Mashburn named SEC Basketball Legend for UK

Former Kentucky All-America selection Jamal Mashburn is this year’s Kentucky Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year’s Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

A two-time All-America pick during his three years at UK, Mashburn was the cornerstone of Kentucky’s return to the elite of college basketball. He was selected consensus first-team All-America in the 1993 season when he helped lead the Wildcats to the Final Four, where he was named to the All-Final Four Team.

A three-time All-SEC selection, Mashburn finished his career with 1,843 points, fourth most in school history at the time (he currently sits in sixth place). Voted the 1993 SEC Player of the Year, Mashburn was selected fourth overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks.

His No. 24 jersey hangs in the rafters at Rupp Arena.

Each school has an SEC Basketball Legend honored during the SEC Tournament every year. This marks the 15th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.

Last year’s SEC Basketball Legend for UK was Adrian “Odie” Smith.

The 2013 class includes Wimp Sanderson (Alabama), Jerry Carlton (Arkansas), Ronnie Battle (Auburn), Bill Koss (Florida), Tim Bassett (Georgia), Geert Hammink (LSU), Rahim Lockhart (Ole Miss), Horatio Webster (Mississippi State), Norm Stewart (Missouri), Eddie Fogler (South Carolina), Len Kosmalski (Tennessee), John Beasley (Texas A&M), Mike Rhoades (Vanderbilt) and Mashburn.