The SEC Tournament will be here in less than a month, and the 2016 SEC Basketball Legends Class has been announced.
Repping the Kentucky Wildcats will be former UK guard Larry Conely. An All-SEC performer and member of the 1965-66 "Rupp's Runts," Conely will be UK's SEC Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year's SEC Tournament.
A key member of "Rupp's Runts," Conley helped lead the Wildcats to a 1966 national runner‐up finish, a 27‐2 record and an SEC championship. He's also a member of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame. After his playing career was over, Conley went on to become a longtime and ongoing broadcaster.
But Conley is remembered in UK lore for his role on that beloved Rupp's runts squad. On a starting five that featured no player taller than 6‐foot‐5, Conley dished out a team‐best 100 assists while averaging 11.5 points per game. Conley was named to the All‐SEC First Team by the league's coaches in 1966 for his efforts and the All‐SEC Third Team by the Associated Press. Conley was also an All‐SEC Third Team selection in 1964 and 1965, a two‐time Academic All‐SEC selection, and an Academic All‐American during the 1963‐64 season.