32 Lucian Whitaker

Name
Lucian Whitaker
Position
Guard
Class
Senior
Hometown (Last School)
Sarasota, FL (High)
Ht
6'0"
Wt
170
Seasons
1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52
Birthday
August 29, 1930

Nicknamed Skippy.

From the 1952 University of Basketball Media Guide:

One of the fastest guards in collegiate basketball . . . He’s comparatively small (6-feet) in the typical fashion of guards, but a fine dribbler and classy ball handler . . . Opponents often find them-selves left in the fast shuffle once he cuts for the basket at breakneck speed . . Coach Rupp confidently classes Skip as “the fastest player in the country” . . . Whitaker is a serious-minded student of the game too who worries considerably on and off the court about his shooting average and general performance . . . He hails from by way of Sarasota, Fla. . . . Last season as a junior, he saw action in 31 games and this year is a probable regular determined to beat out all opposition for a starting berth . . . His chances seem to depend upon the showing of All-America candidate and long-shot-artist Bobby Watson.