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Watch Rex Chapman’s Hall of Fame Speech

Rex Chapman

 

This weekend, former Kentucky basketball standout Rex Chapman was formally inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame. Per the official release on UKathletics.com:

 

“Rex Chapman (1987-88) is one of the most successful players in program history. In just two seasons in the Blue and White, he poured in 1,073 career points. He was a two-time All-SEC first team selection, while also garnering National Association of Basketball Coaches third-team All-America honors following his sophomore season. Chapman claimed Most Valuable Player accolades at the 1988 SEC Tournament, while also excelling in the classroom and being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. After concluding two successful seasons as a Wildcat, Chapman was selected eighth overall in the 1988 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He enjoyed a 12-year career in the NBA before becoming an NBA scout and executive.”

 

Chapman’s induction could not have come at a better time, as the former ‘Cat recently reconnected with fans and the entire college basketball world thanks in large part to his outspoken Twitter personality over recent college basketball seasons. Rex even landed a gig with CBS/Turner Sports during last year’s NCAA Tournament, where he excelled as a studio analyst. You can watch his entire Hall of Fame induction speech below:

 

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