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Larry Conley to be honored as UK’s “SEC Legend” this year

The Southeastern Conference announced the names of its new “Legends” today, and Kentucky’s honoree is Larry Conley, a former member of Rupp’s Runts.

A native of Ashland, Conley was a starter and First Team All-SEC selection during the 1965-66 season. That team, which also included Hall of Famers Pat Riley and Louie Dampier, lost to Texas Western in the NCAA Championship.

Conley and the other 2016 SEC Legends will be recognized during the conference tournament in Nashville.

Here’s this year’s full list of Legends:

Ennis Whatley, Alabama
Pat Bradley, Arkansas
Jack Stewart, Auburn
Lee Humphrey, Florida
Jarvis Hayes, Georgia
Larry Conley, Kentucky
Stanley Roberts, LSU
Johnny Neumann, Ole Miss
Mario Austin, Mississippi State
Devan Downey, South Carolina
Vincent Yarbrough, Tennessee
Carroll Broussard, Texas A&M
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt

(It’s more than okay to boo when Devan Downey is introduced.)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Larry Conley to be honored as UK’s “SEC Legend” this year

  1. Bluebloodtoo
    12:58 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    It’s not okay to boo for this. Just my opinion.

  2. ClutchCargo
    1:01 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    He will probably carry the ball at least twice with no call when he waves to the crowd. So yeah, go ahead and boo.

  3. serdi
    1:16 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    Larry truly bleeds blue and knows what the name of the front of the jersey means.

    It is nice to see that the SEC is recognizing some part of the Runts in their anniversary year even if UK has refused to publicly recognized the great accomplishments of that bunch.

    Congrats to ole #40.

  4. nybrasky
    1:53 pm February 19, 2016 Permalink

    Lee Humphrey?! I get that most of Florida’s actual legends are still playing in the NBA, but has every other UF “Legend” already been chosen such that they’re now at Lee Humphrey?