Kentucky Greats: #25, Chuck Hayes

Posted by ibleedblue040 on February 18, 2008

Chuck Hayes was one of the most beloved players in UK history in his four years as a Wildcat between 2001-2002 through 2004-2005 for his hustle and determination to win. Hayes was a very smart player who always put his team before himself, he did whatever it took to win, even if that meant risking himself to do so. Hayes ranks 25th on our list because he always hustled and represented the Wildcats well, his teams were very good while he was there, and he had the accolades that rank up there with the best that have ever donned the Blue and White.

  • Hayes ranks 7th on the Kentucky Wildcats all-time rebounds list with 910 rebounds in his career
  • Ranks 36th all-time in points with 1211 career points
  • Hayes was a member of the 2003 team that went 32-4 for the season including 16-0 in the SEC, one of the only UK teams to go through their conference undefeated
  • Hayes was 109-25 in his career at Kentucky, an 81% winning percentage
  • Hayes ranks 8th on the school’s all-time steals list with 169, 3rd among all non-guards
  • Was a Parade All-American and California Mr.Basketball in 2001

5 Responses to “Kentucky Greats: #25, Chuck Hayes”

  1. […] It appears a UK blog is starting the reveal its list of the greatest 25 UK players, and they start with a class act: Chuck […]

  2. Rog said

    I live in Houston and Chuck Hayes is a fan favorite here for the Rockets! We love his hustle and his grit. Even the GM of the Rockets talks about him on his weekly radio spot as being one of the most valuable pieces to their team.

    Go Cats, Go Rockets!
    Roger Feeback

  3. Wow I didnt know people though of him that way down there! He was the fan favorite here for 4 years for his hustle.

  4. What was the score of the Kentucky/Mississippi State basketball games in 1962,1963?

  5. In ’60-’61 we won the only meeting 68-62, in ’61-’62 we lost 49-44, in ’62-’63 we lost 56-52.

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