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Jamal Mashburn will represent UK as SEC Basketball Legend at SEC tourney

Jamal Mashburn photo courtesy Richie

Jamal Mashburn photo courtesy Josh Ritchie, entrepreneur.com

Former Kentucky All-America selection Jamal Mashburn has been tabbed as Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year’s SEC Tournament being held in Nashville, Tenn. A two-time All-America pick during his three years at Kentucky, Mashburn was the cornerstone of UK’s return to the elite of college basketball. He was selected consensus first-team All-America in the 1993 season when he helped lead the Wildcats to the Final Four where he was named to the All-Final Four Team.

A three-time All-SEC selection, Mashburn finished his career with 1,843 points, fourth most in school history at the time. Voted the 1993 SEC Player of the Year, Mashburn was selected fourth overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks.

Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution’s first game at the tournament.

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  1. LindaS

    I just love Mash, one of the greatest players to ever play basketball at UK who only wanted to carry a briefcase when he grew up. He used basketball to attain his real dream. A true legend and a very nice man.

  2. Karen Sprinkle

    It’s about time the SEC recognized Monster Mash for the legend (and incredibly astute man and gentleman) that he is. By his commitment to UK, he truly changed the direction of the program, and by his play, he elevated UK back to the promised land of NCAA relevance.

    1. yvette

      I agree!

  3. LindaS

    I don’t know how many people know but when he signed his first contract with an athletic program he gave $500K for scholarships to the University. That money is still helping people attain their dream of a college education. If I am not mistaken, he is the only player to have ever done that.

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