LEXINGTON, Ky. — Counting host Curtis Burch, we had one legend on the latest episode of Wildcat Country, a daily Kentucky podcast presented by SEC Country. Former UK star Kenny “Sky” Walker joined Curtis for some fun.
- The 53-year-old Walker, a two-time SEC Player of the Year (1985 and 1986) and NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1989), weighs in on the freakish athleticism and dunking ability of freshman Hamidou Diallo. Walker is also a big fan of freshman Kevin Knox.
- How difficult would it be for 5-star freshman Jarred Vanderbilt to jump back into the mix in the middle of the season after missing so much time with a foot injury?
- The Wildcats are headed back to Madison Square Garden to play Monmouth on Saturday. Walker knows that building well after playing for the New York Knicks from 1986 to 1991. He shared his favorite memories of MSG and what the difference is between the fans there and at Rupp Arena.
- Walker remembers when his coach with the Knicks, Rick Pitino, left for the Kentucky job. And his thoughts on the scandal that cost Pitino his job at rival Louisville this summer.
- The consensus first-team All-American (1986) who scored 2,080 points and grabbed 942 rebounds and blocked 122 shots in his Kentucky career reflects on coach Joe B. Hall, who recruited him to Lexington, getting so much love from Big Blue Nation late in life.
- And Skywalker’s thoughts on still interacting with UK fans himself. You can still find him signing autographs on the concourse at Rupp during home games.
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