Funeral for former UK basketball player Ed Davender to be held Thursday


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Funeral services are today for Kentucky basketball legend Ed Davender.

Davender died last week after suffering a massive heart attack.

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He played for the Wildcats from 1984 to 1988.

Davender finished his career ranked 11th on the all-time scorer’s list.

When it was discovered that Davender had a heart murmur, it ended any possibility of a pro career.

Davender died at 49.

His visitation will be held today at the First Baptist Chuch Bracktown, starting at 10:00 a.m.

The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m.

Davender will be buried at the Lexington Cemetery.