Interview with Billy Ray Lickert, May 2016
Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project
Interview SummaryBilly Ray Lickert discusses his time playing for the University of Kentucky under Coach Adolph Rupp. Lickert discusses his teammates and coaches. He talks about various games during his career. Lickert discusses a leg injury that kept him from playing for part of his junior season. He discusses being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers but being unable to play for them and instead working as an accountant after he graduated. Lickert tells some stories about Coach Rupp and about some pranks played on the team, as well as a prank that the team played.
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Interview KeywordFabulous Five Alumni Gymnasium Memorial Coliseum Lafayette High School, Lexington (Ky.) Ralph Carlisle Kelly Coleman Harry Lancaster Adolph Rupp Mississippi State University Roger Newman Allen Feldhaus Larry Percival Scotty Baesler Jerry West Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers UK NCAA
Interview LC SubjectCollege athletes University of Kentucky--Sports--History College sports--Scouting Basketball coaches--Kentucky Basketball players--Kentucky University of Kentucky--Basketball--History College sports--Coaching NCAA Basketball Tournament Coaching (Athletics) Basketball National Collegiate Athletic Association Rupp, Adolph, 1901-1977. University of Kentucky
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