Former two-time All-America Bob Burrow named Kentucky’ s 2015 SEC Basketball Legend

Bob Burrow
Bob Burrow

Former two-time All-America selection Bob Burrow (1955-56) has been tabbed as Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year’s Tournament, which will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., March 11-15.

A two-time All-America pick in his two years at Kentucky, Burrow is a member of ’s 1,000-point club (1,023). Burrow was named third-team All-America and first-team All- during the 1955 season. He averaged a team-leading 19.0 points per game that season and received NCAA All-Regional team honors as he helped lead to the 1955 Elite Eight.

In his senior season, the Well, Texas, native was named a consensus second-team All-America selection and named first-team All- for the second straight season, while also repeating honors on the NCAA All-Regional team.

Burrow was drafted 57th overall in the 1956 Draft by the Rochester Royals.

The 2015 class includes C.M. Newton, Alabama; Darrell Walker, Arkansas; Chris Porter, Auburn; Eddie Shannon, Florida; Jacky Dorsey, Georgia; Bob Burrow, Kentucky; Ronald Dupree, LSU; B.L. “Country” Graham, Ole Miss; Doug Hutton, Mississippi State; Derrick Chievous, Missouri; Jack Thompson, South Carolina; Johnny Darden, Tennessee; Sonny Parker, Texas A&M; Bruce Elder, Vanderbilt.

Each Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution’s first game at the tournament.

This marks the 17th year of the Basketball Legends program.