Former UofL basketball greats to be honored

Two of the best to ever play basketball at UofL will have their jerseys honored this season: Lancaster Gordon (1980-1984) and DeJuan Wheat (1993-1997). Gordon will be honored February 6 against UConn, and Wheat will be honored February 26 against Pittsburgh.

#4- Lancaster Gordon, from Jackson, MS, is 14th on the all-time scoring list at UofL, with 1,614 points in his career. In the original “Dream Game” against Kentucky in the 1983 Regional Final, Gordon scored 24 points and was named the Mideast Region Most Outstanding Player. He was a two-time All-Metro Conference pick, and also was a second team All-American in his senior season.

#32- DeJuan Wheat, from Louisville, KY (Ballard), is the 2nd leading scorer in UofL basketball history, trailing only the great Darrell Griffith. He scored 2,183 points in his career. He was the first player in Division I history with over 2,000 points, 450 assists, 300 three-pointers made, and 200 steals. The Cards made the NCAA tournament in all 4 of Wheat’s years, including an Elite 8 appearance. He is second all time at UofL in three pointers made.

*Other basketball note: There will be a “white out” for the February 13 game against Syracuse and a “red out” game on February 29 against South Florida.

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