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The Wildcat legend will be honored at the SEC Tournament

A legendary former Wildcat will be honored at the SEC Tournament.

Former Kentucky men’s basketball All-American and 1958 national champion Vernon Hatton will represent Kentucky as a member of the 2020 Southeastern Conference Legends that will be recognized in Nashville at the SEC Tournament.

Many fans remember Hatton as the leading scorer of Kentucky’s 1958 National Championship team, where he averaged 17.1 points per game in leading the Wildcats to the championship, where he finished with 30 points to give Kentucky the win over a Seattle team led by Elgin Baylor.

Hatton, a Lexington native, was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class in 2005.

Many fans also recognize Hatton as the #52 jersey that hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena.

What a cool honor for a Kentucky legend!

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