Pratt was born on August 4, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio.
He played for Kentucky in the 1967-68, 1968-69 and 1969-70 seasons. Within that time, the UK had a record of 71-12 (48-6 in the SEC). Pratt scored 1,359 points, which ranks 26th in program history.
The Associated Press named him honorable mention all-league in 1967-68. He made the coaches’ All-SEC teams as a junior and senior. In his senior year, Pratt was named to two Second Team All-America squads.
Pratt coached the 49ers for four seasons, compiling a record of 55–52 before being relieved of his duties following the 1981–82 season.
Pratt did analysis on radio broadcasts of University of Kentucky basketball games.
In 2009, Pratt was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 2022, Pratt and play-by-play announcer Tom Leach collaborated on a book titled “Kentucky Basketball: Two decades behind the scenes.”
Michael Pratt died on Thursday, June 16, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.
Mike Pratt wife: Who is Marcia Schmidt Pratt?
Marcia Schmidt Pratt is best known as the wife of Mike Pratt.
Marcia Schmidt and Mike Pratt married a couple of years ago and were together until his death.
The couple had two children; Tamaryn Pratt and Christopher Pratt.