Cliff Barker

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Cliff Barker
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
Playing career 1949–1952
Position Guard
Number 10
Career history
19491952 Indianapolis Olympians
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 557
Rebounds 181
Assists 294
Stats at

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)