In what became a Hall of Fame career, Cliff Hagan, No. 6 in his days as a Kentucky Wildcats star for Coach Adolph Rupp, became synonymous with the hook shot.
In what became a Hall of Fame career, Cliff Hagan, No. 6 in his days as a Kentucky Wildcats star for Coach Adolph Rupp, became synonymous with the hook shot. Lexington Herald-Leader file photo
In what became a Hall of Fame career, Cliff Hagan, No. 6 in his days as a Kentucky Wildcats star for Coach Adolph Rupp, became synonymous with the hook shot. Lexington Herald-Leader file photo

What killed off the hook shot? Cliff Hagan, UK’s iconic hook-shot artist, has a theory.

February 19, 2018 10:18 AM

About Mark Story

Mark Story

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.