UK Basketball record holder dead at 84

FRANKLIN, Tn. (WTVQ)- Two time All American and UK Hall of Famer Bob Burrow has died at 84-years-old, according to the University of Kentucky.

Burrow played in 1955 and 1956 under Adolph Rupp. He transferred from Lon Morris Junior College in Texas. In his first season, Burrow averaged 17.7 rebounds a game. UK says that is still the best single-season average in the school’s history.

Burrow was named to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005 as part of the charter class. His number, 50, hangs in the rafters at Rupp.

“Bob Burrow occupies a special place in Kentucky basketball history…in two short years, he left an incredible legacy and set records that stand six decades later. As a UK Athletics family, we offer our condolences to his family and friends,” Atlehtics Director Mitch Barnhart said.

After his time on the hardwood, Burrow started teaching. He served as basketball coach at Fort Knox High School from 1958-1967, later becoming the assistant principal and eventually the principal until 1980.

He finished his career as the superintendent of Fort Knox community Schools in 1994.

His Visitation will be Sunday from 12-3 p.m. central time at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tennessee. The service will begin right after. Anyone is welcome to attend both.

Instead of flowers, the family asks you send expressions of sympathy to the Room in The Inn program at Oak Valley Baptist Church 1161 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064


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