Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
UK just announced that they are finally retiring Tony Delk’s jersey in a ceremony on February 21. That’s the Auburn game, which means it will also be Bruce Pearl’s return to Rupp.
Delk was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1996 Final Four on the way to UK’s national championship, earned first-team All-American honors as a senior, and led the Wildcats in scoring three straight years. He still holds the UK record in three-pointers with 283, ranks second in career steals with 201, and is fifth in scoring with 1,890 points. A true legend.
For you younger folks, here is just a bit about the glory that was Tony Delk and that ’96 team: