We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced the night of Jan. 31 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Awards banquet. Complete results will be in the Feb. 1 Herald-Leader.
What he did in 2012: Kentucky freshman basketball star was consensus national player of the year, including the Wooden Award, while leading UK (38-2) to the NCAA title. Went on to become overall No. 1 pick in NBA Draft and win Olympics gold medal with USA Basketball.
Voter comment: "The greatest UK basketball player I've ever seen." — Oscar Combs, Kentucky Wildcats radio network
Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, Randall Cobb