Interview with Jim Master, June 7, 2018

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project

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Jim Master talks about his childhood in Indiana, his family, and their decision to move to Fort Wayne so he could play basketball. He tells the story of learning he had been named Indiana's Mr. Basketball. He talks about the colleges that recruited him while he was in high school. Master talks about his fellow teammates in his incoming freshman class in 1980. He talks about his impressions, memories, and relationships with his teammates. He describes particular games from his four seasons at UK, including those against Indiana University, Notre Dame, Auburn, Middle Tennessee State, Illinois, and the "dream game" against Louisville. He talks about his teammates and their abilities. He discusses the SEC and NCAA tournaments for each year. He describes the uniqueness of playing basketball for the University of Kentucky due to the fans.

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2018oh310_af933

Interviewee Name

Jim Master

Interviewer Name

Kyle Macy

Interview Date

2018-06-07

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Master, Jim Interview by Kyle Macy. 07 Jun. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Master, J. (2018, June 07). Interview by K. Macy. University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Master, Jim, interview by Kyle Macy. June 07, 2018, University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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