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Mike Pratt died on June 16 after a fight with colon cancer.

Mike Pratt was a University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Famer and a colour analyst for UK Sports Network Men’s Basketball.

Mike Pratt
Mike Pratt
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He played under head coach, Adolph Rupp from 1967 to 1970. During his four seasons with the Wildcats, Pratt was part of a legendary trio, including Dan Issel and Mike Casey.


He was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. He finished his career with 1,359 points and 718 rebounds.

Pratt’s best performance came on December 27, 1969, when he scored a career-high 42 points to go with eight rebounds and a perfect 10 for 10 from the free-throw line.

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