Duke has Christian Laettner in 1992.
UCLA has Tyus Edney in 1995.
Kansas has Mario Chalmers in 2008.
Some schools have an obvious pick when it comes to the greatest shot in its school’s history. For whatever reason, I am not sure if Kentucky has that moment. The moment always shown during the NCAA Tournament. The last few years have given us a couple possibilities, but where any of those the best in school history? I just don’t know if there is an obvious answer or not. Here were the shots that came to mind for me:
2014: Aaron Harrison vs. Wisconsin (Final Four)
-This one is probably the shot that will be shown most in March by CBS. It might be the most clutch shot in UK history.
2011: Brandon Knight vs. Ohio State (Sweet 16)
-Beat the best team in the country. Cemented Knight as a UK all-time great.
2005: Patrick Sparks vs. Michigan State (Elite 8)
-If only they had won this game, this shot would forever been shown.
1998: Scott Padgett vs. Duke (Elite)
-Padgett 3 caps amazing comeback against Blue Devils.
1993: Jeff Brassow vs. Arizona (Maui Invitational)
-This one probably wouldn’t be the pick but for regular season games has to be up there.
1992: Sean Woods vs. Duke (Elite 8)
-If not for that Laettner guy, this would likely be the best shot in UK history
1987: Cedric Jenkins vs. Louisville (Regular Season)
-Tip-in at buzzer beats UL, was Jenkins only points of the game
I’m still a fairly young guy so there might be a bunch of shots from earlier than this that I don’t know about. But what do you think? What is the SHOT that UK basketball should/would/is known by?