Mike Pratt, Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 73

Mike Pratt, Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 73


Mike Pratt, Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 73

LEXINGTON — Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer and radio analyst Mike Pratt died Thursday after a battle with cancer.

He was 73.

A Dayton, Ohio, native, Pratt played for Kentucky from 1966 to 1970. He was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection. As a senior, Pratt was named a Converse second-team All-American after averaging 19.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Pratt spent two seasons playing for the Kentucky Colonels in the ABA before starting a coaching career. As an assistant coach, he helped lead Charlotte to the 1977 NCAA Final Four.

Pratt later served as head coach at Charlotte for four seasons, compiling a 56-52 record.

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In October 2001, Pratt was named the men’s basketball color analyst for the UK radio network. He continued his duties alongside play-by-play man Tom Leach in recent years while undergoing cancer treatments.

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