Richmond Times-Dispatch

Kentucky great Billy Evans dies at 88

- Bill Russell K.C. Jones.

Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88.

Mr. Evans had 716 points and 549 rebounds in 83 career games over three seasons (1952-55) playing under legendary coach Adolph Rupp.

Mr. Evans was selected by the Rochester Royals in the fifth round of the 1955 NBA draft, a year before he won gold with the U.S. at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, with Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame teammates and

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