Former All-American Tony Delk has been chosen as Kentucky's Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year's SEC Tournament in Atlanta.
A three-time All-SEC selection during his four years at Kentucky, Delk was also named the 1996 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, leading UK to its sixth national championship. He was selected a consensus first-team All-American in 1996, when he was also named SEC Player of the Year.
Delk finished his UK career with 1,890 points, fourth-most in school history at the time and fifth-most today. Delk was selected 16th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets and went on to play 10 seasons in the league.
Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his school's first game at the tournament.
This marks the 16th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.
2014 SEC Basketball Legends
Alabama Eddie Phillips 1979-82
Arkansas Clint McDaniel 1992-95
Auburn Gerald White 1983-87
Florida Greg Stolt 1995-99
Georgia D.A. Layne 1999-01
Kentucky Tony Delk 1993-96
Mississippi Ansu Sesay 1995-98
Miss. State Erick Dampier 1994-96
Missouri John Brown 1970-73
South Carolina Gary Gregor 1965, 67-68
Tennessee Ed Wiener 1952-55
Texas A&M John Thornton 1974-75
Vanderbilt Matt Freije 2001-04
Randle, Smith make Wooden mid-season list
Kentucky's Julius Randle and Louisville's Russ Smith were among the Midseason Top 25 named Wednesday for the Wooden Award, which is presented to college basketball's top player at season's end.
Randle was one of four Kentucky players named to the pre-season watch list of 50 players but the only Cat to make the mid-season list. Smith was one of two Cardinals honored in the pre-season.
Randle, a 6-foot-9 freshman, leads Kentucky (14-4) in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.7 points and 10.6 boards per game.
Smith, a 6-foot senior, leads Louisville (16-3) in scoring (18.4 points per game), assists (90), steals (37) and three-pointers (41).
The players on the mid-season list are considered strong candidates for the official voting ballot, which will consist of about 20 players. The players not chosen to the mid-season list are still eligible for the ballot.
Sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein and freshmen Andrew Harrison and James Young were among the pre-season top 50 for Kentucky. Sophomore Montrezl Harrell made that list for Louisville.
Randle was one of five freshmen on the Midseason Top 25, joining Tyler Ennis of Syracuse, Aaron Gordon of Arizona, Jabari Parker of Duke and Andrew Wiggins of Kansas.
Randle was one of three Southeastern Conference players named, joining senior Casey Prather of Florida and junior Jordan Clarkson of Missouri.
Smith and UConn's Shabazz Napier were the only representatives from the American Athletic Conference.
Wooden Award Midseason Top 25
Kyle Anderson 6-9 So. G/F UCLA
Keith Appling 6-1 Sr. G Michigan St.
Cameron Bairstow 6-9 Sr. F New Mexico
Jordan Clarkson 6-5 Jr. G Missouri
Aaron Craft 6-2 Sr. G Ohio St.
Sam Dekker 6-7 So. F Wisconsin
Cleanthony Early 6-8 Sr. F Wichita St.
Tyler Ennis 6-2 Fr. G Syracuse
C.J. Fair 6-8 Sr. F Syracuse
Aaron Gordon 6-9 Fr. F Arizona
Rodney Hood 6-8 So. F Duke
Nick Johnson 6-3 Jr. G Arizona
DeAndre Kane 6-4 Sr. G Iowa St.
Doug McDermott 6-8 Sr. F Creighton
Shabazz Napier 6-1 Sr. G UConn
Jabari Parker 6-8 Fr. F Duke
Adreian Payne 6-10 Sr. C Michigan St.
Casey Prather 6-6 Sr. F Florida
Julius Randle 6-9 Fr. F Kentucky
Marcus Smart 6-4 So. G Oklahoma St.
Russ Smith 6-0 Sr. G Louisville
T.J. Warren 6-8 So. F N. Carolina St.
Andrew Wiggins 6-8 Fr. G Kansas
Chaz Williams 5-9 Sr. G UMass
Joseph Young 6-2 Jr. G Oregon