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Title 1991-92 Kentucky "The Unforgettables" Team Signed IP on a 12.8.90 Swish Magazine Kentucky Program
Posted By Kaneen  [Profile]  [Photos] Date Posted 3/15/2019 5:06:03 AM
Album Signed Magazines & Programs (Non-SI)  Number Of Views 17
Player(s) Junior Braddy
Dale (former Kentucky Wildcat) Brown
Richie Farmer
Deron Feldhaus
Travis Ford
Chris Harrison
Gimel Martinez
Jamal Mashburn
Bernadette Mattox
John Pelphrey
Rick Pitino
Andre Riddick
Carlos Toomer
Sean Woods
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Friday, March 15, 2019
by: Kaneen



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This 1990 Kentucky Basketball Program picturing John Pelphrey was later signed by the entire 1991-92 Wildcat Team that made an unexpected run in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. They fell one game short of the Final 4, losing to Duke in overtime on the infamous Christian Laettner (I still hate that guy!) shot at the buzzer. The Kentucky fanbase dubbed this team, "The Unforgettables." A banner hangs in the Rupp Arena rafters honoring the 4 overachieving seniors (3 of whom were Kentucky boys) - John Pelphrey, Deron Feldhaus, Richie Farmer, and Sean Woods. Along with Freshman, Jamal Mashburn, they brought the Rick Pitino led Wildcats back to prominence following a dark period in program history.

On the day they flew out to Philadelphia, site of the 1992 NCAA Sweet 16 and Final 8 games, Pitino bussed the entire team about an hour from Lexington to the Kentucky town where I lived. A girl in my church had been diagnosed with cancer, and her story caught the attention of Pitino. He called and asked if the team could come do a public pep rally and a private reception/meet and greet to help raise funds for her family. At the reception, I got this program signed by 10 of the 12 roster players (2 had stayed back for school work). Also signing the program were coaches Rick Pitino and Bernadette Lock-Mattox, who Pitino hired as the first female assistant coach at the men's division 1 level. The team left from the reception and boarded the plane to Philadelphia...and the rest is history!

One final note...The Kentucky/Duke overtime thriller, who many believe is the greatest college basketball game ever played, was the final game in the legendary career of UK radio broadcaster Cawood Ledford - "The Voice of the Wildcats." I later added Cawood's signature to the program. As a Kentucky fan, this piece is a sentimental favorite in my collection.
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