From the Rafters of Rupp — The Book

Retail Price: $34.95

High among the upper rafters of Rupp Arena hang the jerseys of forty-four players from the University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team. These jerseys represent the select few players, coaches, and broadcasters who deserve special recognition for their outstanding contributions to the Kentucky basketball program.

Beginning in 2017, UK Wildcat legend (and distinguished Rafters’ member) Kyle Macy hosted “From the Rafters of Rupp”, a series of video interviews with many of these players of yesteryear. This special series of interviews has now been packaged in an all-new, full-color “coffee-table” book containing firsthand accounts of what it was like to play for UK in the players’ own words, complete with vintage photographs. The book includes first-person interviews with the following distinguished members –

Cliff Hagan (1950-54)
Frank Ramsey (1950-54)
Billy Evans (1952-55)
Vernon Hatton (1956-58)
Johnny Cox (1956-59)
Cotton Nash (1962-64)
Louie Dampier (1963-67)
Dan Issel (1967-70)
Kevin Grevey (1971-75)
Jack Givens (1975-78)
Rick Robey (1975-78)
Sam Bowie (1980-84)
Kenny Walker (1982-86)
Richie Farmer (1989-92)
Deron Feldhaus (1989-92)
John Pelphrey (1989-92)
Sean Woods (1989-92)
Tony Delk (1992-96)
Joe B. Hall (1972-85)
Olando “Tubby” Smith (1998-07)
Kyle Macy (1977-80)

This is the perfect gift for UK men’s basketball fans of all ages. Through this book, veteran fans will not only reflect on the storied history of the Wildcats in action, but they will also be able to share the pageantry and passion of this great program. Reserve your copies today!

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Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author

Kyle Macy and Dr. John Huang 

KYLE MACY was the 1975 Indiana High School Mr. Basketball, a three-time All-American while at the University of Kentucky, the starting point guard of UK’s 1978 National Championship Team, a 1979 Pan American Games Gold Medalist, and the 1980 SEC Male Athlete of the Year. Kyle also had a seven-year NBA career and played three additional years in the Italian Pro League.

Since his playing days ended, Kyle has appeared as a college basketball broadcast analyst across multiple med Learn More about Kyle Macy and Dr. John Huang

Book Details
Author: Kyle Macy and Dr. John Huang
Pages: 208 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
ISBN: 978-1-948901-69-7
Cover Type: Hardcover
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