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KSR POLL: John Wall, Anthony Davis, and Benny Snell (Pick Two)

Photos: Wall (Getty), Snell (KSR), Davis (Getty)

Photos: John Wall (Getty), Benny Snell (KSR), Anthony Davis (Getty)

If you were to look back and pinpoint the three most popular players at the University of Kentucky over the last decade or so, you’d be hard-pressed to find three better options than John Wall, Anthony Davis, and Benny Snell.

During the 2009-10 season, Wall brought the swagger back to the Kentucky basketball program to get the John Calipari era in Lexington started on a high note.

Just a few years later, Davis became one of the most dominant players in college basketball history, leading Kentucky to its eighth national championship.

Over on the gridiron, Snell gave the UK football program its first true superstar and fan favorite since Randall Cobb, carrying the Wildcats to their first 10-win season since 1977.

Three different superstars on three different teams. All three program-changers.

But what if you were forced to choose only two?

This morning on Kentucky Sports Radio, one of the “bucket of topics” asked this exact question, with Ryan Lemond, Shannon The Dude, and Drew Franklin all being forced to pick one of the three players to erase from UK Athletics history.

After putting the KSR crew on the spot, now it’s your turn.

If you had to leave one of the three UK Athletics legends out in order to keep the other two, who would you pick? Wall, Davis, or Snell?

Which former Wildcat would you leave out?

John Wall
Anthony Davis
Benny Snell
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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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9 Comments for KSR POLL: John Wall, Anthony Davis, and Benny Snell (Pick Two)

  1. Rick_S
    4:21 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

    Wall and it’s not close..He started the Cal era

    • Biglaw Dawgin'
      4:24 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

      The question is pick one to leave OUT. I agree that Wall was huge. Keep Wall and Davis, leave out the RB.

  2. Rick_S
    4:21 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

    Wall and it’s not close..He started the Cal era

  3. Biglaw Dawgin'
    4:22 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

    45% voted John Wall? Not sure if y’all remember but Wall was our first real superstar in a decade. Coach Cal’s first major recruit. The year before he got there, we didn’t even make the NCAA tournament. We had two terrible years under Billy G and numerous years of mediocrity under Tubby. When Wall came it was pandemonium. He had a freaking dance. That was the most exciting season for UK basketball since 1998. That dude put UK basketball back on the map.

    • Cletis75
      5:08 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, I hate to leave Benny out because he was so electric to watch, but John Wall made it cool to be a Wildcat again, and really changed the trajectory and stature of the program. AD was AD, nuff said!

  4. UKinIN
    5:51 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

    Leave Wall out. Loved him and what he did for UK, especially when he did it, but Davis won a title and Benny won a big bowl game.

  5. runningunnin.454
    6:25 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

    Hah, I refuse to answer this ridiculous question. Need more love for Benny; the last 10 win football season was before a lot of you were born. I remember ’77 football; that team was great; but, the team was also on probation so there was no bowl game.

  6. mashburnfan1
    7:08 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

    Should be easy. Love Wall but he is out. Did not win a title like AD did and only here one year. Benny did so much for the football program both on and off the field for 3 years. Agree it is a stupid question as we don’t have to leave any of them off, they were all great CATS. Cal would have still recruited NBA players even if Walk did not come here. He had the reputation because of Rose at Memphis.

  7. friendsofcoal
    12:46 am March 27, 2020 Permalink

    Love all 3 and yes it’s a very stupid question. I went with Snell because UKBB was on top of the mountain until BCG arrived and he about crashed us. In came Cal and Wall to put us back to the top. Like somebody else said, AD is AD…GOAT.