My five favorite Bearcats
This isn't my list of the five best players. These are my five favorite players that I've watched.
I've listed them in no particular order.
Sean Kilpatrick (2011-2014): He's everything you'd want out of a student athlete representing your university. He had a drive, work ethic and fire that was off the charts. I always appreciated the fact he was willing to redshirt, wait his turn and work on his game. It's long past time that UC retire his number 23 and hang it on the wall at 5th/3rd Arena.
Nick Van Exel (1992-1993): He played just two seasons and 65 games. But man, how much fun was Nick At Night to watch?! He provided the swagger, confidence and cockiness that symbolized that Final Four team. He was fearless. He talked the talk and walked the walk.
Steve Logan (1999-2002): Listed at 6'0, he was closer to 5'10. But the dude was a warrior. Cold blooded. He was an All-American in 2002 and twice named CUSA Player of the Year. He's 3rd all-time in school history for points and second for assists. Hell, he once outscored an entire team in a game.
Kenyon Martin (1997-2000): K-Mart. He averaged 2.8 points as a freshman, shooting 31-percent at the line. By his senior season he was the most dominant, intimidating player in the country. His defining moment was March 2, 2000 when he single-handedly took over a game at DePaul and rallied the Bearcats from a 17 point deficit to win. He scored 33 points, 21 in the second half.
Gary Clark (2015-2018): He was never about glitz, glamour or sizzle. He was simply efficient. He did whatever the Bearcats need to win. He was the total package, a well rounded student-athlete, thoughtful and appreciative. He's one of five players in the history of the program to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Who is your favorite all-time Bearcat? Join our conversation HERE