Cliff Barker

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Cliff Barker
No. 10
Guard
Personal information
Born (1921-01-15)January 15, 1921
Yorktown, Indiana
Died March 17, 1998(1998-03-17) (aged 77)
Satsuma, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Yorktown (Yorktown, Indiana)
College Kentucky (1946–1949)
NBA draft 1949 / Round: 5
Selected by the Washington Capitols
Pro playing career 1949–1952
Career history
19491952 Indianapolis Olympians
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 557
Rebounds 181
Assists 294
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Clifford "Cliff" Eugene Barker (January 15, 1921 – March 17, 1998) was a basketball player from the United States, who won the gold medal with the USA national basketball team at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom[1] and two national championships at the University of Kentucky.

A jersey honoring Barker hangs in Rupp Arena.

While at the University of Kentucky, Barker was an All-SEC (Second Team) and All-SEC Tournament guard during the 1947-48 and 1948-49 seasons.

A veteran of the US Army Air Forces, Barker was a B-17 Flying Fortress gunner and spent 16 months as a prisoner-of-war.[2]

See also[edit]

Fabulous Five (Kentucky Wildcats)

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