BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Kentucky men’s basketball star Joe Crawford will represent the Wildcats as a member of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Legends at the SEC Tournament in St. Louis.
Past greats from all 14 SEC member institutions will be honored at the league tournament March 7-11 at the Scottrade Center. Crawford will be honored at halftime of UK’s first game of the tournament.
Crawford, a four-year letterwinner from 2005-08, is one of the leading scorers in Kentucky’s storied program history. With 1,438 career points, Crawford finish his career at No. 19 on UK’s all-time scoring list.
An All-SEC Second Team pick in 2008 by the league’s coaches, Crawford averaged double-figure scoring in three of his four seasons, including 17.9 points per game in his senior year. He made 40 or more 3-pointers in his final three seasons, including 63 in both his junior and senior seasons.
In 2005, while Crawford was a freshman, the Wildcats won both the SEC regular-season and tournament crowns. Crawford was considered a fan favorite.
He was drafted 58th overall in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and played professionally until 2015.
This marks the 20th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.
Joining Crawford in the 2018 class include: James Robinson, Alabama; Jonathon Modica, Arkansas; Joel Eaves, Auburn; David Lee, Florida; Chad Kessler, Georgia; John Brady, LSU; Rob Evans, Ole Miss; Ray White, Mississippi State; Doug Smith, Missouri; Carey Rich, South Carolina; Howard Wood, Tennessee; Barry Davis, Texas A&M; and Godfrey Dillard, Vanderbilt.
Kentucky returns to action with a home contest vs. Missouri on Saturday. Game time is set for 8:15 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPN.