to 2 years in prison for abuse of political power
John Pelphrey: Assistant Basketball Coach at University of Florida
Sean Woods: Morehead State Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Deron Feldhaus: Co-Owner, Kenton Station Golf Course in Mason County
Carlos Toomer: Independent Consumer Services Professional in Talahassee

1993
Jamal Mashburn: NBA Analyst, ESPN and Owns Numerous Buisnesses
Dale Brown: Lost Job as Clark Atlanta University Head Coach in Sept. 2013, possibly working as Youth Counselor in Atlanta
Todd Svoboda: Industry Consultant for Manufacturing and Distribution at LexMark International Inc. in Lexington
Aminu Timberlake: Telecommunications Executive in Atlanta
*Nehemiah Braddy: Played minor league baseball until 2002, No Information Past That

1994
Travis Ford: Oklahoma St. Men’s Basketball Coach
Gimel Martinez: Works for W.H. Humphrey Inc. (Heavy Lifting) in Dublin, OH
Jeff Brassow: Clinical Specialist at Metronic Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina
*Rodney Dent: No Information Could be Found

1995
Rodrick Rhodes: Head Coach at Cordia High School in Knott County
Andre Riddick: Life Insurance Agent at Transamerica Agency Network in Florence, KY
Chris Harrison: No info on job status, son plays at Western Kentucky University

1996 
Tony Delk: Left New Mexico State after 2013 season, Twitter says he is in Atlanta
Walter McCarty: Boston Celtics Assistant Coach
Antoine Walker: Retired from basketball in 2013, August interview claimed he was debt-free, job unknown
Mark Pope: Assistant Coach at BYU
*Jason Lathrem: No Information Could be Found (Possibly might be in Bowling Green)

1997
Ron Mercer: Public Speaker and Buisness Owner, Potentially in Tennessee
Derek Anderson: Author, Filmmaker and founder of Derek Anderson Foundation
Anthony Epps: Marion County Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Jared Prickett: Owner of KBA Sports, Athletic Training Facility in Lexington
*Oliver Simmons: No information could be found

1998
Jeff Sheppard: Owns Apparal Company, 15INC.
Allen Edwards: Assistant Coach at the University of Wyoming
Nazr Mohammed: Playing for Chicago Bulls in NBA
Cameron Mills: Runs Ministry called Cameron Mills Ministry

1999
Wayne Turner: Program Assistant for the University of Louisville
Scott Padgett: Assistant Coach at Samford University
Heshimu Evans: Playing for Benefica in Portugal
Michael Bradley: Boy’s Head Coach at Summit Country Day High School in Cincinnati
Ryan Hogan: Financial Advisor at UBS in Kansas City
*Myron Anthony: No information could be found

Article written by Bryan the Intern

42 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Where are All Our Former Players? (1990-99)



  1. tom5673
    9:10 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    now those were some nice looking uniforms. lengthen the shorts a little to suit today’s style, and those would be nice!



  2. John
    9:12 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Derrick Miller is a salesman for Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Nicholasville



  3. Roofus Howls
    9:12 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Are we allowed to snicker while we comment on the league that Hanson coaches in?



    • Finna_Go_HAM
      9:21 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

      And I thought I was the only one who’s mind went there.



    • kyeric
      9:50 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

      That’s classic Hanson. I remember how he would always check out of the game to “get a blow” by Bernadette Locke Maddox.



  4. MisCatFan
    9:16 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Remember seeing Rodney Dent in a TV interview a couple years ago. I think he was working at a Assisted Living Community in Lexington.



    • Turner the Burner
      9:28 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

      Rodney and his family live right across the street from me. He is still working there as a security guard. I’ve talked to him about getting on KSR and he said he would be has not gotten in contact with Matt yet.



  5. Larry
    9:22 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    1. Reason why not- too much like Duke



  6. syrin
    9:24 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Ron Mercer is indeed in TN. I see him at the driving range that I am a member of and is part of our neighborhood. Always friendly. He may have multiple residencies, but I know he was here this past summer.



  7. BigBlueBuddy
    9:28 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Is there any way to find out how many of these guys finished their degrees?



  8. Pop
    9:32 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Well, that was disappointing.



  9. blackrockbeagles
    9:38 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Jody Thompson is a Vice President at Community trust bank in Pikeville Ky.



  10. Banker/Thoroughbred Trainer
    9:40 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Jody Thompson — Banker in Pikeville. Junior Braddy — Horse trainer based in FL



  11. PhilUK18
    9:41 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    BTI- It’s spelled “apparel”. You suck



  12. rahrah
    9:47 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Haha, never knew Conan O’Brien played college basketball.



  13. Brad
    9:52 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Jody Thompson works for Community Trust Bank in Pikeville area



  14. Jughead
    10:03 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Where does Jody Thompson work?



  15. Fan from Way Back
    10:10 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Does anyone know whatever happened to Dirk Minniefield? Going back to early 80s now….He lead Lafayette High School to a state championship in 79, played at UK, got in some kind of trouble after that and was in jail for a time, I believe. But now?



    • Rockfield, KY
      10:31 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

      I’m pretty sure he is one of the NBA drug counselors now



  16. bigabes4uk
    10:29 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Who are these guys??

    Skip McGaw
    Michael Parks
    Tony Cooper

    No way they played much– I certainly do not remember those names.



  17. bigabes4uk
    10:37 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Just looked up Skip McGaw– played 1 season– 2 total pts. Wow really? Why even list him on this? Now I don’t feel bad at all for not remembering these guys.



  18. UKDad
    10:40 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    #14 I think I am right about this. I believe Jody Thompson works at the Community Bank in Pikeville KY someone will correct me if I am wrong!!!



  19. Kentuckiana Kat
    10:48 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Would love to know: where are they now – 1970-1979?



  20. Greg
    10:50 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Tony Delk is in Atlanta, as is Derek Anderson. Both bank with the branch my wife manages and she sees them come in from time to time.



  21. Moose
    10:51 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Oliver Simmons is the University School of Jackson Head Boy’s Basketball Coach. They are in Jackson, TN.



    • TDog
      11:13 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

      Beat me to it. This is correct though.



  22. JerryC
    10:52 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    BTI, “All our former players”? Coulda sworn we were playing basketball before 1990.



    • DH
      12:05 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

      It helps if you read the whole article



  23. wkcatsfan
    10:54 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Parks and McGaw were both walk-ons on one of Pitino’s early squads. I don’t remember Tony Cooper. I do remember a couple of other walk-ons from that era — Terry Shigg and Steve Bruce.



  24. bill
    11:08 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Bti,
    Rodney dent works at richmond place senior living community in lexington



  25. Zach
    11:15 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    A long Heshimu Evans interview about route from UK to Benfica would be awesome.



  26. bigcat76
    11:22 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    What in the heck is “Independent Consumer Services Professional”? Is Carlos Toomer a man-whore?



  27. James
    11:23 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Is it fair to say that Travis Ford will follow Cal? Whether it’s because Cal leaves or gets in trouble.



    • PhilUK18
      12:02 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

      Not necessarily. If Cal leaves after about 9 years, like he has at both Memphis and UMass, there could be plenty of other coaches that work there way into consideration in the next 4 years. I like Ford, and cheer for him, and he’s a been a good recruiter there, but I would hesitate to hire him here based on his lack of tournament success as of now.



  28. cracka
    11:23 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    jonathan (not johnathan) davis does not work at msi capital, he left to go to another investment firm in lex – retirement tax advisory group … not sure if he’s still there or not



  29. josh
    11:56 am January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Where’s Michael Porter?



  30. Johnny Fields
    12:11 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Jody Thompson works for Community Trust Bank, not sure exact position, but works in commercial sales.



  31. Quartet Fan
    12:26 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Saw/heard Tony Delk doing color commentary for a basketball game earlier this year. FS1 maybe.



  32. 90% of UL fans in Louisville live in the projects and leech off the government
    1:18 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Did Rodney Dent get his degree? If he did, why in the hell is he working as a security guard?

    Maybe he made enough money playing overseas he could afford to take a job like that. Still though,

    if he got his degree, he could get a great job anywhere in Kentucky just because he played at UK.



  33. Gogglesup
    1:20 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Jason Lathrem lives in Portland, TN. Not sure about his current job.



  34. Gogglesup
    1:23 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Marc Maggard lives in Bowling Green, if we are keeping up with UK legends.



  35. ZombieLibrarian
    3:57 pm January 21, 2014 Permalink

    Coach Rhodes just won the 14th Region All ‘A’ championship this past weekend and will be taking Cordia to the state All ‘A’ Tourney. Go Lions!