Joe B Hall was hired by Kentucky in 1965 to create a modern recruiting system. In 1966, boy did he ever deliver! 3 became Wildcat legends - Issel, Casey, and Pratt. 10 played varsity basketball at UK. It was UK's strongest class of recruits in many years and one of its best ever. 45 years ago, these Kittens would begin to put UK basketball back on track.