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LOOK: Kentucky basketball takes over the Naismith Hall of Fame

This weekend, several Kentucky signees and major targets participated in the annual Spalding HoopHall Classic in Springfield, MA, an event designed to highlight the top high school prospects in the nation.

Also in Springfield? The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, featuring some of the most historic basketball memorabilia in the sport’s history.

After consuming hours upon hours of high school basketball this weekend, I took the quick trip over to the Hall of Fame to see all of the Kentucky-specific items featured on display.

And needless to say, I came away impressed.

From the top floor to the bottom, various items highlighting some of Kentucky’s best coaches, players, and moments were on display for the world to see, so I snapped photos of it all.

First up: a full Kentucky basketball display featuring the 2012 National Championship trophy, John Calipari’s suit from the title game, Anthony Davis’ game-worn jersey, and several balls from historic Kentucky games, among other pieces:

Next up is John Calipari’s Adolph Rupp Trophy for NCAA Men’s Division I Coach of the Year following the 2014-15 basketball season:

Calipari’s name highlighted next to the 2015 inductees among the many Hall of Fame members in basketball history:

John Calipari’s official 2015 induction video and graphic on the interactive video boards:

Can you find the Kentucky coaches featured in the shadow graphic of Naismith below?

Devin Booker’s jersey and official signed box score from when he scored 70 points in a single game against the Boston Celtics on March 24, 2017:

Former Kentucky guard and Los Angeles Lakers coach Pat Riley:

A photo of Bam Adebayo on display:

And John Wall in the same display:

An implant of Anthony Davis’ ridiculous hand:

“The comeback Cats cannot be denied” by Jim Nantz:

And finally, Cawood Ledford featured among the Curt Gowdy Award winners, honoring outstanding contributors to basketball in the media:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

3 Comments for LOOK: Kentucky basketball takes over the Naismith Hall of Fame



  1. JASUN74
    7:07 pm January 20, 2020 Permalink

    That’s so cool Jack. Thanks for sharing that buddy. Just awesome!



  2. westkycat20
    10:08 pm January 20, 2020 Permalink

    Best post today. Thanks Jack.



  3. nocode96
    10:22 pm January 20, 2020 Permalink

    This is a great read Jack, thanks for sharing.