It’s May 11 and that means it’s time to look at three of the greatest Kentucky Wildcats to dawn the No. 11 on their uniform.
Here we find a pair of Men’s Basketball hall of famers and a recent football standout.
John Wall (Men’s Basketball 2010)
It’s hard to a better point guard in UK Basketball history than John Wall. Wall joined John Calipari on his first-team as Wildcats head coach.
He’d also become Cal’s first star in Lexington as he averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds. Wall would lead UK to a 35-3 season that ended with a loss to West Virginia in the Elite Eight. He was named the National Player of the Year. National Freshman of the Year, SEC Player of the Year on top of earning First-Team All-American and First-Team SEC honors.
After just one season in Lexington, Wall declared for the 2010 NBA Draft where he was selected with the first overall pick by the Washington Wizards. He was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.
Sean Woods (Men’s Basketball (1989-92)
Sean Woods was one of three Kentucky Wildcats dubbed the unforgettables while playing under Rick Pitino in the early 1990s.
In three seasons with the Wildcats, Woods averaged 8.7 points per game with 5.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds. He was All- NCAA Regional Team in 1992 after the Wildcats shocked many to earn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and reach the elite, which earned Woods and three fellow seniors the unforgettables name.
Woods’ No. 11 jersey now hangs in the Rupp Arena rafters. He was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005 and is now the head coach at Southern University.
J.D. Harmon (Football 2012, 2014-16)
We go to the gridiron for our final No. 11 and find defensive back J.D. Harmon, from Paducah, Ky.
Harmon played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2012, recording 24 total tackles and two interceptions. After sitting out in 2013, he returned to the lineup in 2014 under Mark Stoops and forced two fumbles, defended two passes and made 29 total tackles. In 2015 Harmon made 27 total tackles, grabbed three interceptions and forced a fumble. He finished off his college career by helping guide UK to a Bowl Game in 2016 by recording 39 total tackles with two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
The corner signed with the Cleveland Browns after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.
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