Congrats to Tony Delk, who has been named Kentucky’s 2014 Allstate SEC Basketball Legend. Delk and the representatives from the other SEC schools will be honored at the SEC Tournament in Atlanta this March.
Here’s the blurb from the SEC’s press release:
KENTUCKY — Tony Delk, Guard, 1993-96First-team All-America and SEC Player of the Year as a senior … Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Final Four and the Midwest Regional in leading UK to the 1996 national championship … Led the Wildcats in scoring three straight years … First-team All-SEC his last two seasons, also third-team All-America as a junior and second-team All-SEC as a sophomore … UK career leader in three-pointers, second in career steals, and fifth in career scoring … Team had a four-year record of 119-18, with four berths in the NCAA Tournament and two trips to the Final Four, including one national title … Played 10 seasons in the NBA.
Here’s the entire 2014 SEC Legends class: Eddie Phillips, Alabama; Clint McDaniel, Arkansas; Gerald White, Auburn; Greg Stolt, Florida; D.A. Layne, Georgia; Tony Delk, Kentucky; Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson), LSU; Ansu Sesay, Ole Miss; Erick Dampier, Mississippi State; John Brown, Missouri; Gary Gregor, South Carolina; Dr. Ed Wiener, Tennessee; Dr. John Thornton, Texas A&M; and Matt Freije, Vanderbilt.
Now can we please retire his jersey??