Heartbreaking news this morning: Kentucky basketball legend Frank Ramsey has passed away at the age of 86. The Madisonville native played for Adolph Rupp from 1950-1954, and he helped the Cats claim the National Championship title in 1951. He was also a member of the undefeated team in 1953-54.
Following his time at Kentucky, the 6-foot-3 guard was selected by the Boston Celtics as the No. 5 player in the draft. He played his entire 9-year professional career with the Celtics and, in that time, he helped the team win an astounding seven championships.
His UK jersey hangs in the rafters at Rupp Arena (seen left), and his No. 23 has been retired by the Celtics.
Condolences to friends and family of Frank Ramsey – the BBN mourns the loss of one of the all-time greats with you.
No information has been released regarding funeral arrangements.